Using photo essays to enhance experiential learning in HE - Business studies A picture tells a thousand words

Thursday, 2nd May 2024, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Registration from 10:30 am

Photo essays are a common and useful assessment tool within the social sciences and humanities, and therefore have the potential to provide intricate insights to our understanding of organisations and consumption. The use of photo essays can be an attractive and effective medium for students to learn theories and concepts compared to textbooks and traditional lectures.  

In this session we hope to share our preliminary findings from a pilot photo essay assessment project we undertook at undergraduate level. We will showcasethe process, advantages, and weaknesses of using reflective photo essays for experiential learning and offer a set of recommendation. 

Who should attend?

  • Stakeholders within the hospitality and tourism industry including hotel managers
  • Policy makers 
  • Tourism professionals, tour guides and travel agencies 
  • Teaching staff, tutors and PhD students 
  • Early career researchers

Benefits of attending

We aim to offer a set of recommendations and benefits as to how photo essays have the potential to provide valuable output for stakeholders, providing visual evidence to areas which require action.  


Mr Tom Bourkel
Course Coordinator
Miss Anthea Mendez
Teaching Associate
Mr Brian Finlay
Teaching Assistant

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