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University of Surrey Launches New Degree Apprenticeship

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The University of Surrey is set to become one of only a few research-intensive universities to offer Degree Apprenticeships in hospitality and tourism management.

From May 2020 the university will offer a Level 7 Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship that has been developed in collaboration with industry experts to address skills gaps identified by employers in the hospitality, tourism and event sectors.

Commenting on the announcement, Professor Nigel Morgan, Head of SHTM, said: "SHTM has been delivering exceptional industry-focused courses for over 40 years and we pride ourselves on offering programmes that are both academically rigorous and anchored in the real world."

"Our new Degree Apprenticeship combines the best aspects of academic knowledge, business expertise and practical skills, and will enable leaders to develop the productivity and performance of their businesses."

Programme topics will include strategic management of companies, research methods and reflective practice, managing and leading people, and operations management with finance and marketing.

The university will be launching more Degree Apprenticeships in September 2020 with the Surrey Business School providing additional courses.