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Our Alumni

Making a positive difference in the world

We have been creating successful graduates for almost 150 years. Many of these graduates have gone on to be sector leaders across the globe, whilst others have delivered world-class research and others teach the events, tourism and hospitality leaders of tomorrow.

We have a great record in providing the skills that our students need to transfer directly into the industry. Our graduates go off to work all over the world, managing events at major venues and working with leading hospitality and tourism agencies across the globe.

Together we have made a positive difference to the world of events, tourism and hospitality and this success continues today.

Find out more about our alumni community and how you can get involved.

UKCEM alumnae honoured at first Conference News 30 under Thirty Awards

Five alumnae from Leeds Beckett’s UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) were recognised as being amongst the conference and meeting industry’s top young talent by Conference News and eventtech specialists Cvent at an awards ceremony in London in October 2017. Heather Sharp, Rebecca Pryjdun, Rebecca George, Helen Simpson and Annie Metcalfe were all recognised at the awards. Annie, who studied Events Management and graduated in 2013 said,

“I’m thrilled to be recognised by my peers in this way, but I do attribute much of my success to the many people who have supported me in my journey.”

Read more about Anne's story.


My Mountbatten Experience

“My experience and the opportunities gained at Leeds Beckett’s UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM), where I was President of the Events Society, completed a placement year, a study abroad semester in Australia, joined associations, volunteered endlessly and was shortlisted for the Eventice, lead to me securing my job with IMN, a conference division under the Euromoney company umbrella."

Lewis Manson

Lewis Manson

PhD by Published Work

“Being able to do my PhD at Leeds Beckett by publication was excellent - it gave me the flexibility I needed to combine my full time work with getting a qualification, and I was able to use my previous publications towards it. Leeds Beckett had staff that had experience on this format of PhD and were able to advise me well on how to prepare a credible PhD submission."
Read more about Xavier's story.


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