Students awarded prize at UK’s leading outdoor events competition
The university has won Student Event of the Year at the 2018 National Outdoor Event Association Awards in Bath last night (21 November).
Students from the Events Management course received the award in recognition of a series of pop-up events they ran in conjunction with last year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Festival-goers were treated to over eight hundred unique, student-led interactions exploring ideas of sustainable development.
Working in teams, students developed unique activities focusing on the United Nations’ Global Goals for sustainability, including arts and crafts, mini golf, an immersive ocean plastics experience and a treasure trail.
The National Outdoor Events Association is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the industry.
The students’ pop-up event was an assessed activity, funded by the university’s Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT) programme, with support from RCE Severn. LIFT is a professional support programme that links sustainability-oriented learning to curriculum development across the university.
President of NOEA Andy Grove said:
Chair of the Judging Panel Alistair Turner said:
For more information about the pop-up events at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, watch the Events Management film.