Ana Richmond

Ana Richmond

Tourism Destination Management MA

UCB has a great range of postgraduate tourism courses and, after looking at the variety of modules on offer, I found MA Tourism Destination Management to be a perfect fit for me. Also, Birmingham is a great city to study in! 

One of my favourite parts was learning about the history of tourism, but nothing beats the course’s opportunities for residential visits. My class spent a week in Lanzarote as part of a live project. We attended the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and presented our ideas for pop-up tourism concept to students and tourism professionals. It was a great experience. 

UCB is a fantastic learning environment. After taking a four year break from study after my undergraduate degree, I was concerned it would be tough to get back into thinking and writing academically, but the university lecturers were very supportive and I achieved great results. 

I now work as an International Travel Consultant for Flight Centre in London. It’s a huge global company and the career opportunities they offer are amazing. The tourism industry is competitive, so having a postgraduate qualification really helped me stand out from other applicants. 

My advice to new students would be to get involved with local tourism initiatives during your study – you’ll make great contacts, have a lot of fun and it looks great on your CV.

 

"I now work as an International Travel Consultant for Flight Centre in London. It’s a huge global company and the career opportunities they offer are amazing."

Ana Richmond
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