Project and Event Management

Second year module

Lecturer: Hazel Westwood

This module will introduce students to the basic principles and practice of Event Management. The module combines the techniques of event planning with the practice of event management. It covers: Strategic purpose of events; Organizational and event team issues; Event objectives, venue and design; Milestone Planning and Analysis; Managing risks, health and safety in Events; Events in the context of B2B & B2C; Marketing, PR and the role of the media in event objectives; Event evaluation, measurement and endings as beginnings. These are taught in lectures and supported by in-class exercises and video discussions, and backed up by case study analysis. Students are expected to have completed background reading, work on exercises, and prepare for case studies out of class time.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Operate more competently as a member of an eventst team, and ultimately as an event manager
  • Show a sophisticated understanding of the competencies an Events Manager needs and the organizational and team challenges they face.
  • Logically plan, schedule and manage events using best practice event management processes and techniques.
  • Understand the basic principles of the main project management methodologies, such as GANTT planning and PRINCE2.

Assessment

50% by group presentation & 500 word written event pitch, 50% by 2 hour closed book examination.