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Events and Experience Management with Foundation Year

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Event management

Events Management is an exciting and constantly evolving industry. From exclusive, intimate occasions to global extravaganzas, you will learn to plan events on any scale and of any kind. If you love taking care of the details, thinking on your feet and using your creativity to deliver professional, memorable events then this is the degree for you.

Event Management requires many different skills and you will cover a wide range of approaches to the subject. From the initial planning to on-the-day delivery, you will build the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to deliver successful events. You will learn to manage different types of events, how to design events, how to manage people, how to promote your event through marketing expertise, and how to build your own events business. We’ll also investigate how events can contribute to the growth and regeneration of their host regions and consider the responsibilities businesses have to the wider community.

York is a great setting in which to learn about and gain experience of event management. Events like the Ebor Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, The Yorkshire Fringe and The Great Yorkshire Show are right on our doorstep. We have partnerships with organisations throughout the city and the region and you will have plenty of opportunities to put what you learn into practice and gain real industry experience.

All of our courses offer the option of a full placement year between your second and third years of study, giving you a substantial body of work experience which will be extremely valuable as you move forward in your career. There are also opportunities to study abroad as part of your degree, extending your range of your event management experience even further.

Modules

Modules
All students take four modules:

Business Enterprise
Developments in Business and Society
Foundations of Economic and Financial Analysis
Academic Skills and Personal Development
These modules are designed to provide the grounding in the knowledge the students require in order for them to progress on any of our degree programmes, while also providing the opportunity for students to transfer across our portfolio of courses.

Assessments are contextualised (where possible) to suit your subject area to ensure relevance to your programme of study.

The Uni


Course locations:

York St John University

York St John University

Department:

Management

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Event management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
60%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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