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Tourism Course Gains Industry Recognition

The Tourism Management course at the University of Gloucestershire has gained recognition from the Tourism Management Institute.

The award is a seal of approval for the course which is based at the University's Oxstalls Campus in Longlevens, Gloucestershire.

The recognition will be effective for five years and TMI assessors were impressed by the work undertaken by staff and students, from the quality of guest speakers to students being introduced to workplace skills early in the course.

Cathy Guthrie FTMI FTS, Honorary Secretary of the Tourism Management Institute and TMI Trading Ltd, said: "Assessment and recognition by TMI means that students can be confident the course will provide them with knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare them for a career in tourism destination management."

One assessor noted: "The consistent use of mixed assessment types is another strength and the emphasis on active learning is excellent preparation for the students' transition to the workplace after graduation. I was particularly impressed by the emphasis on collaborative work and peer review and support in this respect, as the skills developed should underpin the students' future professional practice. There is also a wide range of placement opportunities and a strong programme of high level industry guest speakers."

Angela Kalisch, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management, who prepared the application, said:
"This recognition means a lot to our team. It is a great endorsement of our course and demonstrates that we are at the forefront of providing our students with the necessary cutting edge skills and experience to succeed in the industry. "

For more information about the Tourism Management Institute, destination management section of the Tourism Society and the organisation for professionals in destination management, visit www.tmi.org.uk

About the University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire gained official university status in 2001 but has existed as an educational establishment for nearly 200 years. Our heritage lies in the Mechanics Institutes of the 1830s, with our Francis Close Hall campus founded in 1847 as the Cheltenham Training College.

Today, we have three thriving campuses, Francis Close Hall and The Park in Cheltenham, and Oxstalls in Gloucester, which are occupied by approximately 10,000 students. In 2010, the University invested £5 million in teaching facilities including a new, state-of-the-art media and art and design studios.

The University of Gloucestershire delivers approximately 100 undergraduate course choices including accounting, law, business and management, fine art, TV production, humanities, leisure and tourism, social work and education plus and a diverse range of postgraduate and research degrees, and professional courses.

For more information visit www.glos.ac.uk

Source: University of Gloucestershire 

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