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Scholarships on offer for students with ‘passion for events’


Young people are being offered the chance to win a free place on an event management course this summer.

Event Business Academy (EBA), based at the Graduate Centre of Lincoln College (Oxford University), is offering 12 scholarships to students from around the world, which include hands-on learning opportunities at Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

EBA has teamed up with stakeholders across the globe, including VisitBritain and Eventia in the UK; the Event & Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) in India; the Organising Committee of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in Russia; the Gulf Education & Training Exhibition (GETEX) in Dubai; leading Chinese marketing communications agency, ACROSSCHINA; and additional partners in USA, South Africa and Singapore. A judging panel of senior executives will make the scholarship awards to applicants who can demonstrate their passion for the event industry and commitment to excellence in their work.

Jeff Hunter, managing director of EBA, said of the ‘12 for 2012’ initiative: “We are excited to be offering these scholarship places on the Event Essentials course at such a defining time for the event sector. This is a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity that will inspire young people from around the world to get ahead in this growing, dynamic and increasingly global industry.”

Nick de Bois MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for UK events, who is supporting the scholarship programme, added: “The scholarship programme will help enable 12 of the most dedicated applicants to learn from the UK’s world-class events and create an enduring legacy. It is crucial that the industry responds to future challenges by supporting more professional training at all levels and this contribution is very welcome indeed."

To view a video with more information on the scholarship programme and to apply online, visit The deadline for applications is midnight on 30 April 2012.

Pictured: Supporter, Nick de Bois MP

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