A unique characteristic of the BA (Hons) Event Management degree at Chichester is the emphasis on an applied and practical approach to teaching via direct engagement with the people relating to the event industry, culminating with students delivering their own events during the final two years of the degree. Instead of writing a thesis students will spend their final year designing, producing and delivering a ‘live’ event for a client. The degree has been designed in consultation with professional event organizations to ensure an appropriate balance between the academic context for events, and an appreciation of the applied logistical, business and operational elements of event management. Professionals from the industry are also part of the teaching delivery team. The event management degree route draws on the skills and expertise of teaching staff from a range of disciplines and includes modules in the areas of business management, project management, and hospitality.