The need to continuously learn, adapt and respond to changes is a constant challenge and a driving force.
His parting words to me were, “the teachers on this campus are really helpful. Thank you for making my learning experience a positive one”. A tribute to all our teachers undoubtedly but his achievement was a tribute to his love of learning.
Having worked in the corporate sector for years, I moved into Human Resources and in particular Learning and Development and this motivated me to teach.
As an academic I hope to inspire in students a love of learning. To get them to look at things from different perspectives, broaden their views and to encourage critique and reflective thinking. Teachers, I believe have a very significant job in that we help to mould future generations.
Smaller class sizes, individual attention and continuous support from lecturers and student support services.
We have a great team, both teachers and the business Faculty coordinator and plus the fact that we are small enough to get to know our students well.
Besides marking assignments?
Weekends are family time, but we try and do activities together – walks, picnics, movies, good food, the gym. I also do voluntary work with the elderly.
Hard one to answer because I have lived and traveled in many countries. There were several interesting places.
Tibet was the most inspiring. People seemed so content with so little and ‘believed’ despite the religious oppression. I looked at life very differently after that trip.
Keep an open mind. Read and research information about the city they are planning to come to, make contacts before they arrive and understand a little about the academic requirements.
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