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]


Module Leader and Administration

I have been the module leader for a final year undergraduate module, and dealt with the administration for the Joint Honours students joining the Computer Science first year programming module. These roles have required me to write and plan the module, including the module learning outcomes and assessments, and to structure the teaching content of the module and ensuring that it fits in with existing modules. I have also dealt with the administration of running the module, compiling class lists, assigning practical equipment, ensuring coursework is marked and results are recorded and that deadlines are met for reporting results and module actions.

Year tutor, and Programme Tutor roles

I have been the Second Year Tutor, the Assistant Programme Tutor, and the Computer Science Joint Honours Tutor. These duties have lead to me being involved with steering the degree programme, ensuring that second year modules fit into the overall degree structure, ensuring that Joint Honours modules are both broad enough for the JH students needs and meet the requisits of their programme and fulfill all structural needs, and been involved with the direction of the degree programme in general. I have also been key in the student experience of the degree programme, dealing with student issues and problems, writing references, organising induction activities, guiding students and answering their questions and concerns. I have also been a first year tutor for many years, dealing with the initial questions and issues of new students, explaining the processes and regulations and helping them to settle in.