Module code: MAN1102

Module Overview

Being able to plan, document and manage the logistics and operational aspects of an event is an essential quality for all event managers. In order to be successful you must be able to work with a diverse workforce and operate within a range of different contractual obligations. This module covers the aspects of planning and management and operations in events management from venue inspection, negotiations, event production and logistics through to food, beverage and concessions and the logistics of the event. The focus is on understanding the practical considerations of running an event. Students will be required to undertake site visits, work on practical case studies geared towards ultimately running their own event in year two. It may require working alone outside the set sessions and carrying out research, therefore not all sessions will be held with the tutor.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

GRAINGER-JONES Owen (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 33

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • The Principles of Project Management

  • The Process of Project Management

  • Planning an Event’s Scope

  • Site inspections: Planning a site inspection and completing checklist.

  • Site Survey Documentation

  • Costing of Plans and Budgets

  • Key Financial Factors during an Event

  • Contracts and Insurance

  • Catering – managing Food and Beverage at events

  • Delegate Management, Data logging and administration

  • Event operations on-site, documents and briefings

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY (1500 WORDS) 40
Coursework CASE STUDY (2000 WORDS) 60

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the fundementals of project and logistics management of events.


Assessment 1 - Essay on the principles of event project planning and logistics (1500 words).

Assessment 2 - Case study of site management of a medium to large scale festival  (2000 words)

Formative feedback

Students receive feedback throughout the semester via face to face teaching which will support them to complete the assessments.

Module aims

  • Explore the fundamentals of project structure in relation to small and large scale festivals
  • Be knowledgeable of the logistical requirements for running a variety of live events
  • Understand and apply the principles of project management
  • Develop professional skills in order to negotiate and manage event contracts

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Apply administration, time management and organizational skills to the planning of an event. PT
002 Use logical thinking and analytical skills to ensure the smooth on site organization of an event. KCP
003 Demonstrate an understanding of key management issues relevant to the organisation of high quality events and festivals KP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to encourage students to respond to formal presentations but also take responsibility for their own learning by combining lecture presentations with self-directed learning based around the core text and supporting material on SurreyLearn.


The learning and teaching methods include lectures, directed reading and case studies followed by discussions on SurreyLearn. One lecture is scheduled every week for 11 weeks, plus a two hour seminar session. Essential independent learning is included with attendance on the ESP and IPC preparation

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Event Management BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.