The course team have extensive industry experience, and maintain established links with festivals and specialist event businesses, incorporating these connections into their teaching and research. Past students have been able to take up a variety of work experience opportunities which have included roles such as the procurement of sponsorship, logistics, and booking and entertaining VIPs. Past events management students have also worked on SMILEfest, the University’s annual music industry conference.
To help with putting what they’ve learnt during their studies into practice, students are encouraged to take part in national event management competitions. Since 2013, the University has had seven finalists in ‘The Eventice’, a student event management competition held at the International Confex event in London.