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The Edge Hotel School Experience

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Spend a virtual morning with us to find out about the different courses on offer, the benefits of studying a hospitality degree and the unique experience you will get studying with us at Edge Hotel School.

The Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex provides industry-led hospitality and events management degrees with hands-on experience at Wivenhoe House, a fully-commercial 4* hotel, as well as a unique selection of degree structures to suit all students. The School has an unparalleled focus on connecting its students with industry employers through networking and careers events.

The morning will include an introductory session, as well as topical and interactive sessions with our expert academics so that you can get a feel for what studying will be like. You will also be able to hear from some of our current students and alumni to find out first-hand what it is like to study with us and where it can take you. This event is open to groups from schools and colleges, as well as individual prospective students. 

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Planned Programme

Please note the running order and contents of this programme are subject to change due to staff availability. You will be made aware of any changes to the programme in the run up to this event.

Time What's on
9am - 9.30am Welcome talk
9.30am - 10.15am Interactive Session – Making Your Hotel Sustainable

This interactive session will give students the opportunity to fulfil the roll of the hotel’s new General Manager and will be tasked with coming up with financially viable and customer friendly sustainability initiatives in different departments of the hotel.
10.15am - 10.45am
 Q + A Session with Edge Hotel School Alumni
10.45am - 11am  Break
11am - 11.45am  Taster Lecture – Making Money in Hotels, Restaurants and Events

This session will explain some of the most effective ways of improving profits in different organisations across hospitality. It will explore food and beverage management, energy costs, staffing, resourcing, budget management and more.  
11.45am - 12pm  Q + A Session with Edge Hotel School Current Students
12pm - 12.45pm  Taster Lecture – Managing Events

This session will dive deeper into the Events Management side of our courses, leading on a Case Study of delivering and planning a large-scale event such as the Brits.
12.45pm - 1pm  Close

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