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The Edge Hotel School offers a two year hotel management degree
that prepares students to graduate as the future leaders of the
hospitality industry. The course combines theory, professional
skills and practical experience in a real 4* hotel, Wivenhoe House,
based on the University of Essex, Colchester Campus. There is
flexibility to join the course at one of its three start dates in
January, May or September.
What makes the Edge Hotel School
The Edge Hotel School is a unique establishment in
the UK. Students of the Edge Hotel School learn by doing as the
basis of their degree qualifications whilst also learning the all
important people skills essential for success in the hospitality
industry. A two-year, intensive programme that reflects the
realities of life in the hospitality industry, it is designed to
make graduates more employable.
The Edge Hotel School is a partnership between Edge, the
University of Essex and their academic partner Kaplan. The
initiative is widely supported by leaders in the hospitality
industry who have also been involved in the development of the
The Edge Hotel School offers a fast track, two year degree
programme in hotel management that is focused on developing
practical skills, discovering management potential and boosting
employability in the hospitality industry. The degree course is
delivered through a dynamic combination of lectures, workshops and
hands-on experience, it covers all aspects of the living, working
hotel, from front of house and housekeeping to restaurants and
kitchens, as well as the planning and operations involved in
conference events or weddings. By equipping students from the
outset with practical and management skills as well as academic
theory, the course aims to get students started in their careers as
soon as possible.
Where is the Edge Hotel
The Edge Hotel School is located at the Grade II* listed
Wivenhoe House on the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.
The building has undergone an extensive refurbishment to
provide 16 period suites and a signature restaurant. An additional
24 bedrooms have been provided by a new Garden Wing which also
houses a bar and brasserie together with wedding and conference
To stay at Wivenhoe House please visit www.wivenhoehouse.co.uk
Interested in studying at the Edge Hotel
The Edge Hotel School has three annual intakes in January, May
and September. Applications to study at the Edge Hotel School
can be made through UCAS or via a direct application form on the
Edge Hotel School website.
The Edge Hotel School holds a number of open events giving
students the opportunity to meet the team, discuss the fast track
degree - and discover just how it prepares them for a career in
hospitality management. There will also be the chance to talk to
some of our current students, to find out what it's really like to
study and gain practical experience at the UK's first hotel school
to be based in a real hotel. Visit the Edge Hotel School
website for full details of forthcoming events.
To find out more about studying at the Edge Hotel School contact
the team directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 01206 87 2858. Applications are currently still being
accepted for May 2014.