You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways – e-portfolios, case studies, essays, reports, business plans, exams, presentations and work based projects. In your final year you’ll also get the chance to be involved in a virtual conference and a consultancy project– you carry out research to solve organisational problems.
In your first two years of study you will complete 200 work placement hours with an employer from the leisure industry, allowing you to gain valuable experience in your field of study. After your second year, you also have an option to pause your studies and take 12 months in industry should you wish to.
Work placements put you at the heart of industry – your time spent on placement provides you with opportunities to put the theoretical knowledge you have learnt into practice, preparing you for a future career in the industry of your choice. Recent placements have included positions at Disney, hotels in Cyprus, travel agents in Canada, National Trusts and blue arrow events.
Short and longer work experience has secured full time employment for a number of our leisure management students; many keep in touch with us through LinkedIn
Field and residential trips are an important feature of all our courses, providing yet more opportunities to apply taught content to applied situations.
Dependent upon your choice of course, field trips include visits to a range of tourist destinations, national event venues, sporting organisations and hospitality trade exhibitions.
There are opportunities to gain professional qualifications alongside your degree – Event Management students, for example get the chance to gain their BIIAB Personal and Premises Licenses and the BIIAB Music Promoters Award.
You’ll be encouraged to join (as a student member) professional bodies such as Institute of Hospitality (IH), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), The Tourism Society and Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (IMSPA)– you can contact the professionals and keep up-to-date with the latest changes, trends and issues.
In each of our courses external speakers from across the sector often contribute to your classes, offering you real insight from current industry professionals which supplements the expertise of your tutors.