Have you ever wondered who keeps the courses ticking over at the School of Business? Meet Toivo Lepp, course coordinator. After working at the School for twenty years, he certainly knows the ropes.
What is it like being a course coordinator?
I coordinate all practical aspects of the initial courses at the School of Business. This includes assisting teachers with practical planning of courses, and with administrative matters during the courses. In practice, it also includes booking teaching and exam venues, distributing timetables and other course information on the web, organising bibliographies, answering students' e-mails and helping to solve unexpected problems.
What do you like best about your work?
My favourite aspect is the close collaboration with students and teachers, although these days I spend a lot of time answering e-mails and distributing information on different course websites. But I still feel I have close contact with both students and teachers. I have lots of wonderful colleagues here – that’s a definite plus. I’ve been working here since the late ‘80s, so I suppose I must like it!
How would you describe a typical working day?
It’s a mixture of various routine jobs and creative solutions. My tasks might include going through the day’s e-mails, checking off points that need to be seen to regarding the courses, contacting different teachers and organising information for students.
How can people contact you?
By e-mail: email@example.com, by phone: 08-16 29 29, or by visiting me. I take visits on Mondays to Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in room 3:340.