A great Blog on the Cubania Event I produced with Jack Morton.
Hi Jo, Michele, Adam,
I’ve been wanting to write to you for a couple of days to say thank you. So many things happened and so fast! I am finally writing this email from the plane! (and sending it from the hotel!)
I’m really excited. I did the postgraduate course with the objective of working on big events and just one week after finishing the course I’m flying to Abu Dhabi to work on a huge festival!
The course has been hard, sometimes seriously hard. I had to fight (as everyone) but I knew before I started that even though I had good event experience that it was not going to be a walk in the park. After all, it’s not going to be easy, it is a Postgraduate Diploma not just a simple course. I have learnt more than I ever imagined I would (I have already told you Jo. I just want to share with Adam, Michele and of course anyone considering taking this extraordinary diploma!)
I am not the best at writing everything down and there is so much to say! I am very good at bullet points so here goes! ;)
Thank you for:
- Giving me a great and better insight into the event industry
- Introducing us to so many good professionals
- Helping us to gain a better overview of the whole process from the pitch to the delivery
- Rescuing our final event before the crash (this was a great one!!! How cool it was to break down and then adapt our goals to our actual resources and to come through and to host a successful event!)
- Giving me the opportunity to work in Abu Dhabi and at the Gumball Rally in May!!!
- Introducing me to other colleagues of the course (I have learnt a lot from all of them, from every single one! and also about team management and delegating!)
- Giving me more confidence in what I can achieve and best of all realising what my weaknesses are (I still need to learn a lot… for example conflict management and presenting better ;)
- Managing the impossible – re-inforcing my passion for events!
I have a feeling that now the course is over a lot of exciting things are waiting just round the corner for us. A large part of the blame lies with you!
I really wish you lots of success with Terbell Event Courses UK and with your increasing expansion with T-ice into the Ice Rink industry ;) I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this post graduate diploma.
Jo, Michele: I hope to see you soon!!
Adam: Great to be working with you in Abu Dhabi – Despite the huge storm !!!!
Post Grad 2015/16
I just wanted to share my good news - I've got a job in the events team at a non for profit organisation. It's such a fantastic opportunity and I could not have done it without you.The head of fundraising had researched the course before seeing me and was very impressed with it, which I think helped with her decision but most importantly, you gave me the confidence in myself when I was starting to give up hope completely.Thank you so much for all your help and support and thank you for running such a fantastic course, it has changed my life and given me a future.
Sept Part Time 2014
At the beginning of 2014 I made the decision to sign up for the part time diploma course with Terbell. With a background in the music industry I had some knowledge of festivals, shows and touring but after hearing about the course from a friend of mine and Terbell graduate (now working in Qatar), I had a desire to enhance my experience, gain new skills and really get a solid idea of what the events industry was all about. What would it require from me? What opportunities were out there? Where would I fit in? And most importantly, what could I learn from the ‘industry experts’ who were leading the course itself.
From the evening of the first lecture I knew that I had made the right choice. Adam Proto and Jo Kerr absolutely lit up the room in the introductory session, their passion for the industry is irrefutable and their ability to electrify my curiosity assured me that as far as life decisions go I had made an excellent one. In the weeks that followed my course mates and I had the distinct privilege of listening to some of the most inspiring people I have ever encountered. The lecturers on the course are all outstanding in their field but most importantly they are all inherently personable, professional and ultimately likable. They are all completely supportive, always ready and willing to offer friendly advice and tips to get ahead whilst also being incredibly generous in building up student’s confidence.
The variety of areas covered and the different challenges set by lecturers over the 14-week period made for a truly complete learning experience but none more so than the project brief set by David Foster. The group-work event project that David concocted, was not only totally current and on-trend, but it required a level of attention to detail and research that would prepare us all for the expectations of a competitive and ever-evolving industry. It was this aspect of the course that I thought was truly invaluable and really got us in the right headspace to think like real event planners.
This course did everything it promised, it gave me a real insight into the world of events and the confidence to hit the ground running immediately afterwards. The Terbell name is highly respected in the industry and soon after the course had ended I had the opportunity (via a posting on the Terbell intranet) to go and work with BMW and MINI at Goodwood Festival of Speed. A few weeks later and I am working as a Production Manager at Iris Worldwide, one of the top creative/ experiential agencies in London and I couldn’t be happier.
Choosing events is not necessarily an easy path and it is not always glamorous especially not if you want to progress quickly. You have to work very hard to attain good results and this is instilled from the very beginning of the course, so be under no illusion. The rewards however, are immense and I have already had some incredible experiences as a result of signing up with Terbell. It has completely changed my life.
For anyone wanting to get into events I can say with total conviction that THIS IS THE COURSE FOR YOU. I remain ever grateful to Adam, Jo and David (and all of the lecturers) for a wonderful learning experience and some fantastic opportunities and I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone at graduation in September.
Production Manager at IRIS
2013 /14 Post Graduate
If you are looking for the opportunity to get into the event business – Terbell is definitely the way to go! After starting the course in October I have learnt and experienced so much more than I ever thought I would.
The course is a full-time commitment. However, it will open the doors into the events sector for you. Learning so many different aspects of events (from corporate, to sports, charity or sponsorship) has helped me see what I want to do with my life, and has also shown me what I don’t what to do (which I believe is equally important).
The lecturers are great event professionals and have given us an insight into how things ‘run in the real world’. Having a supportive class around me helped with all the course work and made these last few months an unforgettable part of my life. Also the introduction to MPI is invaluable looking back at how many interesting people I have had the opportunity to meet and network with. It has also given me the confidence to network and share what I have learnt. Last but not least – waiting for an internship wasn’t easy, but with the help of Jo and Michele it has turned out to be worth the wait! They listened to my wishes and dilemmas, advised me and helped me through. Now I have been given the opportunity to work for a great venue and I am learning even more every day.
Thank you, Terbell!
Lucy Manning Terbell Testimonial 10.6.14
I would fully recommend the Terbell full time post graduate course to anyone wanting to kick start a career in events management. This course is intense but equally enriching and rewarding; in four months I learnt more to prepare me for the work place, than I think I did during my entire undergraduate degree!
All the lecturers are current event professionals whose knowledge and enthusiasm for their subjects is contagious. A broad range of topics are covered, from lectures on the planning and co-ordination of all types of events... to marketing, PR and sponsorship. As someone who did not know much about marketing and sponsorship prior to the course, I now really appreciate the significance of these subjects and their relevance to events.
This is a course which doesn’t just teach you about events; it prepares you to work in the event industry. The lectures, site visits, volunteering opportunities and assignments equip you with the practical skills that any employer would value. Additionally, my experience on this course has provided me with a lot to talk about in interviews!
I can safely say that I have never felt myself grow - intellectually, creatively and in confidence, as I did during my time studying with Terbell. The course leaders, Adam, Jo and Michele are there to support you throughout the course and afterwards – they are as inspiring and talented as they are friendly and encouraging.
As part of the full time course, Terbell have also helped me find exactly the type of placement that I wanted and I am currently enjoying working as an intern at creative events agency BrandFuel. Thanks to Terbell I now feel ready for anything the events industry might throw at me!