• Question: What is the hardest part of your job?

    Asked by Julia to Mossy on 5 Nov 2018.
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      Mossy answered on 5 Nov 2018:

      Hi Francis and Julia! Great question. Well in my job as a lecturer I have to do quite a lot of teaching, which I love. However, sometimes it is very hard because I get quite nervous when I have to speak in public, particularly when I’m supposed to be teaching things to people. I’ll give you an example…I spent a long time preparing a lecture which explains how current moves around a wire for my second year physics class at Uni. However, I didn’t notice a mistake in one of the equations. So there I was, at the board, going through the maths when I realized it wouldn’t work out. So I had to just stop and say “Listen, I’m sorry but I’ve messed this up, can we go back?”. I felt quite bad about myself for a while after that…luckily my students are all super nice so they understood.