Tourism degree offered at SCU
A NEW degree in Convention and Event Tourism Management will be offered for the first time at Southern Cross University's Tweed Gold Coast campus from next year. Prospective students and parents will be able to find out all about the course, as well as new places being offered at Tweed Heads in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources) and the Bachelor of Social Science, at an information seminar on Wednesday evening, September 22. The information seminar, run by the School of Social Sciences and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, will provide information on the new courses as well as career options and admissions information. There will also be a campus tour and staff on hand to answer any questions. One of the speakers will be SCU lecturer Ros Derrett, who has worked in the Northern Rivers tourism industry for 20 years. She is also the project manager for SCU's Centre for Regional Tourism Research. Ms Derrett said the Tweed Heads campus was the ideal location for the new Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Tourism Management. "Event and conventions management has been an important part of the existing tourism courses delivered by SCU and many of our graduates and students hold key positions in the events and conventions industry," Ms Derrett said. "Destinations are using festivals and events in their attraction mix more often, creating useful jobs for our graduates." The information session will be held on Wednesday, September 22, from 6pm to 7.30pm in room 2.23 and Harvard room 1 at the SCU campus in Brett Street. People need to register with the School of Social Sciences on 02 6620 3945 or the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management on 02 6620 3920.