Edge Hotel School

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Engaging young people passionate about events and hospitality

We provide informative and engaging sessions for those who are thinking about taking the next step in their education journey. 

At Edge Hotel School, we want to encourage young learners considering their next steps in education to learn more about the event and hospitality industries, and how a degree from the Edge Hotel School can give their career a kick-start. We are able to provide informative and engaging activities for students that explore our industry, provide more detail on the Edge Hotel School's curriculum and demonstrate why our offering is so unique within Higher Education.

We are able to host live presentations over video conferencing platforms, pre-recorded subject taster sessions, scenario-based interactive videos and even work with you to develop sessions that cater for your organisation or students specifically. 

If you are interested in any of the below, please contact our Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer Karla Bird at karla.bird@essex.ac.uk.

Our online resources


Below are some of the activities that we can organise and deliver for your organisation. Our sessions are primarily directed at those who are considering their next steps in their academic journey and may be interested in attending university. 
  • Making Money in Hotels and Events - delivered by Vice Principal Adrian Martin. An interactive subject taster session delivered live via Zoom or other conferencing platforms. 
  • Managing a Worldwide Album Launch Party - delivered by Events Course Lead Philip Berners. An interactive subject taster session delivered live via Zoom or other conferencing platforms. 
  • A pre-recorded or live presentation introducing Edge Hotel School and university, as well as exploring hospitality and events as a career path.
  • With prior notice, our academics are happy to deliver sessions that complement the current curriculum for your students, developed in collaboration with and with guidance from Schools. 
  • An interactive Sustainable Hotels activity presented by Head of Department Andrew Boer, in which the audience fulfils the role of a Hotel General Manager on their first day, presented with scenarios on how best to improve the environmental impact of their own 4* hotel.
  • An already established collection of online lecturers and taster sessions, including lectures on Managing the BRIT Awards, Sustainable Food and Beverage Management, Marketing and Leadership Styles.

My Hospitality Life


My Hospitality Life was created to inspire the next generation of hospitality leaders.

Though the initial project was completed in October 2020, many materials suitable for engaging sessions for young learners remain accessible online, and are free to download. At Edge Hotel School we are always happy to speak to teachers and careers advisors about introducing young learners to the potential of an exciting career in events and hospitality. 


Learn more about My Hospitality Life and access the learning materials.