The first students to graduate in Event Management at the University of Hertfordshire are spending their final few months helping deliver ‘Europe Week’ – a five-day event which will see 11 European countries involved in activities and lectures at the University.
Europe Week, now in its eighth year at the University, has for the first time challenged the final year students to plan and execute events including wine tasting, flash mobs, a fashion show and a masquerade ball.
Joel Shahar, Associate Head of Department Marketing and Enterprise, said: “I am really excited about the opportunity to showcase the professionalism and creativity of our students. These students will ultimately become the event industry’s future managers and, as an entrepreneurial and employability focussed university, we really want to ensure that they leave University ready for employment.”
Event Management students were divided into groups, each accountable for designing, planning and implementing different aspects of the week’s social calendar.
Michael Rosier, Head of International Education at the University and sponsor of Europe Week, said: “The University has a strong international agenda and aims to encourage more students to take up study and work abroad. Europe Week showcases the opportunities available as well as internationalising the curriculum with over 75 hours of timetabled teaching by academics from our European partners with the support of the Erasmus programme.
“This new calendar of events greatly enhances the whole experience and I am certain that it will become an integral part of the week from now on.”
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