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Students studying business administration have been tasked with organising a high-profile conference for education providers in Bath.


Over 800 people are expected to attend the Bath Education Trust (BET) Conference at The Forum on Monday February 22.


The event is being managed by students at Bath College, who have been working with Andrew Wright, from Axis Events Ltd, and creative media students from The Bath Studio School.


Students have been organising the conference from start to finish, securing sponsors and exhibitors, creating delegate packs, finding a venue and promoting the event using social media.


The experience has allowed them to test what they have learned in the classroom and add to their CVs, boosting their career prospects.


First year business administration student Chelsie Brailey said: “We have become a huge part of the organisation for the BET Conference.


“It has given us an insight into event planning and has taught us valuable skills that we can use to further our knowledge and expand our careers.”


Bath College is a BET Trust partner along with Bath Spa University, the University of Bath and engineering company Rotork.


Schools signed up as members of the BET Trust include Beechen Cliff, Hayesfield, Oldfield School, Ralph Allen, St Gregory’s, St Mark’s, Three Ways School, and the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust.


Delegates at the conference will hear from key speakers, including Mike Nicholson, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions at the University of Bath.


Lunch will be provided by catering students at Bath College and, in the afternoon, there will be a chance to talk to exhibitors and take part in workshops.


For conference details click here. To sponsor the event contact Andrew Wright at Axis Events on (01225) 436590.

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