You will be taught by a number of UCL appointed subject lecturers. All staff teaching on the UPCH are highly qualified and experienced in their subject areas, many of whom have also worked in industry and/or abroad. External examiners have stated that the teaching is of a high standard and is delivered by qualified, enthusiastic, competent and experienced teachers.
UPCH Coordinator and Lecturer in Modern European Art & Literature
Raphaela Armbruster studied in France at the Ecole Normale Supérieure where she majored in Modern French and European Literature. As a postgraduate, she obtained an MA and an MPhil in Literature and Comparative Literature, and an MPhil in Sociolinguistics at the Sorbonne University. Her research was based on the political and educational issues at stake in bilingual and multilingual contexts.
Prior to moving to the UK, she has worked as a freelance art agent and as a foreign rights assistant for an independent publisher in Paris. Her ongoing interest concerns cross-disciplinary studies in humanities and social sciences.
English and Science and Society Coordinator
Daphne Thomas studied French and English and obtained a BA
(Hons) in Modern European Studies at Nottingham Trent University in
1999. After qualifying to teach English, she taught in France, Spain
and New Zealand before coming back to the UK in 2003.
her DELTA at UCL in 2004 and joined the UPCSE team in the same year,
becoming coordinator in 2006.
She completed her MA in Teaching English to Speaker's of Other Languages (TESOL) at the Institute of Education, University of London in November 2007.
Lecturer in the Classical World
Fernando V.Gracia García
Fernando Gracia studied at the University of Saragossa (Spain), where he was awarded a first class honours Licenciatura (MA) in Classical Philology. He came to London in 1992, where he taught Spanish, Latin and Greek, at UCL and adult education colleges, as well as the MA in Translation at the University of Westminster.
Teaching the Classical World module for several years, he has also done research on historiography of the Roman Empire, and is now investigating the development of Latin vocabulary through the ages. He regularly attends international Latin conferences, where he has delivered several lectures. He has published in Latin under the pen name of A. Gratius Avitu
Lecturer in Economics
Sultan joined UCL in 2010 to teach Economics
course on the UPC program. Before joining UCL, Sultan has worked as an
economist, conducting applied macroeconomic research and policy analysis.
Lecturer in Modern European History & Politics
William Richards studied History at Cambridge University where
he was awarded both a BA and MA. He is currently undertaking a second
masters degree in Modern European History at Birkbeck College, London.
He has been on the UPC course for five years, where he has performed a
number of roles, coordinating Culture and Society classes, tutor,
teaching academic English and as examiner on the MEHP vivas. He has
worked as a teacher and examiner in Taiwan, Brazil, Spain and Italy.
Will has fifteen years teaching experience with non-native English users.
Lecturer in Geography
Jo Norcup studied Geography at Royal Holloway and was awarded
BA (Hons) in Geography and MA (Research) in Cultural Geography. In
2000, Jo gained her PGCE specialising in Secondary Geography education
from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Jo has taught students
at all stages of formal education processes as well as
extra-curricular, summer schools and adult and community groups.
freelance geography education adviser, Jo has worked for the BBC, the
British Government, the Royal Geographical Society and Geographical
Association as well as charities, community groups and media
Before joining UCL, Language Centre Jo was awarded a Fawcett Fellowship in the Geography Department of UCL and worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Geography Department of the University of Glasgow. Jo’s doctoral research (University of Glasgow) concerns geography education, historical and cultural geography, cultural geographies of environmental sustainability, peoples’ folk geographies, landscapes and biographies.
Lecturer in Mathematics
Dr Amelie Berger
Dr Amelie Berger is teaching the mathematics module of the
UPCH course, having previously taught on UPCSE too. She obtained her
undergraduate mathematics degrees at The University of the Witwatersrand
in South Africa, before doing postgraduate studies at Ohio State
University in the USA, where she also taught. She eventually returned to
South Africa and became a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg
before moving to England in 2002. Her specialist topic is graph theory.
In England she taught A-level mathematics and further mathematics and obtained a PGCE before coming to UCL
Cultural Theory and Research Methods
Helen Slater studied English Literature at Leeds Metropolitan University where she was awarded a BA in 2001. As a postgraduate she obtained an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature from Birkbeck. She went on to teach English to foreign language students after receiving her CELTA in 2002.
Helen joined the Centre in 2006 after completing her DELTA at King’s College London. She has taught English for Academic Purposes on the UPC course for 6 years before becoming the Coordinator for Culture and Society.
Lecturer in Modern European Art and Literature
Before joining the Centre, Dr Ingleby taught and
examined for UCL's English department; he has also contributed to the
organisation and teaching of its Summer School, which provides a taster
of university education for schoolchildren from the Greater London
Dr Ingleby studied English Literature at Madgalen
College, University of Oxford as an Undergraduate and Masters student, for both
of which degrees he was awarded a Distinction. He then obtained his from UCL's English department, where he participated in the
Bloomsbury Project, a large-scale cross-disciplinary investigation into
the intellectual and cultural history of London's West Central district in the
1800s, funded by the Leverhulme:
His thesis addressed the role of fiction in the production of this metropolitan locality.
A chapter of his about William Morris and utopian Bloomsbury appeared in Utopian Spaces of Modernism ed. Gregory and Kohlmann (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
Lecturer in Geography
Rebecca Collins gained her first degree, a BA (Hons) in
History of Art, from Newnham College, University of Cambridge. She then worked for the University of
Cambridge for four years, latterly in education for sustainability.
She joined the Department of Geography at UCL
in 2008, first gaining an MSc in Environment, Science and Society, and
commencing her doctoral research in 2009. Her PhD is concerned with young people's capacity to be agents of change
for sustainability, and her geographical research interests include social,
cultural, environmental and youth geographies.
Rebecca has taught on undergraduate courses in historical and cultural geography, and postgraduate courses in sustainable development and sustainable consumption. She joined the Centre in September 2012 as maternity cover for Jo Norcup.
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