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Welcome to Week 1

Welcome to Week 1

Welcome to our course!

Over the next three weeks, we will investigate various aspects of pubs. Together, we will cover the following areas:

  • A brief history of the pub – historical developments, architecture and styles.
  • Pub consumers – drinking and visiting behaviour and entertainment in the pub context.
  • Pub management and staff – managers, tenants and owners.
  • Protecting pubs – saving an important contemporary community asset.

Please note that active tutor facilitation is limited to the number of teaching weeks from when the course run started. Please do not therefore expect any further tutor engagement from beyond then, although you are very welcome to continue to work through the course materials in a self-directed fashion from that point.

Learning outcomes

As we work through the materials and activities, we will enable you to:

  • Identify and articulate key aspects of the pub in its historical context.
  • Explore and identify pub consumers and their behaviour in the pub context.
  • Identify and evaluate different pub ownership methods and their implications for pub managers and staff.
  • Assess the importance of pubs in the community for social sustainability.
  • Reflect upon support and recommended practices used to help save pubs.
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