Chapter 1 Students

I teach, mentor, tutor, lecture on and supervise a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You can find me online during office hours, in the labs, my office and the lecture theatre. 🎭

Posing on the BBC Breakfast red sofa with the winning team of the BBC / Barclays University Technology Challenge (UTC) in MediaCityUK, Salford

Figure 1.1: Posing on the BBC Breakfast red sofa with the winning team of the BBC / Barclays University Technology Challenge (UTC) in MediaCityUK, Salford

1.1 All years: Debug your future

If you’d like to debug your CV, application form, covering letter and job search etc, read debugging your future (Hull 2021a) and hacking your future (Hull 2021b), especially if you haven’t written a CV, Résumé or LinkedIn profile before. Once you’ve done this you can send me any relevant documentation and then:

Outside of term time, it’s best to book a debugging appointment. 🐛

1.2 First year students

If you’re in your first year of study, I serve as:

1.3 Second year students

If you’re in your second year, I serve as:

Previously I served as second year tutor from 2016 through to 2020.

1.4 Penultimate year students

If you’re on placement during your penultimate year (your last-but-one), I serve as:

  • Course leader for “with industrial experience” (IE), an elective and intercalated year in industry.
  • Year tutor for students on placement, either face to face or via telecon

1.5 Final year students

If you’re in your final year of study, you’ll find me:

  • Supervising final year educational projects based in secondary schools in Greater Manchester, see coding their future. (Hull 2020a) 👩‍💻👨‍💻

1.6 Masters students

If you’re doing a Masters degree, you’ll find me:

1.7 PhD students

If you’ve got any interesting PhD research ideas you like to pitch to me, particularly if they involve computer science education or professional issues, I’m all ears! 👂

1.8 Extracurricular

Outside all of the above, I also get involved in:

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———. 2017. “Wikipedia at the Royal Society: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” In Physiology Friday: The Physiological Society, Hodgkin Huxley House, London. Figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5525494.
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———. 2021b. “Hacking Your Future.” In Coding Your Future: A Guidebook for Students. University of Manchester; github.com. https://www.cdyf.me/hacking.html.
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