“I have been disappointed with my experience at the Event Academy. After spending a substantial amount of money on the Level 4 Diploma I found several lectures to be missing, listed learning resources unavailable and very limited support. The brief for the coursework was very vague and offered little help or support from lecturers. When attending the online live events lecturers would greet the students they knew, making the remote students feel very isolated and neglected by ignoring them. The content has been good on some of the lectures, but a lot is common sense and therefore not worth spending money on. A real shame online remote students have no support or interaction with lecturers other than pre-recorded videos.”
Posted 8 months ago
We are sorry to hear that you are not happy with your course, but thank you for your feedback.
This comes as something of a surprise and we'd really like to understand more about your experience. We welcome all comments from students, as it allows us to constantly improve our courses, so please contact us directly to give us more information.
“The course is geared towards people with no events experience - its an overview and not in depth enough for people who have experience and want a deeper dive into marketing, business development and strategy development. The lecture content levels and tutors' ability to answer questions was very disappointing.
The structure of the group assignment is also unfairly allocated and judged.
I would not recommend this Ashdown Academy course to any industry professionals.”
Posted 4 years ago
Thank you for your comments. At Ashdown Academy we strive to make our courses the best that we can, so we welcome your feedback and take all of it on board.
“The course sounded really good but didn't really go into enough detail. and the group project took up so much more time than said it would.
The very mixed level of experience (and proficiency in English - spoken & written ) meant myself and one other from our group of six had to do around 90% of the work on it including rewriting everyone else's parts of the report & presentation so they were actually coherent.
I learnt a few new things but not enough to justify the high price tag. The course leaders 'screened' us at the Open Day to see if we were right for the course but it seems it was more for our ability to pay, than our ability to contribute to or learn from the course.
Might be worth doing if your employer can pay for the course, you know very little about events and are yet to choose the type of events you would like to work on.”
Posted 5 years ago
Thank you for your review on your Diploma at Ashdown Academy. Your feedback is welcomed as we always strive to make our courses the best that we can at Ashdown Academy and therefore it is all noted for the future.