Mrs Minal Karia

Job: Senior Lecturer, Corporate Services

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

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

T: 0116 2078187



Personal profile

I have had a varied and interesting career which has involved working in both private and public sector organisations.  My career with the American Embassy in London (August 1988 – July 2001) included managing a team which process visa applications to ensure that all laws and regulations pertaining to visa eligibility were met.  In my role as Executive Assistant to the Minister-Counsellor for Agricultural Affairs I was involved in working with both US and UK Government officials with high level policy related meetings.    

In 2001 I came into Higher Education and supported a newly created Centre of Quality Excellence at the University of Leicester (December 2001 – August 2006) involved in Distance Learning MSc courses. In managing this Department, it piqued my interest in teaching. This developed into my new career path in teaching, which included teaching adult courses, and since 2012 at Leicester College as Programme Lead (January 2012 – April 2020) - teaching HE courses for those completing the Higher National Diploma in Business in partnership with DMU; adults completing Level 5 in Institute of Leadership and Management. During my career at college, I have also been a Lead Internal Verifier cross college for all Functional Skills English provision as well as Internal Quality Assurer for Teacher Education courses. I have also been a mentor supporting colleagues through their teaching qualifications providing strategies for teaching pedagogy and methodology in assessment practice. 

In April 2020 I joined the Apprenticeship provision in the Faculty of Business and Law as Senior Lecturer.  I co-manage, support and teach on the Chartered Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) programme. 


Research interests/expertise

Teaching pedagogy for adults returning to education

Areas of teaching

Leadership and Management
People Management
Academic and Professional Practice
Operations Management
Contemporary Business Issues


MA in Education Practice – in progress.  Year 1 completed
HEA Fellowship
Diploma in Teaching in The Lifelong Learning Sector
Diploma in Teaching Literacy
TAQA Award in Internal Quality Assurance
United States Department of State Visa Laws and Regulations 

Courses taught

Contemporary Business Issues; Creative Management and Marketing; People Management; Consulting Live; Managing Operations and Projects; Academic and Professional Practice; Leadership Principles and Practice

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow, Higher Education Academy
CMBE - Certified Management and Business Educator