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Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Events Management

節目管理(榮譽)理學士

Course Code: 2045-DP117A (CE 68-815-00/21) Not Accepting Application
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Mr KK Ho
T: 2867 8329

Programme
Overview

Programme Overview

Festival

Over the last decade, events have emerged as significant tools for community and regional development, tourism promotion and corporate marketing. The steady growth in the number and size of events in Hong Kong has created a significant demand for professional event managers. At the same time, the increasing complexity and government regulation of festivals and events have given rise to an industry body of knowledge, and to the need for personnel trained and skilled in the practice of international festival & event management.

The programme aims to provide students with a coherent and vocationally relevant academic curriculum preparing them for a career in the festival, event and related service sectors. It develops students’ competence in applying appropriate theories and concepts of international event management to practical situations.

Programme Highlights

Our degrees develop vocationally relevant managerial skills needed for employment in the global tourism industry and the wider hospitality sector, so that you are well-prepared to meet the changing demands of society and the economy.

  • Ranked 14 for Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management in 2018 for Guardian Subject League Table;
  • Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation and ranked top 50 research university (Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014) ;
  • 7 modules are assessed by assignments only;
  • Offered different work placement opportunities, where possible, to enrich your RESUME;
  • Gained integrated knowledge from two parts of the world, UK and HK;
  • Blended learning mode during the COVID-19 pandemic: Face-to-face and online teaching by both Plymouth and local lecturers;
  • Provided a valuable opportunity to take part in Plymouth Summer School and 3-month student exchange opportunities in Plymouth, UK;
  • Graduates are highly recognised by employers and awarded a reputable and achievable UK Bachelor Degree and move up your career path anywhere in the world!

Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and understanding

  1. explain, interpret and challenge theories and concepts which are used to understand the origin, purpose, meanings and development of international events from a range of critical perspectives;
  2. display an insight into the structure of event providers and their sectors worldwide, and appreciate the political, technological, social, environmental and economic factors which affect, or impact upon, the supply of, and demand for, international events;
  3. demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of how core values, for example, ethics, integration, sustainability, creativity, strategy, and continuous improvement, relate to, and are reflected in, international events;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which attendees behave at events and within the venue and surrounding destination, in particular crowd management;
  5. demonstrate a critical awareness and appreciation drawn from international examples of existing and emerging standards, policies, initiatives, frameworks and contemporary issues.

B. Cognitive and intellectual skills

  1. analyse the nature, characteristics, needs and expectations of different consumers worldwide through reflection and application of consumer behaviour theories, concepts and socio-cultural theories;
  2. generate creative ideas/concepts, proposals, pitches and apply solutions to offer experiences that meet differing needs;
  3. reflect upon and evaluate the quality of the event experience, access to and participation in, and its impact on the event consumer and/or client and the wider organisation and the practices of co-production and co-creation with particular reference to cultural and other diversities;
  4. appreciate the legacy and impacts of international events in social, economic, environmental, political, cultural, technological and other terms and the associated complexities for future scenario planning, including the ability to forecast and envisage the future for international events;
  5. critically reflect upon the role of those international organisations and structures charged with a responsibility for the promotion of, or the training of, practitioners in events’.

C. Key and transferable skills

  1. research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and data, and apply such skills in explaining and solving familiar and unfamiliar problems, challenging previously held assumptions or answering research questions;
  2. describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data of an applied nature;
  3. complete a sustained piece of independent intellectual work which plans, designs, critically assesses and evaluates evidence in the context of appropriate research methodologies and data sources;
  4. take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development through self-appraisal and reflecting on practice in academic and professional contexts;
  5. recognise and respond to moral, ethical, sustainability and safety issues which directly pertain to the context of study including relevant legislation and professional codes of conduct.

D. Employment related skills

  1. demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of appropriate domains including administration, design, operations, marketing and risk, legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks and how they apply to the phases of events, such as initiation, planning, implementation, event and closure;
  2. operate and effectively manage resources, including human (paid or volunteer), financial, venue, and subcontracted and technical resources whilst demonstrating an appreciation of the associated ethical and sustainability issues;
  3. plan, control, analyse and evaluate events, support service provision and their logistics;
  4. design events, including the programming of spectacle, exhibition, ritual, performance and hospitality;
  5. engage with, contribute to and produce events, based on an acquisition and understanding of appropriate vocabularies, skills, working methods and professional business communications;
  6. write and critique event plans and portfolios, event strategies and to recognise and meet the needs of specific stakeholders.

E. Practical skills

  1. demonstrate literacy and communication skills in a range of contexts including verbal, auditory, performance, digital and multi-media;
  2. demonstrate the numeracy skills required to manage budgets and analyse data, including that of big data;
  3. work effectively independently and with others;
  4. undertake fieldwork with continuous regard for ethics, safety and risk assessment;
  5. plan, design, manage and execute creative practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures while demonstrating high levels of relevant skills;

Sharing from Programme Leaders

Programme Information & Student Sharing

University of Plymouth 
英國普理茅斯大學

Plymouth

The University of Plymouth, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012, is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. The University of Plymouth was ranked 14th in The Guardian League Table 2018 UK universities ranking and it is renowned for its high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. Described by Times Higher Education as among the newly-emerging ‘modern global elite’, University of Plymouth is ranked inside the top 280 universities in the world, and 42nd in terms of those aged under 50.

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The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.

With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a top 50 research university ( Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014),with clusters of world class research across a wide range of disciplines including marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. A three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation.

It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With over 19,000 students, and a further 9,500 studying for Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 130,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, it has a growing global presence.

The mission of Plymouth Business School is to put business ready graduates on the path to a successful career and happy life. With a focus on learning by doing through live briefs, experiential education and students as active researchers the lecturers are dedicated to building resilience, decision making and leadership capabilities in our students.

Staff within the Tourism and Hospitality teaching team also undertake exciting and innovative research covering such subjects as: genocide heritage; tourism and crime prevention; tourism employability; and the development of tourism and heritage related narratives. Plymouth staff have also published articles in top-rated tourism journals such as the Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Management.

The Guardian recently voted University of Plymouth as one of the top 14 providers of tourism courses in the UK

Plymouth has been ranked 14th overall out of 45 by the Guardian University Guide 2018: League Table for Hospitality, Events and Tourism and 12th out of 49 overall by the Sunday Times University Guide 2014: Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked the programme 12th place out of 60 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism.


 

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Programme Structure

This programme consists of 7 modules (20 credits each, except for Honours Project and Event Strategies, Planning and Design with 40 credits). Students who complete all modules (180 credits) will obtain Bachelor of Science (Honours) Events Management. Under extenuating circumstances, students may be eligible to exit from the programme and obtain an ordinary degree, Bachelor of Science Events Management, upon completion of 140 credits (40 credits at FHEQ level 5 and 100 credits at FHEQ level 6, or 60 credits at FHEQ level 5 and 80 credits at FHEQ level 6).

Module Title
  1. Crowd Behaviour and Managing Event Safety*
  2. Event Strategies, Planning and Design
  3. The Psychology of Events*
  4. Management Issues for the Event Industry*
  5. Business Strategy and Consultancy
  6. Creativity and Innovation in Events*
  7. Honours Project

*Specialism modules may be delivered in weekday evenings and/or weekend daytime.

The above programme structure is intended for use as a guide to prospective students. HKU SPACE and University of Plymouth reserve the right to vary the structure.

Student may attend classes for some modules in weekday evenings and weekends.

Duration of Study

With full exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in 1.5 years. 

Teaching Mode

University of Plymouth and HKU SPACE are jointly responsible for teaching various modules and delivering the honours project through consultations, tutorials and workshops. Few modules will be taught solely by HKU SPACE teachers.

Specialism modules (*) may be taught
in weekday evenings and/or weekend daytime. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, field trips, guest speaker talks, revision sessions and individual/group projects.

Assessment

All coursework of the programme will be conducted in English.

The mode of assessment for each module is different from module to module but will be generally based on a combination of coursework (including assignments and tests/projects). Throughout the programme, students will be assessed by a combination of:

  • Report Writing
  • Case-study assignments
  • Oral presentation
  • Project
  • Test 

ON CAMPUS TRANSFER

Overseas study opportunities for a full semester will be available for several students to study in Plymouth with all Hong Kong credits being counted toward the qualification. No additional tuition fees will be applied. Financial subsidies and accommodation may be arranged for students if needed.  

Teaching Staff

  • Programme Leaders 
    ANGLISS, KATIE
    (Plymouth)

    PhD; BSc (Hons), PGCE (Research Methodologies); PGCE (Academic Practice)

     

    LEUNG, Solange
    (HKU SPACE)
    BScoSc (Hons) HK; MSc Surrey; CHE; D.HTM
  • Teaching Staff - University of Plymouth
    ANGLISS, KATIE PhD; BSc (Hons), PGCE (Research Methodologies); PGCE (Academic Practice)
    BELLINGHAM, Tanya MSc University of Coventry; MSc University of Plymouth
    JACKSON, Nigel PhD; BA (Hons)
    JAKES, Steven PhD; MSc Wales
    SHEPHERD, Derek MSc University of Newcastle; BSc
    KELLY, Christina PhD; Msc; BSc (Hons); PGCert
    BENHIN, James DPhil; MPhil; BA (Hons)
  • Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
    POON, Priscilla Cert (China Studies); Cert (Executive Development for Tourism); MSc
    HO, Eugenia B Commerce; MSc
    LEUNG, Solange BScoSc (Hons) HK; MSc Surrey; CHE; D.HTM
    NGAN, June BA(Hons); MSc
    CHIN, David D.HTM; MSc; B Commerce
    CHUNG, Cardi MS; BA
    CHEUNG, Ho Yin EdD; MPhil, BSc
* Subject to change.

Award and
Careers

Award

This bachelor programme confers offshore degrees carrying the same academic status and recognition as that offered to University of Plymouth’s on-campus graduates.

Students are expected to graduate from the registered programme of study upon satisfactory completion of all stated modules and the honours project, and they will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Events Management from University of Plymouth.

Work Placement

Students will have opportunities to voluntarily participate in various tourism, hospitality and event job placements in Hong Kong in order to gain more exposure and polish their customer service skills.

Career Opportunities

This programme is designed to produce graduates with the skills to manage this fast-changing industry. Due to increasing standards set out by consumers, there is a huge demand for dynamic managers equipped with the necessary skills to provide the high levels of service and quality of experience expected. The events management programme also provides students with the opportunity to develop vocationally relevant managerial skills needed for employment or further study. This is achieved through ‘real world’ assessment briefs, which see the students working with industry partners on live briefs and through practically orientated tasks.

Further Studies

Upon graduation, students will have developed independent thinking skills, critical analysis of current hospitality and tourism management knowledge. Honours degree students will have undertaken a final-year project which includes data collection and analysis, therefore, students will be well-equipped with research skills necessary for further studies.

Graduates with second-class honours are eligible to apply for the Master of Science Tourism and Hospitality Management programme, in collaboration with University of Plymouth at HKU SPACE (Full time: 12 months; Part time: 18 months), and they can enjoy 10% alumni discount of tuition fee.

Fees and
Funding

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee* for the 2022/23 academic year is HK$105,000, payable over three semesters. The fee for textbook, re-submission of assessments, and repeating the studies for each module of study is not included.

*The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme
(ENLS)

Students are eligible to apply for the HKSAR Government’s Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fee payable to the HKU SPACE in the academic year. For details, please refer to the website of Student Financial Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).

Scholarships and Bursaries 

Rudy Choy Educational Fund Scholarships (Subject to availability)

Two scholarships will be awarded by the Rudy Choy Educational Fund under SKAL International Hong Kong to new Tourism, Hospitality and Cruise Management students with outstanding achievements in their Higher Diploma studies in HKU SPACE Community College/ HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College. Each scholarship is worth HK$10,000.

IC Scholarship 

 (for all CC and HPSHCC AD/HD Graduates)  

Applicants from HKU SPACE CC/HPSHCC graduates or alumni are entitled to a scholarship of HK$7,000 for enrolling on an IC undergraduate programme in 2022/23. If students achieve a CGPA of 2.8 or above in your sub-degree programme, they will be awarded an additional incentive of HK$5,000 (total scholarship amount: HK$12,000). 

To be eligible for the scholarship and/or the incentive, students are required to pay the deposit as stipulated in the conditional offer letter or the tuition fee as stipulated in the final offer letter, whichever applicable, on or before the payment due date. The total scholarship amount (either HK$7,000 or HK$12,000) will be disbursed to students after the commencement of the programme on which they have successfully enrolled. 

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Entry
Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

1. 
  1. hold a Higher Diploma/Associate Degree in Tourism and Events Management / Tourism and Hospitality Management / Hotel Management awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE, or other equivalent qualifications granted by a recognised institution;
OR      
2.  A. (i)

hold an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management / Tourism and Travel Experience Management/ Live Entertainment, Festival and Event Management / M.I.C.E. and Event Management awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE, or other equivalent qualifications granted by a recognised institution;
 

AND

    (ii)

have 2 years of relevant work experience;

 

OR      
3.

hold an Advanced Diploma with 2 years of relevant work experience / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma in other related disciplines such as Business, Marketing, Management, Leisure, and Recreation Studies granted by a recognised institution; 

OR  
4.

have a degree of other disciplines granted by a recognised institution.

Applicants from (3) and (4) may be required to take and pass additional module(s) based on individual merit before the start of the programme.

 

If the above academic qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency such as:
(a) HKCEE English Language at Level 2; OR
(b) HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A));
(c) HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 2; OR
(d) an overall band of 6.0 or above (with 5.5 in all four components) in the IELTS; OR

(e) an overall score of 76 or above in the TOEFL iBT.

     

Mature students (according to University of Plymouth regulation) and applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Since the teaching of the additional module(s) will start in mid-June, students who are required to take additional module(s) need to apply the programme BY MAY 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
 

 

Progression Path

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Student Work
and Activities

Lecture Activities

Leadership activity in HKU Flora Ho Sports Center and Stanley Smith Swimming Pool (Sept 2016)

Leadership activity in HKU Flora Ho Sports Center and Stanley Smith Swimming Pool (Sept 2016)

Plymouth Summer School

Students will have a valuable opportunity to take part in the Summer School course organised by University of Plymouth for two or four weeks in July/ August so as to improve their English communication skills, meet people from around the world, and experience school life in Plymouth. This Summer School is optional and its costs are additional to the programme’s tuition fee.

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Alumni Activities

Alumni Night with students and teachers (Sept 2016)

Alumni Night with students and teachers (Sept 2016)

CSM London Summer Study Programme

This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.

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