Festival of Events

During the coming weeks several live events will take place on and off Bournemouth University campus. Second year and Master students of the Events Management, Leisure Marketing and Sports Management programme design and deliver a live event as part of their course.

At Level I, students work with an industry client to create an event that will meet business and promotional objectives. At Level M, students design their own events under the themes of Community, Culture and Cause. Together, they form the Festival of Events and this year’s program comprises an exciting mix of entertainment and educational offerings. One group is organising a video conference on the topic of retail and tourism with academics in Macao, China. Other events include the Mad Hatters Tea Party, Great Gatsby Gala and Paws for a Cause.

We begin this year with The BU International Food & Gastronomy Festival on the 17thMarch, starting at 16.00 in The Retreat at Bournemouth University. This will be the fifth year that this event has been held, and each year the event has grown from strength to strength. The key objective of the event is to provide an educational experience for at least 150 hospitality students. Three local businesses are participating – Joy (Indian), Nippon Inn (Japanese), and Lost Gardens (Indonesian –inspired) who will all provide a talk/ demonstration to the guests and provide samples of their products. As well as these exhibitors we will also be holding a blind taste test competition where the students can test their palate amongst their peers.  There will be a prize for the winner.  The students look forward to welcoming you to their tantalisingly tasty event!

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