School of Tourism

Event Management Students Dragon’s Den Event becomes a reality at the Captain’s Club Hotel

On February 17th, the Captain’s Club Hotel in Christchurch hosted an event that had originally been an idea of 4 Bournemouth University Event Management students. Last year, the students, Oliver Jones, Takara Patrick, Joanna Mitchell and Michael-Aaron Loftus, had to pitch a new event idea to the Captain’s Club in a Dragon’s Den style presentation… Read more »

Bournemouth University visits Nepal

Four senior academics from Bournemouth University are on an official three-day visit to Nepal during February 26-28. They are: Prof. Dr. Holger Schutkowski, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University and Deputy Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, Dr. Richard Shipway, Associate Dean: International Engagement in the School of Tourism, Prof Dr. Edwin van Teijlingen,… Read more »

Barbara Neuhofer presents at the CAUTHE Conference 2013

PhD Researcher, Barbara Neuhofer has just returned from presenting at the CAUTHE Conference 2013 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Barbara presented her paper that she co-authored with Professor Dimitrios Buhalis and Professor Adele Ladkin, titled “Experiences, Co-creation and Technology: A conceptual approach to enhance tourism experiences” at the conference. Back in November, Barbara was awarded the… Read more »

Final Year Students learn basic first aid as part of the STEEP Programme

Last week, 30 final year students got the opportunity to learn first aid as part of the STEEP programme. The students were trained by the Ouch Training Team. Ouch training was created at the beginning of the 21st century. They offer fun and flexible first aid training across the UK. The students were trained in… Read more »

Santander Intern Programme for Final Year’s and Graduates

Santander has 8 part funded 3-month internships with SME companies available which need to be allocated by 8th March. Once decided, the internships will then be advertised to our students. The Santander Intern Programme is a scheme which provides final year students and recent Graduates paid-for work experience with local business. Santander is contributing 50%… Read more »

Bournemouth University and Macau IFT Video Conference on World Heritage

On the 21st March, Bournemouth University will be hosting its annual video conference with Macau IFT. This year’s conference has the topic of World Heritage. The first two guest speakers have just been announced: Gde Indra Bhaskara,  a PhD student from the  School of Tourism at Bournemouth University will be giving a key note speech… Read more »

Sport Student’s Consultancy Project Presentation at Thruxton Driving Circuit

Yesterday our Level H Sports students had their consultancy project presentations at Thruxton Driving Circuit. The students have been working on 2 projects for Thruxton as part of their consultancy project. One group, consisting of Faye Fisher, Nicola Page, Ben Gifford, Tom Deighton, Jake Roman-Capon, had to look at the driving experience that Thruxton offer… Read more »

Sport BU’s Charlton Clarke LBS for £’s Comic Relief Challenge

In the week commencing 4th March Charlton Clarke will be attempting to complete as many fitness classes as possible in 7 days at SportBU for Comic Relief. Charlton will be taking part in the full class programme offered at SportBU on a weekly basis so 34 classes! These will include Pump, Spinning, Yoga, Step, LBT,… Read more »

Sean Beer and Philip Long contribute chapters to new book on Cultural Tourism

School of Tourism lecturers Sean Beer and Philip Long have recently contributed chapters to The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism. The book explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies in the field of Tourism. It brings together leading specialists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and… 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 »