Events and Leisure Management – BSc (Honours)

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Study for a career in the exciting world of events management specialising in the leisure industry, organising events in multipurpose venues including football and sports stadiums. Boost your CV with extra qualifications and multiple work experience placements at organisations such as Nottingham Forest Football Club and Universal Studios, Florida.

Key points
• Experience a broad spectrum of the sports and leisure events sector.• Gain an insight into events and leisure management with projects, business simulations and live events.
• Gain a recognised event safety management qualification as part of the course.
• Take the opportunity to work overseas in the US, Canada and Europe.

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At a glance

Study for a career in the exciting world of events management specialising in the leisure industry, organising events in multipurpose venues including football and sports stadiums. Boost your CV with extra qualifications and multiple work experience placements at organisations such as Nottingham Forest Football Club and Universal Studios, Florida.

Key points
• Experience a broad spectrum of the sports and leisure events sector.• Gain an insight into events and leisure management with projects, business simulations and live events.
• Gain a recognised event safety management qualification as part of the course.
• Take the opportunity to work overseas in the US, Canada and Europe.

What is events and leisure management?
The events and leisure industries are an important part of cultural and business activity in the UK and overseas. Events managers specialising in the leisure industry are responsible for all aspects of the planning, delivery and evaluation of an event and combine this with in-depth knowledge and understanding of multipurpose venues such as football and sports stadiums. They have strong organisational, budgeting and creative skills.

This course

Gain the skills and expertise needed to become a professional event manager with a specialism in the leisure industry. By studying events theory, policy and practice integrated with business management, you develop an in-depth understanding of what it takes to plan and manage memorable and successful events and other leisure activities.

You learn by taking part in seminars and workshops, by attending lectures and by completing projects. Field trips, site visits and work with organisations help to bring your learning to life with practical examples.

Our links with industry mean that you can hear from a wide range of guest speakers. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green (London 2012 organising committee, LOCOG), David Jamilly (Theme Traders) and Jon Hughes (KPMG).

You learn from lecturers with significant practical experience in event management. Members of the team have worked in areas such as licensing and safety at major outdoor festivals, business events and conferencing, brand promotion and marketing, research, film premieres, recreation and leisure. The team also leads the Event Management Hub, a professional national community of events practitioners.

You work on projects and business simulations to gain practical knowledge of event organisation. Through these activities, you learn about and experience the part venues play in • sporting events • concerts • festivals • corporate events • exhibitions • business conferences • weddings.

You build on your studies and project work with a short period of events industry experience in the second year, which can be in the UK, the USA, Canada and Europe. You are encouraged to gain work experience throughout your course. This develops your industry knowledge and improves your employability after you graduate.

You also have the opportunity to take your experience further on a one year work placement in your third year. Placement providers include • Searcys Champagne Bar • Qube Events • Sheffield City Hall • Manchester United Football Club • Walt Disney World Resort, Florida • The National Trust • Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity.

This is an excellent chance to develop your professional skills and build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers with. Students often find jobs with their placement companies after graduating.

In the final year you create and run your own live fundraising event for a charity. Past students have delivered networking events, fashion shows, gala dinners and music festivals.

The course gives you the opportunity to build skills that are needed in the events industry, such as creating a memorable experience for event delegates, event programming and risk management as well as broader analytical and personal skills that are applicable to many other career paths. This knowledge is combined with an in-depth understanding of organising events in multipurpose venues such as football and sports stadiums.

International awardYou can also complete an international version of this qualification which places greater emphasis on the global events industry. You must take a work placement abroad to gain this award.

Key areas of study
You study a range of topics relating to event planning and delivery, as well as specialist leisure topics. Key areas include • budgeting • marketing • developing managerial skills • leisure industry sector •leisure and risk • events policy and planning • strategic management • live event management.

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