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EVENTful VISIT TO DUNDEE SCIENCE CENTRE

Posted onFebruary 6, 2012

EVENTful VISIT TO DUNDEE SCIENCE CENTRE

EVENTful VISIT TO DUNDEE SCIENCE CENTRE

Around twenty Dundee College students made an ‘eventful’ visit to Dundee Science Centre today, gaining an insight into event management at one of Scotland’s most successful visitor attractions.

Working with Dundee Science Centre staff, the HNC/D Event Management students spent the afternoon learning how an event is put together and how an event proposal is created. Working in four groups, they were also presented with different event scenarios, putting event management theory into practice.

Scenarios included potential visits by a parent and toddler class, local Brownies group working towards a science badge, and a local business seeking an ‘away day’ of team-building activities, with students preparing and presenting their own proposals.

The Event Management Masterclass was organised by Dundee Science Centre’s Science Learning Institute which, through a range of courses and initiatives, provides support and professional development for a host of professions, from teachers and research scientists to students, science communicators and museum staff. The Masterclass is available to any groups, companies or organisations seeking to arrange successful events – from nurseries and parent groups to personal assistants in local businesses.

Sarah Duncan, Events Officer,  Dundee Science Centre said, “We are delighted to be working with Dundee College and sharing our experience in running successful events and group visits for all ages, and it shows that people don’t just come here to learn science – they also come to learn about our business. The students did a marvellous job and we look forward to offering the same experience to other colleges and universities, as well as all types of businesses and event organisers.”

Meanwhile, Judith Middleton, Lecturer, Advertising / Events, Dundee College added, “The class thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Dundee Science Centre and were able to put a lot of the theory we have covered in class into practice. They worked in teams and came up with some great ideas for events for a variety of different groups. The centre staff gave them very useful support and event planning advice and feedback on their proposals. The students are really enthusiastic about applying what they learned at the Event Management Masterclass, and will use the experience to help them plan and organise their own events.”


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