Dr Mike Peacey joins New College of the Humanities as Lecturer in Economics

New College of the Humanities announces today that Dr Mike Peacey will join as Lecturer in Economics.

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London (PRWEB UK) 31 July 2014

New College of the Humanities announces today that Dr Mike Peacey will join as Lecturer in Economics.

Dr Peacey will be working alongside Dr Marianna Koli, the course convenor and senior lecturer, as well as Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor Niall Ferguson, Dr Jungyoon Lee, Dr Georgios Zouros and Dr Melania Nica. He will deliver lectures and lead seminars, as well as teach one-to-one and group tutorials.

Dr Peacey took his BSc in Mathematics at the University of Bristol before continuing there to do a MSc in Economics. He then worked as a Teaching Assistant in Economics at the University of Bristol before doing his PhD in Applied Microeconomic Theory. The first chapter of his PhD was published in Nature, and he is currently working on the other chapters. Whilst finishing, and after submitting his PhD he has been a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath.

In addition to speaking at conferences across Europe, Dr Peacey has also gained European-wide coverage for his work including The Guardian, The Economist, Spiegel (Germany) and STV (Sweden).

This year Dr Peacey won the Maria Jesus San Segundo Award, given for the best paper presented by young authors (AEDE). He also received an award from the University of Bath in recognition of his contribution to teaching and learning.

Publishing on a variety of Economic topics, Dr Peacey has worked on titles such as “Modelling the Impact of Subjective and Objective Decision Making in Scientific Peer Review” (with In-Uck Park and Marcus Munafo, Nature, 2014) and “Masked Heroes: Endogenous Anonymity in Charitable Giving”.

Professor AC Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities commented: “We are all delighted that Dr Peacey will be joining the Economics Faculty at NCH. His intellectual curiosity and considerable enthusiasm for the subject will be of great importance in furthering the academically stimulating environment here at New College of the Humanities. I very much look forward to seeing Mike in action in the Michaelmas term.”

Convenor and Senior Lecturer in the Economics course, Dr Marianna Koli also said: “The Economics Faculty has been strengthened greatly with the addition of Dr Mike Peacey. He brings a breadth and depth of knowledge in Microeconomics and Industrial Organisation that will be of vast use for the students at New College of the Humanities, and his enthusiasm for novel methods of education will help us achieve our goal of giving the best possible undergraduate education at NCH.”

Mike was also chosen for the Maria Jesus San Segundo Award, given for the best paper presented by young authors (AEDE).

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.

For further information, please contact:
Desi Lyon
T: +44 (0)2072911385
E: desi.lyon(at)NCHum(dot)org

Notes to editors:

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.

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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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