Module code: MAN2143

Module Overview

Staging events within a modern regulated society requires event organisers and planners to have a good awareness of legal considerations as regards keys areas of law; these include aspects of civil and criminal law, tort and contract law, licencing 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 health and 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 frameworks within which to plan and manage event. Students will undertake practical activities in relation to the following: licensing, health and safety requirements for both staff and event 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 5

JACs code: N820

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 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 risk

  • Risk Assesments

  • Staff and crowd safety management

  • Contracting

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination CLOSED BOOK EXAM (2 HOURS) 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.

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 feedback

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

Module aims

  • Identify and understand relevant legislation and common law frameworks as it affects the staging and management of events within the UK
  • Explain the nature of risk, risk assessment and risk management
  • Provide knowledge on competency within the management of event, 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, 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.