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What makes a great Student Ball? We chat to BURN FM!

24 Nov 2017 Created by: Chris Pettitt
Posted in: autumn events, corporate, Events, Feature Posts, Interviews

A great student ball can be an event that lives long in the memory. Celebrating alongside academic peers who have shared the long and arduous weeks and years of study can be a fantastically and liberating experience… providing all the ingredients are just right.

That is why finding a venue that provides a fun, safe and beautiful setting is so important. We believe we have that in abundance here at Fazeley Studios and are really excited about the University and Student balls we are hosting over the coming few months.

We caught up with the organiser of one of those, William Weightman from BURN (Birmingham University Radio Network) FM, to find out why he chose Fazeley Studios.

What event are you holding at Fazeley Studios, and is it an annual event?

We are really excited to be holding a glitzy Media Ball for the University of Birmingham. The event will bring together all of the university’s media societies in celebration of the year’s achievements. This is usually an annual get-together when the hard work is put on hold for a night and everyone has lots of fun!


How many guests are you planning to bring along to the event?

Because the Media Ball draws people in from the many different media societies in the university, it means we have a fairly large guest list. For this festive event at Fazeley Studios, we are expecting to welcome around 160 revellers.


What types of events do you hold?

This annual event is what we tend to put most of our organisational energy into. It is important to us that a prestigious event like this is as special and memorable as it can be for the many students and faculty members involved – that’s why getting the venue just right is so crucial. One other event we do organise during the year however is ‘Burn Live’ in Selly Oak which showcases the university’s musical talent.


How did you find the process of booking Fazeley Studios and organising the event?

As ever, I found the process very easy and straightforward. The staff and systems in place at Fazeley Events always ensure the organisation of the event is pretty seamless. It definitely helps to reduce the stress knowing you’re dealing with professionals!


Why did you choose Fazeley Studios to host your event?

We’ve held our event at Fazeley Studios before and had nothing less than a thoroughly positive experience. So when we began to organise 2017’s event, Fazeley Studios was at the top of the list as our preferred venue once again – we just had to hope the right date was free and I’m very happy to say it was. The really great thing about Fazeley Studios (as many of our guests commented last year) is the truly unique character of the décor and architecture – it really is a stunning space.


What are the key ingredients that go in to making a truly great student event?

There are a few crucial factors that ensure a University Ball is a success. Often, the students are coming off the back of a very hard-working year and therefore it is key that the event has a really relaxed vibe within the venue, with space to chat, dance, socialise and have fun. It also helps us enormously as organisers if we are dealing with a professional and efficient team before and during the event – something we’ve always found is the case with the Fazeley Events staff.


We still have dates available for your Student Ball. We have lots of options and would love to chat to you about what you want from your special event. Give us a call today on 0121 224 8486 or email hello@fazeleyevents.com and let us help you put together a truly memorable occasion.

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