Gain the skills and expertise needed to become a professional event manager with a specialism in events for the tourism sector. By studying events theory, policy and practice, along with business management, you develop an in-depth understanding of what it takes to plan and manage memorable and successful events and other leisure activities. You study a range of topics relating to event planning and delivery, as well as specialist tourism topics, including • world of tourism • tourism innovation • managing the visitor • adventure tourism • cultural heritage management • tourism destination marketing. **How you learn** You learn by taking part in seminars and workshops, by attending lectures and by completing projects. Field trips, site visits and work with organisations help to bring your learning to life with practical examples. From year one, you have access to work experience opportunities across various event sectors. In year two, your employability skills are embedded through our applied event operations module where you undertake work experience guided by personal tutors. In the final year, you conceptualise, create and run your own live tourism event. **Work placements in the UK and overseas** After year two, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. If you are doing your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme. **Industry recognised qualifications** We support students to constantly build their employability skills. Through the course you have the opportunity to gain your BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders and to work towards your Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) accredited Event Safety Management Certificate to further enhance your CV. **An expert teaching team** Our lecturers have significant practical experience within events management and will help guide you towards valuable industry work experience. Members of the team have worked in areas including • destination management • licensing and safety at major outdoor festivals • weddings • business events and conferencing • brand promotion and marketing • research • film premieres • recreation and leisure. The team also leads the Event Management Hub, a professional national community of events practitioners through which we conduct research and consultancy for industry. This unique venture allows us to feed our research into the teaching we deliver to you. **Guest speakers** Our links with industry mean that you can also hear from a wide range of guest speakers. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green – London 2012 organising committee LOCOG • Simon Graveling – Athens 2004, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 • David Jamilly – Theme Traders • Jon Hughes – KPMG. **Event associations** As a founder member of the Association of Event Management Educators (AEME), we have been involved in establishing academic benchmarks in events education. We also have strong links with key events associations such as Eventia. This type of activity keeps our academics up to date with industry needs and trends, which in turn feeds into and benefits student teaching, and sets standards for events education throughout the UK. **Professional recognition** The event safety management vocational qualification, which forms part of the leisure and risk module is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.