MSc Global Meetings and Events Management
Set on coming to the UK from Croatia to do her second master’s, Maja was looking for a university in a city that had the buzz of London, but was small enough to truly feel like home.
As soon as she saw the details for UCB’s Global Meetings and Events Management MSc, she knew it was the one for her. “It’s been my dream since I was little to work in the events industry and I was in love when I saw the course title.
“Coming from Croatia to Birmingham was the best and bravest decision I ever made. When my courses began, it quickly became obvious that my lecturers worked incredibly hard to explain everything they could, giving brilliant presentations and explanations to transfer as much knowledge as possible. That was the best part of the whole course for me – knowing I would get that dedication from them.
“My dissertation was titled ‘The Impact of Events on Zagreb’s Destination Brand and Image.’ It was an interesting journey for me because, like lots of students, I was juggling a lot of responsibilities at the same time, managing deadlines, working and trying to bridge the gap between England and my home country of Croatia. It was demanding, but managing to finish it in the end made me so proud.
“I’m currently working for a company within the events industry, and trying to learn as much as I can, so one day I can start an events business of my own. This course really helped me to begin making that dream a reality."
If I had to give someone thinking of taking this course a piece of advice, I would say try to plan your assignments in advance and take everything that you can in because you’re going to learn a lot. As for career advice, take every shot you have, because you never know where it will take you. Be fearless and the sky will be your limit.