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Events Management*

BA (Hons)

94% student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2017

Work on live projects

You'll develop live event briefs for local and regional organisations

Overseas trip

In year two you'll complete an overseas residential study tour

UCAS code:
N820
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years
Academic year:
10 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
09 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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*This course is subject to validation

Study Events Management at a top ten university (Guardian Good University Guide 2018**) and get a guaranteed work placement and overseas trip included.

Event management is an exciting industry. You will need skills in creativity, team working and project planning to be successful. Our degree offers plenty of hands-on opportunities to develop these skills whilst organising a range of events as part of the course.

You’ll engage with the tourism and events industry throughout your studies. We work with a number of leading events organisations, offering you valuable work experience during your course. You'll also develop live event briefs for local and regional organisations. This provides experience in managing social media for events – a great opportunity to enhance your CV.

An overseas residential study tour is a highlight of the course. We have also previously visited the London Olympic Games and International Confex, the World Travel Market and Travel Technology Europe in London.

**Tourism and Events ranked 6th for teaching quality and 7th for student experience out of 61 institutions delivering hospitality, leisure, rec and tourism.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: 

BA (Hons) Events Management

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: 

BA (Hons) Events Management

Course content

During the course, you will learn through a combination of lectures, field trips, practical workshops, online debates and guest lectures. You'll engage with the tourism and events industry through a co-ordinated visit programme which includes a range of visitor attractions, hotels and events across the UK and overseas. You’ll learn how to plan, manage and run arts, cultural, sporting, entertainment, business and trade events, exhibitions and conferences.

A highlight of the course is our overseas residential study tour to a destination such as Barcelona or Iceland, which takes place in Year 2. We have relationships with a wide range of leading events organisations, which will help you to find valuable work experience. There is also the option of completing a placement year in industry before you start your third year.

In your third year, you’ll get to plan, develop and manage a live event, following your engagement with the events industry throughout your course. Past events have included a successful combination of arts, music and cultural events. The experience that you'll gain on this course will equip you with the skills to thrive in the growing and dynamic event industry.

There is also the option to undertake a Foundation Year before progressing onto the 3 year programme of study. This is designed to encourage non-standard entrants who may not meet the entry requirements to access the study of Events Management. The Foundation Year addresses not only the foundations of events management and business studies but also enables you to develop and enhance the skills needed to succeed in higher education. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, students then progress onto the next 3 levels of study.

During the course, you will learn through a combination of lectures, field trips, practical workshops, online debates and guest lectures. You'll engage with the tourism and events industry through a co-ordinated visit programme which includes a range of visitor attractions, hotels and events across the UK and overseas. You’ll learn how to plan, manage and run arts, cultural, sporting, entertainment, business and trade events, exhibitions and conferences.

A highlight of the course is our overseas residential study tour to a destination such as Barcelona or Iceland, which takes place in Year 2. We have relationships with a wide range of leading events organisations, which will help you to find valuable work experience. There is also the option of completing a placement year in industry before you start your third year.

In your third year, you’ll get to plan, develop and manage a live event, following your engagement with the events industry throughout your course. Past events have included a successful combination of arts, music and cultural events. The experience that you'll gain on this course will equip you with the skills to thrive in the growing and dynamic event industry.

There is also the option to undertake a Foundation Year before progressing onto the 3 year programme of study. This is designed to encourage non-standard entrants who may not meet the entry requirements to access the study of Events Management. The Foundation Year addresses not only the foundations of events management and business studies but also enables you to develop and enhance the skills needed to succeed in higher education. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, students then progress onto the next 3 levels of study.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Foundation year compulsory modules
Business Simulation Project
Preparing to Manage
Maths for Managers
Communication Skills for Managers
Management in Practice
Year 1 compulsory modules
The Business of Events
Human Capital Management
Managing the Visitor Experience
Experiential Marketing
Management Accounting
Designing and Delivering Events
The Professional Toolkit
Year 2 compulsory modules
Consumer Behaviour
Exploring the Eventscape
Business Creation and Innovation
Social Media and Content Planning
Digital Marketing Strategy and Planning
The Event Professional
Year 3 compulsory modules
Customer Experience Strategy (CX)
Event Planning and Strategy
Change and Transformation
Contemporary Issues in Events
Measuring Success
The Event Knowledge Exchange Project

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS offer: 96 points

  • Typical UCAS offer: 48 points

Facilities

Careers

We have graduates working in a wide range of roles within the tourism and event industry, such as:

  • Conference and event organisers within local, regional, national and international destination management organisations
  • Event managers for charities, including Cancer Research UK
  • Marketing managers within the visitor attraction sector

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Carol Southall
Carol SouthallCourse Leader

Carol is a member of the ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) Tourism Working Group in Brussels. Taught in Switzerland, Finland and Croatia.

Research interests include the relationship between cultural awareness and visitor satisfaction in tourism, as well as LGBT and Family Tourism. Projects include book chapters on the composition and perception of LGBT families and their participation in tourism, as well as the historical development of the UK family holiday market (Channel View Publications).

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For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£5,500 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Hannah Mannion
Events Manager, The Trentham Estate

I finished college with no career path in mind. Five years later, I have a First Class degree in Events Management, and I'm managing events at one of the biggest tourist destinations in Staffordshire and I owe it all to the lecturers at Staffs.

I work across all elements of events at Trentham including managing large in house events such as the summer outdoor concerts and project managing external events such as Staffs Uni Graduations. Contract writing, client liaison, contractor and supplier liaison, writing events management plans and risk assessments are all my remit. It's a mixed bag, but I love it. My degree at Staffs was the best thing I've ever done.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
10 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
09 September 2019

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If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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