Events Production and Management students at University Centre Weston (UCW) have put their new knowledge and skills to good use to raise more than £2,000 for charities and community organisations.
Each student on the first year of the course had to plan, promote and manage an event, and many decided to dedicate their efforts to causes close to their hearts.
The events included a family fair, an evening of food and entertainment, a fun run and a danceathon, with organisations including Friends of Eastwick Farm, Weston Hospice Care, Cancer Research UK and stillbirth charity Sands benefitting from the fundraisers.
Rebecca Lopez, UCW’s Programme Coordinator for Events Production and Management, said: “I’m really proud of everyone for taking the opportunity to help so many wonderful causes.
“But I’m even more pleased by the quality of the events because it shows that the students have taken everything on board during the year.
“Each one was really well-planned and implemented, and they were enjoyed by hundreds of members of the public.
“The course is all about practical, hands-on learning, so it’s ideal for students who want real experience of what it’s actually like to put on events in lots of different areas.”
Rebecca was so impressed with the students’ events, the group have now been tasked with managing UCW’s Christmas Community Day planned for the end of the year in the Winter Gardens Pavilion ballroom in Weston.
The Foundation Degree in Events Management and Production at UCW is delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University.