What's it like to study Events Management?

We interviewed current Events Management student, Raj, to find out what studying on the course is really like.


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Why did you choose to study Events Management at the UK Centre for Events Management?

Of all the Universities offering an Events Management courses, the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) stood out to me as having the best reputation within the industry. The UKCEM boasts a variety of experienced lecturers in the field and Leeds as a city is central to in terms of events industry. The overarching School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management maintains a great relationship with the city making sure the students know all about the best opportunities first.

What does a typical day on the course look like?

A typical day will often begin with a lecture where you’ll gain wider knowledge surrounding your module, often followed by a smaller workshop class we’ll look into, and speak in depth about the topic itself with plenty of opportunities to ask as many questions as you need. There’s always a few breaks in between too, so there’s always time to go to the Student Union or canteen to grab some food or a coffee!

What are the lectures like?

The lectures are always interactive and informative. Each lecturer has their own way of making sure that their lecture is engaging and interesting - even when they’re two hours long! Whether it’s insights into live music events from Simon, or a research piece from Ruth or a fantastic guest speaker, they’re not to be missed.

What other opportunities are there on the course?

As the lecturers have so many contacts in the city and wider industry, there’s always opportunities for volunteering or paid work on real events; this provides invaluable experience that you can relate back to your studies. As well as this, you keep up to date with the city event calendar which exposes you to all the great things happening in Leeds including Light Night, awards ceremonies and so much more!

What is Leeds like as a place to study Events Management?

Leeds is a very vibrant and prominent city for events. One of the biggest outside of London means you’re never short of an event or new experience to go to. It’s also home to some fantastic events companies which means you won’t have to go far to find one that suits you for a placement year, work experience or for your career after graduation.

How have your tutors supported you?

The lecturers are always available for support with studies. They’ve always been available to talk to about my career, how I’m finding the course and the workload as well as taking a genuine interest and giving me advice in my life outside of university.

What can you do with an Events Management degree?

The opportunities are endless. The experience and knowledge you will gain, coupled with the reputation you’ll have as graduate of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett, I don’t think I’ll struggle to find a great graduate job in the industry.

How has your course/tutors prepared you for life after university?

The tutors experience and contacts in the field has already opened so many doors, their knowledge and passion of the industry will really prepare you for the working world.

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