Module code: MAN1102

Module provider

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Module Leader


Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 4

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 33

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY (1500 WORDS) 40
Coursework CASE STUDY (2000 WORDS) 60

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module overview

Being able to plan, document and manage the logistics and operational aspects of an event is an essential quality for all event managers. In order to be successful you must be able to work with a diverse workforce and operate within a range of different contractual obligations. This module covers the aspects of planning and management and operations in events management from venue inspection, negotiations, event production and logistics through to food, beverage and concessions and the logistics of the event. The focus is on understanding the practical considerations of running an event. Students will be required to undertake site visits, work on practical case studies geared towards ultimately running their own event in year two. It may require working alone outside the set sessions and carrying out research, therefore not all sessions will be held with the tutor.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

The Principles of Project Management

The Process of Project Management

Planning an Event’s Scope

Site inspections: Planning a site inspection and completing checklist.

Site Survey Documentation

Costing of Plans and Budgets

Key Financial Factors during an Event

Contracts and Insurance

Catering – managing Food and Beverage at events

Delegate Management, Data logging and administration

Event operations on-site, documents and briefings

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

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the fundementals of project and logistics management of events.


Assessment 1 - Essay on the principles of event project planning and logistics (1500 words).

Assessment 2 - Case study of site management of a medium to large scale festival  (2000 words)

Reading list

Reading list for EVENT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man1102

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 2017/8 academic year.