Dr Miriam Firth

Senior Lecturer

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Overview

Lecturing since 2008 I have a wealth of teaching vocational education, leading research and developing curriculum in UK Higher Education. Passionate about embedding employability in the curriculum for Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management. Researching service encounters for staff in Leisure and sustainable business practices in large scale events (e.g. Glastonbury).  

Member of Strategic Task and Finish Groups on placement provision, student engagement and widening participation for the Faculty of Humanities and University of Manchester. Current senior leadership role: Director of Teaching and Learning.  

External positions

External Examiner, Leeds Beckett University

1 Sep 20191 Sep 2023

External Examiner, University of Sussex

1 Dec 20181 Dec 2022

External Examiner, University of Bolton

1 Sep 20161 Aug 2019

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Aug 20131 Sep 2016

External Examiner, University of Greenwich

1 Aug 20131 Sep 2016

Areas of expertise

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Doctor of Philosophy, Skills and Knolwedge for Service Encounters in the Leisure Industry: Implications for UK Higher Education, The University of Manchester (2012 - 2018)
  • 2010 - Master of Arts, Development Education, Institute of Education (2009 - 2010)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) (2008 - 2010)

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