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Do you refer to them as Sir or Miss like it is done in school, or is it more like Mr/Mrs. Last Name or Professor Last Name?
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Do you refer to them as Sir or Miss like it is done in school, or is it more like Mr/Mrs. Last Name or Professor Last Name?
In my experience, it can depend on the individual lecturer, or the policy of the department you're taught by. I had lectures across 3 departments this year (Education, Linguistics, and Psychology); lecturers in Education insisted on first names only, Linguistics lecturers individually requested either use of first names or Dr. [surname], and the Psychology department generally preferred Dr. [surname]/Prof. [surname] over first names.

I haven't come across any lecturers who would want to be called Sir/Miss.

If in doubt, refer to him by Dr./Prof. [surname] (this is generally considered the politest address) until you can ask them how they wish to be addressed. It won't offend them.
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Titles are such a nonsense, none of our lot use them at all in interactions with students. Phoenix is right, though. I guess you could call them Dr/Prof and let thrm correct you.
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Much like college/sixth form, I'd imagine it'd depend on the person. Sir/Miss, MR/MRS/Miss [surname], their title (Dr./Prof.) [surname], or their first name if they're fine with that.
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