Mr Neil Young

Job: Associate Head Education

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: 0116 207 8408




Personal profile

Neil has over 20 years of teaching experience, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional education, having come from a professional accounting background. This allows him to provide realistic approaches to teaching within the classroom environment and helps students learn in very innovative ways.  With a focus on Neurodiversity and Inclusive education, Neil has a significant impact within the university in ensuring the enhancement of pedagogy is at the forefront of his activities within his various roles. Supporting and influencing colleagues and students to achieve strong outcomes and be as successful as they possibly can.

Research group affiliations

Accouting, Finance & Economics - Pedagogy Special Interest Group

BAFA Accounting Education Special Interest Group

Research interests/expertise

Neil has strong interest in inclusive pedagogy, emergent pedagogy and specific interest in  learners with Neurdivergent characteristics. 

Areas of teaching

Audit & Assurance, Business Strategy, Business Development, Project Management. 


  • CMBE
  • Global MBA in Financial Management
  • City & Guilds V1 Internal Verification
  • City & Guilds A1 Internal Assessor
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Accounting Technician
  • Associate of Accounting Technicians

Courses taught

ACFI3213, ACFI3214

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Fellow of Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT)
  • Senior Fellow of HEA (SFHEA)
  • Chartered Management Business Educator (CMBE)

Professional licences and certificates

  • CMBE


Leading the University Academic response for the LearningZone project.

Joint DMU/Southern Cross University Block Pedagogy project.

Active member of the University Disability Task & Finish Group.

Faculty Lead for Disabilty Response.

Forthcoming events

BAFA Accounting Education SIG conference May 2024

Conference attendance

BAFA (Accounting Education SIG) – Glasgow University (May 2022) (50 persons)

Festival of TaLEnt Conference – DMU Leicester (June 2022) (30 persons)

BAFA (Accounting Education SIG) – Durham University (May 2023) (50 persons)

QAA Teaching & Learning Conference- DMU Leicester (Sept 2023) 

DMU Digital Festival - DMU Leicester (December 2023) 

Teaching & Learning Conference – DMU Leicester (February 2024)