Olympics 2012

Tracy Halliwell, Director of Business Tourism & Major Events at London & Partners

On the second part of Let’s Talk Industry Guest Speaker Series we were happy to welcome Tracy Halliwell, Director of Business Tourism & Major Events at London & Partners. Tracy who is a BU alumni herself started her career in hotels and catering where she spent 20 years working her way up to more senior… Read more »

A year since we were all watching the Olympics!

Event Management Lecturer Debbie Sadd is undertaking a research project which involves interviewing volunteers from London 2012. Debbie was not only a Games Maker but also a Torch Bearer for London 2012. Although it is a year since many people volunteered at the Games, Debbie along with her colleague Dr Ana Adi from the Media… Read more »

Dr. Richard Shipway hosts “Going for Gold: Leveraging the Olympic tourism legacy beyond 2012” as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

The ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funds research into the big social and economic questions facing us today and the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science is part of this. Richard Shipway’s event will be held at the EBC in Bournemouth on November 9th and covers the theme of optimising Olympic tourism opportunities after… Read more »

School of Tourism Staff Successfully Wins Bids to Host Events as part of the ESRC Festival

Two School of Tourism staff has successfully won bids to host events as part of the ESRC festival this November. The ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funds research into the big social and economic questions facing us today and the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science is part of this. Dr Debbie Sadd and… Read more »

Bournemouth University School of Tourism at the Olympics

It has been a great summer for Great Britain with the Olympic and Paralympic games being held in London and Bournemouth University School of Tourism has been right at the heart of it: Several of our staff and students have been involved throughout the whole summer of the games. With roles ranging from Games makers,… Read more »

School of Tourism’s Dr. Debbie Sadd’s experience of being a London 2012 Olympic Volunteer

Dr. Debbie Sadd, from School of Tourism, had the fantastic opportunity to work as a volunteer with the world’s photographers and journalists covering the basketball at the London Olympic Games. Her duties varied from day to day but involved sitting court side with the photographers making sure they don’t stray from their allotted areas to working ‘backstage’ ensuring all… Read more »

BU School of Tourism at the Olympics and Paralympic Games

 With less than a month to go until the Olympics get underway, Bournemouth University School of Tourism is heavily involved in the Games. From Gamesmakers, to Torchbearers, volunteers, venue managers and researchers, the School of Tourism is heavily involved in London 2012. The School of Tourism has 3 lecturers who were nominated to be Torchbearers…. Read more »

BU Hospitality students scoop first place at top industry conference

  Three winning BU hospitality students were at the Hilton on Park Lane attending the Master Innholders conference on Monday to collect their competition trophy.  Julian Dombrowsky, Suzanne Parr and Eleanor Moore stepped on stage in front of over 450 top industry professionals to do a short presentation and collect their award for creating  the… Read more »