The University of Westminster celebrates 20 years of teaching Tourism and Events
Tourism and Events 31 May 2017
The event was organised by FABEvents, a collective of seventeen Events and Conference Management MA Westminster students who worked jointly with Tourism and Events lecturers in the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment as well as the Alumni Relations team of the University.
The event marked twenty years since the first undergraduate cohort graduated and fifteen years since the postgraduate programme was launched. The celebration included speeches from keynote professors including Emeritus Professor Robert Maitland, an urban economist who taught Tourism and Cities at the University of Westminster as well as talks from alumni and other leading industry professionals.
Speaking about the event Claire Humphreys, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader for the Events and Conference Management MA said: “The event brought together alumni from the past twenty years. This was the perfect occasion for our recent graduates, now working in different sectors of the tourism and the events industries, to network and potentially develop future business relationships. It was great to see people who had graduated from different courses sharing experiences about their careers.
“For the current cohort of students, delivering the event as part of their studies was a great opportunity to apply their learning in a very practical way.”
Caroline Hanke, leader of the FABEvents team said:"It was a great pleasure to organise this Tourism and Events Alumni Reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary. Working closely together with a group of 16 dynamic future industry professionals has been a unique and great experience. We are very grateful for all the support we have received from the speakers, the University staff, the volunteers and the tourism society, making this event successful."
The University of Westminster currently counts over 1,500 alumni who graduated from Tourism and Events courses from the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment.
Photos credits: Shivam Kumar of the University’s Photographic Society
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