The Event Management Hub is a key part of the activities of the Event Management Subject Group at Sheffield Hallam University where we have around 500 students studying event management and 25 event experts who are part of our academic teaching team. Our tutors have worked in, and many still work, in the events industry outside of their teaching commitments. Therefore we are really well placed to support you and provide a very able and amenable university partner.
There are lots of commercial and non commercial opportunities for us to collaborate with you for mutual benefit. We have been doing this very successfully over the last eight years with many organisations in the event world. The collaborations include;
- Opportunities – where our students undertake voluntary and paid work for your organisation or event.
- Research collaboration – where students and / or tutors do research on behalf of your organisation or event.
- Partnering on particular modules that the students study – which can involve guest speaking, student visits, PR / CSR opportunities.
- Consultancy – Our tutors undertake consultancy with your event organisation or you may prefer groups of students to work with you.
BUT – it is not all about how we can benefit you. At the heart of our approach is to bring the ‘real world’ into the classroom and actually get the students out of the class room and into the ‘real world’. Involvement with event related organisations is hugely important to us in being the best we can be for our students.
Our UG and PG courses have over 30 different event related modules that we teach and the students study, additionally staff and students are committed outside of their formal commitments to work outside of the classroom in the ‘real’ event world. The opportunity to collaborate is therefore at the heart of what we do and if you have any ideas please get in touch – there are so many ways we can work together for the benefit of students, yourselves, and the university.
Opportunities in Events at Sheffield Hallam University.
At Sheffield Hallam University we have students at both Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels studying with us which is approximately 400 students, who are looking for experience in the industry. In the second year of the Undergraduate course they are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of industry related experience in order to pass their course. Our students take on experience of 1 day working as a steward to a few months assisting on a longer-term project. We also have longer term placements which are 6 months or 12 months in duration and minimum of 30 hours per week.
What are opportunities?
This can be anything from stewarding at a festival or 5K run, to one day a week working with an organisation for 6 months or more, supporting on event administration, marketing, HR. It can be anything related to events or related areas, if you’re not sure then please feel free to drop us a line to discuss Charlotte Rowley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why use our students?
You get someone with enthusiasm and is eager to learn
It can help you resources a project you haven’t be able to previously
You get someone who is currently learning about new trends in the industry
You get a fresh set of eyes and potentially some who can bring new ideas
You can build up a pool of people if needed
They could potentially bring a network with them
You can potentially screen people for future employment once they graduate
Benefits for our students?
They gain insight and real-world experience putting their knowledge into practice whilst building networks in the industry. A degree isn’t enough anymore and certainly isn’t in our practical subject area. So many of our students are keen to put their knowledge into practice and gain experience.