Students Staff

9 October 2014

Innovation award for campus hotel

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Oliver Brown with some of the Wivenhoe House team

Oliver Brown with some of the Wivenhoe House team

Wivenhoe House has been recognised for its ground-breaking partnership with The Edge Hotel School at the 2014 Essex Chamber Awards.

The four-star luxury hotel on our Colchester Campus won in the Excellence in Innovation category and now goes through to the national Chamber awards in November, where the winning business will collect £10,000.

Wivenhoe House’s professional staff are supported by undergraduate students working towards degrees in hotel management. They combine an intense programme of academic studies with work across every department of the hotel.

General Manager Oliver Brown said: “This award is testament to the strong relationship between the two partners and the fantastic support we have from the hospitality industry as a whole which is keen to see ‘work ready’ graduates enter this flourishing sector.”

Principal at The Edge Hotel School, Andy Boer said: “By giving our undergraduates the opportunity to work at Wivenhoe House as part of their course we are offering a completely different higher educational experience. Industry employers have consistently told us that the students’ ability to apply their studies in a real commercial environment not only produces excellent knowledge and skills, but also means that our graduates’ CVs tend to be prioritised.”

The next open day for prospective students at The Edge Hotel School is on Saturday 25 October.

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