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Our academic associate members



Since 2022, we have welcomed academic establishments to become academic associate members and form our Academic working group, gaining access to our member portfolio. Our current academic associate members have utilised these connections to initiate and evolve mentor programmes and placements for event management students who can apply their theory knowledge and experience the nature of working in an event venue.

Become an academic associate member

To explore current opportunities visit the AEV member job board


Founding academic associate partner 

Current placement opportunities

"Obtaining AEV Academic Associate status will help further the professionalisation of the live events and venues industry and support students in entering, contributing to and advancing in the industry."

Dr Peter Vlachos 

Principal Lecturer and International Link Tutor

Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism

School of Management and Marketing

University of Greenwich

Academic associate members 







University College Birmingham



"Manchester Metropolitan University are thrilled to become Academic Associates of the AEV. Both the organisation and its members have gone above and beyond for our institution over the years, supporting our events management students and getting involved with the various initiatives that we run such as our annual Connect Conference and Events Management mentoring scheme. With this official link now, we are looking forward to developing many new avenues with the AEV members which will continue to shorten the bridge between events academia and industry."

Lucy Pittaway

Senior Lecturer in Events Management & Level 4 Year Manager

Manchester Metropolitan University


Leeds Beckett



“The Association of Event Venues offers the UK Centre for Events Management unique access to world leading venues with insights from event professionals across the industry. Together, this partnership furthers the professionalisation of venue management through placement opportunities and research collaboration that is committed to the future of the industry”  

Dr James Musgrave

Head of UK Centre for Events Management

Leeds Beckett University 




Member Venues