As part of our “A Day in the Life” series, I caught up with Luke, a first year Event and Tourism Management student to get to know a bit more about his course. It’s different to any other course I’ve talked to people about, so it was great to get a bit of insight into his experience.
What is your typical uni week like?
I’m at uni Monday and Tuesday, and I have the dreaded 9am lecture which isn’t always easy to get up for! Event and Tourism includes modules like Marketing and Business Law, which is quite fun, so there’s a mix of practical and theory, especially in events.
I didn’t expect to be doing Marketing and Business Law, but it’s really interesting because you learn about law in the UK. It’s important to learn this because it links in with having your own business, which the course sets you up to do.
What does your course involve?
We can go to events around Ipswich and we visit tourist hotspots. In the third year, we get to organise our own events, but at the moment, we’re just attending some and we have people coming in and talking about what they do.
We had some tour operators come in last week to tell us about what they do, so we get a lot of industry experts come and talk to us. We also have the opportunity to go to Spain next year because we have a module about learning Spanish, so every year we have the opportunity to go to a city in Spain.
What made you chose that subject?
I have an interest in Tourism, so the tourism aspect was a big pull. I’ve also organised a lot of events myself, around 30 in the last year, outside of this course, so it really suited me.
Do you get involved in some societies?
I’m the President of the Film Society, so we screen films every Wednesday, which brings about 30 people on average, so it sort of connects you with the University population.