Twenty five students from the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) at Leeds Beckett University will be working at one of the nation’s largest industry events, International Confex at Olympia in London next week. The experience is part of a collaboration with show organisers and forms part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of events education.
Student intern Olivia Wright-Lewis who is working within the UKCEM Event Support Services team and co-ordinating the volunteering explains: “The two-day event will provide invaluable experience for our events students; enhancing their onsite event management skills and giving them an insight into this dynamic industry. It also provides UKCEM with the chance to showcase the talent of our students.”
First-year student Zoe Titmuss who is one of the 25 volunteers working at the show adds: “I am really looking forward to volunteering at Confex this year because it will provide me with a fantastic experience to help with the running of a huge industry event. Also the opportunity to work at a huge venue such as Olympia is very exciting!”
The UKCEM is the longest established and largest centre dedicated to events management education and research in the world. Based at Leeds Beckett University, the centre has been established since 1996.