Dr Iain Werry

It is very easy to be blinded to the essential uselessness of [their products] by the sense of achievement you get from getting them to work at all. In other words - and this is the rock solid principle on which the whole of the Corporation's Galaxy-wide success is founded - their fundamental design flaws are completely hidden by their superficial design flaws.
[So Long and Thanks for all the Fish - Douglas Adams; 1984]

Academia


I joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire in September 2001, and I was there for almost 12 years. In this time, I held a number of responsibilities in both academic teaching and administration. I have taught at all levels of the degree, from first year undergraduate to M.Sc., and been involved in small classes of half a dozen students, one on one tuition, and lectured to classes of over 200 students. I have been involved in curriculum development, provided references for students, sat on boards awarding student results, attended open days and helped students through a wide variety of issues and problems.

Teaching

I have been involved in teaching a range of subjects, from beginners Java programming, to artificial intelligence, to web services. I have experience tutoring on campus students, online students, and students through partnered institutions. I am experienced in the setting of final exams and coursework, and planning and structure of teaching modules.

Administration

I have considerable experience of a variety of administration duties, from Programme management to student administration. These responsibilities require me to see both the perspective of the institution and the viewpoint of its students, and to be up to date with the regulations and well versed in the consequences and issues surrounding all aspects of a changing degree programme.