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BA EVENTS MANAGEMENT (with Placement) PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION

 

CORE INFORMATION

Programme Name: Events Management (with Placement)

Programme Length: 4YSW

Award Title: BA (Hons)

Level of award: 6

Awarding body: University of Sunderland

Which department is it in? Sunderland Business School

Programme Studies Board: Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Programme Leader: Alyssa Brown

How and where can I study the programme?

At Sunderland: Full-time/Part-Time on campus

How long does the programme take?

 

 

Min number of years / months

Max number of years / months

Full-time

 

 

Part-time

 

 

Sandwich

4YRS

12YRS

Distance learning

 

 

 

For start-dates please see the current edition of the Prospectus or contact the relevant department at the University. For start-dates for programmes delivered in a partner college, please contact the college.

 


TEACHING AND LEARNING

What is the programme about? The Programme aims to:

  • Enable you to demonstrate relevant knowledge/understanding of events management organisations, the external environment and how they are managed.
  • Develop/maintain awareness and understanding of the events industry in regional, national and international contexts.
  • Develop graduates with a range of subject specific and transferable skills that prepares you for a career in the events industry.
  • Develop lifelong learners.
  • Deliver a programme that is attractive to regional, national and international employers.

 

What will I know or be able to do at each Stage of the programme?

By the end of this Stage of the programme successful students should know, understand or be able to do the following:

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 1 – skills       

S1Employ a range of subject and sector specific management skills

S2Exercise judgement in the planning and control of tasks.

S3Accept responsibility and accountability for the achievement of personal and group outcomes.

S4Undertake a series of practical activities in relation to events management.

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 1 – knowledge

K1Acquire and apply a broad knowledge base incorporating theoretical management concepts within the relevant sector.

K2Have knowledge and understanding of business-related information in a service management context.

K3Determine solutions to a range of business and management problems.

K4Demonstrate an understanding of the events policy and planning environment at local, regional and national scales

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 2 – skills

S5Generate ideas within the field of management regionally, nationally and internationally through the analysis of information and concepts at a practical and abstract level.

S6Command a range of specialised academic, technical and creative management skills with regard to management in the chosen sector.

S7Analyse, synthesise and evaluate a range of business information.

S8Demonstrate independent academic research skills.

S9Planned designed and executed a range of practical and fieldwork activities in relation to events management.

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 2 – knowledge

K5Demonstrate understanding of management concepts & practices within the relevant sector.

K6Demonstrate an understanding of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of the study of events management.

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 3 – skills

S10Ability to identify, consider and effectively analyse organisational issues and their impact within the external and internal environments

S11 Ability to evaluate of the practices of the organisation

S12Appropriate project management or practical research skills

S13The application of a range of reflective practice tools to develop and increase self-awareness, and insight as aspiring professionals

 

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 3 – knowledge

K7Understanding & appreciation of organisational objectives, principles and practices in relation to their internal and external environments

K8Understanding of organisational initiatives and issues through investigation, examination or project management in the practical context

K9Application of suitable investigative methods and business techniques to examine and evaluate stated areas of organizational practice

K10An appraisal, evaluation and reflection of skills, competencies, behaviours, and attributes developed during the placement experience, and of evolving professional identity through the use of multiple reflective practices and tools

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 4 – skills

S14 Critically apply a range of management theories in a sector context.

S15 Accessed and interpreted a range of data and ideas from primary and secondary sources necessary for successful events planning and management.

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 4 – knowledge

K11Demonstrate understanding of relevant contemporary theories and concepts across a range of management areas including business start-up.

K12Appreciate the significance of the global environment on the relevant service sector management at regional, national and international levels.

K13Critically analyse relevant concepts associated with the strategic and operational management of events in the public and/or private sectors.

 

Learning Outcomes – Ordinary degree

If you are awarded an Ordinary degree you will have achieved the majority of the learning outcomes for the programme studied. However you will have gained fewer credits at Stage 3 than students awarded an Honours degree, your knowledge will typically be less broad and you will typically be less proficient in higher-level skills such as independent learning.

 

What will the programme consist of?

Each undergraduate programme consists of a number of Stages from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 4, each of which is equivalent to a year’s full-time study. The summary below describes briefly what is contained in each Stage. Most programmes have a mixture of core (ie compulsory) modules and optional ones, often with increasing choice as you move through the programme and gain in experience. In some programmes the choice of optional modules gives you particular ‘routes’ through the programme.

 

Stage 1: In the full-time mode, this is completed over the first two semesters and consists of six core modules each worth 20 credits. In a part-time mode, these six modules will be studied over three semesters. These will provide you with a basic understanding of key concepts and themes relevant to Events Managements as well as providing you with the opportunity to learn and develop the academic skills relevant to this level of study.

 

Stage 2: Stage 2 involves the study of six further modules, again all worth 20 credits. During this year however you will have the opportunity to complete two options modules offered from a maximum of four which are generally made available. All options however are always subject to availability. Once again in a full-time mode, these will be completed over 2 semesters; and over 3 semesters part-time.

 

Stage 3: This year will be undertaken whilst you are on placement and as such draws largely upon your independent learning skills. The placement year is an excellent developmental opportunity which provides a great opportunity for you to enhance your organizational & specialist knowledge, capabilities & skills, and ability to self reflect. These elements are crucial to this stage, the remainder of your programme, your final degree classification and subsequent career progression. The focus is on your professional experiences, development, engagement and contribution – individually, within the organizational context and as a contributor to the organization’s operational and strategic success. During your placement (normally a minimum of 48 weeks duration), you will be supported by an allocated Academic Placement Mentor and a Host Supervisor at the employing organisation. Both will formally and informally monitor your progress and development via a variety of mechanisms (electronic & practical) regularly throughout the year. Delivery will use both a mixed-methods approach and utilize technology to support learning and interaction, especially if you are unable to attend workshops, for example those working overseas. At suitable points in the module, you will be required to attend Placement Development Sessions at the Business School where you will have the opportunity to discuss issues raised by Academic Placement Mentors and to share placement experiences and good practice with each other. Your studies will take the form of a 120-credit module The Applied Placement Portfolio 1 which will require you to:

  1. Understand the strategic environment of the host organisation
  2. Undertake a practical study or project
  3. Develop and enhance their reflective and reflexive practices

 

Stage 4: Stage 4 involves students taking one core 20 credit modules and students then have to choose modules to the value of 100 credits. All options however are always subject to availability.

 

How will I be taught?

  • Scheduled teaching activities
  • Independent study

The curriculum design aims to set management of services in a realistic and specialist context as early as possible. All level 1 modules aim to contextualise and consolidate learning and encourage reflection upon events management issues. Throughout the stages, you are encouraged to synthesise knowledge and ideas from modules and apply and evaluate these in complex events settings appropriate to the level. Although you will have some lectures in common with other tourism programmes, there will be separate seminars for the programme to ensure events contextualisation. There is an emphasis on formative work and feedback within the curriculum. For example, you will be required to keep a personal diary of the fieldwork visits, and to critically reflect upon your experiences of events management and development issues, encountered during visits. Some assessments will be entirely formative, for example, quizzes, multiple choice tests, to test the previous week’s learning. Others will carry a small percentage of the total summative marks yet provide the opportunity for practice and formative feedback. Problem-based learning in contact time will develop your intellectual and work related skills. For example, you will work in small teams to explore issues or problems relevant to events. You will be required to conduct the process of planning and hosting an event in your chosen specialism and deal with practicalities involved in managing an event, such as health and safety, marketing and crowd management. You will report on events management issues you have researched empirically during visits, such as the review and appraisal of marketing materials, and evaluation of the organisation structure and client relationships within an events organisation. This approach allows you to establish what knowledge is needed in order to resolve or manage a situation. Activities will be participative and student centred. You will be required to find data, analyse and find examples, to reflect the changing role of events in society and the provision of events within the community. An example of this is where you are required to critically appraise the products on offer in an events organisation. The placement opportunity will further develop problem-based learning and inform final year academic work. It will also enable you to formulate views on the characteristics of your chosen industry, the policies and the working practices in your chosen field, as well as enhancing problem solving skills. The use of CANVAS will support the learning process to varying degrees across the programme. All modules will have a CANVAS presence. The use of CANVAS is guided and monitored through the learning enhancement processes within the Faculty.

 

A list of the modules in each Stage of the programme can be found in the Programme Regulations.

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

 

 

How will I be assessed and given feedback? The assessment strategy is integral to the teaching and learning philosophy. It aims to allow you to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of events management principles and concepts. It also aims to allow you to demonstrate skills of criticality and evaluation within context. The use of formative assessment allows you to take risks and test theories with the aim of extending knowledge and confidence without fear of failure, thus encouraging a deep approach to learning. Assessment methods aim to allow you to demonstrate breadth and depth of directed and independent research. Formative assessment will be assessed throughout the Stages. The aim is to increase confidence and complement summative assessment tasks. A range of assessment methods will be used. Detailed assessment criteria will support each assessment to guide you. As a number of modules are used on other programmes, staff will be required to ensure you address the assessments with reference to your particular sector. Stage 1 assessments will test knowledge and understanding to an extent. At Stages 2 and 4 assessments will involve you synthesising and applying concepts. There will be an increase in the amount of research-based coursework as the Stages progress. As well as including academic research based on reading, analysis and evaluation of academic papers, you will research in the general sense of finding out, applying, evaluating, analysing, comparing and recommending. A combination of individual and group work will be used throughout, but at Stage 4 the emphasis will be on individual summative assessment, but will not exclude group assessment. Formative assessment plays an important part in modules relating to the conducting of fieldwork as well as in core modules at Stage 1 more generally. Formative assessment and guidance is essential in ensuring effective research design and in leading you towards a project of the appropriate size and focus. Detailed advice is offered on drafts of questionnaires, participant observation checklists, interview schedules, schedules of work and analytical frameworks through a series of workshops in which you devise and develop projects with staff support. Informal formative assessment also takes place in the fundamentals modules in which initial essay plans are submitted to tutors for comment and advice half-way through the semester.

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

The generic assessment criteria which we use can be found here. Some programmes use subject-specific assessment criteria which are based on the generic ones.

 

This programme uses the Generic University Assessment Criteria

YES

 

This programme uses the Subject Specific Assessment Criteria

 

NO

 

The University regulations can be found here.

 

The University aims to return marked assessments and feedback within 4 working weeks of the assignment submission date after internal moderation processes have been completed. If this is not possible, students will be notified by the Module Leaders when the feedback is available and how it can be obtained.

 

The Academic Misconduct Regulations and associated guidance can be found here. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they are familiar with their responsibilities in regards to assessments and the implications of an allegation of academic misconduct.

 

Students should refer to the University Regulations for information on degree classifications and compensation between modules.

 

How does research influence the programme? 

Most staff of the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Department have or are pursuing their PhD degrees. A particular strength of the tourism, hospitality and events teaching is that existing and emerging research strengths underpin it. The research being undertaken within the staff team directly feeds into the teaching at all levels. The Research Board at the entrance to the Faculty illustrates some of the areas of research in which staff are engaged.

A particular strength of the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Team at the University of Sunderland is the fact that it is underpinned by the existing and emerging research strengths. The Team of ten full-time staff are all research active. The Team produces work of national and international excellence that feeds directly into specialist teaching at all levels, and particularly in the final year, of the undergraduate programmes. Similarly, the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Team has substantial consultancy, applied research and reach-out experience – this enables both the incorporation of case-studies into teaching and the facilitation of presentations by industrial practitioners

 

 


Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Stage 1

 

NB. Not all option modules may be offered in any one academic year and will depend on the availability of staff and the priorities of the school. In addition, modules will usually need to be selected by a minimum number of students. Option modules may be available on more than one programme and the Programme Leaders will liaise with the Faculty Management Team to ensure there is a reasonable amount of choice in any given year.

 

Module

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S1

S2

S3

S4

K1

K2

K3

K4

Impacts of Festivals & Events

TLH107

Core

Lectures and Workshops

Group presentation; individual written assignment

 

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

Experiencing the Event

TLH109

Core

Lectures, Workshops and Fieldwork

Field notebook; Individual written assignment

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

Staging Events

TLH110

Core

Lectures and Workshops

individually assessed group presentation; individual, written

assessment

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

Fundamentals of Events

TLH117

Core

Lectures and Workshops

Individual essay; time constrained test

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

X

Study Skills for the Service Sector

TLH123

Core

Lectures and Seminars

Individual essay, time constrained test

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing and Business for the Service Sector

TLH124

Core

Lectures, workshops and tutorials

Coursework,

exam

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Stage 2

 

Module

Code

Core / optional

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S5

S6

S7

S8

S9

K5

K6

Managing the Event

TLH216

Core

Lectures and workshops

Group presentation

Written assignment

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

Research Methods for the Service Sector

TLH251

Core

Lectures and Workshops

Quantitative methods portfolio Qualitative methods portfolio

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions

TLH219

Core

Lectures and Workshops

Individual Written Assignment

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

Consultancy for the Visitor Economy

TLH252

Core

Lectures and workshops

Research Project, Job application

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

Events Fieldwork 2

TLH221

Option

Lectures, Workshops and Fieldwork

Written group assignment, Evaluation of group work

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events

TLH222

Option

Lectures and workshops

Written assignment

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

Exploring Human Resource Management in the Service Sector

TLH255

Option

Lectures and workshops

Group presentation

Written assignment

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Stage 3

 

Module

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S10

S11

S12

S13

K7

K8

K9

K10

Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism Work Placement

TLH253

Core

Work-based learning; Directed Study; Self-Directed Study/Independent Learning; Workshop; Visit; Virtual Learning.

Individual negotiated assessment

 

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Stage 4

 

Module

Code

Core / optional

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S14

S15

K11

K12

K13

Contemporary Issues in Events

TLH318

Core

Lectures and seminars

Individual written assignment, Individual Presentation

 

X

X

X

X

Events Management Research Dissertation

TLH320

Option

Lectures and Tutorials

Individual written assignment

 

X

X

 

X

Gastronomy

TLH334

Option

Lectures and seminars

 

Examination

X

 

X

X

X

Events Fieldwork 3

TLH336

 

Option

Lectures and seminars and

fieldwork

Research Report

X

X

 

X

X

Events Planning for Cities

 

TLH337

Option

Lectures and seminars

Research Report

X

X

X

X

X

Events and the Creative Industries

TLH338

Option

Lectures and seminars and

fieldwork

Critical evaluation report

E based Story board

X

X

X

X

X

Service Quality

 

TLH339

Option

Lectures and seminars

Written assessment

X

X

 

X

X

Digital Technologies in the Visitor Economy

TLH342

Option

Lectures and seminars

Written assessment

X

X

X

X

X

Leadership and Management for the Service Sector

TLH343

Option

Lectures and seminars

Written assessment

X

X

 

X

X

Professional Development for the Service Sector

TLH346

Option

Lectures and seminars

Written assessment

Social Media profile

X

X

 

X

X

 


EMPLOYABILITY

How will the programme prepare me for employment?

The programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills which you can use in the future. Some skills are more specific than others to the subject area, or to a particular type of activity, but all skills can be applied in a range of employment situations, sometimes in quite unexpected ways. The skills which this programme is designed to develop are listed below

 

The Programme team and CES provide information and guidance in careers in a number of ways. The University Careers Service has a link adviser working with academic staff in the Faculty. The adviser delivers workshop/group session to students in exploring career opportunities, employability skills, application skills and interview preparation. You also have the opportunity to develop your employability and enterprise skills through accessing the Enterprise place and many of your modules are developed through industry consultation.

 

Professional statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation 

PSRB accreditation is not relevant to this programme

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND REGULATIONS

Interim or Exit Awards

The following awards are available to students who complete part of the programme. The university regulations explain in detail the requirements for such awards.

 

Undergraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Level 4

Name: Certificate in Events Management

Undergraduate Diploma in Higher Education, Level 5

Name: Diploma in Events Management

Ordinary degree, Level 6

Name: BA Events Management (with Placement)

Bachelors degree with Honours, Level 6

Name: BA (Hons) Events Management (with Placement)

Programme regulations

Name of programme: Events Management (with Placement)

Award title BA (Hons)

Level of award 6

Interim or Exit Awards Certificate in Events Management / Diploma in Events Management / BA Events Management / BA (Hons) Events Management

 

Professional statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation: None

These programme regulations should be read in conjunction with the university regulations to be found here.

Note that module lists may change from year to year

 

Stage 1:

Students take the following compulsory modules:

TLH107 Impacts of Festivals & Events – 20 credits

TLH109 Experiencing the Event – 20 credits

TLH110 Staging Events – 20 credits

TLH117 Fundamentals of Events – 20 credits

TLH123 Study Skills for the Service Sector – 20 credits

TLH124 Marketing and Business for the Service Sector – 20 credits

 

At the end of Stage 1 students may remain on their original programme or transfer to

BA Events Management (with Placement)

 

Programme-specific regulations

There are no programme-specific regulations for Stage 1 of the programme

 

Stage 2:

Students take the following compulsory modules:

TLH216 Managing the Event – 20 credits

TLH251 Research Methods for the Service Sector – 20 credits

TLH252 Consultancy for the Visitor Economy – 20 credits

TLH219 MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions – 20 credits

 

Students choose from the following optional modules to a total of 40 credits

TLH221 Events Fieldwork – 20 credits

TLH222 Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events – 20 credits

TLH255 Exploring Human Resource Management in the Service Sector – 20 credits

 

At the end of Stage 2 students may remain on their original programme or transfer to

BA Events Management

 

Programme-specific regulations

There are no programme-specific regulations for Stage 2 of the programme

 

Stage 3 Placement year

Students take the following compulsory modules:

TLH253 Tourism, Hospitality, Events Aviation and Tourism Work Placement

 

Students who fail the placement year must transfer to the BA (Hons) Events Management

 

Programme-specific regulations

A module of a size in excess of those explicitly stated in the regulations i.e. 120 credits for TLH253 (where the Regulations only go to a maximum of 60 credits) is authorised.

 

Stage 4:

Students take the following compulsory modules:

TLH318 Contemporary Issues in Events – 20 credits

 

Students choose from the following optional modules to a total of 80 credits

TLH320 Events Management Research Dissertation – 40 credits

TLH334 Gastronomy – 20 credits

TLH336 Events Fieldwork 3 – 20 credits

TLH337 Events Planning for Cities - 20 credits

TLH338 Events and the Creative Industries - 20 credits

TLH339 Service Quality – 20 credits

TLH342 Digital Technologies in the Visitor Economy

TLH343 Leadership and Management for the Service Sector

TLH346 Professional Development for the Service Sector

Programme-specific regulations

There are no programme-specific regulations for Stage 4 of the programme

 

ADMISSIONS, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND SUPPORT

What are the admissions requirements?

The University’s standard admissions requirements can be found in the university regulations.

Programme-specific requirements which are in addition to those regulations are given below. 

 

To qualify for entry to the three year full-time Undergraduate programme, candidates normally possess the following qualifications:

          UCAS points or Level 3 Key Skills qualifications as specified on the University website https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/

          Three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language OR

          A minimum of level 2 Key Skills Communication and Application of Number.

-International applicants require IELTS Level 6.0

The University of Sunderland is an advocate of lifelong learning and widening participation and recognises the value of both academic and vocational qualifications.  Factors such as work experience or vocational training will be taken into account when considering an application.  The admissions tutor for the programme will have discretionary power to assess each case on individual merit. 

 

Can students enter with advanced standing?  No

If yes, to which Stages? 

If yes, with what qualifications?

 

The University has a process by which applicants whose experience to date already covers one or more modules of the programme they are applying for may seek Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Full details can be found here but if you think that this may be relevant to you, please contact the department which offers the programme you are interested in.

 

What kind of support and help will there be?

  1. In the department: Throughout your study, you will have individual access to your programme and level leaders via an appointments system. Extensive use is made of CANVAS, which contains a variety of key information including the Programme Handbook. You will be allocated a Personal Tutor on entry to the Programme. Where possible the student will retain this tutor throughout the programme and, depending on the size of the programme, the programme leader will act as personal tutor. The tutor provides a point of contact and information. The personal tutor is the key staff member for the operation of the personal development portfolios. In Stage 2 all students will attend a pre-placement workshop in which the role and value of the placement is explained. Students on placement may also attend a mid-placement conference which aims to allow reflection on what has been learned to date.
  2. n the university as a whole: The University provides a range of professional support services including wellbeing, counselling, disability support, and a Chaplaincy. Click on the links for further information.
  3. in a partner college: Please see the relevant college prospectus or website for details of student support if you are planning to study in one of our partner colleges.

 

What resources will I have access to?

University Library & Study Skills, (UL&SS), supports students with the provision of a high quality learning environment, comprehensive print and online resource collections, 1400 study places, 300+ PCs, online module reading lists and study skills support.

 

All students have the full use of the University’s two libraries. The libraries are accessible during extensive opening hours and in core teaching weeks both Murray and St Peter’s libraries have provision for additional unstaffed access. The latest opening hours can be found on the library website at library.sunderland.ac.uk/about-us/opening-hours/

 

The UL&SS web site library.sunderland.ac.uk provides a gateway to information resources and services for students both on and off campus. Tailored resources and support are available from specific subject areas of the UL&SS web site and a ‘Live Chat’ function enables student to access library support and help 24/7.

 

My Module Resources moduleresources.sunderland.ac.uk/

Module reading lists are live interactive resource lists available from within online module spaces on Canvas and the University’s library website.

 

What do you get?

          Real time library information, both availability and location of print books, plus being able to place reservations on books that are already on loan

          Allows you to set up RSS alerts for changes and additions to your Module Resource  list

          Smartphone and tablet friendly – providing QR capture, touch screen functionality and e-resource access

 

How does this help you?

          Getting the right resources easily from flexible access points

          Receive guidance from your tutor on what to read  at a point of need by using search filters

          Access to a wider range of resources to support learning.

 

Study Skills Support

University Library Services includes a robust study skills support offer, available to all our students across the University both on and off campus, contributing to students’ attainment and the quality of their experience.

 

Skills delivery options include:

  • Online Skills Support including:  videos, webinars and Skype sessions, online assignment drop-ins using LibraryTalk will be held weekly to engage those students not on campus and provide additional support at the point of contact. Online study skills guides and tutorials are available to download from: library.sunderland.ac.uk/services-and-support/skills/guides// and from a link on your Canvas module spaces.
  • On campus assignment skills drop-in events - Throughout key teaching weeks when students are encouraged to attend with any assignment queries.
  • Embedded skills sessions - Throughout teaching periods embedded skills sessions are a key element to support academic learning. Study skills support team and Liaison Librarians will work with your lecturers to provide the support necessary in your subject areas.
  • Dissertation workshops - Dissertation skills support will be provided in early June to ‘Kickstart your Dissertation’. Bookable workshops will be held demonstrating how to begin a dissertation, using University library resources to support your work, and managing references for a substantial project. Sessions will be cross-subject focusing on the skills and resources required for completing a dissertation.
  • One to One - Study Skills Advisers will be on hand to support students in a range of study skills including: effective reading, reporting writing, academic writing and referencing, note taking, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, reflective writing, group work and presentation skills. Sessions will be booked centrally and can include study groups and 1 to 1 advice.  Students who would like to request support from Study Skills Advisers can do so from:

library.sunderland.ac.uk/services-and-support/skills/one-to-one-support/

  • For those studying independently away from the university campus, 1 to 1 support is available via Skype.

 

Access to other libraries

There may be occasions when you find it useful to use other university libraries for your studies in addition to the resources available at the University of Sunderland. Students may be able to borrow items or to access collections on a reference basis at a number of institutions throughout the UK by joining the SCONUL access scheme. To find out more and apply to join the scheme, go to: www.access.sconul.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Are there any additional costs on top of the fees?

There are optional field visits that run at Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the programme. These visits are highly recommended but are optional. The estimated cost of the Stage 2 visit, which is generally a European Destination, is £320. The Stage 3 field visit, which is usually an international destination, typically New York, has an estimated cost of £800.

 

How are student views represented?

All taught programmes in the University have student representatives for each Stage (year-group) of each programme who meet in a Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) where they can raise students’ views and concerns. The Students’ Union and the faculties together provide training for student representatives. SSLCs and focus groups are also used to obtain student feedback on plans for developing existing programmes and designing new ones. Feedback on your programme is obtained every year through module questionnaires and informs the annual review of your programme. Student representatives are also invited to attend Programme and Module Studies Boards which manage the delivery and development of programmes and modules.  Faculty Academic Committee also has student representation. This allows students to be involved in higher-level plans for teaching and learning. At university level students are represented on University level Committees by sabbatical officers who are the elected leaders of the Students’ Union.

 

The University’s student representation and feedback policy can be found here.

 

 

Final-year students are also invited to complete a National Student Survey (NSS) which asks a standard set of questions across the whole country. The results of this are discussed at Programme Studies Boards to identify good practice which can be shared and problems which need to be addressed. We rely heavily on student input to interpret the results of the NSS and ensure that we make the most appropriate changes.

 


QUALITY MANAGEMENT 

National subject benchmarks

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education publishes benchmark statements which give guidance as to the skills and knowledge which graduates in various subjects and in certain types of degree are expected to have. These can be found at:

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/SBS-Events-Hospitality-Leisure-Sport-Tourism-16.pdf

 

The QAA also publishes a Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) which defines the generic skills and abilities expected of students who have achieved awards at a given level and with which our programmes align. The FHEQ can be found here.             

 

How are the quality and standards of the programme assured?

 

The programme is managed and quality assured through the University’s standard processes. Programmes are overseen by Module and Programme Studies Boards which include student representatives. Each year each module leader provides a brief report on the delivery of the module, identifying strengths and areas for development, and the programme team reviews the programme as a whole.  The purpose of this is to ensure that the programme is coherent and up-to-date, with suitable progression through the programme, and a good fit (alignment) between what is taught and how students learn and are assessed - the learning outcomes, content and types of teaching, learning and assessment. Student achievement, including progress through the programme and the way in which the final award is made, is kept under review. The programme review report is sent to the Programme Studies Board and the Faculty in turn reports issues to the University’s Quality Management Sub-Committee (QMSC).

 

External examiners are appointed to oversee and advise on the assessment of the programme. They ensure that the standards of the programme are comparable with those of similar programmes elsewhere in the UK and are also involved in the assessment process to make sure that it is fair. They are invited to comment on proposed developments to the programme. Their reports are sent to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) as well as to the Faculty so that issues of concern can be addressed.

 

All programmes are reviewed by the University on a six-yearly cycle to identify good practice and areas for enhancement. Programmes are revalidated through this review process. These reviews include at least one academic specialist in the subject area concerned from another UK university. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review reports for Sunderland can be found here.

 

Further information about our quality processes can be found here.

 


SITS SUMMARY PROGRAMME/SHORT COURSE DETAILS

(Form to be completed electronically by the Faculty and forwarded to the Quality Support Officer supporting the Approval event, or sent to Planning & MI for faculty devolved processes before sending to Quality Support (with the exception of Short Courses and GRS))

This form is to be completed when a new programme has been validated and approved so that the programme codes and progression and awards rules can be set up in SITS.  This also needs to be completed at periodic course review when there have been significant modifications to the course.

 

Please note that all details entered onto this form will go onto every student’s record that is attached to this programme and it is therefore imperative that the information is correct. 

 

1 Programme Details

New/ Modification/Review:

Please ensure the minor modification document is included

Modification

Full Programme Title:

BA (Hons) Events Management (with Placement)

If replacement for existing course, specify title and course code:

 

Qualification Aim:

e.g. Foundation degree of Science, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

BA (Hons)

Qualification Level (NQF level):

6

JACS 3.0 code

JACS code = e.g. (V100) History, (I100) Computing Science, etc. See HESA Website https://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs3

N820

Is the programme Open or Closed:

A course is defined as closed when specifically designed for a certain group of people and not also available to other suitably qualified candidates. It may be designed for a particular company however if the same course is also run for other suitably qualified candidates, not employed by the company, then the course is not closed.

Open

Faculty and School:

Business, Law and Tourism

Sunderland Business School

Location of study:

e.g. SAGE, Sunderland in London, Sunderland

 

Last Date Registration (PBI) Number of days:

The number of days after the start date of the course that it is possible for students to register onto it. It is also referred to as the migration date.

 

Programme Leader:

Alyssa Brown

Academic Team for the programme:

Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Date of Approval/Modification/Review:

2018 (Modification)

Date of next review (QS to complete):

2021/2022

Accrediting Body or PSRB
If yes please attach a completed PSRB form

No

 

Programme Specific Regulations

If yes, please attach a completed Programme Specific Regulations form

No

 

Does this programme come under the Unistats return?

If yes, please attach a completed Unistats form

Yes

Is this an undergraduate programme whose primary (but not necessarily only) purpose is to improve the effectiveness of practitioners registered with a professional body? If yes, please specify which body:

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/2016/201622/HEFCE2016_22.pdf  (Page 88, paragraph f)

e.g. a short course aimed at registered nurses

No


Professional Body:

 

 

Interim  Awards

If a student does not achieve their qualification aim, what lower awards might they be entitled to, assuming they have the credits?  The subject title for any lower level award should be given where this is different from the subject of the qualification aim.

 

Interim Award Title

Credits Required

Interim Structure

Please show mandatory requirements if applicable e.g. core module codes

1

Certificate in Events Management

120

 

2

Diploma in Events Management

240

 

3

 

 

 

 

Combined Subjects Programmes only

Will the subject run as Major/Minor/Dual:

 

Any subject(s) not permitted to be combined with this subject:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Mode Of Attendance

01                          Full-time

Full-time students are those expected to study for more than 24 weeks per year, for a minimum of 21 hours per week and are paying the full-time fee.

02                          Other Full-time

Students who attend full-time for a period less than 24 weeks per year

 

31Part-time

Students who are expected to study for less than 21 hours per week.

 

31Part-time at Full-time Rate

Students who are studying full-time credits over part-time attendance

 

 

 

3 Admissions

An admissions or MCR code will be created to allow student applications.

Tick appropriate

UUCAS

Universities and Colleges Admission Services

Required for full-time undergraduate programmes only.

DDirect Entry

Required for FT, PT, PG and PGR, only where students will be admitted though the admissions teams or where the programme needs to be advertised on the web

 

GGTTR

Graduate Teacher Training Registry

Education only, where applicable

 

 

 

4Collaborative Provision

UK

 

Overseas

 

Institution

Collaborative Model

Funding Arrangements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5aCourse Block

Full-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

48 months

Part-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

 

Does this course offer a sandwich placement?

If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

Yes

Programme Year: 3

Is this compulsory or optional?

Optional

Does this course offer a study abroad year out? If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

No

Programme Year:

Is this compulsory or optional?

Compulsory/Optional

 

 

 

6   Major Source of Funding

Please note this relates to funding for the programme and not individual students

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Skills Funding Agency/EFA/Degree Apprenticeship

 

NCTL

National College for Teaching and Leadership

 

Wholly NHS Funded

Partially NHS Funded

Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care. For all Health funded programmes please indicate whether the programme is eligible for an NHS Bursary

-  Eligible for NHS BursaryY/N

 

 

 

Standard Fee

If no then the Learning Resources Form should be attached

Yes/No

Other Funding:

 

– Please Specify:

 

 

 

 

7   Education Programmes Only

This section must be completed for any programmes marked above as ‘NCTL’ funded

Teacher Training Identifier:

 

Teacher Training Scope:

 

Qualification Aim:

QTS and academic award, QTS only, QTS by assessment only

 

 

 

   DETAILS SUPPLIED BY:………………………………………        DATE:………………………..

 

 


Module List

Award, Route (if applicable) and Level

New/Existing/ Modified  Module (N/E/MM)

Module Title

Module Code

Module Credit Value

Whether core or option

Must choose (i.e. designated option):

Assessment weighting – give % weight for each assessment item

Pre-/co-requisites

Module leader

Other comment (if required)

Date of Entry on SITS.

N/MM only

( After event)

JACS Code

Academic Team

L4

E

Impacts of Festivals & Events

TLH107

20

C

 

40:60

 

Andrew Hibbitt

 

 

N820

 

E

Experiencing the Event

TLH109

20

C

 

50:50

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N820

 

E

Staging Events

TLH110

20

C

 

40:60

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N820

 

E

Fundamentals of Events

TLH117

20

C

 

50:50

 

Fiona Standfield

 

 

N820

 

N

Study Skills for the Service Sector

TLH123

20

C

 

50:50

 

Andrew Hibbitt

 

 

N800

 

N

Marketing and Business for the Service Sector

TLH124

20

C

 

50:50

 

Serkan Uzunogullari

 

 

N862

 

L5

E

Managing the Event

TLH216

20

C

 

50:50

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N820

 

N

Research Methods for the Service Sector

TLH251

20

C

 

50:50

 

Stephanie Preston

 

 

N832

 

E

MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions

TLH219

20

C

 

100

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N800

 

N

Consultancy for the Visitor Economy

TLH252

20

C

 

70:30

 

Serkan Uzunogullari

 

 

N820

 

E

Events Fieldwork

TLH221

20

O

 

80:20

 

James Scott

 

 

N820

 

E

Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events

TLH222

20

O

 

100

 

Nikolaos Pappas

 

 

N832

 

N

Exploring Human Resource Management in the Service Sector

TLH255

20

O

 

60:40

 

Stephanie Preston

 

 

N862

 

Placement Year

N

Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism Work Placement

TLH253

120

C

 

100

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N800

 

L6

E

Contemporary Issues in Events

TLH318

20

C

 

70:30

TLH222

Sharon Olver

 

 

N820

 

E

Events Management Research Dissertation

TLH320

40

O

 

100

 

James Scott

 

 

N820

 

E

Gastronomy

TLH334

20

O

 

100

 

Sharon Olver

 

 

N800

 

E

Events Fieldwork 3

TLH336

20

O

 

100

 

James Scott

 

 

N820

 

E

Events Planning for Cities

TLH337

20

O

 

100

 

Ian Morton

 

 

N820

 

E

Events and the Creative Industries

TLH338

20

O

 

100

 

Sharon Olver

 

 

N820

 

E

Service Quality

TLH339

20

O

 

100

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N800

 

N

Digital Technologies in the Visitor Economy

TLH342

20

O

 

100

 

Nicole Mitsche

 

 

N800

 

N

Leadership and Management for the Service Sector

TLH343

20

O

 

100

 

Stephanie Preston

 

 

N862

 

N

Professional Development for the Service Sector

TLH346

20

O

 

70:30

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N820