School of Tourism

Retail Management Graduate takes part in this year’s Retail Management Consultancy Project

Jeremy Fennell, the Ecommerce Director for Dixons Retail, has taken part in this year’s consultancy project which is part of the final year for retail management students. Jeremy graduated from Bournemouth university Retail Management degree back in 1998 and has since then worked his way up through Dixons Retail. Last year, Retail Week named him… Read more »

MSc Tourism Management Graduate Launches first book Arctic Reflections

We have previously bought you news about Christy Hehir, an MSc Tourism Management graduate who has written a book based on her PhD research in the Arctic. On January 28th the book, Arctic Reflections; a Moment of Inspiration, a Lifetime of Action was officially launched at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels. Christy and… Read more »

Bournemouth University School of Tourism host their first virtual lecture with Montclair State University, USA

Today Bournemouth University hosted a virtual interactive lecture with Montclair State University in the USA. Both cohorts were given the lecture by Dr Heather Hartwell titled “Believe it or not hungry in hospital, eat well in prison” that focused on food service in hospitals and prisons. Both cohorts were able to see and interact with… Read more »

School of Tourism showcases its CPD Programme at the Hotel and Catering Show 2013

In March, the School of Tourism will be exhibiting at the Hotel and Catering show being held at the BIC on the 5th – 6th March, to showcase its  CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme. Keith Hayman, BU’s Head of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the School of Tourism, outlines how the course works: “Everything about… Read more »

Two Event Management Students Chosen for Eventice Final

Two Level H BAEM students have been selected among the finalists to compete in this year’s Eventice competition at Confex March 19-21. Sophie Emma Bailey and Jake Potter have been selected to join 10 other final year students in the annual competition. Last year 4 students from Bournemouth University made it to the final with… Read more »

Retail Management student is awarded one of the Institute of Directors Studentships

  Final year Retail Management student Vernon Barns has received one of the Institute of Directors Studentships. For the first time ever, The Institute of Directors offered student membership to their organisation. The memberships were advertised to students back in October and students had to complete a dual questionnaire/IoD application to apply. The applicants were… Read more »

Hospitality Student wins the Employee of the Year Award for FJB: The Sandbanks Hotel

    Hospitality management student Kathleen Smart has recently been awarded Employee of the Year 2012 from her placement company FJB: The Sandbanks Hotel. Kathleen worked at the FJB: The Sandbanks Hotel from June 2011 – September 2012 as part of her placement year.  During the FJB Christmas party held in January, each of the… Read more »

BU Centre of Excellence in Learning – Kelly Goodwin appointed as a Theme Leader

  On the 1st January 2013 the new BU Centre of Excellence in Learning was established. The Centre of Excellence will build a Community of Practice around identifiable themes that are of strategic importance to BU. Following an application and interview process, Kelly Goodwin from the School of Tourism has been appointed as a Theme… Read more »

Level I BAEM students receive guest lecture from Ultimate Experience

  On Friday 1st February, the Level I Event Management students received a guest lecture from Stephen Lawrence, the MD of Ultimate Experience of the Concerto Group.  He was also joined by the current BAEM placement student Tammy Thurman and also former placement student (and current BAEM level H student) Fran Murphy on the day…. Read more »

Enter 2013 Awards

Last week, after the success of Enter 2013, Professor Dimitrios Buhalis and PhD student Soultana Symeonidou were both awarded separate awards from the conference committee. Dimitrios was awarded for his 20 years of contributions to Enter and Soultana came third in the award for Best PhD Proposal. Enter 2013 ran from Tuesday 22nd – Friday… Read more »