EG228-5-FY-CO:
Contemporary Issues in the Event Industry

The details
2023/24
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
15
09 November 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(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 will enable you to analyse current contemporary issues that impact on management, staff, operations and customers within the events industry. Contemporary management practice will be studied within changing organisational, consumer and environmental contexts to enhance your understanding of factors that impact on competitive positioning within the industry.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary issues that impact on the events industry.
- Political changes, economic, social and technological innovations;
- Environmentalism and green measures;
- Technological innovation.

2. Evaluate the impact of trends on the events industry.
- Trends, mega trends and fashion.

3. Analyse the importance of crises management and the impact of terrorism on the events industry.
- Crisis and risk management;
- Natural disasters;
- Terrorism.

4. Recognise how effective management anticipates and responds to changing environment factors and shifting consumer demands.
- Current issues facing events industry and how the industry is responding.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of global contemporary issues that impact on the events industry.
2. Evaluate the impact of trends on the events industry.
3. Analyse the importance of crises management and the impact of terrorism on the events industry.
4. Recognise how effective management anticipates and responds to changing environment factors and shifting consumer demands.

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 Report    75% 
Coursework   Infographic    25% 

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
Dr Banthita Hunt, email: banthita.hunt@essex.ac.uk.
Banthita Hunt
Edge Hotel School, ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Mr James Ellerby
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 32 hours, 30 (93.8%) hours available to students:
2 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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