Events by our events students!

As part of their studies International Event Management students host live events in their second year. They develop the event concept, source a venue and artists, market the event and finally deliver the event itself!

Our current students are now at the ticket selling stage and there are four great events coming up this month which we hope you will support:

posterThe Vegan Night
Wednesday 20 March 2019
7pm
La Locanda del Duca, Eastbourne

Enjoy a three-course meal and hear from special guest speaker Poppy Longden from the Eastbourne based vegan store: Oh My Goodness. Tickets cost £23.50 and you’ll be able to choose from a range of starters, mains and desserts.

Find out more on their Facebook page. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Marina speaks to the BBC One on overtourism

Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and A smiling Marina in a striped jumperAcademic Lead for the University’s Responsible Futures, appeared on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain programme as expert on the subject of overtourism.

Professor Novelli, who is globally renowned for her research on the impact of tourism, told the BBC: “The problem of overtourism is in need of much attention and research. The problem with tourism is primarily rooted in the lack of innovative planning strategies and sustainable management approaches.

“Much of the success of tourism is measured according to the number of visitors arriving at a destination, rather than the short, medium and long term positive and negative impacts that the sector brings to a destination. The currently widely used tourism growth paradigm does not work anymore. Continue reading

The Spectacle of Fashion

Image of a fashion model from the 1920sSenior Lecturer, Susan Bishop, has an exhibition and talk taking place titled ‘The Spectacle of Fashion at Barkers Department Store 1928-1930‘.

Georgia’s placement year

Georgia standing in front of the St Wilfrid's logoGeorgia Byrne is studying International Event Management BA(Hons) with us and decided to take the optional year in industry after the second year of her course. Georgia is working at St Wilfrid’s Hospice and we caught up with her to find out more about her placement and her course to date:

“I chose to study event management as I love attending events and grew an interest into what goes on behind the scenes and how they are organised. I wanted to learn more about the industry and wanted to understand how events come together and the hours of planning which goes into them.

“I chose the University of Brighton as when I attended my open day, the introduction to the course sounded great with options of different pathways. I also loved the Eastbourne campus, and felt at home straight away because of the close-knit community. Continue reading

Managing the impacts of tourism

The students inside the pavilion in front of their many Christmas treesFirst year International Tourism Management BA(Hons) students recently visited the Royal Pavilion in Brighton to learn about how the attraction manages the impacts caused by visitors to the property. The trip was organized by their Impacts of Tourism module leader Dr Nigel Jarvis.

The students had a 90-minute detailed guided tour led by Nick Kay, Conservation Assistant. Students learnt about the fine balancing act the Pavilion takes as they need to maximize revenue from tourists but at the same time limit the negative effects they cause on the former royal residence of George IV. Continue reading

Harley-Davidson and Identity visit

The students listening to the speakersStudents from the School of Sport and Service Management and the Brighton Business School (based on the Brighton Moulescoomb campus) were visited by Harley-Davidson, including motorbikes, and Identity group.

The afternoon provided an opportunity to meet key figures from both organisations and gain an insight into the importance of events for high-profile brands. Identity is one of the UK’s top event agencies and has clients that include Goole, Warner Bros, Apple, Euro-Tunnel and, of course, Harley-Davidson. Continue reading

Hospitality graduate catch up

a smiling photo of HelenaHelena Cleary graduated from our International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) in July this year and during her course she took up the opportunity we offer to be mentored by an industry professional under the Hospitality Undergraduate Mentoring Scheme. We caught up with her to see how the scheme helped her after graduation:

“I secured a job just before graduation as Human Resources Coordinator at the Devonshire Club. It was my mentor, Judy, who initially put the HR Director of the Club in touch with me. Continue reading

Hastings Storytelling Festival success!

one of the eventsSenior lecturer Jayne Luscombe and lecturer Mandy Curtis have produced another successful Hastings Storytelling Festival through their production company, 18 hours.

The festival ran from 5-11 November with 24 individual events ranging from an arts-filled midnight walk to an afternoon with Axel Scheffler an author and the illustrator of The Grufallo. Thousands attended and you can view the 2018 programme on the website. Continue reading

Graduate Assessment Centre with Capgemini

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from our tourism, hospitality, retail, sport development and sport studies courses were invited to take part in a mock graduate assessment provided by Capgemini.

Christina Hokland and  Daza Roxana Garcia, who are on our Tourism and International Development MSc, report on the day:

the students listening intently to a presentationWe had the opportunity to meet three members of Capgemini´s team who, with staff at the University, helped us go through a mock assessment. During the session we worked in teams and also did an interview to learn more about our strengths and weaknesses.

In our first activity we got to test our ability in teamwork and how well we work as a group. We had to design a mobile app and had to follow instructions from the organisation. Continue reading

Field Trip to the Ivy Restaurant, Brighton

The interior of the IvyAs part of the Design and the Environment module, second year International Hospitality Management students were given the opportunity to visit The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton.

The latest addition to The Ivy Collection opened in April 2018 and is its first coastal site. The restaurant is located in the grade II listed old post office, situated within the historic lanes, and aims to attract both locals and visitors alike. Continue reading