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Unit description

Investigates relationships between tourism, sport, culture and other special events. Students critique event impacts, trends, and the role of entrepreneurialism to inform event practices.

Unit content


Topic 1: Defining differences in sport, culture and special events

Topic 2:  Examining the economic impact of events 

Topic 3: Assessing the social and environmental impacts of events

Topic 4: Trends in participation and serious leisure

Topic 5: Secrets to entrepreneurial sport event designs

Topic 6: Secrets to entrepreneurial cultural event designs



Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss differentiating characteristics of sport, cultural and special eventsIntellectual rigour
2critically analyse the impacts events have on all stakeholder groups Cultural competence
3synthesise trends to design entrepreneurial events.Creativity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss differentiating characteristics of sport, cultural and special events
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. critically analyse the impacts events have on all stakeholder groups
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. synthesise trends to design entrepreneurial events.
    • GA2: Creativity

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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