Marian is the Senior Tutor at the North West School of Marketing. An award winning Higher Education academic, Marian brings a wealth of experience in teaching and marketing education to the school.


Marian is the Course Manager for the CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing and the CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing.


From winning the Excellence in Teaching award 2016 at the Ulster University Student Union Learning and Teaching Awards (UUSULTAs) to the Ulster Marketing Champion 2007 Award at the All Island Marketing Awards (AIMA), Marian’s credentials are second to none.

The highlights of Marian’s academic qualifications include an MA Marketing with Distinction and the CIM Diploma in Marketing. On top of this, Marian is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a CIM Subject Examiner.

Marian worked as a lecturer for 20 years + within Ulster University. She has a passion for teaching and a dedication to student achievement and learning that is evident throughout all the student feedback that she receives.

Having developed a relationship with CIM over many years, from leading the CIM accreditation for the advertising and marketing undergraduate programmes at the Magee campus of UU through to mentoring winning teams as part of the CIM Student Pitch NI competitions, it was Marian’s ambition to bring a CIM accredited study centre to the North West so anyone who wanted to study for a professional qualification in marketing could do so without having to travel too far from home.

Marian’s subject expertise lies within the broad topics of advertising, marketing, social media and digital marketing – and her education expertise lies within quality management having led the revalidation processes for 25+ undergraduate programmes.

Coupled with her experience in education, Marian has commercial (in retail management) and consulting experience (e.g. the Best Value Consultation exercise for Derry City Council). And despite her busy schedule, Marian always finds time for CPD activities!

Marian loves

Megan, John, Benny, Lucy, Charlie and Angel

Marian cares about

Animal Welfare via the Rainbow Rehoming Centre

Marian dislikes

Condescension (not to be mixed up with condensation, which she doesn’t like either)

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