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Old 06-28-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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I'm currently studying in events course in a local polytechnic. I'm contemplating if i should actually study events in a University in UK. The reason that I'm deciding to do that is because it allows me to get a degree faster which means i can work earlier and earn much more than a diploma holder(if i continue my local poly education). My aim is to be able to work asap and earn more(which i supposed degree holder would definitely be earning more than a diploma holder) so that i can share the financial burden with my single-parent. I'm not sure what i should do. Any advice? <Also, i have a few in mind like University of Bournemouth;Falmouth Uni>

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Old 06-28-2015, 10:25 PM   #2
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Which year are you in? How much you looking to spend.
Going to a lesser known uni in UK may not have any adv, employers can still hire you at dip level compensation, even more may not translate to $1k or $500 Not all UK degree are view equally.

When u say soon u want to be done in how many years?

4 yr program at £13,500 a yr in fees and £8k in living - that's close to $150k for 3 yrs.
http://courses.bournemouth.ac.uk/cou...detail-201609/

Many times event management is part of hospitality program.
Research publish by a journal
http://in.bgu.ac.il/SiteAssets/Pages...rk-381-416.pdf
http://coppfs1.asu.edu/ls/evites/ali...20Research.pdf

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Hi, first of all,thank you for replying Im currently in my first year and looking to spend below $100k/year. Also, soon= 3 to 4 years.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:55 AM   #4
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You want to share financial load but you looking to spend no more than 100k a year? That's 300-400k budget.

If you not taking loan your family well to do to afford the hefty sum. You not concern with ROI.

If u looking to grad fast try American uni or below UK program. Can be done in 3 yr or less
You may get some credits from doing 1st yr of poly
Ie
http://www.aeshm.hs.iastate.edu/majo...am-information
http://business.wsu.edu/departments/hospitality/
https://www.he.k-state.edu/hmd/ugrad...uirements.html
http://pc.fsu.edu/Academics/Undergra...Events-Program

UK you not looking at the below?
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-a...ts-management/

This not sure if you can apply without completing dip
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduat...ent-management

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Old 06-29-2015, 01:02 AM   #5
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My apologies, forget about the financial section first as there are personal reasons behind it. Instead, another reason why ive been deciding to go is due to the modules that im currently taking. (they are not exactly related to events as i find it very tourism focus). Also, my parent decided that i should study abroad only after i graduate from poly. However, I disagree because why waste time? :/
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:32 AM   #6
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Uni such as the below upgrades from poly status in 1992. Classes taught still very hands on like poly. Typically uni trains one to be understand a wide range of topics to widen one career choices. In poly they teach a lot of tourism courses maybe due to the tight connection to tourism even for event management. Studying something too narrow isn't good for ppl looking to move around in biz. Biz or artsy Grad can easily enter into this industry without a major in event management.
http://courses.bournemouth.ac.uk/cou...ourse_content/

Ppl 'waste' time in poly can be of many reason, understand ones interest. Many doubt their choices in 2yr of poly. At the end they may have a better idea what they wanna do. Education is about keeping an open mind, without there will not be creativity. If you look around top uni Oxbridge etc do not offer such program. Even Cornell just has tourism and hospitality.

No money just stay locally. Have a lot of money no need to help out family. Something we can ignore but not for ppl lacking in finances to ignore. Mature adults understands Money. You can always disagree with parents if they paying for it and you cannot convince them then there is nothing you can do.


Sg event planning job market don't even stress the need of such degree
http://www.indeed.com.sg/m/jobs?q=Event+Manager#
http://m.jobsdb.com/en-sg/jobad/4000...nId=0&keyword=
http://m.jobsdb.com/en-sg/jobad/4000...nId=0&keyword=

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Thanks so much for the information patryn33! They're really useful and ive read them well. Do you know how are the ranking like for Bournemouth Uni and Oxford Brookes Uni? I'm afraid that after i attained my degree there it will not be recognized in SG. Hence, will i be at a disadvantage if i pursue my education there instead of staying in SG?
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:32 AM   #8
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Thanks so much for the information patryn33! They're really useful and ive read them well. Do you know how are the ranking like for Bournemouth Uni and Oxford Brookes Uni? I'm afraid that after i attained my degree there it will not be recognized in SG. Hence, will i be at a disadvantage if i pursue my education there instead of staying in SG?
IMO, you would be better off doing a DL degree here instead. DL degree is also pretty short. The 2 universities you cited are also pretty unknown and low in rankings. You would get paid lower than a local uni grad. Probably would get paid same as a DL degree holder here.

Go overseas only if the ROI is good. Getting an events management degree from a fourth/fifth tier UK university is definitely not gonna be worth your money.
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Thanks so much for the information patryn33! They're really useful and ive read them well. Do you know how are the ranking like for Bournemouth Uni and Oxford Brookes Uni? I'm afraid that after i attained my degree there it will not be recognized in SG. Hence, will i be at a disadvantage if i pursue my education there instead of staying in SG?
Oxford Brookes Uni is also recently upgrade from Poly (1992).
even if Oxford Brookes Uni is rated high in research in hosipitality, the industry doesnt care about it and will view it as a lower teir uni.

Locally- you can do a Biz degree from UOL or NAA (http://naa.edu.sg/programme/bachelor...rce-marketing/). I dont see the need of going just for event management way to narrow.

Uni such as Surrey and Washington State are decent Uni but the ROI isn't worth the travel.
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Hi all,
I'm currently studying in events course in a local polytechnic. I'm contemplating if i should actually study events in a University in UK. The reason that I'm deciding to do that is because it allows me to get a degree faster which means i can work earlier and earn much more than a diploma holder(if i continue my local poly education). My aim is to be able to work asap and earn more(which i supposed degree holder would definitely be earning more than a diploma holder) so that i can share the financial burden with my single-parent. I'm not sure what i should do. Any advice? <Also, i have a few in mind like University of Bournemouth;Falmouth Uni>
I guess you can do your research on the different amounts people spend during their overseas studies and see which kind of budget is most suited for you (like are you gonna cook all the time or eat out, share apartment or campus housing), that way you can budget better and weigh out the pros and cons of studying in the UK vs a private education in SG. Besides budget, also think about what kind of education experience you want? If your aim is just to get a degree and get a job then aspects like campus life may not be as important to you. However I think these non-academic things are also very important in teaching you stuff you can't learn in the classroom! This website http://flyingchalks.com/university has university guides on some university guides around the world. They have information on campus life, budgeting, and other useful tips you can use to help you make a more informed decision. Maybe this will be of help! All the best
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