Doing a Guest Talk at University less than 6 months after Graduating

In May I finished my three years at the University of Gloucestershire studying Music Business. I then pretty much went straight into full time work at NR Events. This was a more unconventional path compared to the typical post-university scenario; to have a busy summer full of holidays and excitement, but it doesn’t mean that I didn’t still get to do just that!ย 

My summer months consisted of working a multitude of diverse events such as the Cheltenham Science Festival, managing the Wimbledon screen on behalf of Cheltenham BID as well as doing evictions at Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury! After all that I was back settling into the office and full time work life in Cheltenham.

Fast forward to this week, less than six months from submitting my final assignment as a student, and I found myself back on campus at University to take part in the music and sound part of Festival of Creatives. I appeared alongside three other graduates as well as a whole host of industry professionals to be on two engaging Q&A panel sessions and get stuck into some networking. The Q&A panels provided students an opportunity to ask myself and two other graduates anything. We discussed various aspects of life after university and shared valuable advice on navigating the journey into our current roles.

I felt very privileged to be invited back so quickly to talk about my degree and professional journey so far. Being able to share my experiences and insights with students that are in the exact position I was in the last three years was very gratifying. Being able to provide guidance, answer questions, and engage in meaningful conversations after the panels was particularly rewarding.

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๐Ÿ™Œ Announcement ๐Ÿ™Œ

We are thrilled to say that Natasha is going to be a mentor as part of @wearenowie`s Level Up Scheme!

She can`t wait to see what comes about over the the next few months. Thanks to @weorganisechaos and @festivallstaff for supporting this initiative โœจ

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #mentor #mentorship #nowie #womeninevents #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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๐ŸŽ‡ 2024 at NR Events ๐ŸŽ‡

We`re looking forward to another great year of events just around the corner! Here`s a sneak peek into some events that are in store for us...

๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ January - SPVS Congress (Birmingham)
๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ February - British Film Designers Guild Awards (London)
๐Ÿ’ณ March - Gift Card & Voucher Association Conference (London)

...and much more to come! Cheers to a successful 2023 ๐Ÿฅ‚

Merry Christmas and see you next year! NR Team x

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs #2024
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๐Ÿฅ‚ New Year`s Resolutions ๐Ÿฅ‚

After reflecting on a brilliant year, the team are thinking about their New Year`s resolutions as we head into 2024...

Natasha - Learn guitar, pass my pilates exam, and get a tattoo! ๐Ÿซข
Alice - Get into reading and take opportunities to travel more โœˆ๏ธ
Emily - Improve my Spanish and make more time for friends ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventagency #nye #newyearsresolution #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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๐Ÿ’ฅ 2023 Best Moment ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Emily`s best moment of the year was Site Management at Cheltenham Science Festival ๐Ÿงช

"Four weeks on site is tiring but so rewarding when you get to see a show come together from the first panel of fencing being put up to the morning of the opening day when there is such a buzz in the air. We worked alongside a whole range of people and the job came with a load of great memories!"

#sitemanagement #eventmanagement #cheltenhamfestivals #cheltscifest #cheltenhamevents #festival #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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โœจ 2023 Best Moment โœจ

Natasha`s best moment of the year was co-ordinating the living wall that made the stunning backdrop for the British Film Designers Guild Awards ๐Ÿชด

"My favourite moment was seeing the room come to life at BFDG awards. After weeks of logicstical wrangling to make the whole concept of a screen in a living wall work, getting the scale right, the sign offs, broken venue lifts for install and the whole crazy idea just coming together was magical. It is such a privilege to work on such a creative event with fantastic suppliers. Although it was slightly scary when the whole wall wall lifted from the floor to hang from the rigging structure!"

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #bfdgawards #londonawards #livingwall #technicalproduction #thelondoner #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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โšก 2023 Best Moment โšก

Alice`s best moment of the year was the Cheltenham Food & Drink Week with @cheltbid ๐ŸŽถ

""For me one of my favourite moments of the year was working on Cheltenham Food and Drink week, programming the music was really exciting for me and seeing the show all come together knowing how much work had been put in by myself and the team was really lovely. The great response from the public of all ages across town made all the hard work worth it.""

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #eventprogramming #musicprogramming #entertainment #cheltenhambid #cheltenham #wemakeevents #eventprofs #thebreweryquarter
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๐Ÿ’ช Total 2023 Event Days ๐Ÿ’ช

We have certainly had a busy year and that is highlighted by the staggering amount of days that our team has worked at various in-person, hybrid, and online events throughout 2023!

What should our target for 2024 be? ๐Ÿค”

#eventdays #sitedays #eventmanagement #eventproduction #sitemanagement #freelanceteam #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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๐ŸŽ… NR Events Christmas Giveaway Competition ๐ŸŽ…

To spread some Christmas joy, we have one NR branded Chilly`s cup and one NR branded Chilly`s bottle to giveaway to two special winners. All you have to do is follow the easy steps below to be in with a chance of winning:

- Like this post
- Make sure you are following us on Instagram
- Tag a friend in the comments
- Share this post to your story for an extra entry (making sure to tag @wearenrevents in the story)

Every account you tag in the comments counts as a new entry so go crazy to have a better chance of winning! You have until Sunday 10th December at 6pm to complete these tasks and then two winners will be announced on Monday 11th December.

Good luck ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ„

#chillys #chillysbottle #giveaway #christmasgiveaway #2023giveaway #eventsagency #eventmanagement #eventproduction #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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๐Ÿ“ˆ Successes of 2023 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

NR Events has worked on numerous events throughout the year which needed ticketing assistance, totalling a whopping 10,108 ๐ŸŽซ

If you think you might have ticketing needs for next year then don`t hesitate to get in touch. We can take your stress away!

#eventticketing #ticketmanagement #eventmanagement #eventproduction #tickettailor #eventbrite #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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๐ŸŽ† Ashley Manor Family Fireworks Night ๐ŸŽ†

We had a great time at @ashleymanorprep for their well-loved Fireworks Night that attracts thousands of Cheltenham locals to watch a stunning display!

It was a pleasure to organise their ticketing, book some of the food vendors, and manage the gates on the night. We hope to help @ashleymanorprep_pta even further for the event next year to continue to grow a very successful night ๐Ÿ‘

#eventmanagement #eventproduction #ticketmanagement #tickettailor #bonfirenight #cheltenham #ashleymanorschool #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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๐ŸŽ“ University Of Gloucestershire`s Creative Industry Day ๐ŸŽ“

It was wonderful to all be invited by @uogmusic to be part of various panels for their Creative Industry Day and give current students a chance to network and strive towards their future career goals.

Alice and Emily both got to speak about their experience as students and now graduates working in the events industry! Meanwhile Natasha was part of the headline panel that covered many areas of music and events.

Lovely to meet so many new faces and please do reach out to us if you`d like to gain some valuable experience ๐ŸŒŸ

Read Alice`s experience of the day and how it felt to return to uni as a guest less than 6 months after graduating! Head to our website and click on the `News` tab.

#uniofglos #musicdegree #creativeindustry #creativejobs #workexperience #industrypanel #wemakeevents #eventprofs
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