At GSM London we aim to push our students to the best of their potential, and so it is always great for us to see great achievements within our student body. Two GSM London Events Management graduates have recently been nominated, across all Events Management Studies in UK universities, for the 2016 Inspirational Events Management Graduates award.
The award will be issued from the Association of Events Management Educators (AEME), the only official Events HE Association in the UK, and will be announced in Leeds on the 26th of April, in a conference organised by the UK Centre of Events Management of Leeds Beckett University.
Who are these students?!
Hope Flynn – One of the first in UK events management graduates who got an academic related post after graduation
Hope graduated from GSM London with a BSc in Events Management, and is one of the first UK Events Management graduates to secure an academic related post after graduation. She has been involved in the organisation of various events, many of which involved fashion and music shows. Additionally, she has utilized her skills to support charities for children and inspired women to work within their community.
During her studies, Hope still managed to gain lots of practical experience working in positions such as Charity administrator, Events and Hospitality Hostess and an Events Assistant. Her experience in these roles helped her to land a position as one of the first members of the student O’SAM events consultants’ team. The O’SAM team was constructed by GSM London to support a new teaching approach in Events Management.
In October 2015 Hope started a new career as Academic staff in GSM London, directing her passion for Events Management to the teaching profession, with the aim of helping other students to succeed as she did. Hope is an inspiration for many students, as living proof that hard work pays off.
Alex Chum – for her consistent effort and support to students in competitions after her graduation
Alex graduated from GSM London in 2015 with a BSc in Events Management and now works for the Glastonbury Festival. Impressive, right? But her achievements don’t stop there. She has worked in different events across the world, of which include community festivals and concerts as an Events Organiser both during her studies and after. Alex successfully managed the Purley Festivals and gave job opportunities, in the form of apprenticeships, and voluntary work to a number of students.
Also a member of the O’SAM events student consultants’ team, her drive and support for the Events Management students has helped many of them to stay focused and produce good work;
Surprisingly, as a graduate, Alex still attended student consultants meetings. She was a real asset to the team. Her contribution as coordinator of students’ team in British Association of Festivals competition, was significant in receiving great comments from the panel.
Hats off to both graduates and their department! Their efforts and support will not be forgotten, and we look forward to seeing more achievements from not only Hope and Alex, but other GSM London students too, across all departments.