Course: Informatics Literacy

Type:  Teaching Assistant

Time in Year: Course runs in Semester 1

Number of Posts: 2

Course materials, web page updates, and online support equating to 30 hrs, including 10 hours preparation before start of semester + 2 hours per week

Lab Demonstrator
15 hours (2 hrs x 5 weeks; 1 hour x 5 weeks)
All 10 weeks of the course

Coursework Marking
45 hrs (3 x 15 mins per script)
See coursework schedule for further information

Marking (exams)
20 hrs (20 mins per script)
The examination is in December

The course is split into two for lab sessions (two days, tbd 17:10-18:00). These use the Macintosh Lab on AT level 3, and familiarity with the Mac OSX user interface would be an advantage. We will normally need both tutors for each session. The tutors need to be engaging and able to explain informatics concepts to non-specialists.

Each of the 3 coursework assignments will be marked by both TAs and reconciled by the course lecturer/s.  We expect to enrol 60 around students for this course.

This post is paid at grade UE06, currently upwards of £12.50/hr.

Total Hours: each TA will do approx 90hrs

Contact: Mary Cryan

Application: Apply by email to and copy your email to so that she knows that you are interested.

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