Events Management Awards in the UK in View of First Destination Employment (FDE): A Student Perspective

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The ongoing expansion in university attendance in the UK has led to the development and growth of a number of vocational awards. Among these, Events Management has become one of the fastest growing sectors. In recent years, Events Management Education (EME) has come under scrutiny, receiving a number of critical accounts that appear to be lacking any academic underpinning. Considering the scarcity of publications on the topic, this article has gathered data directly from the main source (the student) and aims to provide a foundation on which to base a more comprehensive discussion on EME. The study provides an insightful evaluation from a student perspective providing data on the challenges, developments, and strategies universities face in providing the events industry with new recruits. Results suggest that while a great deal of student satisfaction with EME is evident, EME awards must review the broad content approach in order to meet the sometimes unknown needs of the student and the extensive needs employer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalEvent Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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