Hospitality Management students serve HRH Princess Anne during her royal visit

On 12th December Bournemouth University received a royal visit from HRH Princess Anne. The purpose of the visit was to see and hear about some of the achievements that staff and students have had over the past year, including working on the Olympics.

She spent a lot of her day in the Media School touring the facilities and hearing from students.

However, School of Tourism Hospitality Management students were lucky enough to serve HRH Princess Anne canapés that they made for her visit.

Mhairi Strachan; Cameron Mcglone; Sarah Carter and Harry Watts were the students lucky enough to be chosen to be part of the serving team.

2nd year student Mhairi Strachan commented on the experience:

For the Princess Royal to visit Bournemouth University it was an honour not only for the university but for the students.

Being part of the serving team it was again another great experience to be ambassadors for the School of Tourism and not only that but for the other students studying hospitality in the UK, and having that recognition.

  It was definitely a surreal experience and one of the greatest achievements I am going to remember for a long time from now.”

Cameron Mcglone commeted:

“I was very happy to be asked and I positively accpeted the chance as soon as I read the e-mail. It was extremely valuable time spent, from our briefing with Martyn Bell and his team on Monday, right through to our involvement ending. It was interesting to get a chance to see a glimpse of what events like this entail and the preparations that need to be considered beforehand.

We were given very clear and simple instructions as Martyn had thoroughly prepared everything in advance and I cannot praise him enough for his friendly professionalism, putting us at ease and helping us to get the most out of the day. The food looked good and the guests we served were happy to be offered the choices on our plates. By far the most popular were the mini-eclairs! I have to thank Christian Lemmer also for choosing us to take part and represent the Hospitality program.”

Congratulations to all the students who were involved in what was a wonderful day.


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