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Published: 8 February 2021

 Lecturer speaking to a class

Careers in events require hard work, experience, training and, of course, the kind of education you get at the University of Sunderland in London.

But there are also hidden factors you need to consider, that often make the difference when going for your dream job.

Since December last year, the Events team in the University’s Tourism, Hospitality and Events department, have been participating in Learning Bridges.

Run by nine innovative UK universities, Learning Bridges is a coalition of institutions aimed at sharing knowledge and expertise around events studies and the wider industry.

Alongside the University of Sunderland in London, other participating universities include the University of Brighton, Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Greenwich, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford, the University of Surrey, the University of Westminster and York St John University.

The first Learning Bridges conference of 2021 was organised by Events and Entertainment Management lecturer Fotios Vasileiou (Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality).

Focussed on ‘The Invisible Factors of Success’, the conference was an opportunity to not only hear from experts in their fields, but also for participants to grow their network connections.

Focusing on careers and life in the events, arts, entertainment and fashion industries, talks covered the often-hidden paths to succeeding in a very competitive industry.

With more than 230 registrations from around the world, the conference included 28 speakers from 21 countries.

Attendees heard about the work and challenges of people like Lyndsey Jackson (Operations Manager Edinburgh Fringe), Melanie Grace (CEO Corporate Angels) and Brigitta Bekesi (CEO Beautyrobic/TED-speaker-Hungary), among many other.

The scheme brings these institutions together for a unique series of seminars and conferences with a focus on inspiring our students to become the next generation of high-flying events professionals.

To find out more about the University of Sunderland in London’s Events degrees, visit the Tourism, Hospitality and Events section of our website.

If you want to hear about Fotios and his work, you can read more on his profile pageFind out more by following #WeAreSunLon on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.