Module code: MAN1113

Module Overview

Staging events within a modern regulated society requires event organisers to have a good awareness of legal considerations as regards keys areas of law; these include aspects of criminal and civil law, common law (the tort of negligence and contract law), licensing and official ‘guidance’ documentation. Event Management also requires the identification and assessment of all forms of risk, especially those specific to do with employee and public safety. Such legal requirements and the inherent risks within the promotion of events, necessitates that event managers develop a strong understanding of competencies across all aspects of an events delivery and the requirements within their organisations and workforces to meet such demands

This module therefore aims to provide students with an understanding of the key legal frameworks within which the planning and management of events takes place. Students will undertake practical activities in relation to the following: licensing, health and safety requirements for both staff and visitors and the assessment of risk. This module includes attendance on a relevant spectator or safety course (this can be in advance or during the early part of the module)

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: 11

Seminar Hours: 22

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:
The legal framework for the staging of events
Principles of a duty to care
Permits and other regulatory requirements
Understanding risk and health and safety at events
Identifying and analysing risk
Risk assessments and management
Staff, visitor and crowd safety management
Contract considerations

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Individual Report 60
Examination Exam 40

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the legal; and safety framework for events.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• Assessment 1 consists of a report on the legal framework surrounding an event

• Assessment 2 for this module consists of a closed-book examination of multiple choice questions to be held at the end of the semester.

Formative assessment

• Ongoing group work case study analysis and discussions and verbal feedback within weekly seminars


Formal written feedback provided for the CW1 report

Module aims

  • Identify and understand relevant legislation and common law frameworks as they affect the staging and management of events within the UK
  • Explain the nature of risk, risk analysis, management and assessment
  • Provide knowledge on competency within the management of events, staff and event visitors

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Be familiar with current UK legislation, licencing and permit requirements relevant to a range of events PT
002 Be able to understand risk management considerations and management implications including the analysis, assessment and treatment of risk at all levels of the organisation CPT
003 Have knowledge of safe operational practice and event and risk documentation in relation to staff, guests and spectators KPT

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, visiting industry speaker, directed reading and case studies followed by discussions on Surrey Learn. A two hour lecture is scheduled every week for 11 weeks, plus a one 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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Other information


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.