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    I am looking at going to brighton university next year to study 'Events Management'. but I have heard a lot of people say that it is a silly degree to do and that it is 'naff' and 'not worthwhile' :/

    Is it really not worth it? as i don't want to spend three years of my life doing it if that is true :/
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    if you want to go into events management sure its worth doing, and you will gain some general skills but you wont have as much transferability (is that a word?) as if you did business management or some more general management course
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    (Original post by kez681)
    I am looking at going to brighton university next year to study 'Events Management'. but I have heard a lot of people say that it is a silly degree to do and that it is 'naff' and 'not worthwhile' :/

    Is it really not worth it? as i don't want to spend three years of my life doing it if that is true :/
    TBH its not the most useful degree to have. I mean to become an event manager you dont really need a degree, you can do that by just being sociable and having links in the industry. The degree might help to get you those links if you dont have any atm. But other than that there isnt anything to an events management degree so why not try to move courses while at uni. If you did something like business management it would be a lot more useful.
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    Don't.
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    I recommend a more general degree like business management and then you can choose to "specialize" in events.
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    If you're sure that that is what you want to do and that you want to go to uni, then go for it.

    If you're not so sure then I'd have a hard think about it because it's not a very transferable degree and wouldn't really be worth the 9k if you're not really invested in it (latter point is true of any degree). Also, think about options that don't involve going to uni because if you can get into the industry without having to pay all that, it would be great. But if you're sure that it's what you want to do then just ignore the naysayers. It's your life at the end of the day.
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    My friend did that in University - And to be honest it was worth doing a Business Mangement Degree but thats what she stated to me..When she finished the Degree.

    She really wanted to go back to University for that factor - Slightly disheartening as she couldn't even get her 1 year industry.

    But listen - Speak to your admissions about it and see what they say - Find out the career prospects.
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    Make sure you get relevant work experience outside of uni. I know someone who did it and she's now had several good jobs as a wedding coordinator and events manager for big hotels, but unless you make sure you get hands-on experience before or whole studying the degree may not ensure that you are able to get in. Most job adverts for these jobs tend to focus more on the practical experience side than any particular training anyway.
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    If you want to do it so that you can get into that industry then don't. Work experiance would be far more benificial. If you're doing it because you find that sort of thing intersting but want to go to university for the experiance then you have to decide if it is worth the debt you will have.
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    I did a year of it and it's an ok degree though as other people have said, I'd reccomend doing Business then specialising later on, a few people I know from my time in Uni have got amazing work placements in event companies and they are studying business.

    If you are going to do it get as much experience as possible before you go to uni and during the first year, in your second year when you start applying for your years placement no employers will actually care about the degree (as long as you're doing one) but they all ask about event experience.

    Gain as many contacts as possible and join any uni event societies (RAG for example) and do as much as you can, even the voluntary positions are highly competetive and having experience will set you apart.
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    studyeventmanagement.com is a good site to get an overview about the best event management courses in the UK. Made it very easy to find my course.
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    Hi there...

    I'm looking for a course in event management and in particuIar I'm interesting in diploma of eventcourse.com and of eventtr.co.uk.

    Anyone of you could help me to choose the best course?

    Both of them are accreditated, one for CIM and the other one for ICM.
    Which is the most recognised one?

    Thank you
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    Depending on the university it may or may not be appropriate. I originally studied for a BA (Hons) in Business Analysis and Corporate Real Estate Management but due to budget cuts had to transfer to another course so I went to Events Management. I still got the project management and risk management aspects that I wanted to do but in a more specialised subject area. I did really well and I'm doing my MSc in International Management at the same university (UWS).
    I would advise you to take a year in industry and study a trimester/semester abroad as it would be hugely beneficial (I never got the chance but I urge those on my former course to do so).
 
 
 
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