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Welcome


These are challenging times for organisations in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors.  International recovery will involve investment, skilled management and a workforce that is able to initiate and adapt to innovation. 

We aspire to undertake cutting-edge research and provide an education that will enable our graduates to compete in the labour market.  We are very proud of our track record; the 2020 graduate outcomes show that 92.4% of our students were in work or further study 15 months after graduation and the most recently published National Student Survey (2020) revealed an overall student satisfaction rating of 94%, with two courses scoring 100%.   

These unprecedented times demand more of us.  We are, therefore, reviewing our approach to teaching, course start dates (all postgraduate courses are available for January entry) and maintaining very close working relationships with employer associations so that graduates have the skills and competencies required of them. We have also produced a series of short videos to support public discussion and the development of appropriate policy responses to Covid-19. 

The School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management is ranked among the world’s top 50 by the latest (2020) Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our students are also award winners. In 2019, prizes included the Institute of Travel and Tourism Student of the Year and PhD Student of the Year, the Association of Tourism in Higher Education Postgraduate Student of the Year, and the Every Woman in Tourism 'One to Watch' award.

Our mission is to inspire and educate the events, tourism and hospitality leaders of tomorrow so they can make a positive difference in the world.

Professor Rhodri Thomas
Dean of School

hayden arrowsmith

“My masters really opened my eyes to the strategies and theories that shape the management of sporting events. Now, when I plan an event for BUCS, I know I will create something that will meet the long-term goals of the organisation and will enhance the student experience through sport.”

Hayden Arrowsmith

MSc Sports Events Management

Our Academic Centres

Courses are delivered by expert staff from The UK Centre for Events Management and The Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management. We strive to transform events, tourism and hospitality practice through the education of future leaders and the insights from our research. We encourage critical thinking and a spirit of questioning to address local and global challenges associated with the sectors. These approaches ensure our graduates are highly employable and well-prepared to embark on rewarding careers.

We undertake research to inform our reading and to make an impact on the various stakeholders with an interest in events, tourism and hospitality management. 

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