Our events for students, applicant and enquirers

If you're studying with us, there will be various events for students that involve employers from the world of hospitality, hotels and events.

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Attend an Open Day

Essex Open Days are a chance for you to see where you might be calling home. Chat with students and staff, tour our campuses and accommodation, listen to talks from academics and join a taster lecture.

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Welcome Week 2023

We're excited to welcome our new cohort of students onto campus, as well as welcome back our other cohorts. There's a lot happening across campus during Welcome Week, and we have specific schedules for each of the degree paths. Select the relevant programme for you below and make sure you attend each session to meet your fellow students as well as the academics and staff that will be on hand to support you throughout your studies.

Annual events for Edge students

Our annual Edge Hotel School Careers Fair is open to all of our students and usually takes place in the autumn term. Employers from organisations such as Iconic Hotels, Exclusive Hotels, Hilton, The Dorchester Collection, Shangri-La and Rocco Forte regularly exhibit at this event.

Occasionally you will have guest lectures or masterclasses from professionals as part of your teaching timetable. Recent guest lectures include: a recruitment lecture with Apex hotels, revenue management with Leonardo Hotels, contemporary issues in hospitality with Handpicked hotels, an insight into motor sport events with Goodwood, and change management with the general manager of Georgian House.

In the final level of your course, you may attend the annual Edge Hotel School Alumni Event. Usually hosted at a hotel venue in London, this event welcomes some of our alumni and supporters from industry to network and provides you with an invaluable opportunity to speak face-to-face with potential employers.