Core Module Information
Module title: Festival and Events Impacts and Sustainability

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM10913
Module leader: Martin Robertson
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will give students an opportunity to engage with the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development within the events industry, on local, national and global levels. The module establishes how festival and events managers must consider the various impacts of an event throughout each stage of the planning process and beyond. Social, cultural, physical, environmental, economic, political and tourism impacts of events and their interrelationships are examined in depth. Event impacts are explored within the context of the minds of funding organisations and policy makers and how they are used in order to justify public spending on events and minimise any negative externalities. Event impact evaluation frameworks, the roles of various stakeholders in sustainable event development, and the issues of leveraging events to bring positive legacies for local communities and destinations, are also introduced and explored.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Analyse the social, cultural, economic, environmental and political impacts and legacies of festivals and events
LO2: Critically evaluate methodological frameworks and tools for assessing event impacts and legacies
LO3: Assess the contributions of various stakeholders to sustainable practices within the events industry
LO4: Discuss techniques for leveraging the benefits of festivals and events for host communities
LO5: Formulate strategic initiatives and innovative practice for implementing and monitoring sustainable event planning and management

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Festival & Event Impacts and Sustainability (SPACE)