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BA (Hons) Event Management


Frequently Asked Questions  Why do a degree in event management?  What makes a good event management degree

programme?  What skills will I develop as a graduate?  How do our degree courses relate to the needs of

the industry employers?  Does a degree increase my employability?

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Level 1 Semester 1 Introduction to the Contemporary Tourism and Event Environment

Management and Organisations

Business Decision-Making Personal Developing Planning and IT Skills to Support Learning

Semester 2

Working with Others and Developing Self Introduction to Marketing

Sustainability Event Planning

Tourism, Events and Destinations: Impacts and Sustainability

Event Design, Planning and Creation

Tourism and Events Strand


Level 2 Semester 1

Project Management

Sustainable Business Management

Data Analysis for Research

Option Module

Planning and Managing Events: Principles to Practice

Operations Management

Option Module

Semester 2

Managing Customer Service

Sustainability Event Planning

Tourism and Events Strand


Level 2 Semester 1

Project Management

Sustainable Business Management

Data Analysis for Research

Option Module

Planning and Managing Events: Principles to Practice

Operations Management

Option Module

Semester 2

Managing Customer Service

Managing Mega-Event Destinations

Sustainability Event Planning

Tourism and Events Strand


Level 3 Semester 1

Public Relations and Sponsorship

Semester 2

Strategic Hospitality Management

Sustainability Event Planning

Marketing Communications

Applied Event Management

Developing Training Materials for Professional Development

Tourism and Events Strand

Option Module


Progression 

Level 1: Introduction

Level 2: Theory

Level 3: Application

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What we offer 

A High Quality & Supportive Learning Experience 

A Vocational and Applied Focus 

We’ll work you hard but at the same time it will be enjoyable Your learning is put into context against what is happening in the event industry

A Focus on Employability 

We are here to help you get a good job! 9


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• The emphasis is on smaller groups and interactive sessions

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Embedding Scholarly Activity

Student Engagement

Staff Engagement

Employer Engagement


Key Programme Features: ď‚— Designing, conceptualising, planning and managing

your own events!

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What can we offer? ď‚— Small, friendly and supportive teaching environment ď‚— Distinct vocational and applied focus, with an emphasis

on employability

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Employability

The Employer

Knowledge & Understanding Why should I employ you? Key Skills

The Graduate

What difference would you make to my organisation?

What experience do you have?


A Focus on Employability:  We are here to help you get a good job!  No more: ‘but you don’t have any experience’  There is not only a strong theoretical but an applied

focus to this programme

 Your learning is put into context against what is

currently happening in the wider tourism and event industries

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What can we offer?  Small, friendly and supportive teaching environment  Distinct vocational and applied focus, with an emphasis

on employability

 Varied and ‘authentic’ approach to learning, teaching

and assessment

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What can we offer?  Small, friendly and supportive teaching environment  Distinct vocational and applied focus, with an emphasis

on employability

 Varied and ‘authentic’ approach to learning, teaching

and assessment

 Quality teaching environment and learning resources

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What can we offer?  Small, friendly and supportive teaching environment  Distinct vocational and applied focus, with an emphasis

on employability

 Varied and ‘authentic’ approach to learning, teaching

and assessment

 Quality teaching environment and learning resources  Key skills development and generic business and

management focus

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Event Volunteering:  Recommended in Semester one and two (1/2) but

available to students (Event and Tourism) at all levels

 Volunteering provides you with the opportunity to be

exposed to ‘live’ events of all types locally and regionally

 Volunteering activities builds the foundation for the

delivery of your live events at year 2 and 3

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Event Volunteering: ď‚— Volunteering allows you the opportunity to relate

theory to practice and gain real-life work experience in solving contemporary event industry problems

ď‚— You learn from professional industry practitioners and

network with key industry players

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Event Volunteering:

Engagement with the Event Volunteer Programme is a core expectation of the degree programme

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Student Feedback

In the first year of the degree I felt very frustrated with the high emphasis of business and tourism and felt there was no importance placed on events management, which is what I felt most passionate about. I began to feel the course wasn’t relevant to me and wasn’t allowing me to gain the skills required to be an event manager’

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Student Feedback

“Throughout year two and three I have been able to see the importance of these modules and the transferrable skills they provide. In the long run I feel I have learnt more than I would have done in a degree which focused purely on events management. I have gained business and managerial knowledge which will allow me to go into different areas of industry in the future, meaning more prospects for jobs and opportunities’

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Student Feedback

“All that ran through my mind during my first year of study at the University was ‘I’m here to study Event Management!’. I wondered when I would get to create and design my own events. Looking back, I realise how naïve this was of me to think in that way. How could someone with so little experience in the industry create and design their own event? All of these modules have taught me the key skills and tools that I will need to become a successful event manager ’

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Student Feedback

I chose to study at the University of Chichester as the course was designed on a practical basis, in conjunction with local event providers, to ensure that all students acquire the appropriate skills and experience to be able to work within the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors of the service economy…the first year of the course is about business and management; this is designed to build upon the students’ knowledge of business based subjects such as finance and marketing because these are vital aspects of the event management industry’ 32


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