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

Hospitality students selected for Springboard GEMS

A group of second and third year International Hospitality Management students have been selected to join the Springboard GEMS mentoring programme.

The students are matched with mentors who are professionals within the hospitality industry and will provide them with guidance and support in addition to their studies.

The students met at the Royal Air Force Club this week for a networking day to be matched with their mentors. Continue reading

Events and Hospitality Taster Day

If you are thinking of studying events or hospitality with us next year why not come along to our taster day on 2 December? The event takes place from 10am-12.30pm and covers the following courses:

  • International Event Management BA(Hons)
  • International Event Management BA(Hons) top-up degree
  • International Hospitality Management BA(Hons)
  • International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) top-up degree

Find out more and book your place.

First Year students hit the ground running in the CAS

The Culinary Arts Studio is once again open to the public, being run this term by our team of enthusiastic first year hospitality students.

The students have already held afternoon tea events for various groups including the local Women’s Institute and held a very successful event to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading

HOSPA Conference Scholarship Day

Student Sarah Waddington-Azambuja, who is studying on our International Hospitality Management top-up degree, writes on attending the recent HOSPA conference:

“On Thursday 2 November 2017 I was invited to attend the HOSPA conference via an opportunity given to me in my Financial Issues module, as part of my International Hospitality Management Top Up year at the University of Brighton. My lecturer Helen Atkinson allowed myself, and my classmate to attend and I was the lucky recipient of the scholarship kindly donated by HOSPA to attend both the conference and the gala dinner in the evening. Continue reading