Marion Bowman

Marion Bowman

Dental Education Adviser

Summary: Marion is a member of the Student Advice Team in the School of Dentistry. She provides 1:2:1 appointments and designs targeted workshops to enhance student academic performance.


M Sci Ed, PGCert Dental Ethics & Law, Fellow of HEA, PGCHEP, DELTA, CELTA, BSc.

Marion qualified as a Biology and Geography teacher in South Africa (where she grew up).  She then taught in South African secondary schools for four years before going back to university to study for her Honours in Science Education. Upon gaining a distinction during her Honours year, she was awarded a scholarship to study for a Masters in Science Education at Leeds University, UK.  On her return to South Africa in 1998, she worked as a project co-ordinator to improve teaching, leadership and management in disadvantaged rural South African schools. 

When her family moved to Poland in 2001, Marion qualified as an English language teacher and taught Language for Business and General English to Polish adult learners. In Poland she also trained as an IELTS examiner and developed learning materials for Polish secondary school teachers.  

In 2007, her family moved to the UK and Marion taught on the International Foundation year programme in the Language Centre, and developed online skills tutorials for the Skills Centre at the University of Leeds. Between 2009 and 2013, Marion taught on a 1:2:1 basis at the University of Bradford, developing the academic potential of students studying a range of different subjects.  

Marion’s current role is as a Dental Education Adviser in the School of Dentistry.  She works on a 1:2:1 basis with students and delivers workshops aimed at improving student attainment. She is also the link tutor for students doing their International Foundation Year who are aiming to study Dentistry.