During your Foundation Entry Year you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to tourism, hospitality and event management. You’ll be taught by academic staff with a combination of industry and management expertise. Some have a background in a range of events and venues while others have specialised in marketing, human resource and consultancy. You’ll also benefit from the research of our academic staff and enjoy guaranteed work experience opportunities, trips, and internships, with opportunities for international study and travel. So you’re sure to become a valued and employable global citizen, with a promising future. Emphasis is also placed on developing an advanced understanding of your own development, skills and attributes in relation to the T.H.E sectors. Graduates of the course are pursuing careers throughout the international hospitality industry. Many are working for large international organisations, whilst a significant number have chosen to work more locally in the UK hotel industry. You can aspire to working in cruise ships, nightclubs, casinos, major hotel chains and restaurant groups. The optional 48-week work placement in 3rd year (Year 4 if you started in the Foundation Entry) ensures graduates have a good level of work experience once they graduate. Many students go on to work at their placement company once they leave UCLan. You can also choose to work abroad on an international placement and students regularly work for Disney in their placement year or in a number of international hotels chains across at least five continents.