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

Ioannis takes the Chair

Ioannis in the university's Culinary Arts StudioDr Ioannis Pantelidis, Principal Lecturer at the School of Sport and Service Management, has been appointed Chair of the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME).

The CHME represents over 60 universities and further education colleges and offers higher education programmes in the fields of hospitality studies, hospitality management and related fields. CHME aims to contribute to the professional development and status of UK and international hospitality management education through the sharing of best practice in scholarship and pedagogy.

Dr Ioannis said: “This is a great honour and one which I believe reflects the high quality of hospitality courses offered by this University.”

First year students try ‘fork to fork’ eating

First year International Hospitality Management students learnt the importance of reducing food miles as they settled into their studies.

After their introduction week the students started work in the Culinary Arts Studio to learn about the practical side of the course. This included the notion of ‘fork to fork’ or ‘spade to spoon’ eating which saves on the transportation of food from A to B. Continue reading

Getting off to a flying start

Dr Ioannis Pantelidis with our undergraduate hospitality studentsHospitality management students at the School of Sport and Service Management got off to a flying start with their studies.

Third year undergraduate students returned to their course and started by exploring key trends in international hospitality management. They also worked together to come up with strategies as to how to best fill in any gaps in their knowledge as they embark on their final year. Continue reading