Marina Trowell

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Having worked in widening participation outreach in both further education and higher education and in the Disability and Dyslexia Team at the university, I have a keen interest in widening access to HE as well as student voice and student engagement. I have created and delivered talks, activities and mentoring programmes in schools and colleges and worked with academic staff and student ambassadors across the university to develop subject taster activities.

I joined the Learning and Teaching Hub in 2020 as a Lecturer and have supported strategic initiatives such as the Inclusive Practice Partnerships (IPP) Scheme and the Digital Learning Partnership Project where I worked with a student partner to create and produce podcast episodes about transition to university.  I am a course tutor on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and a mentor on our Professional Recognition and Development (PRD) Scheme and I am a mentor to students as part of Identity Match Mentoring. I co-edit the Talking about Teaching blog with a colleague in the Digital Learning Team and I host the Talking about Teaching podcast series.  As the Learning and Teaching Partner for the School of Art and Media and School of Sport and Health Sciences, I work closely with the Learning and Teaching Leads in the School and provide workshops and guidance for academic staff. I have previously co-ordinated the staff race awareness speaker series and liaised with internal and external speakers from a variety of academic and industry backgrounds to provide talks. I am keen to further my research on humanising and compassionate pedagogies as well as transition to university and student experience.  I have presented at the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) and retain close links to the widening participation outreach team and have co-produced a toolkit on developing academic excellence taster activities for college students.  I have also presented at our Education and Student Experience Conference and the Professional Services Conference. 

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Brighton


Postgraduate Certificate in Communities, Engagement and Enterprise, University of Brighton


Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Communication


Bachelor, MA (Hons) French Language and Literature

1991Jul 1996


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