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London lecturer making strides in events industry

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Published: 24 August 2022

Lecturer Fotios Vasileiou

University of Sunderland in London lecturer Fotios Vasileiou, teaching on the BA (Hons) Events and Entertainment Management programme, has recently enjoyed a milestone in his career within the UK events industry.

Having become a member of the Association for Events Management Education (AEME) back in 2016, Fotios has played a major role in the AEME’s recent projects – notably the introduction of professional recognition for events degrees in the UK by the Institute of Events Management (IEM) and becoming coordinator of the AEME Student Awards.

The AEME Student Awards – recognising students from across both the UK and the Netherlands – are an initiative that Fotios is extremely proud of. “I am thankful to everyone who supported this effort. The awards are a dream I had for a long time,” he said.

“I received emotional and extremely positive messages from students and staff across the UK and beyond. These awards give back to hundreds of students. This year we had 100 amazing students receiving nominations and 15 going on to win awards.”

Fotios Vasileiou, Lecturer (BA (Hons) Events and Entertainment Management)

Fotios, who recently earned awards recognition himself when he received three nominations in the university’s Student Nominated Teaching Awards, having been runner-up in the Most Inspirational Teacher category in last year's edition, is a big proponent of the events industry and events management studies in particular.

“Studying events right now is one of the best investments someone who loves this industry can make,” he explained. The UK events industry has a bright future and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Find out more about the university by following #WeAreSunLon on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and read Fotios's thoughts on why you should study an events and entertainment degree to see if it's the path for you.