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Martin Reid, Course Leader

Martin Reid MA

Course Leader

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


Martin has worked at Solent University since 2002, following the completion of a master's in Interactive Production. He first worked on multimedia journalism before moving over to design digital theory, user interface design and digital design. Martin is a unit leader at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study and he also a third year dissertation project supervisor.

Through his experience of working in the voluntary arts sector, he values the importance of networking and working collaboratively and so has a keen interest in enabling students’ build confidence in social capital and employability within the digital design and technologies industries.

Martin runs a guest speaker program called Happy Hour Digital Industry Talks, which are designed to offer an insight into working in the tech and digital industries. Talks are mostly focused on students, 'early career' or how to get into the industry, with speakers presenting their journey into the industry and professional practice.

Taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

Before becoming a university lecturer, Martin worked in the voluntary arts sector for over 28 years, managing and facilitating a wide variety of community-based participatory projects.

Teaching experience

  • 2016 to date: Senior Lecturer and Course Leader BSc Business Information Technology, BSc Web Design & Development and Computing Foundation
  • 2017 – date Group Technology Project Level 3 - Computing SMAT
  • 2016 to date Digital Design Fundamentals Level 7 – Computing SMAT
  • 2016 to date Digital Design Management Level 7 – Computing SMAT
  • 2012 to 2016: Content Creation Level 4, – Computing SMAT
  • 2011 to date: Interactive Design Level 5, Computing SMAT
  • 2010 to 2018: Animation for the Web Level 6, Computing SMAT
  • 2008 to date: Exploring Design Level 4, Computing SMAT
  • 2008 to date: Digital Creativity Level 4, Computing SMAT
  • 2011-2012: Multimedia Practice: Strategies and Management Level 7, MA Journalism, Faculty of Creative Industries and Society
  • 2009-2011: Inside Multimedia News Level 4, BA Journalism, Faculty of Media, Arts and Society
  • 2004 to 2008: Visual Communications Level 4, BSc Computer Network Programme FT
  • 2003-2005: Introduction to Interactive Production Level 4, BA Media with Cultural Studies, Faculty of Media, Arts and Society
  • 2002-2004: Introduction to New Media Level 4, BA Journalism, Faculty of Media, Arts and Society

Research interests

Martin's research interests lie in the area of supporting students in developing social capital through interaction and networking with professional digital design practitioners and the impact this has on employability and wellbeing.

Recent publications

REID, M. and M, ROSS,. (2017). Formative assessment with open badges. In: Computing Education from Enrolment to Employment. INSPIRE series, 1 (22). BCS, Southampton, UK, pp. 87-95. ISBN 978-0-9932889-7-5 (In Press).