Marzenna Hiles

Marzenna joined Bournemouth University’s Media School as a doctoral researcher in September 2013. She holds an MA in Creative and Media Education from Bournemouth University (2011); has a PG cert L&T in Higher Education from Chichester University (2009) and is a fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy).

She is an Associate Lecturer in Digital Film Production at Chichester University. She also guest lectures at other HE institutions and spent a year in FE teaching on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Film and TV Production..

Through her extensive industry experience as a Film Script Supervisor in television drama and feature films she has set up and run film and TV continuity courses at the NFTS (National Film and Television School) and is an Assessor on Creative Skillset’s Level 4 Diploma in Script Supervision. She is a member of the Guild of British Camera Technicians and MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association)..

With her industry and education background, Marzenna has a particular interest in the pedagogical applications of industry based practices within Film and Media courses in Higher Education. Her research could have far reaching implications for widely accepted course structures and their potential impact upon student experiences..

Her PhD addresses the need to explore the pedagogical impact of a Cohort Culture within UK Creative and Media Higher Education; the influence upon the ‘student voice’ and the National Student Survey’s (NSS) ability to provide a faithful representation.

Marzenna Hiles: Cohort Culture and the ‘student voice’ in creative and media subjects in UK Higher Education