EG451-6-SP-CO:
Events Project

The details
2022/23
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Sunday 15 January 2023
Friday 24 March 2023
30
31 March 2021

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA N8N6 Events Management with Hospitality,
BA N8N7 Events Management with Hospitality

Module description

This unit is linked to all other areas of the programme in that prior study and Wivenhoe House Hotel experience underpin the students' expertise and ability to complete the Project.

During Level 6, the Event Project draws upon new competencies being developed simultaneously through other Level 6 units such as Event Operations, Industry Context and Customer Experience. It involves planning and running an event within the Wivenhoe House or other external venues.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:
1. Critically analyse the body of knowledge appropriate to the project brief to synthesise potential solutions to meet client requirements appropriate to the context within which this knowledge will be applied.
- Sourcing and managing information, research methods, analyzing research findings, proposing and justifying conclusions, recommendation and solutions;
- Managing the client relationship;
- Project management skills;
- Risk management and logistical planning;
- Event scheduling and time management;
- Forecasting and capacity management.

2. Conduct a professional presentation to the client, covering the marketing, sales and operational planning for the event, listening to and dealing with questions in a responsive and sensitive manner.
- Client/consultant relationship;
- Presentation and communication skills.

3. Critically analyse the success of the event, to pre-determined and agreed parameters from the client, operationally and in terms of guest satisfaction.
- Target setting and measurement;
- Benchmarking of business KPIs and performance measures;
- Customer satisfaction measures;
- Sustainability and ecological impact analysis;
- Estimating the Return of Investment from events.

4. Work effectively as part of a team, recognising and supporting the needs of the group, taking a lead role if appropriate and managing conflict.
- Team working and group dynamics.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Develop a proposal to meet client requirements so as to be able to implement a commercial event using the Wivenhoe House or other venue.
2. Conduct a professional presentation to the client, covering the marketing, sales and operational planning for the event, listening to and dealing with questions in a responsive and sensitive manner.
3. Critically analyse the success of the event, to pre-determined and agreed parameters from the client, operationally and in terms of guest satisfaction.
4. Work effectively as part of a team, recognising and supporting the needs of the group, taking a lead role if appropriate and managing conflict.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching will take the shape of either classroom based or online lectures and seminars where Wivenhoe House will be used to contextualize theory and illustrate practice. Self-managed learning will supplement seminars where you will be provided with guidance on required reading and on-line learning resources.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Group Presentation    25% 
Coursework   Individual Report    75% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Philip Berners
ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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