Mr. Damian Warburton joins New College of the Humanities as Convenor of Law

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10.07.14 - New College of the Humanities announces today that Mr. Damian Warburton has been appointed Convenor for the Law LLB at the College.

Mr Damian Warburton

Mr. Damian Warburton will be joining as Convenor and Senior Lecturer for the Law LLB. Working in conjunction with the other faculty staff, which includes Mr. Nigel Urban, and Professor Roger Halson, and Visiting Professors Adrian Zuckerman, Mr. Geoffrey Robertson QC, and Professor Barbara McDonald.

Mr. Warburton will teach one-to-one and group tutorials and also deliver lectures and lead seminars. He will primarily be focussing on his specialities: Criminal Law, Tort Law, and CLRI.

Formerly a Constable, Mr Warburton graduated in Law from the Universities of Hull and Edinburgh, later adding an MSc in Healthcare Ethics from the University of Bristol. Mr Warburton spent five years lecturing Law at the University of the West of England, Bristol, then completed the Bar Vocational Course and was called to the Bar in 2010. He comes to New College of the Humanities following three years lecturing Law at the University of Buckingham.

Professor A C Grayling, Master of New College of the Humanities, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Damian Warburton to NCH. What he has garnered from his academic career to date will be invaluable to the students reading for the Law LLB at New College of the Humanities. He will contribute knowledge and experience to our Law provision, strengthening and broadening the resources available to our students. I greatly look forward to having him with us from Michaelmas onwards.”

In addition to their 12-module single honours undergraduate degree from the University of London, all NCH students study a further eight modules. These comprise modules from another of the College’s degree subjects or Art History, Classical Studies, or Psychology as a contextual course, and core modules in Applied Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking, and Science Literacy, plus the College’s three-year Professional Programme.

The College’s rolling applications process is independent of UCAS and applications can be made in addition to the five UCAS choices. Entries for the 2014-5 academic year can still be made.

Visit http://www.NCHum.org for all enquiries and applications.
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For further information, please contact:
Desi Lyon
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E: desi.lyon@NCHum.org

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About New College of the Humanities
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 including 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 in teaching as well as for 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, Philosophy BA and Politics & International Relations BSc.

In addition to their 12-module single honours undergraduate degree from the University of London, all NCH students study a further eight modules. These comprise four modules from another degree subject or Art History, Classical Studies, or Psychology as a contextual course, and three core modules in Applied Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking, and Science Literacy, plus the College’s three-year 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.

The College’s rolling applications process is independent of UCAS and applications can be made in addition to the five UCAS choices. Visit http://www.NCHum.org or call 020 7637 4550 for all enquiries and applications.

Recent research

In March 2014 NCH commissioned YouthSight, an independent youth research agency, to conduct research into the academic experiences of NCH students. The survey was based on annual research YouthSight conduct for HEPI with c14000 students at public universities in the UK. Using the NCH results and data collected on behalf of HEPI, YouthSight were able to directly compare the academic experience of NCH students with students studying Humanities/Social Sciences at Russell Group universities in 2014. HEPI were informed that this research took place.

The statistics show (percentage in brackets reflects HEPI results for those studying humanities and social sciences at Russell Group universities):

General:
63 per cent of students at New College of the Humanities say that their university experience has exceeded their expectations. (2014: 28 per cent/ 2013: 32%)

Contact time:
New College of the Humanities students experience an average of 13.8 hours of contact time per week. (2014: 9.85/ 2013: 9.93)

Assignments and feedback:
●    Students at New College of the Humanities complete 13.7 assignments per term (6.44)
●    84 per cent of feedback at New College of the Humanities is given in person (2014: 36 per cent/ 2013: 40%)
●    91 per cent of students at New College of the Humanities claim it is easy to schedule time to discuss work, or discuss work on email, outside of scheduled work hours (2014: 69 per cent/ 2013: 76%)
●    88 per cent of students at New College of the Humanities state they have sufficient access to academic staff outside timetabled sessions in order to discuss aspects of their work (2014: 71 per cent/ 2013: 73%)
●    88 per cent of students at New College of the Humanities are satisfied with the amount of timetables sessions (2014: 61%/ 2013: 62%)

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