WEA Scotland Representative
Following a postgraduate qualification in Adult Education and Community Development, Marion's professional career has focused on working with adults and children in a variety of settings in the areas of educational practice, policy development, research and innovation across a range of different agencies. These include local community projects; local authorities; Higher Education; voluntary organisations; and an international charitable foundation.
As well as being involved in teaching, research and community development programmes, Marion has led innovation in educational provision including a Widening Access Programme, a community links course for undergraduates and a distance learning postgraduate course in Adult Education.
In addition to her own professional development she has always participated in adult learning programmes and served as a volunteer in third sector organisations. Voluntary commitments include being Convenor of various local, regional and national third sector committees and boards of directors. Marion has undertaken training and provided training in those roles.
Her participation in the WEA goes back many years and includes joint working in a community project developing a Women’s Studies Course; training for Committee members; developing course materials; and membership of local and national committees before becoming a WEA Trustee (Scotland Representative).
Marion is Chair of the Scotland Board.