CONTEMPORARY EVENT RISK MANAGEMENT - 2020/1
Module code: MANM417
Risk management is a central part of the management of events, particularly in the delivery
of event management operations and crowd management services. Such risks exist within
both the macro and micro environments and competitive markets however, other aspects
of events are also prone to risk which can range from the event concept per se to the
marketing of events and the securing of resources and legal permits.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
GRAINGER-JONES Owen (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N800
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Risks and risk management
- Areas of risk prevalent within the event sector
- Risk within the internal, competitive and micro environments
- Legal duties for event organisers to manage risk
- Official guidance on safety management within the staging of events
- Risk analysis, assessment and management control measures
- Hidden risk and crowd safety management
- Risk documentation and event management planning
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||CW1 Risk Evaluation Report (1000 words) Individual||30|
|Coursework||CW2 Legislation Essay (1000 words) Individual||30|
|Coursework||CW3 Risk Assessment Report (2000 words) Individual||40|
The new assessment structure will be:
CW1 = 30% weighting
CW2 = 30% weighting
CW3 = 40% weighting
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate both the theoretical, analytical and practical skills they have developed in the module. Thus, the summative assessments for this module will consist of:
- Course Work One: Provide analysis of the range of risks posed to the staging of a major or hallmark event from within the macro, competitive and micro environments.
- Course Work Two: Provide an in-depth evaluation of the legal duties relevant to the management of risks within the UK events sector and the ways in which event organisers need to comply with such legal duties.
- Course Work Three: Provide a risk assessment in an industry recognised format for a small to medium sized event.
Formative assessment and feedback
Will be provided to students through a range of approaches, including question and answer sessions in class, group work and peer to peer learning and using SurreyLearn and within feedback to class presentations.
- Introduce students to the wide range of risks that events and event organisation
- Enable students to fully understand the legal requirements placed upon event
organisations to identify, reduce and manage risks
- Develop students abilities identify hazards and threats within external, competitive
and internal environments
- Introduce students to use of risk analysis models
- Enable students to better understand risk assessment approaches
- Develop students abilities to identify and recommend appropriate risk management
- Introduce students to the intergration of risk management within event management
- Enable students to develop their abilities in the use offical guidance on the staging
of events and employee and visitor safety management
- Develop students abilities in the development and provision of industry risk
|001||Identify a wide range of risks to event organisations||CKP|
|002||Analyse and identify a wide range of risks that exist within macro, competitive and micro environments||CKT|
|003||Analyse and identify hazards and threats within external and internal environments||CPT|
|004||Identify and demonstrate the ability to use appropriate risk analysis models||CPT|
|005||Prepare a risk assessment in both qualitaive and qualitative formats to a professional industry standard||KPT|
|006||Make informed recommendations of appropriate and realistic risk management control measures|
|007||Be able to present risk management event management planning and documentation|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Provide a framework of contemporary knowledge and theories supported by examples from industry. Current issues, debates and case studies will be introduced and key issues highlighted so that the students are able to apply critical thinking to the literature and case studies.
The learning and teaching methods include:
A series of lectures and seminars, appropriate case studies and guest lectures. The syllabus presented in the module documents will be covered using a variety of teaching and learning methods. Methods used may include academic lectures, lectures by industry guests, seminars and group work, peer to peer learning and academic-supported self-study and directed reading. Students should be prepared for assessment on topics from across the syllabus - irrespective of the mode of delivery e.g. whether the topic was covered by a formal 4 lecture, seminar, group work, peer to peer learning, self-directed study tasks and directed reading, etc.
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 for CONTEMPORARY EVENT RISK MANAGEMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm417
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 2020/1 academic year.