BA Events Management (Three Year, Top Up and Foundation Framework programmes)Welcome Week Monday 24th – Friday 28th September
Welcome Week is the start of your studies and university life. It is vital you attend Welcome Week as this will give you the best possible start to your studies in the Faculty of Business and Law and your university life generally. Your Welcome Week will include:
- Freshers fair and an opportunity to learn about and join the huge variety of clubs and societies available to you
- A wide range of social events organised by the student union
- An opportunity to get to know the campus and facilities available to you
- Workshops delivered by our Changemaker Team aimed at helping you get on the right track for your personal and career
- Workshops helping you understand how to study at degree level and how to get the most out of your studies
- Classes delivered by your programme leader introducing you to your chosen programme
- A workshop on setting expectations designed to help you understand the roles of students, academics, professional and other staff at the university
- An opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow students
- An opportunity to have individual meeting with your personal tutor
The three important things you need to do now:
|Make sure you have made arrangements to attend the Welcome Week.|
|Information will be emailed to you directly about the Welcome Week.|
Links & Documents
Your Programme Leader
I look forward to meeting you during welcome week. During welcome week, we have designed a programme of events and activities designed to give you the very best start to your time here by introducing you to university life and help you to settle in quickly. Please check your welcome week timetable online to ensure you attend all of the sessions as this is your opportunity to meet your personal tutor, myself and your fellow course mates.
Resources & Activities
Core texts available free online through our Library
Bowdin, G. Et all (2011). Events Management 3rd Edition. Oxon. Butterworth-Heinemenn.
Getz, D. (2012). Event Studies – Theory, research and policy for planned events. 2nd Edition. Oxon. Butterworth-Heinemenn.
Events Management undergraduate
A University of Northampton student has topped off a year’s industry placement by organising an event fit for a future king.
One of her last jobs before returning to University for her final year of studies was to organise a policing conference which included Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, on its roster of guests.
“It was the perfect event to finish my placement with,” said Atlanta. “Having a royal visitor was an extra challenge for me. It meant I had to plan every minute of the event and spent time working with the Palace’s close protection team to make sure everything would go smoothly.”
Students on the Events Management course are encouraged to split their studies with a year’s work placement, and Atlanta feels the opportunity is perfect for those who want to get a head-start in their chosen career.
She said: “I’ve learnt so much on my placement. I’ve been responsible for planning and running events for between 120 and 320 delegates, across one, two and three days.”
“Sometimes I have been planning three events at the same time, so my organisation skills have been more or less perfected. I also remember when I started the placement my confidence wasn’t at its highest. But now I feel I can walk into a room, speak to anybody and take control of a situation.”
Atlanta’s contribution to CJS helped the company reach the finals of the 2017 UK Conference Awards, in the Best Conference by a Small Company category.
Atlanta has just graduated with a first class degree.
“The course has been fantastic,” she said. “The lecturers have given me so much support, and you learn so much from them because they all have an industry background – and they can also introduce you to so many industry contacts.”
“If anybody wants to consider a career in events, then I wouldn’t hesitate in telling them to come to Northampton.”
Preparing For Your First Year Of Study
Top five study tips from the Learning Development team!
1. Be Prepared
Becoming a university student requires you to step up your independent learning skills. You need to be able to plan, research and write assignments on your own, which may be something you have not done before. Read through Palgrave's tips for Personal Effectiveness and Independent Study to learn more about the skills you will start to develop as a new undergraduate.
2. Invest in a planner
Independent learning means that you are in control of your timetable and how you spend your time, so use your time wisely. You will be given times and locations of seminars, workshops and other sessions you have to attend as part of your course at the start. You will also need to allocate time for reading, researching and completing assignments, as well as for all your social activities: get a head start by watching our video What is time management?
3. Fine tune your voice
You might worry that you will not be able to write at the level expected of a university student. At the University of Northampton we take this into consideration and provide lots of support to help you. Go to our online support for academic writing for further guidance.
4. Get into an argument
Writing critically and developing an argument for your essays and reports is a skill that you will develop throughout your first year of university. Review the guide on how to write more critically to help you understand the process to enhance your critical thinking
5. Know who can help you
Going to university is exciting but it can also be a challenge. We know that students may need a helping hand at any time during their studies, which is why we are here to help. You can book an appointment with a Learning Development tutor for help and guidance with study skills or academic writing, as well as support with maths and statistics. Find out more about the services on offer at the Learning Development page on Skills Hub. You can also find out more about other sources of 1-2-1 help - including our academic librarians - by going to our Study Support page.