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    Hi guys,

    While looking into Events Management masters, I came across the following universities which, in my opinion, have the most interesting postgrad programs. Does anyone know anything about these institutions? Which one are the best and which are not? And why?

    - Edinburgh Napier University
    - UWE Bristol - University od the West England
    - University of Surrey
    - Oxford Brooks
    - Brighton University
    - University of Salford Manchester
    - University of Derby
    - Manchester Metropolitan University

    I would like to have some feedback mainly from personal experience.

    Thanks,
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    Hey thought I would help you out again as you seem an eager beaver and I can imagine being in your shoes and being excited about studying and could do with someone to help!

    Everyone has different experiences and opinions so asking might end with asking more questions than before.

    The best thing you can do is to google each university and watch videos and note down what you liked about the university and also search for things at these cities that are interesting to you, its location, stuff to do etc.

    As I said before, Oxford could be really interesting and different to many other cities and towns or campuses, and has a shuttle bus to London which is really cheap.

    The idea of doing something more business / generically based could work as it would give you more options such as studying in London which is is really a great experience for a young person as there is so much to do considering somewhere like Queen Mary, University of London for something like M.Sc. Management or M.A. Marketing at Royal Holloway, University of London (in Egham, Surrey) as the London brand is strong and considered to give a better student experience and graduate employment prospects.

    The best thing to do is look at the Complete University Guide: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...ables/rankings which is the best for understanding where the universities are ranked as people seem to look at undergraduate rankings for the overall ranking for considering postgraduate studies, basically if you care about ranking then let that sway your decision but if the course is unique and specialised then ranking doesnt really matter.

    You will see Surrey is ranked #11 and Exeter is #13, so both great universities to consider.

    I think the University of Surrey is something to seriously consider for it is a great university on a quiet and beautiful campus which is near London to travel to easily and cheaply, 40 minute journey for £10, you will find the housing to be really cheap compared to London prices and the Surrey area is a really nice area, if you look on Google maps you will see the Surrey area has some of the nicest houses in the UK, and you will find University of Surrey has a lot of middle-class, connected, wealthier and bright and intelligent people there to complement its ranking as top ten.

    The other universities are all considered of equal consideration its only the top 20 universities that people fight for places.

    Have a look on Rightmove Student Accommodation which is a good place to get an idea of housing prices.

    I've just had a look at firstprotocol again and found a lady who works for Goldman through firstprotocol and seems like the exact sort of thing you want to be aiming for.

    Simply, I would say Surrey and then head into the City of London to work in hospitality for the banks like Rothschild, or Man Group which is the largest hedge fund in the world, UBS, Deutsche Bank or technology like Google or Apple with product launches etc.

    .. and if you really wanted to do something spectacular.. how about the Royal Household.

    Now that would be an event I would like to plan and manage! Heads of state... yikes!

    Hope this helps.. any questions do ask
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    Slightly OT question - does anyone need a masters degree in events management? What more is there to learn beyond a BA?
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    (Original post by post-grad-u-ate)
    Hey thought I would help you out again as you seem an eager beaver and I can imagine being in your shoes and being excited about studying and could do with someone to help!

    Everyone has different experiences and opinions so asking might end with asking more questions than before.

    The best thing you can do is to google each university and watch videos and note down what you liked about the university and also search for things at these cities that are interesting to you, its location, stuff to do etc.

    As I said before, Oxford could be really interesting and different to many other cities and towns or campuses, and has a shuttle bus to London which is really cheap.

    The idea of doing something more business / generically based could work as it would give you more options such as studying in London which is is really a great experience for a young person as there is so much to do considering somewhere like Queen Mary, University of London for something like M.Sc. Management or M.A. Marketing at Royal Holloway, University of London (in Egham, Surrey) as the London brand is strong and considered to give a better student experience and graduate employment prospects.

    The best thing to do is look at the Complete University Guide: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...ables/rankings which is the best for understanding where the universities are ranked as people seem to look at undergraduate rankings for the overall ranking for considering postgraduate studies, basically if you care about ranking then let that sway your decision but if the course is unique and specialised then ranking doesnt really matter.

    You will see Surrey is ranked #11 and Exeter is #13, so both great universities to consider.

    I think the University of Surrey is something to seriously consider for it is a great university on a quiet and beautiful campus which is near London to travel to easily and cheaply, 40 minute journey for £10, you will find the housing to be really cheap compared to London prices and the Surrey area is a really nice area, if you look on Google maps you will see the Surrey area has some of the nicest houses in the UK, and you will find University of Surrey has a lot of middle-class, connected, wealthier and bright and intelligent people there to complement its ranking as top ten.

    The other universities are all considered of equal consideration its only the top 20 universities that people fight for places.

    Have a look on Rightmove Student Accommodation which is a good place to get an idea of housing prices.

    I've just had a look at firstprotocol again and found a lady who works for Goldman through firstprotocol and seems like the exact sort of thing you want to be aiming for.

    Simply, I would say Surrey and then head into the City of London to work in hospitality for the banks like Rothschild, or Man Group which is the largest hedge fund in the world, UBS, Deutsche Bank or technology like Google or Apple with product launches etc.

    .. and if you really wanted to do something spectacular.. how about the Royal Household.

    Now that would be an event I would like to plan and manage! Heads of state... yikes!

    Hope this helps.. any questions do ask

    Oh my god! You are my savior! Thank you so much once again! I will follow your precious advice!

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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Slightly OT question - does anyone need a masters degree in events management? What more is there to learn beyond a BA?
    I majored in Bus Admin as my university was not offering any Hospitality courses, so now I would like to learn something more about the topic as well as to make connections with events planning companies.
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    I majored in Bus Admin as my university was not offering any Hospitality courses, so now I would like to learn something more about the topic as well as to make connections with events planning companies.
    I have to admit that (from looking at the specification of the Surrey M.Sc.) you will be repeating fundamentals such as: project management, accounting and finance, operations, then something a bit more specific which is services marketing but the main value of this course is the conversations about the events industry which I admit would be useful and to be around others with the same interest but is that really worth £18,000 equal to $26,000? No. I wouldn't say it was. You can easily find a few books on events management and go through them to get the main themes and ideas.

    What you could do is get an events assistant job here in London and pursue evening courses with Cass Business School, City University (now part of University of London) for £415 / $600, this would improve your prospects in the events industry. Cass is the 'financial traders' school, very recognisable in the City of London.

    Another possible evening course is http://eventcourse.com/course/diploma/?content=226, delivered at King's College, University of London. I would say the Cass course is better value for money, would be the choice, but this course does seem to offer a lot more so you would have to weigh it up.

    Another short course is at the London College of Communication, the University of Arts, which is famous for its advertising course and it is the hipsters university, very relaxed and laid back and would be recognised, though I would say Cass is more recognisable and the eventcourse is not recognisable, which is a shame but it is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing which does really help.

    You mentioned before you are italian and hence part of the EU and so working here shouldn't be a problem.

    A really great website for jobs here in the UK is indeed.co.uk, and Reed, also the jobcentre (which is the governments website for those claiming job seekers benefit) and search for events in London, and you will see there are 4 pages of events jobs just posted today! So you should find something there the only downfall is that it is mainly links to agencies and so you don't know what interesting brands you could be working for.

    If you were to apply for a job now then definitely mention on your CV, your ambition to complete an events short course and even mentioning Cass Business School on your cover letter would ring bells and make employers more interested.

    So look for events assistant jobs in London and then when looking for a better branded job then you will likely find those on the company websites directly but you can get those through agencies just needs a bit more searching to find something you would find interesting.

    If you want help with accommodation then www.spareroom.co.uk is great! You can do an advanced search and can find places which are 'female only' looking for professional females and you'll be with 3-4 other ambitious female housemates who all work in the City etc.

    I haven't even started on all the great things you can do in London but you will find those easily enough!

    So there you go.. I hope this helps in any way

    (I can imagine how much this would help if I was looking to work in the U.S.)
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    I have to admit that (from looking at the specification of the Surrey M.Sc.) you will be repeating fundamentals such as: project management, accounting and finance, operations, then something a bit more specific which is services marketing but the main value of this course is the conversations about the events industry which I admit would be useful and to be around others with the same interest but is that really worth £18,000 equal to $26,000? No. I wouldn't say it was. You can easily find a few books on events management and go through them to get the main themes and ideas.

    What you could do is get an events assistant job here in London and pursue evening courses with Cass Business School, City University (now part of University of London) for £415 / $600, this would improve your prospects in the events industry. Cass is the 'financial traders' school, very recognisable in the City of London.

    Another possible evening course is http://eventcourse.com/course/diploma/?content=226, delivered at King's College, University of London. I would say the Cass course is better value for money, would be the choice, but this course does seem to offer a lot more so you would have to weigh it up.

    Another short course is at the London College of Communication, the University of Arts, which is famous for its advertising course and it is the hipsters university, very relaxed and laid back and would be recognised, though I would say Cass is more recognisable and the eventcourse is not recognisable, which is a shame but it is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing which does really help.

    You mentioned before you are italian and hence part of the EU and so working here shouldn't be a problem.
    This is a solution I have not thought of. However, to answer back to what you said about tuition, as an Italian I would not have to pay 18.000£ but only 9.000£ which is definitely cheaper. But you are probably right, if UK offers courses in events management, paying for a masters is not worth it.
 
 
 
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