Module code: MANM417

Module Overview

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.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

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 pattern

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

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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.

Module aims

  • Introduce students to the wide range of risks that events and event organisation
    operate within
  • 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
    control measures
  • 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
    management documentation.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
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

Attributes Developed

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.

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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.