The programme seeks to engage students in collaborations with events industry partners and take a lead role in planning, organising, and delivering live events to a specific brief negotiated with the client.
The School benefits from established links with events industry practitioners. Contributions from guest speakers with specific event specialisms have included Matt Franks, Director Of Events at global communications agency DRPG; Cassander van Eerd, Director and owner of Clogwork Orange Productions Limited and designer of event experiences; and Liz Bannister, Director at Metro Broadcast, specialists in video and broadcast projects for corporate events. The School also works with the University's Careers and Employability Team on targeted events, such as the annual Careers and Employability Festival.
In addition, students can work on contemporary business and educational project themes. By partnering with designated clients, you are able to actively engage with the concept, design, and delivery of live events. Examples include a multi-cultural festival; careers and employability event; PRME Conference; and Lincoln Heritage Award launch.
Students can take part in field trips, mostly negotiated by students themselves. Previously students have visited The Clothes Show and high-profile sporting institutions such as Leicester Tigers RFC. Compulsory visits and field trips will be supported by departmental funding. Where trips are optional, students may be asked to make a contribution towards costs.
This programme aims to develop students in terms of capability and intellect, helping them to identify and pursue their career aspirations in the events industry. Graduates have gone on to roles including Global Accounts Manager at Expo 2020 Dubai; Director of Strategy and Programme Implementation, ZUG; Destination Development Manager, Sharjah Community artist and Director of Creative Company; Senior Officer, Transaction Services, Banque Havilland; Company Director, Helping Hotels in Digital Space; Fundraising and Events Officer at St. Barnabas Hospice; and Marketing Consultant at Harford Control.
For more information about this course, please contact the Programme Leader.