Events Department

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Events Department

The Events Department is a part of the Education Department alongside the Training and Mentor departments. The job of this department is to facilitate events, competitions and tournaments that allow students to put into practice what they have learned during classes. In essence the fun side of the Education Department.

Events Manager

Falck Longbottom

About the Role:
The Events Manager oversees the Events Department, including the scheduling of special events, recruiting Events Coordinators, and supporting students in developing and running their own events.

Events Staff

The Events Department staff are here to run events and to help anyone else who wants to run an event. They help with planning, logistics, scheduling, and can provide assets and prizes for an event. They also put together event plans and other information resources to help improve events and make running an event easier. Experience can help avoid hiccups and pitfalls encountered in the past.

What is an Event?

Events are any activity that isn't a class or teaching lecture. Events allow Unista's to experience what EVE has to offer, and experience can often be the best teacher. Events can be PVP related (although most fleets are run outside of the Events Department), non-combat: industry, mining or exploration/sightseeing. They do not even have to require undocking lotteries or trivia contests fall under the Events Department remit as much as a full blown tournaments with teams and rankings.

The Events Library holds many example templates for previously run successful events. Please feel free to use this resource when planning your own event.

Participating in Events

To see what’s on, the best place to look is the calendar, either in game, on Eve Gate, or via our public calendar feed. Most events should be scheduled there at least a few days in advance.

The Corporation Events section on the forums is where you will find information on past and future events, events planning and discussion. All scheduled events should have an accompanying forum post in this section.

To take part in an event, you should read the calendar and forum post for the event you are interested in. These should provide you with clear instructions. Sometimes you will need to reply to the forum post to indicate your interest. This is often the case with team based events or where numbers are an important factor.

Unscheduled events, such as PVP fleets will be advertised in Corp and Alliance chat and in game mail as well as the Corporation Events section of the EVE University forums.

Running Events

Anyone can run an event. The ability to schedule an event using the in game calendar is restricted to those with the Sophomore title or above, so anyone without this title wishing to run an event, should contact a member of the Events Department or other staff with calendar access.

First decide on the type of event you want to run; you can read through the Events and various campus subforums, the Combat Lounge, and also the Event Plans on the wiki for ideas. You should then contact a member of the Events team to discuss scheduling, rules, prizes etc. Once the details are finalised you can post your event on the in-game calendar and Events section on the forum. For more information see the Guide to Running Events.

The aim is to always find a way to run any event idea. Events may not interfere with the continued running of the Uni, and may not breach EVE University Rules without special permission. Events should be scheduled so that they do not conflict with other events or classes.

Rules for running an Event

If you have successfully run a particular event before, you are free to schedule and run further events of the same type. If you are running a particular event for the first time, you must get your event approved by a member of the Event Staff (or in the case of an ILN event, an ILN Lieutenant Commander or above) before posting it up. You should supply a draft of your event forum post detailing rules, prizes, scheduling etc. for their approval.

Events should be scheduled so that they do not conflict with other events or classes. It is advised for standing events and tournaments to not monopolise the calendar for longer than 2 or 3 consecutive weeks.

During wartime all major events must be approved in advance by the Events Manager, or an ILN Captain or above.

Events involving participants or organizers who are not in E-UNI must receive clearance from the Director of Public Relations or Fleet Admiral. Clearance must be received before any external discussions or preparations take place.

How can we help?

The Events Department staff have experience of running a range of events throughout the Uni and are more than happy to share their experience with Unista's. A quick search of their forum posts will often allow you to identify the most suitable staff member to help with your event.

In addition to guidance in the planning stage the Department can assist with providing prizes, planning logistics and using their experience to drive interest and participation.

Our job is make sure your event happens and we will endeavor to help you with what ever you need to make your event a success.