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Celebrating the Autumn Term in Style Aboard the Sunborn, a Luxury Yacht Hotel in the Royal Docks.

As the leaves turn golden and the air grows crisp, The Event School London recently marked the success of its autumn term with a welcome reception for students and staff.

This year's venue was lux and stylish, the Sunborn Yacht Hotel at ExCeL London, a setting that perfectly encapsulated the essence of luxury and sophistication.

A Unique Gathering on the Royal Docks

The Sunborn Yacht Hotel, a floating hotel boasting stunning views of the Royal Docks and ExCeL London, provided an ideal backdrop for this special event. As the sun set over the docks, casting a golden glow on the water, the excitement was palpable. Students from various programs, including evening classes, full-time courses, short courses, and part-time courses, gathered to celebrate their educational journey in the Autumn Term.

A Melting Pot of Aspiring Event Professionals

The reception was more than just a social event; it was a melting pot of future event management professionals. Students from diverse backgrounds and stages of their careers mingled, shared experiences, and networked, creating a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere.

The diversity of the student body added depth and richness to the conversations, ranging from fresh insights by newcomers to seasoned perspectives from more experienced attendees.

The Event School London, Autumn Reception

We are also a melting pot geographically as this Autumn term the school has welcomed students from Qatar, Belgium, Argentina, USA, Hungary, France, Nigeria, Brunei, Portugal and of course from London and around the UK including Edinburgh, Cambridge, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Lecturers and Students: Bridging the Gap

The Event School London, Autumn Reception

One of the highlights of the evening was the presence of the school’s lecturers including Siobhan Craven-Robins, Bill Price, Rachel Williams, Lauren Spencer and David Vogel.

This informal setting allowed students to interact with their mentors outside the classroom, fostering a sense of community and mutual respect. The lecturers shared insights into the industry, offered advice on careers, and discussed upcoming trends, providing invaluable learning opportunities for the students.

Luxury Yacht Ambiance

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

The Sunborn Hotel's luxurious environment added an extra layer of excitement to the event.

The Event School London, Autumn Reception

The plush interiors, elegant décor, and panoramic views of the London skyline provided a glimpse into the high-end events that many of the students aspire to manage in their future careers. It was an inspiring setting that set the tone for the term ahead.

A Night of Relaxation and Networking

Beyond the educational aspect, the reception was a chance for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. The casual atmosphere allowed students to unwind after their busy schedules, fostering camaraderie and friendships that will likely extend beyond their time at the school.

The combination of a relaxed setting, engaging conversations, and the stunning backdrop of the Royal Docks at night made for an unforgettable evening.

Looking Forward

The autumn term reception at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel was more than just an event; it was a celebration of new beginnings, a confluence of ideas, and a showcase of the vibrant community that The Event School London prides itself on.

The Event School London, Autumn Reception

As the students continue on their journey this term, they do so with new connections, inspirations, and a sense of belonging to a unique and dynamic community.



This memorable evening on the Docks was not just a start to a new academic year but a launching pad for future event management professionals. The Event School London once again proved its commitment to providing not only education but experiences that shape the leaders of tomorrow in the events industry.

Thanks to John Nassari for the memorable photos from the event

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