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Is a BSc hons in international event management at surrey university better than a BA hons in event management at MMU
You could check out the NSS scores for each course here, bearing in mind that the most recent ratings are 2021 and were impacted by covid. The latest scores have just been released but won't be published on this website till September.
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Only you can decide which is better. It depends on what is important to you. You could write a pro and cons list on the university and on the course. Look at things like: class size, student satisfaction scores, types of assignment, which modules are different, are there any elective modules? Does any of them provide work experience and so on.

Then compare the universities: is one further from home and does this matter to you, what societies are there, what support is provided by the university in terms of academic support, wellbeing support and career support, which campus do you prefer, and look at university teaching and satisfaction scores and so on.

I hope you find this helpful.

- Rosie
Original post by Anonymous
Is a BSc hons in international event management at surrey university better than a BA hons in event management at MMU

Well on the specific degrees I don’t know (id look on LinkedIn to see where the careers of recent graduates from each course are going…

But Surrey is certainly perceived to be the more well regarded institution from a general perspective.
Original post by Anonymous
Is a BSc hons in international event management at surrey university better than a BA hons in event management at MMU

Hi there,

To introduce myself I'm Joao. In my final year studying BSc Economics at Surrey University, I am working as a Campus Ambassador for JP Morgan. I recently finished my one-year industrial placement as an Economist for the British Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). I also had the opportunity to work as a Private Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Biosecurity.

Our BSc (Hons) International Event Management will help you develop specialized skills and knowledge for both the events sector and business management. Surrey is the UK’s top university for tourism, transport, travel and heritage studies, ranked 1st in the Complete University Guide 2023. Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management also has an outstanding global reputation, ranking:

1st in the UK and 3rd in the world for hospitality and tourism management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
1st in the UK and 14th in the world for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
4th in the UK for hospitality, leisure and tourism in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Our award-winning Professional Training placements prepare students for roles in industry. We deliver on jobs, too. We were named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Finally, the campus is lovely. Surrey is known to emphasise the social life of students and always care about how you spend your free time at University. The student union offers more than 140 societies based on any hobbies and interests students have and clubs for all kinds of sport that a student might want to take up. And even with covid restrictions, the union managed to organise one of the biggest covid-safe university events in the country!

If you have any questions about Surrey or uni life in general, please ask as I can help you out!:smile:


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Original post by Anonymous
Is a BSc hons in international event management at surrey university better than a BA hons in event management at MMU

HI Anon!

It is really difficult to decide between two universities and it can often be down to your personal opinion and what you are looking for from a university. It is great a Student rep from Surrey has reached out to you on this post to give you some information on their course and university!

Manchester has played host to a packed live music calendar, some of the world’s biggest sporting contests and every sort of festival you can imagine, from food and film to pride and punk music. With our city-centre campus, it’s all within easy reach.
It puts us in the perfect place to offer an education rooted in the real world with relevant skills, user experience and valuable connections to support your ambitions in events, tourism or hospitality management. It puts you in a city with a wide range of employers looking for ambitious graduates.

In our course you will learn from lecturers who have real industry experience managing events in Manchester and around the world. We have a range of guest lectures throughout the year and you can hear from experts like John Probyn from Festival Republic, and Sacha Lord, Co-Creator of Parklife and The Warehouse Project.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to tailor your studies as we offer a wide range of optional units in your second and third year to help you specialise in specific areasWe also encourage all our students to go on placement. Placements not only give you the opportunity to develop your core skills and learn about how a business really operates in your industry, but also shows employers that you’re ready to get to work.

If you are on our Events Management course you will study in our Business school which holds the globally recognised trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, placing us among the best business schools in the world.

You might like to view our new Virtual Experience:
Additionally, you can also chat to current students about student life through this link:

I hope this helps! Good luck with everything!

Carly :smile:

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