Dr Sean Beer is awarded his PhD and receives the Vice Chancellor’s Post Graduate Research Prize

Wednesday 9th November was a great day for the Department of Tourism and Hospitality as we celebrated the graduation of our latest cohort of students.  Amongst the throng was a face that was familiar to many for this year Sean, now Dr Sean Beer was awarded his PhD.  The study upon which it was based… Read more »

Do your PhD at Bournemouth University – BU Webinar ‘Research degrees’ at Bournemouth University

BU Webinar ‘Research degrees’ at Bournemouth University The Graduate School offers comprehensive programmes focused on personal & professional development which can lead to a Researcher Development Award. This video, BU Webinar ‘Research degrees’ is presented by Prof Tiantian Zhang, Head of Graduate School and Dr Julia Taylor, Graduate School Academic Manager. This webinar will give… Read more »

External Examiner of a PhD from Brazil

Due to the marvels of technology, today I examined a PhD by a Brazilian Student from the Federal University of Parana (UFPR), South East Brazil. Graziela Scalise Horodyski, a PhD Candidate from the Faculty of Geography, defended a thesis entitled “Tourism Experience and Consumption: Souvenirs in Curitiba-PR”.   The session started with a 30 minute presentation… Read more »

Winner of International PhD Student Competition

We are proud to announce that Barbara Neuhofer, who is one of ST’s excellent PhD students and also won the ITT PhD Student of the Year 2013 Award, has been selected as one of the winners for the International PhD Student Competition 2013. The School of Management, University of South Australia will host 15 of… Read more »

Barbara Neuhofer selected as this year’s ITT PhD Student of the Year

Last week it was announced that Barbara Neuhofer had been selected as this year’s ITT PhD Student of the Year. Barbara was nominated by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, who has worked closely with Barbara in the e-Tourism lab. This is Dimitrios’ 2nd student in a row that has received the prestigious award as his PhD student… Read more »

Andrew Hares PhD Success

Back in Early June, Andrew Hares was awarded his PhD due to some minor changes. His examiners commended Andrew on his research and were impressed by the quality of the thesis. Andrew’s thesis was titled “Tourist understanding of and engagement with the climate change impacts of holidays” and a brief description is included below: The… Read more »

Rafa Haddad PhD success

Last week Rafa was awarded her PhD subject to some minor changes being made to her thesis. Rafa’s PhD is titled “A critical analysis of the experiences of female business owners in the development and management of tourism-related micro and small handicraft businesses in an Islamic society: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” Her PhD is… Read more »

School of Tourism’s Alexandra Correia is awarded her PhD

Last week, part time PhD student Alexandra Correia had her Viva Voce for her PhD titled “An examination of inter-business cooperation by wine and tourism small and medium-sized businesses in the Douro Valley of Portugal”. Alexandra was awarded her PhD subject to a few minor changes. Alexandra commented on the experience: “The completion of the… Read more »

Jean-Claude Baumgarten receives an honorary PhD during School of Tourism graduation

Last week over 700 students graduated from the School of Tourism during the graduation ceremonies held at the Bournemouth International Centre. Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students all received their degrees in front of their fellow students, families and School of Tourism staff members, during the ceremony. As well as the students, the School of Tourism… Read more »

PhD student gets MSc work published

Zornitza Yovcheva a PhD student, has had her paper published after two and half years of revision the Journal of Applied Ergonomics. Zory is doing her PhD in User-Centred Design of Smartphone Augmented Reality Applications in Urban Tourism Context as part of the John-Kent Institute in Tourism. The published paper was a result of her… Read more »