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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LEED2050 Event Management

10 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Andrew Lockwood

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module gives students the opportunity to complete the full event management cycle from event design and planning to delivery and evaluation. There are many different components that make up a successful event and an effective event manager. This module will provide students with an understanding of the key event management principles and also how to practically apply them. Event management tests a wide range of different skills and abilities. A key element of the module is each student’s personal development through their interaction with the content, with other students and through the planning, delivery and evaluation of an event. Students will analyse and critically reflect upon their skill base and plan how best to improve identified skills. Designated a Special Skills module, this module is open to students on all degree programmes. Information about the full portfolio of LEED discovery modules can be found at


The module aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of event management through theoretical learning and practical application.

The module will focus on a range of event management principles and personal development. Students will show that they have acquired:
- Leadership skills in a practical setting;
- Reflective practice and insight to evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses;
- The ability to assess and critically evaluate personal skills and abilities;
- A range of key graduate level skills linked to employability.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Analyse and evaluate event management models and theories;
- Explain the systematic planning, procedures and processes required in event management;
- Apply evidence based knowledge to plan, organise and deliver an event;
- Discuss personal strengths and weaknesses and evaluate their own development through the event management process;
- Construct an action plan designed to develop personal skills and attributes linked to their future aspirations.

Skills outcomes
Through this module students will develop the following skills:
- Communication
- Team working
- Leadership
- Commercial awareness
- Flexibility
- Initiative
- Planning and organisation
- Time management
- Critical thinking.


The outline syllabus for this module is;
- Reflective Writing
- Learning and Leadership Styles
- Event operations
- Team management
- Human resources
- Finance and Sponsorship
- Marketing and Communications
- Risk Management and Assessment
- Presentation and Pitching.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours26.00
Private study hours47.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

MCQs preparation 4 hrs
Planning & research for events 30 hrs
Analysis, reflection & assessments 13 hrs

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly meeting with staff.
Bi-weekly written report showing meeting minutes, plans, progress and action points.
There will also be a range of tools used within the online learning units for this module. This will include discussion board, reflective journals and mini MCQ’s.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQMCQ 1 administered via VLE40.00
EssayReflective written log 2,000 words60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/07/2021 10:21:12


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