The role requires people who are level-headed and well organised but also enthusiastic, creative and dynamic. Teamwork is a crucial part of running any successful event and in your second year you have the chance to create, develop and manage your own live event as part of a team, working with real clients, venues and attendees.
Festivals, meetings, conventions, exhibitions and sports events all make up the events industry, and you will have plenty of opportunities to get a feel for different kinds of event from familiarisation visits, site visits and attending live events, as well as from expert guest speakers.
You will also get some hands-on experience working for a variety of clients at locations and venues across the country. Liverpool is well known for its thriving events scene. Events such as Sound City, Summer Pops, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and the Clothes Show Live put Liverpool on the map as a big player in the events industry.
Venues like the Echo Arena, Anfield Stadium and St George's Hall have attracted events such as the MOBO Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards and Four Nations Rugby League Final.
LJMU has cultural partnerships with big names in the events industry, including the Tate, Everyman Theatre and Light Night. These partnerships give our students unique opportunities in the events sector, as well as discounts and exclusive offers.
The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the interest and ability to study for a degree, but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Events Mangement honours degree programme yet.
Once you pass the Foundation Year (level 3) you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).
One of the attractions of the programme is the sheer breadth and variety of subjects covered in this foundation year, providing you with an ideal platform of knowledge.
By choosing to study our Foundation Year you will join a friendly and stimulating environment in which you will be encouraged to achieve your full potential in both your academic work and your future career. We pride ourselves on our informal and supportive relationships with our students. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be responsible for your academic and personal progress throughout your studies. Along with this scheduled one-to-one support, you will receive regular feedback and guidance from your module tutors on your research, writing and study skills.