It can take months of planning to stage an event but if you get it right, it can be an incredibly fulfilling experience for the people who take part and for you too. So if you like the challenge of making big plans and helping them take shape – and can think on your feet when thrown a curve ball – this course could be the one for you. Events Management covers a wide range of skills. We’ll study the intricacies of branding, identifying the target audience, devising the event concept, planning the logistics and coordinating the technical aspects before you actually execute all your planning and hard work in the final event. During your time on the course you’ll be able to go on field trips, volunteer at events and also take a leading role in organising them. It’s all about giving you the hands-on experience you’ll need to become an event manager in the future. Students on the course regularly volunteer through the in-house student enterprise company EM-VA on local events like North West Food Lovers Festival (Chester) and the Corporate Hospitality Show (Leeds). Both events have gone on to offer placements and even employment opportunities in the past. During your course you’ll be taught by lecturers who have worked in the industry. They’ll cover subjects such as creative thinking, business management, sustainability, human resource management, venue selection, catering and crowd management. There are also modules on how to minimise risks, how to get sponsorship and how to fund events. We’ll also look at the technology that companies use in staging and marketing events too. During your studies we’ll give you the opportunity to undertake a placement with a business, either in the UK or abroad. Previous students have undertaken placements in companies like Enterprise Rent A Car, Jubilee Centre, Jollydays, Sodexo, Wicked on Broadway, AGCAS Group, MCI Group and many others.