I was approached by an old colleague to go back into lecturing, I returned on a part-time evening basis to help the department as they were short staffed.I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the students and helping them achieve great results in order to progress their careers.
A typical day will consist of of a departmental meeting first thing, followed by either preparation for my classes or straight into the classroom.
Returning to lecturing has enhanced my knowledge as an accountant. Students have commented that my experience in industry has helped demonstrate how various techniques are used in the workplace. As a previous employer I know what employers are looking for and have been able to give advice.
I'm involved in managing two courses, this has involved, resolving problems with students and lecturers, ensuring these courses are delivered to the highest possible standard.
The hardest part of the job is the preparation, my timetable is extremely diverse and involves teaching to a very high level. Professionally I have always had the highest standards and hence my preparation time has been over and above the amount of time allocated.
As a lecturer, the most enjoyable part of the job is 'the classroom', working with students at all levels to help them achieve their goals. the rewarding part is appreciation and seeing their achievements.
I would challenge anyone who thinks teaching is easy, I have worked in both the commercial and education environment, if you want to deliver a course to the highest possible standard, it is hard work and extremely challenging.
I have missed working as a financial controller so I'm now looking for a potential part-time role where I can make a difference.