Event management fame academy: Safiye Colak

In the first of a news series, Emily King meets the event management class of 2015.


Safiye Colak

Age: 21


Why did you choose the University of Greenwich to study BA Event Management?

I didn’t think that any other location would give me the work experience and placement opportunities we get here.

Why did you choose BA Event Management in particular?

My mum used to work at Earls Court & Olympia, and she would take us to events at weekends. I would watch the build up and break down of different events that took place and be fascinated.

What modules are you most excited about studying this year?

International Events and Festivals. For a year I worked overseas for a major international tourism company.

What are your career aspirations? Which company would you most like to work for when you gradua
te?
I want to work abroad, maybe the United Arab Emirates being part of an events team.

Have you been to any events in particular that have influenced your degree choice?

Two years ago I attended the Brit Awards at the O2. The venue is spectacular and the buzz was fantastic!

What are you most looking forward to about your degree as a whole?

I think the most predictable answer is graduation.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

I hope to be travelling as part of a team of event planners.

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