Five tips for new teachers in higher education

February 23, 1996

From Jill Bourne, now teaching at University College of Wales, Cardiff.

1. Find out where the nearest lavatory is.

2. Double the time you've already allocated for writing a lecture and marking essays.

3. Get a "novice" to read through your lecture to ensure that it is understandable to people who know nothing about your subject.

4. Don't worry about missing things out: "they" won't know you have, and you can always fit it in next time.

5. Most important, be yourself. If you try to hide behind a false persona you will get caught out.

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