University College Birmingham Events Management
This course is offered as both a BA (Hons) and FdA. Students studying the FdA will have the option of progressing onto the final year of the BA (Hons) at the end of year 2.
A career in the rapidly-growing events sector requires managers with robust communication, leadership and managerial skills to create the “wow” factor. This course seeks to develop these employability attributes.
This course will develop your appreciation of events planning, financial management, project management, marketing and risk management, facilitating an effective platform to launch your career.
Managing events is exciting and the potential for graduates is considerable. Opportunities are varied and can lead to careers in sub sectors of the industry such as meetings and exhibitions, sporting events, festivals, wedding planning and incentive travel.
While studying Events Management at UCB you can hear from a wide range of expert industry speakers. Recent speakers include: Tony Rogers – Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services, Colin Sweeney – Chief Executive of the Weston Park Foundation (Home of the V-Fest), Vicki Fennell, Business Development Manager – Saville Audio Visual, Andrew Hendry – Barclaycard Arena, Holly Whitehouse – Big Green Coach Company, Helen Marshall – The Big Organiser and Steve Elliott – Blackberry Productions.
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Why should I choose this course?
- You will be studying to enter an industry that is dynamic, exciting, diverse and full of new opportunities.
- You will receive a comprehensive understanding of the sector and the processes involved in creating a successful event.
- You will be given detailed information about events systems, project management and how to oversee a live event.
- You will be taught how to manage large scale events such as conferences, concerts, product launches, festivals and carnivals.
- You will go on residential visits in your first two years of study and visit a European destination in your final year.