RGU’s Main Event benefits local community

RGU Event Management Degree students have used what they’ve learned during their course to support the community by raising more than £15,000 for local charities.

Main Event charity cheque handoverNow in its fourth year, The Main Event organised by the students saw a series of events taking place across the city. The final year students were split into nine teams, and each team was allocated a charity. Their challenge was to organise an event specifically for that charity, which was not part of their normal events calendar that would raise funds and awareness.

The charities were: Aberlour, The Archie Foundation, Alcohol and Drugs Action, Cornerstone, Clan, Inspire, Make a Wish, Marie Curie and VSA.

Dr Rachael Ironside, lecturer in Events Management, said: “This year the students have put on an incredibly eclectic range of events from the excitement of Quidditch matches and a zombie apocalypse, to the chilled out ambience of a cherry blossom picnic. Each event has raised a significant amount of funds for the charity which I am sure will go a long way to helping the fantastic causes that have been supported this year. We are incredibly proud of all that they have achieved, and I am sure that our soon-to-be-graduates will be leading the way in the events management industry.”


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