Briggs welcomes new Napier University Master’s Degree.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is welcoming the launch today of a new Master’s degree from Edinburgh Napier University. The MSc in Business Events, which has been developed in partnership with the EICC, is the first Master’s degree of its kind anywhere in the UK. Miles has tabled a Parliamentary motion commending the new course.

Speaking today Miles said:

“ I welcome the collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and the EICC which has led to this innovative new Master’s course. It will allow students to gain practical experience working at the EICC which is one of the UK’s foremost conference centres.

“ Napier already has a very high reputation for its courses in hospitality, tourism and events management and this Master’s course is a further boost for the institution and its profile.

“ Business events and conferences are a hugely significant part of the Lothian economy and I am glad to see that Napier University is leading the way in terms of educating students within the sector who will help it to expand further.”


* Please see below a copy of Miles’ motion as tabled today.

Motion Number: S5M-06279
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 21/06/2017

Title: Edinburgh Napier University’s New Masters Degree in Business Events

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the news that Edinburgh Napier University, in partnership with the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), has launched a new masters degree in business events, which it understands is the first such masters degree anywhere in the UK; believes that the new MSc will allow students in the university’s Business School for Tourism to undertake work placements at the EICC, which is one of the UK’s leading conference venues; understands that the UK’s events sector is a fast growing element of the economy, worth over £40 billion annually; considers that the launch of this new masters degree by the university and EICC is a boost to the reputation of both organisations, which are of such importance to the economy of Lothian, and wishes all students on this new course every success in the years ahead.


Miles Briggs