Buckinghamshire New University has announced an new course aimed at shaping the future of event and festival sustainability management.
The announcement follows Teresa Moore (Head of Department – Music & Events Management) contribution at last week’s Green Events & Innovations conference in London, as part of this year’s National Climate Week.
BSc (Hons) Event & Festival Sustainability Management will be powered by Bucks Music and Music and Events Management at Bucks New University and commence in September 2014. The course has been specifically tailored to deliver graduates qualified to deal with the demand for greater sustainability and environmental care surrounding live events and festivals.
Teresa Moore said: “There has never been a more important time to introduce event and festival sustainability management into academic study and professional training. With climate change uppermost on everyone’s mind after a winter of extreme weather the industry needs graduates who can help festivals in their efforts to become more environmentally sustainable. With the growing focus of finding greener approaches to every aspect of festivals and live events, this course is key to developing future advancements at home and throughout the world.”
Moore, who is also the Director of Education and Training for the ICCMSS (International Centre for Crowd Management & Security Studies) based at Bucks, spoke on audience sustainability attitudes at the Green Events & Innovations conference on March 6 as part of National Climate Week. She also launched the results of a survey carried out in on behalf of “Love Your Tent”, the initiative to encourage festival audiences to take their tents home with them.
The industry links held by Bucks New University and the music and events industry are unique in higher education. While studying, students have the opportunity to gain real industry work based experience and have worked on projects at events such as Reading Festival, Roskilde Festival and Notting Hill Carnival.