Youth charity The Prince’s Trust is to offer students on a new course at the University of Wolverhampton real-world experience in event hosting and organisation.
The prestigious organisation is just one of a number of companies and groups which will work with people taking the new Masters course in Event and Venue Management.
The post-graduate course will further the skills, understanding and experience of students working or looking to work in the field of event management, organising corporate functions.
And to bolster the experience and knowledge the course will offer through its teaching, the city’s football club, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, along with leading event management firm Congrex, Wolverhampton City Council and the Prince’s Trust, have all agreed to work with the University to offer their expertise and experience to students.
These organisations will give students on the course opportunities to look at real-life case studies and data for course assessments. The companies will also host internships and work-based projects to supplement the learning they will receive from the University’s teaching staff.
It is hoped that by working with organisations like the Prince’s Trust, which has helped more than 750,000 young people since 1976, will give students the skills and experience needed to forge strong careers in event management.
The course is being launched by the University in January.
Dr Richard Medcalf, lecturer in the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, said: “We are delighted to be launching a brand new Postgraduate course that has industry relevance at its heart.
“The course will be taught in partnership with external organisations which span the various sectors of the event and venue industry – ensuring that students will receive an experience that is both credible and relevant.
“By offering part time and distance learning routes, and embedding internships and work based projects into the design of the programme, we have ensured that the course will equip students for a future in this industry.”
The course is being run by the University’s School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure at its Walsall campus on either a 12-month full-time basis or two year part-time.
To apply for the course, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/lipg
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