Events managment students MOVEIT!

Events Management students at London Metropolitan University had the chance to contribute to the UK’s biggest dance show to improve their skills and industry experience.

Date: 26/03/2013

Events Management students at London Metropolitan University had the chance to contribute to the UK’s biggest dance show to improve their skills and industry experience.

The students, based in the Business School, helped with onsite venue management at MOVEIT!, the major dance exhibition that attracts over 20,000 visitors.

For Coral Yunquera, a second year BA Events Management and PR student at London Met, the opportunity to work at the show even led to a job with its organisers, Upper Street Events.

Coral said: “Working at MOVEIT!  was a brilliant experience. The opportunity to volunteer at the show was advertised by our module leader and through it I was offered an internship at the company. I have now worked on a range of shows, and the staff at Upper Street have supported and encouraged me throughout. They have also employed me part-time, which has given me a lot of confidence.”

The opportunity to participate in the show, which saw students work in a variety of roles to ensure the smooth running of the event, is typical of the teaching approach at London Met. Employability is a key part of the curriculum, and students are supported to develop their experience while they study.

During MOVEIT!, the students were involved in roles including Dance Studio Management, Teacher hosting, Trade hosting and Ticketing.

Tom Lunt, Principal Lecturer in Teaching and Learning in the Business School, said: “I am really pleased so many students were able to gain experience of working at a major exhibition. They will have developed useful skills and the insights they have gained will be valuable for their coursework and to put on their CVs. We are very grateful to Upper Street for support they give our students.”

Upper Street Events were equally as grateful for the students’ participation. Shirry Liram, Event Director at the business and herself an alumni of London Met’s Events Management course, said: “London Met students were a delight to work with: they are extremely enthusiastic and professional people, interested to learn about the events industry and keen to get involved in anything that is thrown at them. 

“They were a great contribution to the show.”

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