Our BSc (Hons) Events Management degree will equip you with the tools to help you create, organise, and manage a wide variety of specialist events from the consumer focused, to the business oriented. This course is part of our business portfolio, so you will receive a thorough grounding in all aspects of running a successful organisation from finance, law, organisational behaviour, strategy, and marketing.
While studying at ARU, you’ll make strong professional connections, build a portfolio of your events management experience and with regular opportunities to work with events professionals in the Peterborough area, you will increase your employability and grow in confidence.
At ARU, we understand it’s important to learn and develop your skills in a practical environment and enhance your employability. That’s why we host regular visits from local employers and professionals, allowing you the chance to build a network and make connections.
Throughout your Events Management degree, you’ll get an insight into the wide variety of roles available within the industry. You’ll gain valuable professional experience in the Peterborough area which is enjoying significant investment and growth opportunities within this field.
We know that your future career is important, and you want to build your CV. So, we’ll encourage you to grab every opportunity for real-world experience by building your reflective log – and should you choose this option, you could also include a placement year in the industry as part of your course.
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An Event Management degree can prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries.
Graduates from this course will be able to work effectively in a variety of event related roles. They will be able to deploy their knowledge and skills to design and implement events, with effective use of marketing tools and techniques to deliver results. They will be equipped to address gaps in knowledge and understanding and to devise credible solutions to organisational problems in a wide range of event contexts.
You will be a strong candidate for event management, tourism officer, event marketing manager, and event planning roles across a variety of industry sectors including business administration, technical, professional, financial services, logistics, hospitality, utilities, agriculture, and construction.
At ARU Peterborough, our focus is on preparing you for the professional environment and helping you realise your career goals.
Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU with postgraduate courses on the horizon for ARU Peterborough. You could also study for a Master’s degree such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at ARU in Cambridge.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.
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This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.
You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.Your guide to placements
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