These are challenging times for organisations in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors. It is especially important, therefore, that we maintain our close working relationships with employers so that the education we provide enables our graduates to compete effectively in the labour market. We are very proud of our track record so far; the 2020 graduate outcomes show that 92.4% of our students were in work or further study 15 months after graduation.
We are also concerned with how students evaluate our courses. They will, after all, become an important part of our employer network. The most recently published independent National Student Survey (2020) revealed an overall student satisfaction rating of 94%, with two courses scoring 100%. Over the past three years, we have received similarly outstanding endorsements from our graduating students.
Many of our academic staff undertake cutting-edge research that we hope will be used by students internationally and by employers. Browsing our research pages and the biographical details of colleagues will reveal the kind of research undertaken in the School.
Our School is now ranked among the world’s best. According to the latest (2020) Academic Ranking of World Universities we are in the top 50 for our field. QS, another influential ranking organisation, place us in the 51 – 100 category (2021). Our students and alumni are also award winners. Some of their successes are celebrated in ‘Our stories’.
Please contact us if you would like to study here, visit us (virtually for now) or collaborate on a project.
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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.