Leanne Marlow

Leanne Marlow

Global Meetings and Events Management MSc

Prior to embarking on my studies at University College Birmingham (UCB) I completed A level qualifications in both Music and Business Studies. Originally, I had ambitions of becoming a music teacher, but I decided it would be a better idea to combine my passion for music and business and develop a career in the music events industry. 

UCB has a very good reputation as one of the best universities in the country for Events Management. I absolutely loved the BA Events Management degree course and felt that taking the Masters in Global Meetings and Events Management would really give me a competitive edge and help me stand out in the jobs market. Having spoken to students studying Events Management at other Universities, I think UCB offers much more support to its students. There is help on a one-to-one basis with your academic work and lots of support from the careers department, Hired@UCB, to help you find voluntary work experience opportunities and really maximise your CV. 

UCB also has a new dedicated postgraduate suite, which is absolutely vital when studying at Masters level, as you are required to complete far more personal study, rather than group work, so having a comfortable, quiet and relaxed setting where you can work, is very important. 

The MSc course focuses on the application of theory and strategy to industry and real life events. Developing your strategic thinking skills at this higher level is an important skill to have and very valuable when you start working in industry and progressing into managerial roles. Attaining these skills has really helped me, I have already secured employment as an Events Executive specialising in retail events when I finish my course. All the work we do is applied to industry, as opposed to just being theory-based. Therefore, when we are examining financial figures and bidding documents, for example, we focus on their practical applications and this really prepares you for working in the industry. 

I feel that having a Masters degree sets you apart from the rest. So many people now go to University and study at undergraduate level, but having a Masters degree gives you something extra and a real competitive edge in the job market. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Masters in Global Meetings and Events Management and would recommend it to anyone with a desire to take their Events Management skills and experience to the next level. 

 

"The MSc course focuses on the application of theory and strategy to industry and real life events. Developing your strategic thinking skills at this higher level is an important skill to have and very valuable when you start working in industry and progressing into managerial roles."

Leanne Marlow
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