"The 1999 Rugby World Cup, six FA Cup Finals, the 2009 Ashes Test, the 2010 Ryder Cup, The Hay Festival and Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod have earned Wales a growing reputation as a world-class events destination according to Wales Government”
Furthermore, Wales’ involvement in hosting the Olympics in 2012, The Champions League Finals in Cardiff in 2017, countless globally recognised concerts at Principality Stadium and the recent launch of the breathtaking International Convention Centre at Celtic Manor has meant that careers in Events Management in Wales have taken centre stage.
UWTSD Swansea has been successfully running Events Management programmes for nearly 10 years and has been responsible for educating some of the nations leading event managers. In 2019 the University launched a unique Educational Partnership with the Ironman Wales Event in Tenby providing the catalyst to launch these exciting Events and International Festivals courses specifically designed to develop the event managers of the future.
The programme has been developed through close liaison with the events industry and by listening to our students to ensure we provide the most effective mix of academic studies and practical event management learning. The portfolio offers a choice of a 3 year BA degree, 2-year Diploma of Higher Education, or a 1-year Certificate of Higher Education all focusing on providing students with the professional event planning and operational skills demanded by the industry.
The unique learning environment will provide students with the opportunity to bring their learning alive through involvement in events projects and industry visits which enable them to see behind the scenes at major venues and network with leading events managers. This will be supported by paid internships and volunteering opportunities in the UK and Internationally with events venues, festivals, sports events and convention centres designed to develop the student's professional events management skills in order to enable them to quickly progress in this dynamic industry.
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