Marissa Hill is the Head of Disabled Student Support at Sheffield Hallam University. She began working at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 and has over 10 years of experience working with disabled students in student services both as an assessor and as a manager and leader. She uses her experience and enthusiasm to promote and celebrate diversity and innovation. Alongside the principles of Universal Design for Learning, she enjoys working collaboratively and has co-created a Hallam Guild Community of Inclusive Practice, to foster a sense of inclusion and belonging in the Sheffield Hallam Community and the wider sector.
She also has a background in education, having worked in several countries teaching English as a second language and supporting Key Stage 3 students in Pupil Referral Units/Inclusion Centres. She has a degree in History and English, holds a postgraduate certificate in Disability Studies, and has recently completed an MBA through the Higher Degree Apprenticeship.
She has strengths in building relationships and working collaboratively. She has developed skills in strategic thinking and modelling and strives towards continuous development and improvement in service delivery to ensure the best possible student experience. A supporter of the social model of disability and inclusive behaviours are driving ambitions.