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From This Day Forward … a Wedding Planner CV  to Get You Noticed!

From This Day Forward … a Wedding Planner CV to Get You Noticed!

Your dream professional wedding planner role has appeared right in front of you and your strongest CV yet is a must! So how do you ... Read More

How All Events Can Be ‘Benefit’ Events for Local Communities

How All Events Can Be ‘Benefit’ Events for Local Communities

Although events – particularly the red-carpet types – which aim to raise funds are usually known as ‘benefit’ events, the ... Read More

For Love … and Money! The Salary Expectations of a Wedding Planner

For Love … and Money! The Salary Expectations of a Wedding Planner

Of course weddings are all about the love and although many event managers choose wedding planning because they’re passionate about ... Read More

5 Top Non Music Festivals in the UK

5 Top Non Music Festivals in the UK

When we think of UK festivals, music festivals generally spring to mind – after all, the UK is famous for them! In fact, ... Read More

Top Tips for Access Control at Festivals & Live Events

Top Tips for Access Control at Festivals & Live Events

So much time goes into preparing for the “onsite experience” of festivalgoers ahead of time. Festival & live event organizers are ... Read More

“This course stands out from the rest” Jen Trevorrow PG Sept 2016

“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. ... Read More

Top tips for the perfect event

Top tips for the perfect event

By Kate Brookes-Smith In order to create the perfect event you are going to need exceptional organizational skills and rigid attention ... Read More

At last, the secret to working as an event manager in fashion and private parties is revealed!

At last, the secret to working as an event manager in fashion and private parties is revealed!

By Martin Turner – Senior lecturer at The Event Academy Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Burberry, Gucci, do you have a favourite ... Read More

Fast Forward 15 Mentoring programme

Fast Forward 15 Mentoring programme

The applications deadline for the Zibrant Fast Forward 15 Mentoring Programme is closing on 28th February and we urge you to apply This Read More

Leap out at a prospective employer

Leap out at a prospective employer

No, not literally! We mean make sure your skills and experience set you apart from anyone else applying for your dream job. You may ... Read More

Red carpets, glitzy trophies … it must be Awards Season

Red carpets, glitzy trophies … it must be Awards Season

By Justine Kane – Course Director at The Event Academy Awards season globally is upon us with the influx of glamour and glitz ... Read More

New Year Envy in Vienna

New Year Envy in Vienna

Alumni Maarten De Ruyck responded to a fairytale-like volunteering opportunity we shared for NYE: volunteering to work the ... Read More

Alumni Jemma Smith gives her Top 3 Tips on becoming an event manager

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 ... Read More

Artist Ambush – this battle helps their battle

Artist Ambush – this battle helps their battle

Snap Events Team Leader – Antonia Avedine talks to us about putting on their live event at Cargo, London on Weds 7th December ... Read More

How to launch a successful fundraising event in just 3 weeks!

How to launch a successful fundraising event in just 3 weeks!

by Alex Ferguson PG Sept 2016 student Team – BrickbyBrick events present FUNPAD: Home away from Home At – Runway East, 10 ... Read More

Find your niche placement on our Postgraduate Diploma

Find your niche placement on our Postgraduate Diploma

Rebecca Oldham tells us her experience at The Brewery London I started thinking seriously about a career in event management after ... Read More

“I am going to remember these experiences for the rest of my life”

“I am going to remember these experiences for the rest of my life”

Federica Cuocolo talks about her experience on the PG July 2016 course

I want to do amazing things, meet great talent

I want to do amazing things, meet great talent

Name : Dixit Patel Hometown : London Course: Postgraduate 2016 Placement Company: The Department At a very young age, helping my mother Read More

Are you a perfectionist?

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 Read More

You’re closer than you think to a career in event management

You’re closer than you think to a career in event management

Aida Oliva (PG Alumni 2016) talks about her journey in event management

Event Management gives you wings

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 ... Read More

Follow your heart

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 ... Read More

Snap decisions

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 ... Read More

Dancing Queen to Event Manager

Dancing Queen to Event Manager

Imagine it: you have one of the coolest clubs in London as a venue to play with You get paid to use your creative flair to create an ... Read More

Suddenly in the spotlight?

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, Read More

Loud & Proud in Brighton!

Loud & Proud in Brighton!

It’s a good time of the year to be heading down to the coast and the weather is looking good. Time to don our shades and get ready to ... Read More

A job that never gets dull?

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 Read More

What are YOUR favourite events?

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 ... Read More

Creativity is always in style!

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 ... Read More

Experiencing my career

Experiencing my career

Do you like the idea of starting a career in an industry bursting with exciting developments and opportunities? Ashdown alumni Julie ... Read More

Wimbledon: Old vs New

Wimbledon: Old vs New

Are you watching the tennis and waiting for the semi finals on Friday with bated breath? From an event manager’s perspective it’s a ... Read More

Tell no one … Giveaway!

Tell no one … Giveaway!

This summer Secret Cinema is taking you back in time to Dirty Dancing and we've bagged 2 tickets that we're giving away to our loyal ... Read More

Work Experience at Ashdown

Work Experience at Ashdown

Jade has been with us for work experience this week. What a star!

Making the leap

Making the leap

We caught up with Emma Chapman, who is taking our online diploma course to set herself up to run her own business as an Event Planner.

Split personality?

Split personality?

When talking about what drew her to Event Management, Lucia talks about all her interests. She loves music, languages and biology. She ... Read More

Heading for Glastonbury?

Heading for Glastonbury?

It’s Glastonbury this week and we’re excited (just ask Karin, our Head of Recruitment and resident festival queen!) If you live for ... Read More

Meet our team: Susie

Meet our team: Susie

Do you remember how it feels to be a new student, on your first day at school? My role as Student Services Manager at Event Academy is ... Read More

How to land your dream job

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 ... Read More

Confidence in your career

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!

Who should I be watching in Events?

Who should I be watching in Events?

You may have heard it said that the events industry is all about people and relationships. It’s completely true and don’t let that ... Read More

10% Discount on June Diploma Course

10% Discount on June Diploma Course

This promotion has now ended. Book your place on our June 2016 Diploma and save £155 (limited places) The sun (what is left of it) has ... Read More

Having the right handbag

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 ... Read More

Fundraising in style

Fundraising in style

Fundraising events are a key part of the events industry and there is plenty of work out there for anyone who wants to give something ... Read More

The Event Industry in Numbers

The Event Industry in Numbers

Win tickets to BAFTAs

Win tickets to BAFTAs

The British Academy Television Awards is the industry’s big event, recognising incredible performances, comedy and drama over the Read More

Why deciding not to go to Uni could be the best decision you ever make

Why deciding not to go to Uni could be the best decision you ever make

Could the current generation of parents be the first ones who won’t want their children to go to university? Until now that mortarboard Read More

Focusing on my passions

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 ... Read More

Running London for a day

Running London for a day

The London Marathon is an event management dream: imagine simply the logistics of providing enough water along the route for the day.

Going places with Event Management

Going places with Event Management

We caught up with Maarten De Ruyck, a postgrad student who came to Event Academy from studying marketing management at University. He ... Read More

Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

You’re the event manager for a high profile panel discussion at the House of Commons for International Women’s ... Read More

Creative fusion for events

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 ... Read More

Playing my part with style!

Playing my part with style!

Are you at a point in your career or in your studies where you want to feel some real progress? We’re not saying there’s a quick fix to Read More

Be a part of the network

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 ... Read More

Brit-Tastic!

Brit-Tastic!

Want an idea what it’s like to work on a star studded event like the Brits? Ever fancied being across the room while Adele or ... Read More

Do I make a difference?

Do I make a difference?

When you think about your career is this one of the questions you ask yourself?  It’s a question Lucy Goodenday, one of our current ... Read More

Volunteering at The Brits 2016

Volunteering at The Brits 2016

20 of our current students and some alumni had the good fortune to volunteer at The Brits this year. It’s not just an incredible ... Read More

Nice day for a white wedding …

Nice day for a white wedding …

Everyone loves a good wedding and for the happy couple, their family and friends it has to be a day they’ll have etched on their ... Read More

Fast Forward Your Career

Fast Forward Your Career

Looking for a career change into events management? Have your sights set on a Board Director role and want to get there sooner? ... Read More

London Pancake Revelry

London Pancake Revelry

It is Shrove Tuesday yet again and here in London we have a multitude of pancake races, each one to celebrate or promote a different ... Read More

Find Yourself

Find Yourself

Are you looking for a career where you can sparkle by exercising your creative muscles instead of being another number in a machine? ... Read More

The Enterpreneur and The Event Manager

The Enterpreneur and The Event Manager

Petra Truneckova only graduated from us in 2013. We found ourselves wondering if she ever sleeps ...

Chinese New Year: Events and Monkeys

Chinese New Year: Events and Monkeys

If you’ve ever wondered why Event Managers are cheerful and full of energy, it is that they are always thinking about the next thing to Read More

Volunteering: A Palace Waltz

Volunteering: A Palace Waltz

It’s New Year’s Eve: hundreds of women in snow white gowns waltz around the room with men in black tie. You’re in the Great Hall at the Read More

Sparkling Event Venues

Sparkling Event Venues

With a shiny new year ahead, we’re excited about all the students we’ll get to meet this year and all those fantastic new starts for ... Read More

A Fine Line between a Career and your Passion

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 ... Read More

Charity of the Year 2016

Charity of the Year 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Charity of the Year for 2016 is Teenage Cancer Trust. They are the only charity dedicated to ... Read More

Events Industry Secrets

Events Industry Secrets

Have you ever been to an event and thought “I could do this better?” If yes did you stop to wonder about all the things behind the ... Read More

Celebrity Charity Endorsement

Celebrity Charity Endorsement

How do you get the wow-factor impact for charity events with a limited budget? One answer is to secure celebrity endorsement. To gain ... Read More

Dazzling charity events: Our top tips

Dazzling charity events: Our top tips

Have you ever considered a career in the charity sector? The idea of working for a cause you believe in appeals to many, but it isn’t ... Read More

Unleashing your creativity

Unleashing your creativity

Event management is a highly creative activity. For anyone who thinks they aren’t creative, this is usually down to a lack of ... Read More

Backstage at an Event Venue

Backstage at an Event Venue

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at spectacular events venues, the bits of the building you don’t normally get to ... Read More

Rubbing shoulders with Global Leaders

Rubbing shoulders with Global Leaders

Have you ever thought that a career in event management may lead you to meet people you’d only ever dream of meeting in most other ... Read More

Silk scarves and gala dinners

Silk scarves and gala dinners

Are you the kind of person who likes thinking on your feet and spotting the necessary finishing touches to make things just right? How ... Read More

Make sure your evening goes with a bang!

Make sure your evening goes with a bang!

As the nights draw in and the days get colder we know we’ve got something to look forward to as Bonfire night approaches. Who doesn’t ... Read More

Making your events business fly

Making your events business fly

We’ve noticed that more and more of our students are setting up their own Event Management business or plan to do so once they’ve ... Read More

Life after the Diploma course

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 ... Read More

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Interested in film and also in events? Many of our students tell us that by training in event management, they find ways to combine ... Read More

Get stuck in: London Fashion Week 2015

Get stuck in: London Fashion Week 2015

Have you ever had the feeling that your job doesn’t do anything exciting? That you don’t make things happen? Are you looking for a ... Read More

Boxing Clever: Volunteering experiences

Boxing Clever: Volunteering experiences

Have you ever been to a charity boxing ball? Would you like to? How about if we also told you the event raises funds for The Gordon ... Read More

We the People’s Film Festival

We the People’s Film Festival

Does a volunteering opportunity where you get to have real input on how to promote and run a London film festival, running over several Read More

Making online study work for you

Making online study work for you

We talk to a lot of people who want to retrain, but aren’t sure how to fit this in with their busy lifestyle and who can’t take ... Read More

Tech update: Periscope for live events

Tech update: Periscope for live events

We like to bring you the latest thinking and tips for event managers and lately we’ve been getting our heads around the newest trend in Read More

Rugby World Cup: organising a sporting event

Rugby World Cup: organising a sporting event

September is the month of the Rugby World Cup. This massive sporting event is being held over 13 different venues across the UK. ... Read More

Volunteering in the Wilderness

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 ... Read More

Why turn to online learning?

Why turn to online learning?

It is easy to be dazzled by the choice of study options when you are looking to launch or relaunch your career. First you have to ... Read More

Designing a thing of beauty

Designing a thing of beauty

Something you don’t often get to see is the running of a top notch, superbly crafted formal dinner event from the inside. On the ... Read More

Best placed to land that job

Best placed to land that job

Ever wondered what it’s like to head into a work placement with a top experiential marketing agency? Want to work for the kind of ... Read More

The Enterpreneur and the Event Manager

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 ... Read More

Change your career in one week

Change your career in one week

If we said you could try out a brand new career, get some hands on experience and decide if it was for you in just one week, would you ... Read More

Can I go online to launch my career?

Would you love to study or retrain, but really don’t have the time or the money to start a University course where you need to attend ... Read More

Career Choices: Opportunities to Live

Career Choices: Opportunities to Live

Do you know exactly what you want to do with your career over the next 20 years? If your answer is “no” then you are in the majority. ... Read More

Getting sporting events right: Wimbledon

Getting sporting events right: Wimbledon

It just isn’t summer in London without Wimbledon. Like us, were you shouting at your television as the Murray vs Federer match ... Read More

Showing our Ambition

Showing our Ambition

Event Academy were thrilled to be a part of the Ambition Royal Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace earlier this month. As the culmination ... Read More

How to have it all: travel and career prospects

How to have it all: travel and career prospects

As we ease into summer and the conversation turns to holiday plans or holidays just gone, we’re all dreaming of seeing the world ... Read More

Creating a Live Event … in just 3 weeks!

It might sound tough, but that is exactly what our postgraduate students have to do to prove they have what it takes to be successful ... Read More

Postgrad Course Final Project

Postgrad Course Final Project

Isobel Crawford talks through her experience of the final project for the Spring Postgrad course

Our 2015 top festival picks

Our 2015 top festival picks

With Glastonbury this weekend, we thought we’d ask around the office to find out where the Event Academy staff team recommend going to ... Read More

What does it take to be a top-class Wedding Planner?

What does it take to be a top-class Wedding Planner?

It’s that time of year again, it is definitely wedding season! Obviously we love a good wedding (who doesn’t!) but as event managers, ... Read More

Want to create your own festival? Top tips …

Want to create your own festival? Top tips …

It’s festival season and we are already filling up our weekends and hoping for scorching weather. With more festivals happening in the ... Read More

Oh Those Summer Nights!

Oh Those Summer Nights!

Our current postgraduate students have picked up on the theme of summer for their evening live events and we cordially invite you to ... Read More

Inspiration and Ambition: supporting young people

Inspiration and Ambition: supporting young people

As our postgraduate students start planning their live event projects, they and we are thrilled to know that their hard work to create ... Read More

Gay Pride: Iconic events that draw a global audience

Gay Pride: Iconic events that draw a global audience

Did you know that the first Gay Pride march happened in New York in 1970 as a commemoration of the Stonewall riots in 1969? This has ... Read More

Our man in Vienna: Volunteering at the Life Ball

Our man in Vienna: Volunteering at the Life Ball

A career in event management can pick you up and drop you in a city miles away, not sure of the brief until you meet the client. You ... Read More

A Royal Affair. Volunteering opportunity.

A Royal Affair. Volunteering opportunity.

Or the day I met The Queen! Last Tuesday myself and six other students on the Event Academy Postgraduate event course  were lucky ... Read More

Event Managing afternoon tea with the Royal Family

Event Managing afternoon tea with the Royal Family

Imagine having the opportunity to stroll through the gardens of Buckingham Palace, speak to a member of the Royal Family, enjoy a ... Read More

Living Your Dream: the world as your stage

Living Your Dream: the world as your stage

As winning performer of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 and now presenter of the show in 2015 Conchita Wurst is the face of one of ... Read More

Top Mobile apps for Event Managers

Top Mobile apps for Event Managers

Event management is hardly a desk job and event managers find themselves on site and on the run most of the time. Smart phones and ... Read More

Young People benefit from our student live events

Young People benefit from our student live events

Ambition, our chosen charity of the year, has recently announced the winners from the first round of Ambition Giving, a brand new grant Read More

Student to Events Business Owner in 6 months

Student to Events Business Owner in 6 months

“Don’t underestimate the value of networking and volunteering your time for career development. You need to be careful who you ... Read More

My Journey to the Main Event

My Journey to the Main Event

Event Academy Online Diploma student Helen Moon writes for us about her career journey through Event Management

Running Events: Volunteering at the London Marathon

Running Events: Volunteering at the London Marathon

“It was really good to network with so many people, especially working with the other charities. I made some really good contacts ... Read More

7 tips to improve your events using digital marketing

7 tips to improve your events using digital marketing

In this blog post, digital marketing expert Alicia Harkness looks at our 7 ultimate digital marketing tips to ensure your event is more Read More

Smart career moves in Event Planning

Smart career moves in Event Planning

Anita Stubbs, one of our expert advisors, explains her view on the remit and standards for career focused training

Immersive events: Hot tips on how to get ahead

Immersive events: Hot tips on how to get ahead

Event planning as a discipline is competitive and it pays to understand where the market is going and how event attendees and client ... Read More

Keep Calm and Volunteer at the Brits!

Keep Calm and Volunteer at the Brits!

Getting to watch Madonna’s flawless rehearsal at the Brits this year is something we’d all have given a right arm to do, surely? A ... Read More

Placed for success: What happens after your exams?

Placed for success: What happens after your exams?

It’s Friday lunchtime and you have a list of celebrity names on your desk. Your task for the afternoon is to track down their agents ... Read More

Women of the World Unite: We were at #WOWLDN

Women of the World Unite: We were at #WOWLDN

Of course we keep up to date with the hottest events in London – it’s our job!  Some of our team (including lecturers, event ... Read More

Help! I am starting an Event Management course!

Help! I am starting an Event Management course!

We welcome many, many new students throughout the year, but we never forget how daunting it is start a brand new course and how crucial Read More

Fundraising creates better futures for young people

Fundraising creates better futures for young people

Thank you to our Charity of the Year Ambition, for giving us the opportunity to share our expertise

Going Underground: An event like VAULT

Going Underground: An event like VAULT

"The aim of the festival is to give a platform for smaller creative and performance companies"

‘Brit’ start your career with Event Academy

‘Brit’ start your career with Event Academy

Could there be a more exciting volunteering opportunity?

Why go to University to study Event Management?

Why go to University to study Event Management?

Event management. Is there an alternative to University?

Event placements with Mark Riches, MD First Protocol

Event placements with Mark Riches, MD First Protocol

Mark Riches, MD First Protocol talks about the value of relevant training and tailored work placements to getting a career in the ... Read More

Work Experience Placements

Work Experience Placements

As our current postgraduate students head off to start their work experience placement this week, we thought it would be a good time to Read More

Event planning in local communities

Event planning in local communities

Being a part of a local community event can be rewarding and vocational

Career Building with We the Peoples Film Festival

Career Building with We the Peoples Film Festival

this aspirational film festival inspires creativity in young people and offers our students fantastic volunteering experiences.

Meet our new Head of Experience

Meet our new Head of Experience

his brief is to immerse himself in the world of events

Top Tips for Planning Charity Events

Top Tips for Planning Charity Events

Planning Charity events is not easy, the key to making it a success is to understand the aims of the event.

A Tale of Two Events

A Tale of Two Events

Event Academy's Postgraduate students' live events take place on the 9th & 10th Dec

6 Top tips for running a successful conference

6 Top tips for running a successful conference

How to make your conference more successful through Brand Identity, location, budget and great speakers

We announce our Charity of the Year

We announce our Charity of the Year

Building skills and confidence with young people Event Academy’s charity of the year – Ambition care about improving the futures ... Read More

Open Evenings

Open Evenings

Interested in finding out more about our courses? Then come along to our Open Evening.

How the fashion world are leading the way in social engagement

How the fashion world are leading the way in social engagement

"Social media outlets are where the buzz is created, and from one small comment, or gimmick attracting the attention of a blogger who ... Read More

Ashdown preferred supplier for ISES

Ashdown preferred supplier for ISES

the International Special Events Society have confirmed we are their preferred training supplier

My Best Friend’s Wedding

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Knowing your strengths (and your weaknesses) when planning a wedding are key.

5 Ways to get free event PR that people often forget

5 Ways to get free event PR that people often forget

If the PR pot has run dry, then here's some really useful tips on how you can still easily reach your audience

We are proud to annouce – Our Partnership with Spice

We are proud to annouce – Our Partnership with Spice

Spice 'Time Credits' transform communities by engaging the many

Top tips for a career in event production

Top tips for a career in event production

Events production can be an exhilarating challenge and it can take you all over the world.

Wedding abroad? here’s our top tips

Wedding abroad? here’s our top tips

on navigating the hurdles of language, legal requirements and more..

How to deal with the possibility of bad PR at your event

How to deal with the possibility of bad PR at your event

Dealing with PR the good and the bad

Promoting your own Summer event? here are 5 Innovative ways how

Promoting your own Summer event? here are 5 Innovative ways how

5 Innovative ways to promote your Summer music event

Rave your way into the day!

Rave your way into the day!

Volunteering Opportunity at Morning Gloryville

The best charity events of 2014

The best charity events of 2014

Fabulous fundraising events of 2014

Inspiring words from our Alumni Natalie Gould

Inspiring words from our Alumni Natalie Gould

How the course at Event Academy put Natalie on the path to a great career

5 Steps to a successful career in fundraising

5 Steps to a successful career in fundraising

networking and skills sharing are just some of the ways.

Organising eco friendly events?

Organising eco friendly events?

5 ways to make your event greener.

Soccer Aid 2014

Soccer Aid 2014

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a live event by Claire Derrick.

Five character traits you need to become a great wedding planner

Five character traits you need to become a great wedding planner

What sort of person makes a great wedding planner? We reveal the secrets in our new post.

How to become a live music event organiser

How to become a live music event organiser

Do you want to become a live music event organiser? Here are top tips for getting started.

Why event managers should be tech savvy

Why event managers should be tech savvy

Find out why event managers need to keep up with the latest technology trends.

Five Top Tips for Becoming More Assertive at Events

Five Top Tips for Becoming More Assertive at Events

Being assertive at events is vital to helping drive your career and professional network forward. It's the personality trait that's ... Read More

Why Networking Is Essential For Event Managers

Why Networking Is Essential For Event Managers

How will networking skills help you in your events career and how can you improve them?

Top Five Uses of Social Media For Events In 2014

Top Five Uses of Social Media For Events In 2014

Who's been making the best use of social media for events in 2014? Here are our top five.

Weekend Events Roundup

Weekend Events Roundup

Catching up with each other this morning we realised that everyone, in spite of the drizzle, had been out over the weekend experiencing Read More

How To Improve Your Creativity For Event Planning

How To Improve Your Creativity For Event Planning

Your event needs to stand out from the others. Get creative!

The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Events

The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Events

Which are the world's greenest events? We've put together our top three.

Five Ways To Get More Events Contacts

Five Ways To Get More Events Contacts

Contacts are essential for anyone in events. Here’s our guide to making connections.

Finding Your Perfect Events Career

Finding Your Perfect Events Career

When you want to enter an events career, the old adage is true - experience is everything.

“I want something digital”

“I want something digital”

Create great headache-free digital experiences for events with a touch of magic and some powerful technology.

Using Twitter for Event Marketing

Using Twitter for Event Marketing

Twitter is an incredibly powerful tool for building a community around an event whilst on a lean budget. Here's how TEDxBrighton 2013 did it.

Volunteering for Secret Cinema. Tell no-one.

Volunteering for Secret Cinema. Tell no-one.

One of the most incredible events happening at the moment has to be Secret Cinema and we have the opportunity for some of our students ... Read More

The Off-Piste Guide to UK Festivals

The Off-Piste Guide to UK Festivals

We share six of our favourite alternative festivals and experiences coming up in 2014.

Our students at The Brits…amazing feedback!

Our students at The Brits…amazing feedback!

  “Dear Event Academy, Thanks so much for the opportunity to work at the BRITS, it was an amazing experience. I was wine ... Read More

A Crash Course in Wedding Planning

A Crash Course in Wedding Planning

6 months to plan a wedding from scratch? No problem!

Events eat procrastination for breakfast

Events eat procrastination for breakfast

events make things happen

What is it really like to be a film extra?

What is it really like to be a film extra?

When she’s not helping our prospective students find the right even course, our Course Advisor Karin Pointner regularly rubs ... Read More

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

This quote from Mark Twain feels very relevant at this time of year. As we all look out into 2014 from a cold, dark corner of January ... Read More

The history and demise of Earls Court

The history and demise of Earls Court

Our expert advisor, author and historian Rene Dee has written a fascinating article on the history and demise of Earls Court Exhibition Read More

The event managers best tool…an iPad mini.

The event managers best tool…an iPad mini.

Most event managers are pretty organized. They have to be. If there’s one thing you can’t be late for it’s a live event. More ... Read More

Online Education

Online Education

Online education is becoming an increasingly popular option for learners worldwide, and it’s quite hard to decipher the excitement ... Read More

Cool places to visit during the winter months in London

Cool places to visit during the winter months in London

The team at Event Academy are passionate people. Passionate about events naturally, but also passionate about where they spend their ... Read More

René Dee at the DofE

René Dee at the DofE

The Duke of Edinburgh invited Event Academy expert, René Dee, as a VIP Guest on the occasion of the Gold Award presentations at St. ... Read More

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

The start of Autumn heralds London’s most glamorous event – London Fashion Week.  Ranked alongside New York, Milan and Paris – it’s a ... Read More

TEDxBrighton 2013

TEDxBrighton 2013

Event Academy is proud once again to sponsor TEDxBrighton, following on from last year’s very successful event. TEDxBrighton is a ... Read More

‘We the Peoples Film Festival’ link up

‘We the Peoples Film Festival’ link up

We the Peoples Film Festival links up with the Event Academy. Students in Events Management studying at the Event Academy will be ... Read More

How Does an Event Management Course Benefit Your Career?

How Does an Event Management Course Benefit Your Career?

Ever thought that it’s not what you know, but who? In the event planning circuit, it’s easy to believe that’s the case. Though entering Read More

Interview with Justine Kane

Interview with Justine Kane

Justine Kane is Course Director for Event Academy. She is a highly experienced trainer with over fifteen years of experience and ... Read More

Volunteering Opportunity for WellChild – Bristol Half Marathon

Volunteering Opportunity for WellChild – Bristol Half Marathon

Bristol Half Marathon – Sunday 15th September 2013 Are you ready for a great day out? Are you ready with a smile and enthusiasm?  Would Read More

Successful student shares her experience

Successful student shares her experience

By Rachel Verralls: Event Academy student who graduated successfully from the September 2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management ... Read More

Festival Season

Festival Season

Festival season is now upon us, and it seems as though every genre is accounted for with more and more festivals emerging in the UK and Read More

Murray Mania

Murray Mania

After winning the Aegon Tennis Championships at The Queen’s Club on 16th June, the question many tennis fans are asking is: ... Read More

Jobs at Festivals

Jobs at Festivals

If you’re deciding on a career in events management, a popular area to break into is festival organiser jobs. Thanks to the ... Read More

Pitch to the UN World Food Programme

Pitch to the UN World Food Programme

Last week our Diploma Students had the amazing privilege to pitch their creative event ideas to a team from the UN World Food Programme Read More

Interview with an Event Manager

Interview with an Event Manager

Our Director of Education Claire Derrick kindly took the time out of her very busy schedule to share her experience and expertise in ... Read More

The May Balls

The May Balls

As the sun tentatively reappears and, for many, work is put on the back burner in favour of lazy sunny afternoons, a select group of ... Read More

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Study

An increasing number of job opportunities will require someone with a postgraduate qualification, which may lead those entering the job Read More

Grades are coming in…

Grades are coming in…

Its always a nerve racking time, waiting for your grades. And it’s that time of year again. For most of us it involves waiting by Read More

Wakeup and smell the coffee

Wakeup and smell the coffee

By Postgraduate Student Gwladys Caubet Are you one of those students who rely on your salutary coffee cup to keep you awake during your Read More

Post Grad Students Central London Venue recce

Post Grad Students Central London Venue recce

On Friday last week a team of students from our current Event Management Post Graduate course visited a selection of venues in central ... Read More

Useful Tips from Diploma Student

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 Read More

How to throw an awesome party

How to throw an awesome party

Fabulous parties don’t just happen. They require careful planning! You can be sure that if you’ve ever been to a truly memorable ... Read More

Time flies when you’re having fun!

Time flies when you’re having fun!

Hayley Ballard reports from our current Diploma Course Four weeks into the Events Management Diploma and it’s true that time flies when Read More

Event Management Internships London

Event Management Internships London

Are you interested in an events management career or perhaps you are already an event planner but looking for further training in ... Read More

Onwards & Upwards

Onwards & Upwards

Onwards and Upwards: Postgraduate Diploma In Events Management Begins A whirlwind ride has begun into the world of events. Being ... Read More

Live from our Diploma Course

Live from our Diploma Course

John Combes reports in from our Diploma Course “I’m loving The Event Course. You learn everything you need to know to get ... Read More

Postgraduates: What Next?

Postgraduates: What Next?

As consequence of the current economic crisis, the current generation of postgraduates will have to work well into their 70s before ... Read More

Top Spring Events 2013

Top Spring Events 2013

The calendar is telling us it’s Spring, even if the weather is not yet supporting its claim and there’s a wide range of ... Read More

5 Reasons Why Event Planners Should Blog

5 Reasons Why Event Planners Should Blog

“It was obvious from the start that it was revolutionary. Every writer since the printing press has longed for a means to publish ... Read More

Hilton in the Community Foundation Champions Workshop

Hilton in the Community Foundation Champions Workshop

Course Directors Justine Kane and Claire Derrick visited the Waldorf Astoria on Friday 1st March to run a workshop on Event Management ... Read More

Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning

Approach any bride in the week preceding her wedding to ask how things are going and she will respond with some variation of: ‘Oh Read More

Planning for The Oscars

Planning for The Oscars

Attracting the brightest and best of screen darlings, the Annual Academy Awards is the jewel in the crown of the film awards season. ... Read More

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

On all of our event training courses the key is to make sure that the great insights and teaching from the lectures is ‘sealed ... Read More

Volunteers at The Brits

Volunteers at The Brits

For details on 2014 Brit Awards volunteering opportunities please click here  A group of Diploma and Postgraduate students from Event ... Read More

Last Tuesday Society

Last Tuesday Society

We are looking to provide students as volunteers from our courses again this year at the Masked Ball in May. So successful was our ... Read More

‘We the Peoples’ Film Festival

‘We the Peoples’ Film Festival

Volunteers from Event Academy may have the opportunity at this year’s festival to be involved as panelists helping to decide on ... Read More

TEDxBrighton

TEDxBrighton

We are proud once again to sponsor TEDx Brighton, following on from last year’s very successful event, at which Event Academy ... Read More

Moonwalk London 2013 – Walk the walk

Moonwalk London 2013 – Walk the walk

This year we are proud to be providing volunteers from our Postgrad and Diploma student for this massive London event in aid of breast ... Read More

Successful Careers for Event Management Graduates

Successful Careers for Event Management Graduates

The events industry is an exciting, dynamic sector to work in and, by coming on board with Event Academy, you can qualify as a ... Read More

How Do Event Planners Work with Security Teams?

How Do Event Planners Work with Security Teams?

In order to run a successful event, security is a key consideration. Take the summer’s London Olympic Games as an example: the ... Read More

Social Media for Event Management

Social Media for Event Management

When planning your event it is becoming increasingly important to have a Social Media Strategy. “Social Media is the answer to the ... Read More

Women in Events

Women in Events

Heard the saying, “It’s a man’s world”? It seems many organisers of key stage events seem to think so. Despite the fact ... Read More

The Top 5 Events of Winter 2012

The Top 5 Events of Winter 2012

1) Turning on of Oxford St. Xmas lights, London (5/11/12) Nothing says Christmas in London more than the most festive of illuminations: Read More

We’re in The Sun!

We’re in The Sun!

Here is a great piece in The Sun about one of our students, who now has a very ‘eventful’ career!

Event Management Positions

Event Management Positions

Just imagine your future career. You’ve looked at lots of training providers, you’ve made your choice and worked hard getting your ... Read More

Event Management Positions

Event Management Positions

Just imagine your future career. You’ve looked at lots of training providers, you’ve made your choice and worked hard getting your ... Read More

Perhaps The Most Relevant Event Management Training Course in London

Perhaps The Most Relevant Event Management Training Course in London

It is official! Decent jobs in event management are hard to come by and the industry is struggling to keep its head above water. ... Read More

Event Management Positions

Event Management Positions

A vibrant industry boasting annual turnovers of over £200m; event management positions are some of the most sought after in the ... Read More

Events co-ordinator – are you what we are looking for?

Events co-ordinator – are you what we are looking for?

Have you or someone you know been thinking about a career in event planning? If so one question that might have crossed your mind is ... Read More

Getting Value out of Events Courses – who is an ideal candidate?

Getting Value out of Events Courses – who is an ideal candidate?

Are you considering a career in event planning? If so you are probably wondering whether being an event coordinator is for you and what Read More

The Benefits of Event Training

The Benefits of Event Training

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" Ghandi

Event Management Training

Event Management Training

“Why should you bother with event management training? Wouldn’t it be better to just get stuck into the industry somewhere? Read More

Become a Festival Organiser

Become a Festival Organiser

Do you have a passion for event planning? Are you interested in mass participation events and considering training as a Festival ... Read More

Party Planner Course

Party Planner Course

Do you often find yourself organising parties for your friends and always being the person that others turn to ‘to get the job done’?

Fashion Event Planning

Fashion Event Planning

“Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions.” - Coco Chanel

Event Management Degree

Event Management Degree

During consultations with potential students for Events courses we’re often asked whether we see value in doing University Events ... Read More

Find the Perfect Wedding Planner Course

Find the Perfect Wedding Planner Course

There have been plenty of wedding events in the UK and abroad (look at William & Kate, Jade Jagger & Adrian Fillary and Kate ... Read More

The Benefits of Event Training

The Benefits of Event Training

How many times have you been on a training course only to find that at best, you get through the day having learnt very little and at ... Read More

Find the Perfect Venue on our Event Training Course

Find the Perfect Venue on our Event Training Course

As an event manager one of my passions is venue finding. Some may call me nosey but there’s nothing I like more than to hook up ... Read More

Life As An Event Management Training Lecturer

Life As An Event Management Training Lecturer

Have you heard of the saying “Those who can do, those who can’t do, teach”? I’m not sure where this came from and who originally said ... Read More

Is There A Need To Study Event Management Training For 3 Years?

Is There A Need To Study Event Management Training For 3 Years?

During consultations with potential students on our courses I’m often asked whether I see value in doing a University course in ... Read More

Working in Event Management Training

Working in Event Management Training

I’m often asked by students what it’s like to work in event management training. The best of both worlds I say! You have the creative ... Read More

Building a Successful Career in Event Planning

Building a Successful Career in Event Planning

Many of the practitioners on the events industry (myself included) never seriously considered a career in event planning when we left ... Read More

Commission – A Moral Dilemma?

Commission – A Moral Dilemma?

Sometimes, students on my event management training courses are shocked to learn that event organisers and agencies receive commission ... Read More

That Ball Was Out

That Ball Was Out

Tennis season is with us again and I am delighted! Event after event is occurring. As I type the French Open has started which is ... Read More

Event Management Training

Event Management Training

“Do I really need to get some event management training? Why don’t I just dive straight into the industry, do a freelance, ... Read More

What is Event Management?

What is Event Management?

Updated: 08/08/2017 “Event management is… connections. It’s connecting people and messages; be it to think or act differently, to Read More

Event Management training in London

Event Management training in London

Why would you choose to come to London to study Event Management? Well, apart from the small matter of having been in the global ... Read More

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

So last year we saw the coming together of many communities not only in the UK but globally to celebrate The Royal Wedding. A similar ... Read More

Networking in the Events Industry

Networking in the Events Industry

It is absolutely crucial for all Event Managers to build a solid and ongoing network of suppliers and contacts.  For some this is a ... Read More

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