Sustainable and Safe Event Management

This course is aimed at people working in the wider events industry who want to expand their knowledge in the areas of sustainable event management and health and safety at events.

The aim of the course is to expand the knowledge of students with regards to sustainable development policies and health and safety principles pertinent to the wider events industries, while developing critical awareness of current developments. The course is designed with UK and Scottish Government regulations in mind and is focused on the roles and responsibilities of you as an event organiser.

Applications open on the 7th of April and should be made via our online application form by the deadline of the 26th of May.

About the course

The course aims to develop the knowledge and practical implementation of sustainable development policies and health and safety principles for those working in the event industries. The course aims to improve individual practices that can impact the event industry as a whole. As such there is a huge emphasis on transparency and collaboration throughout the course.

This course will be delivered online and contains 10 sessions consisting of live lectures, recorded sessions, interactive online discussions and industry case studies.

In the first 5 sessions participants will concentrate on the subjects of sustainable event management whereas the latter 5 sessions will focus on health and safety at events. Throughout the course, participants are actively encouraged to interact with their peers and lecturing staff through online discussions and 1-2-1 tutorials.

At the end of the course you will be required to write an advisory report in which you provide innovative solutions to an organisation in the events industries. The aim of the assignment is to stimulate you to think about potential improvements you can make in the area of sustainability and/or safety at events.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants will be asked to provide a supporting statement, list of qualifications and document relevant professional experience. If you are applying for the Scottish Government funded fee waiver please make that clear in your personal statement

A suitable reference is also required.

Key details

Outcomes: 20 credits at SCQF level 11

Start Date, Delivery Pattern and Duration: Teaching will be delivered between the 7th of June and 1st of July 2021. During this period, sessions will take place every Monday and Thursday from 10am to Noon

Location/Delivery: Online

Course Tutor: Jarno Stegeman

Assessment: 4,000 word written report. Due of 15th July 2021

Application process: Applications should be made via our online application form by the deadline of the 26th of May.



Fees for Home/EU/RUK students for 2020/21 entry: Fees are £735

Payment can be made by card to QMU's Finance Office on tel: 0131 474 0000 (state the course details). Alternatively, you can ask them for bank transfer details - please quote your full name, the name of the course and year of study for reference if paying by this method

Fee waiver:

Thanks to support from the Scottish Government’s National Transitions Training Fund we are able to offer free places on this course to:

  • anyone aged 25 or over who is unemployed, at risk of redundancy, on furlough, or flexible furlough
  • anyone who is self-employed whose work has been negatively impacted by Covid-19
  • anyone working for a charity or social enterprise whose operations have been negatively impacted by Covid-19
  • any recent university graduate without graduate level employment 

Please indicate that you wish to be considered for one of these spaces in your application.

Further information

For further information, including application process, please contact: Jarno Stegeman via jstegeman@qmu.ac.uk

Academic Disabled Student Co-ordinator: Fenella Hodgson, fhodgson@qmu.ac.uk  

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