“Having just recently completed my online Level 7 C.I.M Accredited Postgraduate Diploma, I can only thoroughly recommend The Event Academy and their courses!
The course itself was so informative, featured so many incredible guest lecturers from the industry, and really gave you an in-depth and understandable look into each aspect of the event industry. It not only covered the fundamentals such as budgeting, design, production and technical, but it also gave you insight into each of the industries within events such as Sports and Hospitality, Weddings, Fashion and private parties as well as Fundraising events.
Studying online is always more challenging, but I found the Hub easy to access and lectures well recorded. Connecting with fellow students was easy, and enjoyable and has created connections worldwide! As an international student, it was wonderful to know that should I find myself in London I could attend some in-person lectures too.
I love that the Event Academy is not only its courses but offers a variety of informative and engaging webinars interesting to both students and alumni alike, that it offers additional networking opportunities, as well as invaluable volunteer opportunities in London.
Clare Lawrence, our Course Director, was phenomenal and she made our catch-up calls something to look forward to! Not only was she always available for assistance whenever needed, but she was also genuinely invested in the success of each and every one of us throughout the course.
I definitely feel that The Event Academy's Postgraduate Diploma has efficiently equipped me with the knowledge and skills to begin a successful and rewarding career in the industry!
“I was right when I decided to study for this postgrad: It has been solid content, well structured and excellently leads by expert people. Thank you very much to the Event Academy team that has guided me throughout this insightful training. Looking forward to putting into practice what I've learnt!”
Posted 4 months ago
Thank you Selena, masses of luck for your future career, stay in touch!
“The event course has been everything I expected specially with the professionalism and effort put in by the administration, the placement officer and the teachers.
We as students had received all kind of support from each entity and that enabled us to have an effortless journey with Ashdown Academy.
I personally enjoyed working on the projects. They were really challenging and difficult, but also enjoyable and very real. Getting a distinction on all three only reassured me how much I liked the course, the work and the material in general.
The marking of the projects was very professional and the feedback, both individual and collective was very constructive.
As for the exam, all of it was indeed CIM standard. The time allocated was just right and the examiners were really attentive and supportive. Overall, it was a professional exam.
I have enjoyed taking part of this course and I have learned a lot from the professionals who taught it.”
“Ashdown Academy provided me with a very positive and beneficial experience which, I would say, has given me the tools to achieve a successful career in the events industry. Their hands-on approach to learning and the inclusion of classes taught by lecturers still working in the industry, ensured that the course material was relevant and insightful. That said, there are a few improvements that could be made such as; the inclusion of grading based on individual performance, more emphasis on the exam and more one-on-one time with course lecturers, to clarify communication between students and the Academy.”
“Ashdown has extremely qualified events professionals with a good attitude toward students.
The placement offer is very wide and varied and it has been very useful for my career in the events industry so far.”
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Posted 4 years ago
Thank you for your lovely review on your Postgraduate course at Ashdown Academy. As a valued member of our alumni, your feedback is much appreciated.
“I like it, i enjoyed but i think it is short time for all contents. If you are working i found it a bit hard to keep going. I would sugest few more proyect nights and that teachers explain how they work on it independly from the lectures.. From their own experiences.
Anyway I am very happy with the course, i learnd so much and i feel good with my job on it.
Posted 4 years ago
Thank you for your review on your Diploma course at Ashdown Academy. All of the feedback is taken on board and much appreciated.