Edge Hotel School

Resources for schools and colleges

Students making cocktails behind the bar

Engaging young people passionate about events and hospitality

We provide informative and engaging sessions both on campus and at your institution, as well as talk about higher education future students.

At Edge Hotel School, we want to encourage young learners considering their next steps in education to learn more about the event and hospitality industries, and how a degree from the Edge Hotel School can give their career a kick-start. We are able to provide informative and engaging activities for students that explore our industry, provide more detail on the Edge Hotel School's curriculum and demonstrate why our offering is so unique within Higher Education.

We are able to visit your institution and deliver interactive taster sessions, speak to students about Higher Education opportunities and where a hospitality degree can take them, as well as plan a visit day to our Colchester campus where students can see our facilities, meet our academics and experience being a University of Essex student.

If you are interested in arranging anything, please contact our Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer Farirai Manangazira.

Our sessions


Below are some of the activities that we can organise and deliver for your organisation. Our sessions are primarily directed at those who are considering their next steps in their academic journey and may be interested in attending university. 

With prior notice, our academics are happy to deliver sessions that complement the current curriculum for your students, developed in collaboration with and with guidance from Schools. 

We are also available to attend Higher Education and careers fairs, deliver talks on Higher Education, student finance and applying to university and anything else to help students prepare for university.

Interactive taster sessions

Making money in Hotels and Events

Perfect for introducing students to the world of hospitality and events, this taster session provides a snapshot of the financial side of the sector. 

Hotels and events are businesses like any other, and make large profits, often for small independent owners. Throughout the session, students will be shown how to improve a business, raise its results and enjoy the extra profits.

An excellent introduction for groups of students interested in managing and owning a hotel, restaurant or event venue.

Contact Farirai Manangazira to book a session.

Managing a worldwide album launch

Dive into the world of Events Management with this taster session, as students organise an album launch for a global rock band.

While developing their planning skills, students will look at the details and considerations necessary to organise a large-scale, big-budget, high-profile event. 

From taking the client brief to finding venues in a foreign country, to organising the launch event, press interviews and a celebrity post-launch party, this session will help students to explore whether they have the skills necessary for a fast-paced, multi-skilled role within Events Management. 

Contact Farirai Manangazira to book this session.

Sustainable hotel 

The aim of this session is to give students insights into the amazing and diverse jobs and career options available in the Hospitality Industry as well as getting them to recognise that the industry has both a moral and commercial responsibility to consider and respond to the environmental and sustainability issues which affect all modern businesses.

Based on real work experiences, this multiple choice scenario activity challenges students to think like senior management and ensure their business is considerate of the environment, customer needs and budget requirements. 

Book a member of our team to deliver this session for your students, or we can provide the necessary resources for you to deliver the session, including a facilitator pack. 

 Contact Farirai Manangazira to book this session.