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
By Kate Brookes-Smith In order to create the perfect event you are going to need exceptional organizational skills and rigid attention ... Read More
By Martin Turner – Senior lecturer at The Event Academy Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Burberry, Gucci, do you have a favourite ... Read More
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
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
By Justine Kane – Course Director at The Event Academy Awards season globally is upon us with the influx of glamour and glitz ... Read More
Alumni Maarten De Ruyck responded to a fairytale-like volunteering opportunity we shared for NYE: volunteering to work the ... Read More
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
Snap Events Team Leader – Antonia Avedine talks to us about putting on their live event at Cargo, London on Weds 7th December ... Read More
by Alex Ferguson PG Sept 2016 student Team – BrickbyBrick events present FUNPAD: Home away from Home At – Runway East, 10 ... Read More
Rebecca Oldham tells us her experience at The Brewery London I started thinking seriously about a career in event management after ... Read More
Federica Cuocolo talks about her experience on the PG July 2016 course
Name : Dixit Patel Hometown : London Course: Postgraduate 2016 Placement Company: The Department At a very young age, helping my mother Read More
Name: Patricia Beaumont Course: Online diploma, started Oct ‘15 Home town: Wokingham in Berkshire Doing the course has really opened up Read More
Aida Oliva (PG Alumni 2016) talks about her journey in event management
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Do you like the idea of starting a career in an industry bursting with exciting developments and opportunities? Ashdown alumni Julie ... Read More
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
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
Jade has been with us for work experience this week. What a star!
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.
When talking about what drew her to Event Management, Lucia talks about all her interests. She loves music, languages and biology. She ... Read More
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
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
Can you imagine starting your career working on making a difference to the African economy? Victoria is now working on long term ... Read More
Molly went from lacking confidence to securing a permanent job with Party Planners before her placement finished, a total of 5 months in all!
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
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
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 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 British Academy Television Awards is the industry’s big event, recognising incredible performances, comedy and drama over the Read More
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
"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
The London Marathon is an event management dream: imagine simply the logistics of providing enough water along the route for the day.
We caught up with Maarten De Ruyck, a postgrad student who came to Event Academy from studying marketing management at University. He ... Read More
You’re the event manager for a high profile panel discussion at the House of Commons for International Women’s ... Read More
Mumbai born Charmi Patel joined our postgraduate course in London to marry her entrepreneurial mindset to the creative world of event ... Read More
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
Events management means so much more than just fundraising and festivals. Have you ever stopped to think about the network of people ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Petra Truneckova only graduated from us in 2013. We found ourselves wondering if she ever sleeps ...
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
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
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
Ever wondered what you get when you mix fashion design, a business degree, super sharp operational management and bucket loads of ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Do you like the idea of working at the boutique camping part of Wilderness festival? Held at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire at the ... Read More
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
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
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
I have gained a lot of knowledge from training with Event Academy, for example the importance to combine artistic talent with business ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Isobel Crawford talks through her experience of the final project for the Spring Postgrad course
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Imagine having the opportunity to stroll through the gardens of Buckingham Palace, speak to a member of the Royal Family, enjoy a ... Read More
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
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
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
“Don’t underestimate the value of networking and volunteering your time for career development. You need to be careful who you ... Read More
Event Academy Online Diploma student Helen Moon writes for us about her career journey through Event Management
“It was really good to network with so many people, especially working with the other charities. I made some really good contacts ... Read More
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
Anita Stubbs, one of our expert advisors, explains her view on the remit and standards for career focused training
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
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
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
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
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
Thank you to our Charity of the Year Ambition, for giving us the opportunity to share our expertise
"The aim of the festival is to give a platform for smaller creative and performance companies"
Could there be a more exciting volunteering opportunity?
Event management. Is there an alternative to University?
Mark Riches, MD First Protocol talks about the value of relevant training and tailored work placements to getting a career in the ... Read More
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
this aspirational film festival inspires creativity in young people and offers our students fantastic volunteering experiences.
his brief is to immerse himself in the world of events
Planning Charity events is not easy, the key to making it a success is to understand the aims of the event.
Event Academy's Postgraduate students' live events take place on the 9th & 10th Dec
How to make your conference more successful through Brand Identity, location, budget and great speakers
Building skills and confidence with young people Event Academy’s charity of the year – Ambition care about improving the futures ... Read More
Interested in finding out more about our courses? Then come along to our Open Evening.
the International Special Events Society have confirmed we are their preferred training supplier
Knowing your strengths (and your weaknesses) when planning a wedding are key.
Spice 'Time Credits' transform communities by engaging the many
Events production can be an exhilarating challenge and it can take you all over the world.
on navigating the hurdles of language, legal requirements and more..
Dealing with PR the good and the bad
5 Innovative ways to promote your Summer music event
Volunteering Opportunity at Morning Gloryville
Fabulous fundraising events of 2014
How the course at Event Academy put Natalie on the path to a great career
networking and skills sharing are just some of the ways.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a live event by Claire Derrick.
What sort of person makes a great wedding planner? We reveal the secrets in our new post.
Do you want to become a live music event organiser? Here are top tips for getting started.
Being assertive at events is vital to helping drive your career and professional network forward. It's the personality trait that's ... Read More
How will networking skills help you in your events career and how can you improve them?
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
Your event needs to stand out from the others. Get creative!
Which are the world's greenest events? We've put together our top three.
When you want to enter an events career, the old adage is true - experience is everything.
Create great headache-free digital experiences for events with a touch of magic and some powerful technology.
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.
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
We share six of our favourite alternative festivals and experiences coming up in 2014.
“Dear Event Academy, Thanks so much for the opportunity to work at the BRITS, it was an amazing experience. I was wine ... Read More
6 months to plan a wedding from scratch? No problem!
events make things happen
When she’s not helping our prospective students find the right even course, our Course Advisor Karin Pointner regularly rubs ... Read More
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
Our expert advisor, author and historian Rene Dee has written a fascinating article on the history and demise of Earls Court Exhibition Read More
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 is becoming an increasingly popular option for learners worldwide, and it’s quite hard to decipher the excitement ... Read More
The team at Event Academy are passionate people. Passionate about events naturally, but also passionate about where they spend their ... Read More
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
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
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 links up with the Event Academy. Students in Events Management studying at the Event Academy will be ... Read More
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
Justine Kane is Course Director for Event Academy. She is a highly experienced trainer with over fifteen years of experience and ... Read More
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
By Rachel Verralls: Event Academy student who graduated successfully from the September 2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management ... Read More
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
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
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
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
An increasing number of job opportunities will require someone with a postgraduate qualification, which may lead those entering the job Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 and Upwards: Postgraduate Diploma In Events Management Begins A whirlwind ride has begun into the world of events. Being ... Read More
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
As consequence of the current economic crisis, the current generation of postgraduates will have to work well into their 70s before ... Read More
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
Course Directors Justine Kane and Claire Derrick visited the Waldorf Astoria on Friday 1st March to run a workshop on Event Management ... Read More
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
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
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
For details on 2014 Brit Awards volunteering opportunities please click here A group of Diploma and Postgraduate students from Event ... Read More
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
Volunteers from Event Academy may have the opportunity at this year’s festival to be involved as panelists helping to decide on ... Read More
We are proud once again to sponsor TEDx Brighton, following on from last year’s very successful event, at which Event Academy ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Here is a great piece in The Sun about one of our students, who now has a very ‘eventful’ career!
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
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
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
A vibrant industry boasting annual turnovers of over £200m; event management positions are some of the most sought after in the ... Read More
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
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
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" Ghandi
“Why should you bother with event management training? Wouldn’t it be better to just get stuck into the industry somewhere? Read More
Do you have a passion for event planning? Are you interested in mass participation events and considering training as a Festival ... Read More
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 is architecture: It is a matter of proportions.” - Coco Chanel
During consultations with potential students for Events courses we’re often asked whether we see value in doing University Events ... Read More
There have been plenty of wedding events in the UK and abroad (look at William & Kate, Jade Jagger & Adrian Fillary and Kate ... Read More
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
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
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
During consultations with potential students on our courses I’m often asked whether I see value in doing a University course in ... Read More
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
Many of the practitioners on the events industry (myself included) never seriously considered a career in event planning when we left ... Read More
Sometimes, students on my event management training courses are shocked to learn that event organisers and agencies receive commission ... Read More
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
“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
Updated: 15/08/2016 “Event management is… connections. It’s connecting people and messages; be it to think or act differently, to Read More
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
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