Hospitality management students at Sheffield Hallam are increasing their job prospects thanks to a hi-tech food ordering and management information system that is used by globally recognised restaurant and hotel chains.
Sheffield Hallam University students bought an industry standard electronic point of sale (EPOS) system following a £31,000 grant from the Savoy Educational Trust.
The system, supplied by MICROS-Fidelio UK Ltd, provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. It allows students to programme and operate the system within student restaurant simulation events.
Principal lecturer in hospitality at Sheffield Hallam, David Graham, said that using the system would boost students’ employability: “Using the MICROS point-of-sale equipment means we can now micro-manage certain elements of the catering process, which the students can evaluate through the data provided and make more informed management decisions.
“This system is used widely in the professional hospitality management sector so using it in our degree courses will be incredibly beneficial to graduates in their future careers.”
The EPOS system was officially unveiled by Savoy Educational Trust CEO, Julia Sibley, in a ceremony at the university’s catering department in last Thursday.
The Savoy Educational Trust is an independent, grant giving charitable trust, whose main aim is to advance and develop education, training and qualifications within the hospitality industry.
The Trustees award grants for a wide variety of hospitality related projects to educational establishments to the training and education facilities in their hospitality departments.