Field trip for hospitality students

First year International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) students experienced two contrasting areas of the hospitality industry on a recent field trip.

First stop was to Brighton where they met up with hospitality graduate Dave Berry who is the Halls Manager at the university’s Varley Park halls. Dave manages the day to day running of the site which has over 500 student rooms in addition to restaurants, social areas and South Coast Conferences venues. Continue reading

Success in the Passion for Hospitality Competition

Three International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) students travelled to London for the Institute of Hospitality‘s Passion for Hospitality Competition.

Ina, Irina and Caroline competed in the HOTS Business Game competition to run a virtual resort hotel. Despite some challenges along the way and some difficult strategic business decision making they beat off fierce competition from other universities to take third place! Continue reading

Making the most of the placement year

International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) student Johanna Oehman took the opportunity of a placement year in industry during her course. Johanna is spending her year working at the Royal Air Force Club; a private members’ club open to serving and former serving Officers of the RAF and Allied Air Forces.

Johanna reflects on her placement so far and how she is most definitely making the most of all the opportunities being offered to her: Continue reading

Hospitality Expo 2018

After weeks of preparation, research and practise the final year students of the International Hospitality Management BA(Hons)  delivered a day of excitement and innovation for the Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Management module.

Following feedback from students and visitors of past years, the event was tweaked to enable students to better focus and showcase both their creativity and academic prowess. This resulted in a research poster expo which enabled visitors to vote for the best poster and deliver bonuses to the top three groups. Continue reading

Dragons’ Den and Hospitality and Retail Expo 2018

One guest speaker, five dragons, 70 students, 11 teams – one happy cohort!

Steve Lowy

Final year undergraduate students studying the International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) were joined by Steve Lowy, CEO of Umi Digital who gave an inspiring speech about working in the hospitality industry before our very own Dragons’ Den. We were joined by four more dragons: Bob Hopkins, CEO at Business SatNav Ltd; Dr Claire Weeden, Principal Lecturer; and Jennifer Wells and Judith Badger, Enterprise Managers at the University of Brighton.

All the dragons gave amazing advice and feedback to the 11 teams who delivered an elevator pitch for their own innovative hospitality concept and solution. Continue reading

Beverage Tasting for Hospitality Students

Students in the final year of their International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) course who are studying the optional Beverage Marketing module have been conducting a series of comparative testings on a range of beverages.

The aim of the module is to develop an understanding of the beverage business market both in a local, national and global context and how this can influence beverage marketeers to deploy resources and develop marketing strategies in both conventional and e-markets. Continue reading

A truly international Christmas

Christmas is always a good opportunity to celebrate with friends across the world and the Culinary Arts Studio was no exception when first year International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) students enjoyed an early but traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings!

The hospitality students were joined students studying at the university’s International College in Brighton as they decorated the tree and prepared their lunch. With students from 12 different countries around the table it was a time to share the differences in how we all celebrate, what we eat and traditions such as the crackers, hats and those infamous jokes! Continue reading

Hospitality guest speakers provide more than food for thought

International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) students welcomed two industry guest speakers who have worked tirelessly in their careers to make a difference as part of the Contemporary Issues in International Hospitality module.

First was Ken Crosland from Hospitality Action who brought a wealth of lifetime experience on one of the biggest issues still being faced in hospitality management: alcohol and drug abuse. Continue reading

London hotels trip for hospitality students

Students from the Hospitality Imagineering module of the International Hospitality Management MSc course joined Dr Ioannis S Pantelidis and students from the International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) course for a field trip to London.

The group first enjoyed the hospitality of Adam Rowledge General Manager of the Georgian House Hotel – a unique boutique hotel just ten minutes walk from Victoria Station. The hotel features the smallest cinema in London and a hidden entrance towards their wizardly themed rooms of the lower floor. Continue reading