He always encourages questions. If you want to learn he is helpful and generous. Classes are well prepared and up to date, substantial reading lists and module handbooks. His lectures and workshops are great and they make an impression. ‘Colour in language’ from the first year, ‘creative research’ in the second year, and all his third year stuff. Charlie Hebdo, Little Black Sambo, Holocaust denial, Islamic fundamentalism, the lyrics of Beany Man. These things stay with you.
Sadly a lot of students are just not interested and don’t want to work. Some (a lot) are spoiled brats. I didn’t think uni would be like this. Prof Tighe is patient, but I think he is wasted with them. He is one of the few good things here.