Bournemouth BAEM students shine at Bournemouth Family Festival:

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/familyfestival

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