These are challenging times for organisations in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors. International recovery will involve investment, skilled management and a workforce that is able to initiate and adapt to innovation.
We aspire to undertake cutting-edge research and provide an education that will enable our graduates to compete in the labour market. We are very proud of our track record; the latest available official statistics show that 97.7%* of our students were in work or further study six months after graduation and the most recently published National Student Survey (2019) revealed an overall student satisfaction rating of 92.31%.
These unprecedented times demand more of us. We are, therefore, reviewing our approach to teaching, course start dates (all postgraduate courses are available for January entry) and maintaining very close working relationships with employer associations so that graduates have the skills and competencies required of them.
We are proud that our School is ranked among the world’s top 50 by the latest (2019) Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our students are also award winners. In 2019, prizes included the Institute of Travel and Tourism Student of the Year and PhD Student of the Year, the Association of Tourism in Higher Education Postgraduate Student of the Year, and the Every Woman in Tourism 'One to Watch' award.
Our mission is to inspire and educate the events, tourism and hospitality leaders of tomorrow so they can make a positive difference in the world.
Professor Rhodri Thomas
Dean of School
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17
Courses are delivered by expert staff from The UK Centre for Events Management and The Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management. We strive to transform events, tourism and hospitality practice through the education of future leaders and the insights from our research. We encourage critical thinking and a spirit of questioning to address local and global challenges associated with the sectors. These approaches ensure our graduates are highly employable and well-prepared to embark on rewarding careers.
We undertake research to inform our reading and to make an impact on the various stakeholders with an interest in events, tourism and hospitality management.