Published: 19 February 2021

​​​​​​​International Events Management students take world's first Covid-19 event safety training 

31 International Events Management (BSc) students became the world’s first students to take Covid-19 event safety training delivered by Senior Events Production Manager, Rick Smith.

The training programme covered all aspects of Covid-safe event delivery, adding to the course's current event management modules and boosting students' key employability areas.

International Events Management student Lucy Galligan said: “I'd like to say a huge thanks to Surrey for providing students with such a valuable and relevant training course. The content will be very beneficial for our employability and professional development!”

Production Manager Rick Smith said: "It was a pleasure to be involved. It’s great to be able to support Surrey students with some cutting-edge applied learning and industry experience.”

Head of Department Mike Duignan said: “The integration of such important industry training within an academic programme of study is vital for event management students, so as to better prepare them for successfully gaining future employment opportunities.”

Principal Teaching Fellows Dr Graham Berridge and Owen Grainger-Jones said: “This training was part of a range of extra opportunities that our third-year International Events Management students can take to bolster their employability profiles and further develop their knowledge of professional events management practice. We would like to thank Rick Smith for having made this training possible for our students to take.”

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