New College of the Humanities Appoints New Economics Lecturer

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Dr Sangaralingam Ramesh to teach at College from Hilary 2013.

Dr Sangaralingam Ramesh

NCH’s approach of producing students with a diverse outlook is pertinent to Economics as rapid change necessitates a keen interest in the interaction between global markets, awareness of political and cultural factors and knowledge of historic patterns.

New College of the Humanities (NCH) has today announced that Dr Sangaralingam Ramesh has been appointed Lecturer in the Economics faculty.

Dr Sangaralingam Ramesh, who will lecture on macroeconomics, joins the Economics teaching staff, which includes Convenor & Senior Lecturer Dr Marianna Koli, Lecturers Jungyoon Lee and Dr Georgios Zouros, and Professors Sir Partha Dasgupta and Niall Ferguson.

Dr Ramesh received his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), writing on Infrastructure, Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Spillovers and Economic Growth in China. Dr Ramesh also received an MSc in the Economics of South Asia from SOAS. He also has an MSc in Engineering in Information Technology from University College London (UCL) and a BSc (Econ) degree in Business Economics from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

While a Teaching Fellow at UCL Dr Ramesh completed his PGCLTHE and became a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in March 2012. Dr Ramesh has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at SOAS and was a Teaching Fellow in Economics at UCL. He has also been a part-time tutor and a consultant with the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education.

Dr Ramesh’s research interests include Development Economics and Behavioural Economics.

Dr Ramesh comments, “I’m delighted to take up this post. NCH’s approach of producing students with a broad and diverse outlook is pertinent to Economics as rapid change necessitates a keen interest in the interaction between global markets, awareness of political and cultural factors and knowledge of historic patterns.”

Professor A C Grayling, Master of the College, comments, “It’s a pleasure to welcome Sangaralingam to the Economics faculty. His wide-ranging experience will be a real asset, and his in-depth knowledge of China will be of great interest to our students as we watch that nation’s progress towards emergence as a global superpower.”

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Notes to Editors
New College of the Humanities (NCH) offers a new model of higher education for the humanities in the UK. NCH students enjoy one of the best staff-to-student ratios in UK higher education and benefit from a high number of quality contact hours as well as engaging and challenging one-to-one tutorials.

Our Professors are international experts in their fields and our full time academic staff members have been selected for their proven ability for teaching in addition to their research interests.

NCH welcomed its first intake of students in September 2012 and prepares students for undergraduate degrees in: Economics BSc; English BA; History BA; Law LLB and Philosophy BA. The College has recently announced that the Politics & International Relations BSc will also be offered from 2013.

In addition to their 12-module degree, all NCH students study a further seven modules. This is comprised of four modules from another degree subject or Politics as a contextual course and three core modules in Applied Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking and Science Literacy. All students also follow the College’s Professional Programme.

The College is centrally located in Bloomsbury, London’s university district and students, as associate members of the University of London, have access to many of the resources of the University of London: the exceptional library in Senate House, the University of London Union, sports facilities, and many other opportunities to enrich themselves through extra-curricular activity.

In 2012, NCH made offers of full Scholarships, or generous Exhibitions to over 30% of applicants.

Scholarships are means-tested and cover the full cost of tuition over a three-year degree. These are awarded on academic merit, and students applying for these places will need excellent academic potential.

Exhibitions are based solely on academic excellence and the potential for a student to excel during their time at NCH. All students applying to NCH are automatically assessed for an Exhibition. Exhibition students pay £7,200 per year, a fee lower than that charged by many UK institutions.

The College’s rolling applications process is independent of UCAS and applications can be made in addition to the five UCAS choices. The next application deadline is Monday 21 January 2013. Visit http://www.NCHum.org for all enquiries and applications.

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