After much soul searching, thinking and debate. I’ve only gone and done it!
Well… submitted an application for the post of Lecturer (0.4 Fractional) in Visual Communication at Swansea Metropolitan University. As my current one day a week post on the BA(Hons) Design for Advertising course only runs until the end of term (December) and thereafter is to become a two day-a-week position.
After spending the last seven weeks at Swansea Met getting to know the students, seeing what they can do and how I can help guide, encourage and motivate them – it’s an opportunity that I don’t want to end. I suppose the proof will now be in the pudding as to whether my inexperience as a teacher is out weighed by my experience as a professional in industry and whether I’ve got what they’re looking for or need!
Only time will tell.