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BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Leisure and Tourism course preparation

To help you feel prepared for BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Leisure and Tourism university studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Read on to find out more.

Suggested reading

You’ll be given far more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access when you begin your studies. And we don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick up a second hand copy, borrow from a library, or access online, the following textbooks are recommended to help you to prepare for your course:

  • Boddy, D. 2020, Management: using practice and theory to develop skill, 8th edn, Pearson, Harlow, England.
  • Page, S. & Connell, J. 2020, Tourism: a modern synthesis, 5th edn, Routledge, London.

During your studies, detailed and updated reading lists are issued in the module handbooks, which are provided in the first session of each module.

You may also want to get a head start by reading up on general business and management subjects and ensuring that you are aware of the current local, regional, national and world developments taking place. Good quality daily newspapers business/management supplements, and magazines are an ideal starting ground for this knowledge.

Useful websites

  • To explore careers within the Leisure and Tourism sector visit the Prospects website.
  • To organise your tasks and create a to-do list visit

Suggested tasks for summer

Do something innovative

There are also many opportunities to take advantage of live and current research, especially in the field of business and management. Through research, you can expand your knowledge which will prove crucial throughout your degree, and maybe even at points within your future career. Below are some quick activities that could help you feel more prepared for your course.

What did the pandemic mean for business, leisure and tourism?
Covid-19 and tourism
Useful Podcasts (courtesy of Team Wanderlust 2021)

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