Year two Enterprise students from Trafford College enjoyed a cultural visit to Berlin recently as part of the ‘Managing a Business Event’ module of their Enterprise programme.
The budding entrepreneurs were tasked with organising the visit and had to meet key criteria by applying their event organisation theory in a practical way. The students organised the four day trip to Berlin under the guidance of their tutor, Pierina Bower, and were keen to soak in as many cultural experiences as possible while visiting the exciting city. Included in the busy schedule of events were visits to The Reichstag Dome Parliament building, TV Tower and the Berlin Memorial Wall.
Tutor Pierina commented, “Organising an overseas excursion such as this one gives students the opportunity to develop their employability skills by actually planning a real life business event. They have to be able to work in a team, problem solve and think on their feet, whilst building resilience to overcome any organisational barriers.
“The Berlin trip allowed students the freedom to search, select and book from a range of business visits and workshops, and this was embedded into their event planning unit. They also got to carry out a debrief and evaluation to identify any improvements or changes as a result of the feedback.”
Enterprise student, Ethel Asam added, “The Berlin trip was very important because we had the opportunity to gain more experience from being in an international country. We gained an insight into managing and running an event, as well as developing and improving on our organisation skills. We also learnt about all the legal requirements that had to go into planning the event in Berlin.”