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Melenie  Archer

Melenie Archer BA (hons) FHEA

Lecturer

School of Business, Law and Communications

Biography

Melenie has been teaching on the festival and events programme for four years and is a Higher Education Academy Fellow.

Having previously worked in the education sector in the winter months designing and delivering further and adult education Enterprise and Employability courses and working at major UK Festivals and Events in the summer.

Melenie brings a portfolio of industry contacts in both the festival and events sectors and has instigated successful student placement programmes with companies such as Festival Republic, 2CL Communications and Glastonbury. These student opportunities have contributed to successful graduate employment outcomes for both undergraduate courses.

A lover of the outdoors, good food and cats Melenie’s moto in life is “find solutions not problems”.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    With over 20 years’ experience in the Event and Festival Industry Melenie is still a festival production and event manager...

    With over 20 years’ experience in the Event and Festival Industry Melenie is still a festival production and event manager whose previous clients have included English Heritage, Cowes Week, Camp Bestival, Glastonbury, BST Hyde Park, NFL and many more. Starting her early career staging events in hospitality venues around the country Melenie has a vast spectrum of knowledge and has produced events for many high-profile clients including the Queen.

    Being both a practitioner and lecturer enables Melenie to teach cutting edge concepts in the context of both events and festivals.

     

  2. Teaching experience

    Melenie has a range of reaching experience including...
    • NVQ Assessor (Hospitality) Smart Training
    • Employability Tutor Totton College
    • Enterprise Tutor Learn4Life

     

  3. Recent publications

    Melenies recent publications include...

    Applied pedagogies in higher education. Real world learning and innovation across the curriculum. 2020. Palgrave and Macmillen