I am an academic and lecturer (Assistant Professor) at a UK University, AMA!
I have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience, and have been teaching and researching at a leading UK university for the past few years. Maybe you are a student who has recently finished exams, or maybe you are thinking of coming to study in the UK from overseas? Go ahead and ask me anything!
I'll be answering questions for the next hour or so, but will also be back online tonight (UK-time).
My Proof: Employment info and business card with specifics removed. http://imgur.com/4pQAHsM
EDIT: sorry, I'm going offline now (6pm BST) but will be back a bit later to keep answering questions.
EDIT2: This has had a lot more interest than I thought. Great questions! I'm back and will keep answering on and off for a few hours.
EDIT3: That's all for tonight, folks!