UHI Inverness Hoteliers Association Presentation [original: Jenny Currie]

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PowerPoint presentation of UHI's potential offering to the tourism and hospitality industry, presented to Inverness Hoteliers Association, June 2013

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  • Courses available from SCQF level 3 to SCQF level 7. Since opening 2009 we have enrolled 193 students onto courses – FT/PT/WB and many more have been to the hotel on one day taster courses. This year almost 100 pupils have attended taster days in the hotel. Employ modern apprentices in the hotel All our employees have the opportunity to gain qualifications. We currently have 5 young people working towards SVQ Level 2 Hospitality, and 2 about to begin SVQ Level 3 Supervision and leadership on the employed MA route
  • Why hotel? Customers are always around and – the most important people in the hotel The expectation on students is that they will work hard to provide a good service Students have a role in the business – if they don’t turn up it will have consequences Students learn that team work is necessary for providing a service Involvement in competition work and events fosters ambition Everything they do is for real – therefore shoddy work is never acceptable
  • Getting innovative with our own activity – increasing the number of programmes available inc a new international MBA- while reducing the number of individual modules
  • UHI Inverness Hoteliers Association Presentation [original: Jenny Currie]

    1. 1. Inverness Hoteliers Association UHI Showcase
    2. 2. Introduction Dr Rob Macpherson Subject Network Leader for Business & Leisure
    3. 3. e-hospitality The Tourism & Hospitality Academy (Moray College UHI) Garry Rendall
    4. 4. FE Skills Training & The Food Court Perth College in Partnership with Sudexo Ian Gibb
    5. 5. HNC/D Professional Cookery HNC/D Hospitality Ian Gibb
    6. 6. Burghfield House Training Hotel Anne Frew
    7. 7. Programmes and Courses • Chefs • Front of House • Skills for Work • Hospitality Tasters
    8. 8. Personal Development • Customer awareness • Responsibility • Reliability • Team work • Aspiration • Attention to detail
    9. 9. Hotel Artysans Helena Bryce
    10. 10. UHI Degree Provision BA Tourism & Hospitality Practices & BA (Hons) Hospitality Management BA (Hons) Tourism Management Jenny Currie jenny.currie@uhi.ac.uk 01847889384
    11. 11. Degree Programme • Four-year honours degree – BA (Hons) Tourism Management – BA (Hons) Hospitality Management • Three-year ordinary degree – BA Tourism & Hospitality Practices • Advanced entry – HNC/D – Industry experience
    12. 12. Programme Benefits • Management degree – Contextualised to tourism & hospitality – Emphasis on work-based learning – Strong industry links – National & international internships • Produce graduates equipped for the 21st century
    13. 13. PDA in Accommodation Management Jenny Currie
    14. 14. PDA in Accommodation Management • An award, and recognition, for accommodation providers • Professional Development Award – 5 HN units • 3 at Level 8 • 2 in accommodation Units: • Accommodation: management of cleaning & laundry services – financial management – quality assurance & systems – fabric, furnishings & fittings – staff recruitment, retention & training – resources management • Customer care – front office procedures – employment relations law – marketing principles – e-commerce – planning, budgeting & control – health & safety – food hygiene
    15. 15. Benefits of the PDA • Skills & knowledge development – in managing accommodation • Flexible – Range of units – Online interactive units – Tutor support – Part or full-time • 2 hours study per week, per unit • Over 20 weeks
    16. 16. Euan Black Head of Management School e: euan.black@uhi.ac.uk w: http://www.managementschool.uhi.ac.uk b: http://www.managementschool.uhi.ac.uk/blog t: http://twitter.com/UHIMgtSchool
    17. 17. Core Programmes • Core programmes currently: – Leadership and management – Digital Marketing – Enterprise (particularly business growth and innovation) http://www.flickr.com/photos/toprankblog/2758685740/ By Pedro Siomes via Flickr creative commons
    18. 18. Our offer • Very flexible • Delivered in the main online – minimise disruption to your business • We bring our learning to you and your business • Study from one module to full Masters programme (a postgraduate certificate is three modules and diploma is six) • Development of key skills and knowledge to support and develop your business • Very strong support from experienced practitioners • We can work with you to develop tailored modules or programmes to meet your specific needs
    19. 19. Placement Opportunities Nicola Smith
    20. 20. Developing Placement Options Committed to: -The premise of quality work experience options integrated within the curriculum -Working with employers to embed their needs and expectations in the development of placement options -Providing well-prepared, motivated students who understand what is expected of them in a working environment
    21. 21. Developing Placement Options • Work-related - delivery of specific short term project outputs, achievement of short term tasks, access to leading edge knowledge, access to fresh thinking and outlooks • Recruitment-related - opportunity to extended the selection process, building business awareness and reputation across the student body • Business-related - establishing relations with the University, development of management skills, knowledge transfer
    22. 22. Bursary Opportunities & Initiatives
    23. 23. Research Opportunities Rob Macpherson

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