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Alumni, Graduate,
'Busy' as a badge of honour; why we wear it and why we should stop
A guest blog from Event Academy student Juliet Tripp Juliet Tripp is Operations and Events Manager at Shrewsbury School. Juliet is currently completing her online Postgraduate Course with the Event Academy. Her website is https://juliettrippevents.com In the ever-changing and fast-growing world of Events we are finding ourselves facing new challenges, new trends and long working […]
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Alumni, Careers,
Do you fear taking that next step in your career? You are not alone...read Stacey's story
I’m Stacey Storey. I’m an Events and Logistics Manager for the Civil Service. I lead a small team of event managers who plan and deliver corporate events. I was so excited when Claire told me that a new Event Academy location was being announced – in Manchester! I love Manchester, it has so much to […]
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Alumni, Events,
Chloe’s Speech Success Puts Teenage Cancer Trust Centre Stage
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Alumni, Events,
From Life-Changing Events to Changing Lives Through Events
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Alumni, Careers, News,
What It’s Really Like: Our Students Share
  “Oooh, what was it like?” is the first thing we usually ask others when they’re telling us about an event, experience or episode in their lives. Of course, sometimes we’re just asking out of friendliness and vague interest, but when what they’re sharing is something which could help inform our own decisions, then we’re […]
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Alumni, Events, News,
What It’s Really Like: Questions We’re Asked About Event Education #1
Thinking about getting into event management but feeling a bit dazzled by the wealth of event education options out there? You’re not alone! Every day we’re presented with questions from event management hopefuls – through our website, email, phones, and Facebook – you name it! But the biggest barrage of questions comes from our Open […]
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Alumni, Careers,
What It's Really Like: Volunteer Experiences with Event Academy
Volunteers are essential for the smooth-running of the events industry: almost all events would fail to run at all, let alone effectively, if it wasn’t for the volunteers who give up their time to help out. But what many volunteers may lose in terms of time, they gain in valuable experience, event management insight, and […]
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Alumni, Careers,
"This course stands out from the rest" Jen Trevorrow PG Sept 2016
Jen Trevorrow – PG Diploma Student Sept 2016 In September 2016 I made the bold decision to turn my career around and start over. After thoroughly researching several courses online, I decided to sign up to The Event Academy, a course that stands apart from the rest for its hands on approach to event marketing. […]
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Alumni, Careers,
Alumni Jemma Smith gives her Top 3 Tips on becoming an event manager
Prior to enrolling on the Postgraduate Diploma Course I had been involved in event management, and in the service sector for a few years, but without guidance or any formal training. The latter aspects led me to be frustrated and whilst I knew it was the industry I wanted to be involved in, I needed […]
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Alumni, Careers,
Are you a perfectionist?
Name: Patricia Beaumont Course: Online diploma, started Oct ‘15 Home town: Wokingham in Berkshire Doing the course has really opened up my career plans If managing and running events becomes part of your job or is part of a new job you’ve just joined, what can you do to make sure you’re at the top […]
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Alumni, Careers,
Event Management gives you wings
Talk about flying into the role … not only was Nick offered a job at Innovision Events as soon as he finished the course with us, he was sent overseas for an event within a couple of weeks!
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Alumni, Careers,
Follow your heart
Name: Louisa Oldfield Home Town: Bath and she’s lived in California for the last few years Course: Online diploma, started Sep 2015 completed Mar 2016. Want to follow your heart in your job, organise training to get you ahead in a competitive industry and fit it all around the most important people in your life, […]
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Alumni, Careers,
Snap decisions
Denise decided to reboot her career in events and join one of our courses 2 days before it started! Read on to find out how she made the decision.
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Alumni, Careers,
Suddenly in the spotlight?
After working in admin for years and never finding his career groove, Matt now finds himself working on several different events a day, every day. He loves the constant stream of challenges this poses and relies on his talent for picking up the detail to make it all work.
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Alumni, Careers,
A job that never gets dull?
During her placement Fiona was working on a massive event at the Excel Centre in London involving 20 agencies, 13,000 attendees and all for huge brand Hewlett Packard. She’s come a long way from organising the School prom as a teaching assistant!
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Alumni, Careers,
What are YOUR favourite events?
The key to it all is getting all the details correct. When I organised the Royal visit in Cumbria I really enjoyed the level of detail - I take pride in getting everything ship shape. It went right down to the wording on the plaque commissioned to mark the event.
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Alumni, Careers,
Creativity is always in style!
As luxury brands go, getting to work with Lexus is a bit of a career highlight. Ciara worked on staging an epic immersive experience designed to launch the new Lexus RX in London last January.
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Alumni, Careers,
Experiencing my career
Do you like the idea of starting a career in an industry bursting with exciting developments and opportunities? Ashdown alumni Julie now specializes in experiential marketing for a top London agency and before she started the course she had no idea this even existed.
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Alumni, Careers,
Split personality?
When talking about what drew her to Event Management, Lucia talks about all her interests. She loves music, languages and biology. She also has a love of cooking that is deeply rooted in her Italian heritage. The great thing about the world of events is that it doesn’t force her to choose one.
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Alumni, Careers,
How to land your dream job
Can you imagine starting your career working on making a difference to the African economy? Victoria is now working on long term planning for events in Kenya and Nigeria. What a fantastic experience to be able to shout about on your CV!
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Alumni, Careers,
Confidence in your career
Molly went from lacking confidence to securing a permanent job with Party Planners before her placement finished, a total of 5 months in all!
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Alumni, Careers,
Having the right handbag
We’re inspired by our students on a daily basis and we love staying in touch to hear their stories after studying. Diploma graduate Charlotte got in touch to let us know she’d set up her own luxury handbag business. We were already impressed, but then we realised she’s done this alongside fighting for diagnosis of a debilitating illness.
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Alumni, Events,
Focusing on my passions
"Photography and events never occurred to me as a good combination of my interests, but now I’m thrilled my placement with the World Photography Organisation is extended until May."
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Alumni, From the Course,
Creative fusion for events
Mumbai born Charmi Patel joined our postgraduate course in London to marry her entrepreneurial mindset to the creative world of event management. Name: Charmi Patel Course: Postgraduate Home Town: Mumbai Career role model: all the fabulous wedding themed instagrammers, e.g. Mindy Weiss “London style is amazing, but Asian wedding celebrations show you a different world” […]
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Alumni, Events,
Be a part of the network
Events management means so much more than just fundraising and festivals. Have you ever stopped to think about the network of people behind the whole range of events that go on around you every day? We chatted with alumnus Ammar Siddique, graduate from our postgrad course, whose experience of the course was all about the people […]
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Alumni, News,
A Fine Line between a Career and your Passion
Ever wondered what you get when you mix fashion design, a business degree, super sharp operational management and bucket loads of creative energy? Answer: an entrepreneurial event manager running her own events design agency. We managed to catch up with alumna Dionne Antrobus, Director of Fine Line Events. We wanted to find out how life […]
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Alumni, News,
Life after the Diploma course
“Suspend what you think you’d be interested in and put yourself forward” This is advice from one of our past Diploma students, Sarah Ewum. Her philosophy led her to Vienna for a 5 day study tour last week with the United Nations Association. Never let it be said that events management is just about organising […]
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Alumni, Events,
Volunteering in the Wilderness
Do you like the idea of working at the boutique camping part of Wilderness festival? Held at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire at the beginning of August we sent some of our students and alumni off to volunteer at the festival. We asked Bethany Albiston, who took our PG course last September, to tell us all about […]
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Alumni, From the Course,
The Enterpreneur and the Event Manager
I have gained a lot of knowledge from training with Event Academy, for example the importance to combine artistic talent with business acumen.
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Alumni,
Successful student shares her experience
By Rachel Verralls: Event Academy student who graduated successfully from the September 2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management “After meeting Course Director, Justine Kane, at a graduate fair in London, I knew that I wanted to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management. After studying business with marketing at university I knew I wanted a job […]
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Alumni,
Useful Tips from Diploma Student
Make your passion your profession That’s exactly what I am experiencing right now. It’s a few weeks into the Diploma Course now and I love every minute of it. When deciding to choose the Diploma Course, I had lots of support and guidance from my friends, family and of course the Event Academy team. I […]
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