I teach part-time in DBS (Dublin Business School) and it was a big surprise to me that I enjoy it so much. I teach several classes and all are about the world of media. My main topics are sub-editing and Indesign but I also lecture on basic journalism, news and feature writing. As a lecturer I have to create a teaching plan and source all the material I need. Since I have only been doing it for the past few years I still need to do quite a lot of preparation. But I find that I am re-learning things that I never knew I had already forgotten.
Working with the students is fun, if at times a little difficult as they are not always very motivated. But creating a magazine with them and seeing how they are enthralled by what they produced themselves makes it all worth while.