Melanie Jarman

Melanie Jarman-profile

Head of the Centre for Academic English and Skills

Centre for Academic English and Skills

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542822

Melanie Jarman has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and manager in Further and Higher Education in the UK and internationally, in EFL, EAP, ESOL, MFL and Teacher Training. Melanie has also worked for a range of awarding organisations including Cambridge English.

Melanie has a PCE (2007) with QTLS status, the RSA CELTA (1998), a BA (Hons) degree in English Language and Medieval Literature (1990) and an M.A. in Education (2013) with a focus on the impact of first language education on success in English, and the CMI Level 7 Extended Business Diploma (2017).

Professional Bodies

  • Accreditation Scheme Advisory Committee (ASAC) member, British Council: Responsible for reviewing and moderating inspection reports, and recommending decisions concerning accreditation of UK English language providers to the Accreditation UK Executive Board, with a focus on FE and HE.
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Fernandez, K., Jarman, M. and Whitehouse, K. (2023) ‘Delivering an academic English and skills module to international students’, a case study in The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Guide for International Insights Members.

Contributor to ‘Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training’, Education and Training Foundation, 2014, London

Conference Presentations

Jarman, M. and Fernandez, K. (2023) ‘I wish you knew where I was coming from: Understanding international students’ academic culture’, University of Worcester Student Experience Conference, June 2023

Ford, H. and Jarman, M. (2022) ‘Developing students’ language skills to improve academic outcomes: helping students succeed’, University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2022

Jarman, M. (2017) ‘International Education Partnerships: A Case Study with Chery Jaguar Land Rover in China’, British Council International Conference, 2017, Glasgow

Jarman, M. (2016) ‘An Internationalised TVET Sector: how international engagement can speed up sector development’, UK-China Education Policy Dialogue, 2016, Beijing