Students get fundraising – #BUProud

Faculty of Management students have been bringing their learning to life by organising charity-led events.

From March to May all sorts of events have been organised on and off campus raising money for local and national charities. Events range from family fun days, art displays and sports activities to dining experiences, quizzes, game shows and a flash mob.

Stu Plummeridge – Year 2, BSc (Hons) Sports Management – and his group Shuttle Seven organised neon badminton tournament ‘Raveminton’ in the BU sports hall to raise money for the National Autism Society.

Stu said, “The event went really well, better than we all expected to be honest! It ran very smoothly and all of the participants seemed to be really enjoying it”

“We learnt a lot from this experience as to the various aspects of putting together and managing an event, such things as sourcing sponsorship to advertising and finding volunteers – it gave a glimpse into the reality of putting on an event as sport managers after graduation.“

Course lecturer, Peter Trueman said, “The aim of this unit is to experience the practical implementation of methods and theories relevant to event management, whilst developing a positive attitude to risk-taking and entrepreneurship through creative and innovative thinking”

“The planning and operations of leisure event management draws upon finance, marketing and resource management. In this unit students get to apply practical skills needed to successfully deliver a live event, giving them more confidence in using these transferable skills for the many challenges that lie ahead during their forthcoming placement year and future careers in the leisure industry”.