This week all second year Event Management students and Leisure Marketing students are being trained in manual handling in preparation for their live events that will take place from February to March.
As part of their degree all the second year BAEM and BALM students are required to host their own events. The events range from Charity Auctions, to student events, to School fundraisers and all will involve some sort of manual handling at some point.
The training involved being taught how to correctly lift and move objects before the students got a chance to practise themselves.Read More
This week there is a high number of guest lectures and talks being offered for Events Management and Leisure Marketing students.
As part of the careers forum on Wednesday 21st will be exhibiting or giving industry talks:
Stephen Lawrence is Managing Director of specialist London based event management division, Ultimate Experience of Concerto Group. Concerto Group currently employs a number of ST grads, level H students, and placement students with aims of recruiting more
Specialising in summer and Christmas events in iconic locations, Ultimate Experience are a dynamic, creative and innovative business who provide great experience for university placements.
The Concerto Group is one of the UK’s leading event services companies. A £30 million + business with seven offices and employing over 120 full time staff, the Group comprises of 16 brands that provide event management, venues, catering and event services.
INDUSTRY PRESENTATION KG01 – 1400-1500:
John Fisher – Managing Director of FMI Group who is currently employing a BAEM grad and BAEM placement student.
From first-class creative branding to arresting on and offline marketing campaigns, impactful live events to targeted incentive programmes, FMI group of experienced communications and events teams develop great ideas that drive better results.
INDUSTRY PRESENTATION KG01 – 14.30-15.00
Rees Hitchcock – Current Brand and Delivery Manager for Beatwax Agency, worked on event campaigns for: Disney, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, H&M, Virgin Media, Sony, Häagen-Daz’s and Nissan and is also a BAEM graduate.
In addition to the industry presence at the Careers Forum, Level C and Level H students are both receiving guest lectures this week:
Jon Weaver the Marketing and Events Manager for the Air Festival will be giving Level C students a guest lecture on Tuesday.
The Level H students will be receiving a guest lecture from Sue Potton, International Events Consultant and former Account Director with George P Johnson experiential marketing agency (event campaign clients include: Mini Cooper, Blackberry, London 2012, Toyota, etc).Read More
Four Bournemouth University Event Management first year students that volunteered at the recent Bournemouth Family Festival have been described as “an asset to any employer and Bournemouth University” by the Festival Director Julian Sandy.
Bradley Bishop; Katy Devnish; Maddi Curtis and Hannah Coleman became involved in the event after Dr. Dorothy Fox , Lecturer in Events Management, set up a partnership with the Festival.
The Festival, that took place on July 26th in Meyrick Pack, showcased what Bournemouth has to offer to its residents and gave children, young people and adults the opportunity to take part in a variety of play activities and workshops
The students were involved with the festival for most of the year and were able to watch the event unfold during the week leading up to the event.
As well as being involved in the planning process throughout the year, the students were given a variety of jobs on the day of the festival. Their roles included stage management; traffic and crowd management; meeting and greeting; runners for the comperes and looking after the performers.
Festival Director Julian Sandy commented “These four worked from 6am to 7pm and they were the best professional students we have had. They are an asset to any employer and Bournemouth University; they shouldn’t just get a degree but an award too!”
For more information on the Festival please see: www.bournemouth.gov.uk/familyfestivalRead More