“The staff are really good, they always help to push you forward and keep you motivated. It's a really hands on degree which is amazing.”
Bethan Hanly, BA (Hons) Events Management
Events Management students from Staffordshire University helped to raise more than £7000 to fund life-saving equipment for their final year project.
Staffordshire charity AED Donate raises awareness of one of the nation's biggest killers, sudden cardiac arrest, and after meeting members of the charity BA (Hons) Events Management students Kayleigh Fyfe and Bethan Hanly felt compelled to get involved.
“When we discovered how common cardiac arrest is and how little is known about it, we knew we wanted to help.” explained Bethan.
The pair helped to organise a red carpet charity ball at the Moat House Hotel in Stoke and the event raised more than £7000 to buy to defibrillators for communities across the region.
Kayleigh said: “Working with AED Donate was definitely the highlight of the degree. Getting out there in the industry prepares you for when you go out and start your career.”
Bethan added that the opportunities and work experience available was one of the best things about the course: “The staff are really good, they always help to push you forward and keep you motivated. It's a really hands on degree which is amazing.”
The pair enjoyed their time at Staffs so much that having graduated they are both returning to do the new MSc in Digital Marketing Management which begins this September.
“With our undergraduate course we've touched on marketing and we've always had a passion for it. It's something that we want get continual development in so it's perfect.” said Kayleigh.
Bethan added: “Plus with it being a new course I think that there's more room to grow so I'm really looking forward to it. They've not got rid of us yet!”
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