Published on December 10th, 2013 | by Editor
Chillisauce to continue work with London Met event management students
Event management students at London Met will get expert guidance and advice from Chillisauce.
Chillisauce today announced that it will be continuing its involvement with the university for the third year in a row, meaning students joining next month will be able to benefit from the unique partnership.
Throughout the term staff from various departments across the business will share their expertise on event organisation and management, sourcing and managing suppliers, pitching, site visits, digital marketing and PR. It will form part of the Event Experience Management module for masters students, which will be assessed through projects in which the students take on the role of the Chillisauce corporate events department, tackling a client brief and pitching projects back to Chillisauce directors, heads of department and real-life clients.
Author of Events Management: An International Approach, Nicole Ferdinand, was the innovator in bringing Chillisauce and London Metropolitan University together to help London Met students become business-ready graduates. Senior lecturer Henrik Linden has continued to develop the relationship, working closely with senior staff from the agency and helping students to really make the most of the business insights available.
London Met alumni Michael Chidzey now heads the digital marketing and PR department at Chillisauce and has been lecturing for different modules at London Met for the past four years. He has worked closely with event management course leaders and lecturers to set up this module.
“I’m excited about next year’s project and glad to be working for a company that wants to help make the event management course at London Met one of the best in the country,” said Michael.
“I’ve been involved in the module from the beginning, and every year it gets better. The final pitches are always the best part because we see the students putting everything they’ve learnt into practise and the guest judges are always impressed,” he added.
“One of the guest judges, the director of an actual Chillisauce client, told us that some of the students’ pitches were better than most professional pitches they had seen.”
This year students will be working on a new project, which will be revealed at a later date, and Chillisauce will be inviting the winning groups to pitch their ideas back to directors and heads of departments across the business.
“Some of the best employees we’ve had at Chillisauce originally studied at London Met, so giving students access to heads of departments at Chillisauce early on will offer them an opportunity to stand out against everybody else,” continued Michael.