EG221-5-AP-CO:
Sustainability in Events

The details
2023/24
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 22 March 2024
15
03 February 2022

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BA N888 Events Management,
BA NA88 Events Management (Including Year Abroad),
FDA N889 Events Management

Module description

This module provides students with an opportunity to gain a general overview of concepts of sustainability emerging from concerns about the environmental and climate crisis. The module requires students to experientially engage with debates by devising, presenting and carrying out a meaningful project, which relates to sustainable practices in the events and hospitality industry.

It promotes key sustainability competences by encouraging students to critically reflect on their project and its impact on stakeholders. These projects can have a wide range of aims and forms whereby students are encouraged to meet sustainability real-world needs of the industry.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:

1. Analyse current concepts of environmental sustainability.
Climate crisis;
Limits of natural system;
Waste management and carbon footprint;
Neoliberalism within a globalised supply and demand economy.

2. Examine the events and hospitality industry response to present and future environmental challenges.
Moral philosophy, ethical behaviour and regulation;
Corporate Social Responsibility and green washing;
Green accounting and Non-Governmental Organisations.

3. Consider and recommend areas where small scale-projects can promote change.
Strategies and procedures for introducing sustainable practices;
Opportunities, limitations and challenges resulting from implementing sustainable practices.

4. Critically analyse and evaluate legacy and impacts of small-scale projects
Environmental impacts on stakeholders.
Non-environmental impact on stakeholders;
Apply concepts of sustainability to management decision.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module, you will be able to:

1. Analyse current concepts of environmental sustainability

2. Examine events and hospitality industry response to present and future environmental challenges

3. Consider and recommend areas where small scale-projects can promote change

4. Critically analyse and evaluate legacies and impacts of small-scale projects

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   Individual Presentation     
Coursework   Report     

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
Mr Dimitri Lera, email: ldimit@essex.ac.uk.
Dimitri Lera
Edge Hotel School, ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Mr James Ellerby
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 29 hours, 29 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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