(PHAS0007, PHAS0029, PHAS0020, PHAS0030)
You will need to have competent basic programming skills in Python (3.x) as well as familiarity with the Jupyter Notebook environment. During the sessions you will be helping and advising students with coding exercises and applying their physics knowledge to programming tasks. You will also be providing both verbal and written feedback to the students and assessing student work using a provided marks scheme. You will need to proactively engage students in discussion about their work, while being able to prioritise your time so that all the students receive the assistance they need.
PHAS0007 “Practical Physics & Computing 1”: You will be teaching for one 3.5 hour session a week during the Autumn term, on either Monday, Thursday, or Friday afternoons (2.00 - 5.30pm) [subject to timetable confirmation] for a total of 10 sessions. You may also be required to mark and provide detailed feedback on students' formal assignments, to be submitted in November and January.
Contact: Dr Louise Dash.
PHAS0029 “Practical Physics and Computing 2” & PHAS0020 “Practical Astrophysics and Computing”: You will be teaching for two 3.5 hour sessions a week during the first half of the Spring term, on either Monday and Tuesday, or Thursday and Friday afternoons (2.00-5.30pm) [subject to timetable confirmation] for a total of 10 sessions. You may also be required to mark and provide detailed feedback on students' formal assignments, to be submitted in March.
Contact: Dr Louise Dash (0029), Prof Giorgio Savini (0020).
PHAS0030 “Further Practical Mathematics and Computing”: You will be teaching for one 3.5 hour session a week during the Spring term, for a total of 10 sessions. In addition to demonstrators in each session, we also need assessors and supervisors, who will be responsible for monitoring (from week 3 onwards) the progress of up to three students who are working on their programming mini- project, and for the first marking of their project reports and logbooks. Progress meetings should be initiated by the student, and you can expect to meet with a student typically up to 5-6 times during term. Exemplars of previous project submissions and marking schemes will be provided by the course coordinator.
The position is a commitment to attend all 10 sessions and any briefings.
Contact: Prof David Bowler