Kirstie Allsopp and the Great Event Management Degree Debate

TV personality Kirstie Allsopp has once again reignited the debate around whether Event Management degrees are worthwhile through a tweet questioning why anyone would study event management.

As an event management graduate, and now an associate event management lecturer at UCLan I felt that I had the right to respond.

Gathering together the best responses and points I delve into the argument.

Read the full post here:

Kirstie Allsopp and the Great Event Management Degree Debate

Further related reading:

Are Event Management Degrees Worthwhile?

2 comments

  1. Being a college student at the moment, I am smack in the middle of the “what’s your major” debate.
    I am not persuing a degree in event management. Rather, I am double majoring in sociology and economics. However, experience is important, and so is the acquisition of industry knowledge. Which is why I volunteer, maintain a blog, take event management classes online, go to trade shows & conferences, and keep up with what the pros are reading.

    I think they key is to balance theoretical knowledge with hands on experience. If you accomplish that with an Events Management degree, wonderful. If you can do it without one, thats just as well.

    • Hi Bethany
      It certainly sounds like you are doing a lot to gain skills and keep up to date. I agree 100% that experience and knowledge go hand in hand.
      Best of luck with your studies and everything – keep us up to date!
      Becki

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