Addressing different dimensions of tourism

Four academics from the University met with overseas partner to support international programme.

Date: 4 May 2017

A group of academics from London Metropolitan University visited the University of Nicosia in Cyprus to attend the 11th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference on 3 May.

Dr Simon Jones, Dean of the Guildhall School of Business and Law (GSBL), Dr Guyonne James, lecturer on BA Tourism and Travel Management, Dr Margaret Gold, senior lecturer on BA Tourism and Travel Management, and Professor David Hind, also of GSBL, attended the event to contribute to the Erasmus+ Project: European Dimensions in Qualifications for the Tourism Sector Capacity Building Project (EurDiq).

London Met is a supporting partner of the EurDiq Project, which aims to ensure sustainable development of Russian higher education through quality assurance structure for degree programmes in line with Bologna and EU 2020 strategic objectives.

Simon presented a paper on the significance of designing effective immersive student experiences through field courses, and work related learning and student placements in the Tourism Sector and Events Management Industry.

Professor Hind presented a case study on government driven policy for 'responsible tourism' development in Indonesia.

Dr James presented a paper on sustainable tourism and the integration of key philosophies within the learning experience.

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK.