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A Day In The Life Of: A University Lecturer – Education

Published: Wednesday 4th March 2020

The next instalment of our ‘Day in The Life Of’ video series, features Matt Grimes, a degree leader for Music Industries, from Birmingham City University as he talks us through ‘a day in the life of’ a University Lecturer and what it’s like to work in education.

Find out for yourself and watch the video below:

Matt has been teaching at Birmingham City University for 15 years, so we knew that if anybody knows what being a lecturer entails, then it’s definitely him.

He starts his day at approximately 8am, going straight to his office to catch up with emails, speak to colleagues and prepare for the days teaching ahead. Typically, there could be 3 to 4 hour lectures and they can start from around 9am, before breaking for lunch and catching up with more emails. He then returns for further teaching in the afternoon.

A university lecturer, from the education sector, checking his work emails in an office

At the end of the day, Matt allocates time for students to come and speak to him. They may need extra support with their education, questions or to discuss projects that they’re working on.

Alongside his teaching duties, Matt also manages a team of 3 other members of staff that work on the music industries programme at the school of media.

So, a day in the life of a university lecturer is a mixture of face to face teaching, administrative tasks and speaking to students on a one to one basis.

A university lecturer teaching providing education for his students in a classroom environment

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