Students visit the Museum of London Docklands to find out more about events and society.
Students on the BA(hons) Events Management programme took their learning away from the classroom this week in a visit to the Museum of London Docklands. The trip was part of the second year module, ‘Events & Society’, which explores the relationship between planned events and world around them.
As well as hearing about how cities and regions use events to develop economic growth, students were also able to explore the museum’s fascinating exhibits, learning more about the rich history surrounding this great city. The immersion in history was swiftly followed by a lively discussion over coffee and cake.
Shareen Pennington enjoyed the day out and thought that the visit provided an “interesting insight into the history of London Docks” and she “loved the funky souvenirs”.
Ashley Garlick, senior lecturer in events management talked about the day: “The history of Docklands really is the history of London. An area that was once the centre of industry is now driving economic growth and development through event led regeneration.
Coming to the museum brings these ideas alive, and provides an important historical context that makes it easier to understand the role events play in society today. Taking students out of the lecture hall and into the amazing attractions of London is one of the many things that makes the events management degree at London Met so fantastic.”