Based on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and part of the Old Royal Naval College by the banks of the Thames, the University of Greenwich is the largest university in London by student numbers and one of the greenest in the UK as assessed by the People & Planet Green League Table. Currently #1 in London for Tourism, Hospitality and Events and the largest Event Management programme in the Capital by student numbers.
The BA in Events Management at Greenwich takes a very broad overview of the events industry, because we know that students have a really diverse set of career plans for their future! In the first year, students get a grounding in all of the fundamentals of the study and management of events, including operations management, the use of technology, marketing and an introduction to the academic study of events, which we were one of the first universities in the UK to teach.
In the second year, the highlight is the Event Production module, where work together to produce a really wide range of events, in venues across London, as well as on campus. Students raise thousands of pounds for charity and also develop their practical skills that make them really employable after they graduate. As well in the second year, they can study modules that allow them to pursue their own interests in, for example, business events, or cultural events and festivals.
In the third year, all students carry out their final year research project, where they carry out independent research into a topic that will make them an expert in their own areas of interest. Alongside this, they develop their knowledge about some of the bigger issues affecting the industry, like gender equality and globalisation, all of which is taught using case studies form the industry and while we help students to really focus on how they plan to develop their careers over the next twenty years.
This course prepares students for a globalised, dynamic industry. It gives them the skills and knowledge they need to be able to work internationally, and with diverse groups of colleagues. As well as developing specialist knowledge about the industry, they will also have the chance to develop practical skills in that will make them attractive to some of the world’s most successful events companies, many of whom are based in London. Our students are in high demand, working on events throughout London while they are studying, and going on to fantastic jobs in events after they graduate.
Student Engagement with ABPCO Members via the University of Greenwich Business School Employability Office
We are very lucky to have the support of the Business School Employability Office Team to make it easy for your members to access our student talent, and for our students to engage with your membership! They offer a range of effective and targeted services to support businesses at a local, regional and international level.
The full range of contact details and information are at the following link, with a summary below:
How Employers are working with the BSEO:Work placements and internships Mentoring schemes - to be a mentor, see the application form here Overseas placements Networking events Careers and Placement fairs Employer presentations Employer-led skills sessions - mock interviews and assessment centres Recruiter in Residence - providing one-to-one advice on CV's and applications.
One of our mentors, James, shares why he joined the Mentoring Scheme while other employers share their thoughts on the placement.
The Greenwich Employability Passport (GEP) A new employability scheme to meet employers' needs.
The benefits to your business Find out how our placement students can benefit your business.
Frequently asked questions Find out key information about our placements.
Employer vacancy form Complete our online form if you have a vacancy you wish to tell us about.