Dr Tom Lunt
Tom joined the University of Surrey in 2017 as a Senior Teaching Fellow having lectured in Events Management first at London Metropolitan University and then at The University of Greenwich. Prior to his academic career Tom worked in fundraising events; first at the Royal Star & Garter Home for disabled servicemen and women and then at Christian Aid where he was Events and Community Fundraising Manager. He has managed a wide range of events including exclusive black tie dinners, overseas challenge events and sponsored cycles and walks. An important part of his work involved overseas travel to collect stories on the overseas projects that he and his team raised funds for.
Tom completed his doctoral thesis in 2016 which examined the nature of trust, dissent, democracy and politics in student learning communities and the possibility of democratic learning communities in Higher Education. He has published research in both the Event Management and Education fields where his interests focus on social media, experiential event management and event design.
Experiential event management
Event Sponsorship and Fundraising
Social media and events
Social media and education
Business and International Context for Events
Eventful Cities and leveraging events
Imagineering events themes and experiences
Event Services Marketing
University roles and responsibilities
- Director of Learning and Teaching