Students Invite Businesses to Step Forward

Share this article

Thursday 8 March, Hester’s Way Neighbourhood Project, Hester’s Way Community Resource Centre, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham, GL51 7SU.

Businesses from around the county are being invited to the first event of its kind organised in partnership between University of Gloucestershire students and the Hester’s Way Neighbourhood Project (HWNP), Cheltenham.

Events Management students are organising the event as part of their second-year module Event Operations Management, where they have to work with clients to deliver an original and appropriate event in response to a client brief.

The Conference Space Showcase is the first business to business event organised by the students as part of an ongoing partnership with HWNP. Taking place on Thursday 8 March from 4pm until 7pm, it will offer a guided tour of the project’s meeting, conference and interviewing rooms and facilities.

HWNP is based at the Hester’s Way Community Resource Centre in Cassin Drive, off Princess Elizabeth Way, and the event will be introduced by Operational and Development Manager, Kevin Devaney. He said: “We are delighted to be working with events management students from the university again. They are doing a fantastic job, busily working behind the scenes, and I am sure that the event will be a huge success. It’s great to know that our organisation can provide practical community based learning opportunities for students, allowing them to put all their academic theory into practice whilst developing interpersonal skills as they meet the challenges of planning and running an event.”

Senior Lecturer in Events and Leisure Management, Chantal Laws, said: “This provides real world experience of the event planning process, project management, marketing and stakeholder engagement which are key applied skills for any event manager. Students are then given the opportunity to reflect on their experience, and development and outline a plan to further enhance their skills on placement in future employment. The module is year-long and represents a significant part of their second year studies.”

Student Joella Lancefield is one of seven involved with the event. She said: “This is an ongoing partnership between Hester’s Way and the University, several community events have been organised before but this is the first one to approach businesses. It aims to build bridges between the Hester’s Way community and local businesses and offer them an alternative venue, in turn supporting the local community and economy.”

The tours run at hourly intervals, at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm, and afterwards participants will have a networking opportunity over a chef prepared buffet, a sample of the conference menu.

Anyone interested in attending can find out more by contacting HWNP on 01242 521319.

• To find out more about Events Management at the University of Gloucestershire, please visit…

• To find out more about the Hester’s Way Neighbourhood Project, please visit or telephone 01242 521319.

Source: Universtity of Gloucestershire

Similar Articles

Don't Miss

OLED material manufacturing firm to create 100 jobs in Shannon

100 new high-tech jobs are to be created in Shannon. OLED Material Manufacturing and PPG announced a multi-million euro capital investment at its Co Clare plant.

Federal construction contractor creates 40+ new high-wage jobs

Federal construction and engineering contractor Conti Federal Services chose Orlando as its new headquarters, which is now located in the Central Florida Research Park, which is the sixth largest research park in the United States in the next four years. These positions will pay about 150% of the median salary in Orange County. The company moved its headquarters from New Jersey and is currently hiring for positions in central Florida.

Furlough numbers fall by another 590,000 despite support from the UK government

Furlough numbers declined by 590,000 last month, yet the government continues to support 1.9 million jobs. With the next level of the scheme's support being withdrawn this weekend, the decline in earnings being insured by the scheme became apparent.