MAG Consulting, was set up in September 2017 by Dr Marie-Annick Gournet and brings together a consortium of individuals with a strong track record of effective practice in pedagogy, diversity and intercultural communication. We work with small and larger organisations in the public, private and third sectors. Our current clients include universities, schools, police force, cultural organisations, charities, small businesses and law firms. Our services are bespoke, developed after prior consultation to meet your needs. We are friendly, flexible and professional in our approaches. Browse below to find out more about the team. Find out what clients say about us in the testimonials.
I have over 20 years’ experience of working in senior leadership roles both in higher education and the voluntary sector. My formative years in teaching started in two Bristol secondary schools in 1987, I then taught at Brunel College (now called City of Bristol College). I joined both the University of Bristol and the University of the West England (UWE) on a part-time basis in 1992 and was appointed full-time as a Senior Lecturer at UWE in 2007. There I occupied a range of senior leadership roles, including Programme Leader, Director of Widening Participation and Disability, and Director of the Learning for All Hub. Throughout my professional career I volunteered with a range of organisations in diverse Non-Executive Director roles. I am still chair of two organisations and trustee with another. In September 2017, I set up MAG Consulting so I could offer my services to the sector and beyond as an independent consultant. I am passionate about diversity and inclusion and this sits at the heart of my professional approach. I enjoy working collaboratively and I am constantly thriving to learn more.
Dominique is a qualified teacher with over 30 years’ experience of teaching and delivering training in inclusive pedagogy. He has worked for over 15 years as an EAL and BAME attainment specialist with both Bristol and South Gloucestershire city councils. Dominique has extensive knowledge and experience of English as an additional language, with a particular interest in bilingual teaching. He has experience of supporting schools in developing culturally inclusive curricula that promote race equality and help prepare students for life in a diverse society.
Jayne has worked successfully for 30 years in a range of professional and project management roles in HR, Education, Careers and currently has a part-time role in a university library.
Jayne is a qualified Careers Adviser/Coach and a facilitator/trainer. She has previously worked in Primary, Secondary and Advisory teaching roles specialising in emotional intelligence, mental health, race equality and special needs. Jayne has worked as a Career Consultant and Coach at UWE Bristol for the last ten years as well as a freelance career coach and trainer. In recent years, she has specialised in delivering women’s personal development programmes.
Delano is an artist currently studying Anthropology & Archeology at the University of Bristol. His developmental journey has seen him running workshops in the Aboriginal communities settled in the Northern Territories of Australia, as well as volunteering as a director of Bristol's Malcolm X Community Centre. More recently been running workshops small organisations on maximizing the use of social media
Whilst Delano is currently focused on his university studies, he contributes half a day per week to MAG Consulting. In his spare time, he is involved in several creative endeavours, ranging from informative documentaries to (performing) arts films.
Christelle has worked in the higher education sector for over for 17 years. She worked for 9 years at the AHRC in the area of research funding and international partnership before moving to the university sector. She has worked for the University of the Arts London and UWE Bristol supporting international students and international partnerships. At both institutions, she has also been involved with work in the area of equality and diversity and have built extensive experience in event management, including doing outreach and managing events in the community.