Students hone ‘crowd management’ skills at Commonwealth Games

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The Commonwealth games is benefitting from the experince of Buckinghamshire New University students - who are overseeing aspects of security at the event.

Current and former students, who studied crowd and event management in the deepartment of security and resilience at the university, are putting their skills to good use.

These include Jim 
Fidler, who studied a foundation degree in crowd and safety management, who is working as a spectator safety manager.

He said: “I am excited to be part of the vent and the most important thing is that spectators get in and out of the venues safely with the minimum of fuss, and enjoy the experience.

“I will be assisting the safety officer and venue manager at the games and will also provide consultancy support.

“The challenge is in ensuring that the games goes off without a hitch and I’m confident I will be able to play a part in making that happen.”

Other students helping to keep the Commonwealth Games safe are 
Katharina Steinberg, a 
freelance crowd and event manager, and James Cameron, a crowd safety manager .

Students Mark McQuade and Chris Burr, are also at the event taking up roles in security.