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Explore Tourism, Hospitality and Events

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Explore Tourism, Hospitality and Events

A career in tourism, hospitality and events can take you all over the world and provide you with the opportunity to experience a range of cultures and meet lots of new people.

Find out more about what studying these degrees at university might be like and the benefits of working in this industry. You can also practice your skills and understanding, and have your work reviewed by academic staff from the Tourism and Hospitality departments here at BU.


Dr Duncan Light, Senior Lecturer in Tourism

Studying a degree in Tourism and Hospitality

BU lecturer Dr Duncan Light talks you through the benefits of studying this subject. “If you’re thinking about studying tourism or hospitality at university, don’t let anyone tell you it’s something trivial,” says Duncan. “It’s a huge industry around the world, accounting for 313 million jobs worldwide.”
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

Tourism after Covid-19

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis looks at the future of the industry after the pandemic. “I think for the first time, people are realising how important tourism is, and how important it is for their own psychological state,” he says. “It’s one of those things we can’t do without.”
Lauren Scofield-Marlowe, School Liaison and Events Assistant

Student perspective: studying Events Management

Lauren, a BA (Hons) Events Management student on placement with our Schools Liaison & Partnerships team, talks about studying this subject area: “I chose Events Management because it's diverse, fun, creative, exciting and rewarding.”

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Monty, Georgina and Jessica, BU bloggers

Get prepared for university

University may not be right for everyone but the potential benefits, opportunities and rewards are endless. Hear from some of our current BU students as they share their personal stories and insights into the transition from school/college to university.