Risis or disaster that has happened in either the tourism or the hospitality or the events industry.

The task is for you to individually select, analysis and reflect on a recent (i.e., since January 2012) crisis or disaster that happened in either the tourism or the hospitality or the events industry. You must place your crisis or disaster within both theoretical and practical contexts. The results will be a strongly reflective synthesis of the situation.

It is suggested that you need a balanced set of sources in order to set the contexts a a balance of textbooks, journal articles, websites, daily or weekly newspapers, trade articles, government reports and so on.

You can present your reflective synthesis in one of the following forms:

a?a script for a radio or television programme;
a?a short journalistic essay for a daily or weekly national newspaper;
a?a short academic essay or academic commentary (e.g., as in Annals of Tourism Research or Tourism Management);
a?an editorial for a trade magazine.

The word limit is 1500 words +/10%. If your choice of presentation does not include a reference section (e.g., newspaper article) you must attach a separate reference list. Referencing must be according to the Harvard system. Your work must be presented to a good standard and word processed, double spaced, with a minimum of 12 point font.

The work submitted must be your own. Academic offences, including plagiarism, are treated very seriously in the Faculty of Business. A student who is proven to have committed an academic offence may be placing his or her degree in jeopardy. It is your responsibility as a student to make sure that you understand what constitutes an academic offence, and in particular, what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Read through the information in the Faculty Undergraduate Programmes Handbook under a?Assessment and Examinations Offencesa, including the penalties for offences. If you still do not understand what constitutes an academic offence, please consult the Faculty Support Office, your personal tutor or your programme manager.