Events Management with Hospitality

Events Management with Hospitality

The BA (Hons) Events Management with Hospitality degree at the Edge Hotel School combines both hotel experience and industry knowledge to provide you with the skills for a career in conference and events management.

Your lecture weeks, led by the academic team, will encompass a variety of different formats, from traditional delivery, seminars and workshops to individual and group presentations, as well as professional activities. They enable you to explore and understand the relevant theory behind the experience you will gain in the Kitchen, Reception, Restaurant and Conference and Events operational departments.

Industry experts provide guest lectures to give you a further insight into events management and hospitality best practice. A field trip may also be scheduled taking you to a related organisation to gain an insight into the whole operation, understand the business model, commercial dynamics, operational challenges, structure and culture. The course includes sessions on research methods, presentation skills and referencing to assist you with your learning. The course also includes sessions on CV writing and behavioural interview techniques.

As you progress through each area, you will experience the challenges associated with an increasingly senior role within different functions of the hotel, as shown in the table below. In Level 6 you will be working at manager level, co-ordinating your own event in the hotel with an external client. You will also find yourself spending less time in the hotel and more time on directed self-study in the final level of the course, which will help you to prepare for assessments, presentations and exams.

Examples of the Events Management with Hospitality operational experience:

Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Hotel Rotation 16 weeks
4-5 shifts per week
16 weeks
4-5 shifts per week
5 weeks

Kitchens and Reception Receptionist/ Junior Commis

(4 weeks)

Reception Supervisor/ Kitchen Supervisor

(4 weeks)

Food and Beverage Restaurants Brasserie, Bar and Lounge Waiter

(4 weeks)

Food & Beverage Supervisor

(4 weeks)

Conference and Events Conference and Events Operative

(8 weeks)

Conference and Events Planner

(8 weeks)

Conference and Events Manager