Graduation ceremony experience for events student

International Event Management BA(Hons) student, Bronwyn Fetteroll, is gaining behind the scenes insight into the University of Brighton summer graduation ceremonies.

Bronwyn, who has just completed the first year of her course, has joined the university’s events team for three weeks to help organise and run the four day event which takes place at the end of July.

Bronwyn’s placement came about after she chatted to the Events Manager when her course went on a field trip to the Brighton Centre where the ceremonies are taking place. Although the role has many administration tasks it is highlighting the ins and outs of planning such a large scale event and will prove invaluable in the future with her ambitions to work in corporate events.

Bronwyn said: “I have enjoyed learning everything on my course so far and have also passed everything. This placement is providing me with a great experience.”

We look forward to welcoming Bronwyn back at graduation in a couple of years’ time when she collects her own degree.

Students help launch new book

Three School of Sport and Service Management students are helping author, Nathan Gokhool, launch his first book.

Natalie Welsh (Retail Management BA), Jack Stewart (Sport Journalism BA) and Alara Baser (International Event Management BA) are all in the final year of their course. For the Public Relations module, under the Bright Young Things initiative, they were matched with Nathan to work together on this strategic project.

Their strategy included creating a social media account to promote the book and attending events aimed at specific audiences. The events included Dyspraxic Me so they could engage the dyspraxic community and small business events at HSBC where they spoke to the general public. Continue reading

Niche tourism in The Gambia

Tourism, hospitality and events students spent a week in The Gambia as part of the Niche Tourism module.

The module provides an integrated overview on niche tourism and gives students the opportunity to understand and critically assess the key issues during their trip by taking part in workshops and local guided visits. Students gather essential tourism experiences by visiting this unique developing country and by collaborating with Gambian students. Continue reading

NUMBERS OF UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON GRADUATES FINDING JOBS OR MOVING INTO FURTHER STUDY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH

The number of University of Brighton graduates finding work or moving on to further study after completing their studies has hit its highest ever level. 

According to the latest annual figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, more than nine out of ten graduates who completed their first degree in 2014-15 were in employment or further study, with over 70 percent employed at a managerial and professional level.  Continue reading

Event student secures place on prestigious graduate programme

International Event Management BA(Hons) student Anastasia Murphy has secured a place on the prestigious Volkswagen Graduate Programme.

Anastasia, who is in the final year of her degree, was one of just 12 people offered a place from 1,600 applications. The programme starts this September and runs for two years – at the end Anastasia has the security of a guaranteed job or the option to go on a Volkswagen international placement. Continue reading

Street Fair Volunteering for Events Student

Friday 27 November saw the annual Meads Magic Event take place in Eastbourne and despite a very rainy and windy outlook hundreds of people turned up to celebrate an early Christmas. The event is one of Eastbourne’s premier Christmas street fairs and final year International Event Management BA(Hons) student Lauren Sigrist helped ensure the event was a resounding success. Continue reading

Life after graduation

Our previous students have embarked on a wide variety of career paths following graduation with companies including Quaglinos, D&D London; Cisco Systems; Goldman Sachs; United World Games; Hilton; Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Some of the roles they have secured include as: production assistants; event managers, coordinators and assistants; PR account executives and managers; production and logistics manager. Continue reading