Mr Ian Farrin

Job: Placement Tutor

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 07904207345



Personal profile

Ian joined DMU in September 2019 and has worked in HE for over 9 years in teaching and tutoring roles in both Business & Law and Engineering Faculties. His research focuses mainly on social impacts of student professional development, the effects of professional development on student career success, and the graduate labour market. He is particularly interested in the strategic development of embedded curricular pedagogy that supports the growth of individual cohorts Graduate Outcomes and students Career and Employability success, for which he has been recognised for his success. Ian currently teaches subjects centred on professional development and career development theory and practices.

Research interests/expertise

Social Influencing impacts upon others development and aspirations 
Personality Types of individuals 
Strategic Career & Employability pedagogy in HE
The Graduate Labour Market

Areas of teaching

Career Decision Learning
Career Exploration and Decision Making
Management of Professional Development 
Career transition Learning and self-promotion


MA - Career Development & Guidance 
GCGI - Leadership & Management (Level 6)
CAVA - Assessing Vocational Achievement (in process)

Courses taught

Business & Law

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Career Development Institute 
ASET - Work based and Placement Learning Association