A Summer of Festivals

A Summer of Festivals

Students from our Festivals and Events course tell us about their summer internships

This has been an exciting summer for some of our students on the Festivals and Events course at Bath Business School. Spring and summer are busy periods for us, and this year the placement and internship opportunities have flooded in.

Shelby Jones is one such amazing student, and it's been hard to keep up with her hectic summer. In her own words:

"During what was an amazing summer I was lucky enough to be offered a position as Stage Manager at the legendary Boomtown Fair, working with Invisible Circus. This was totally different to anything I have ever done before and gave me real insight of what it is like to work at a huge festival...


I'm now working with Bath Festivals as a Festival Intern; I am helping with the preparation and planning of the children’s literature festival and will then go on to be an Event Manager for some of the events taking place during the festival. I am learning so much about the production of a festival as well as picking up some useful marketing skills. This summer has been... amazing!"


- Shelby Jones

Second year Festival and Events student Megan Taylor had an equally fulfilling summer.

She completed two internships within the industry: Production Assistant at Bath Festival Finale, and Stage Manager at Boomtown) In her own words:

"The experience gave me the amazing opportunity to link my classroom learning to the real world of festivals. I also had the chance to learn new skills such as dealing with large teams of people and operating in an immersive festival scene. 


The opportunities that were offered to me by Bath Spa allowed me to essentially give the industry a trial run before I decide on my career path at the end of my degree.


Not only were my internships informative and great for my CV, but I've also had an amazing time doing them." 


- Megan Taylor

Want to know more about Bath Spa students at Boomtown?

Watch our Boomtown video and find out more on the project page.

Disclaimer: The Bath Spa blog is a platform for individual voices and views from the University's community. Any views or opinions represented in individual posts are personal, belonging solely to the author of that post, and do not represent the views of other Bath Spa staff, or Bath Spa University as an institution.



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