You will be taught by a number of UCL appointed subject lecturers.
All staff teaching on the UPCSE 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
Dr Peter Bowman read chemistry at Oriel College Oxford and continued
his studies there to obtain a D. Phil., researching into chemical
carcinogens. After receiving a PGCE at the Institute of Education,
London he spent over twenty years teaching science in London schools
and colleges and preparing students for university entrance before
joining the UPCSE team as Lecturer in Chemistry. He is now also the UPC
Karen Keenan studied at the Royal
Holloway University of London. After achieving a first class degree
in Biology, she entered teaching, gaining a PGCE at Reading
University. Following three years as a teacher she became Head of Biology
in a comprehensive UK school, later working in a number of international
institutions developing Science teaching and learning. She is currently an
Examiner of Biology for the Edexcel exam board.
Dr Ramesh Satkurunath currently
teaches on the UPCSE Maths module, having previously taught the UPCH Maths
module, and is the coordinator for Maths on the UPC.
He studied Mathematics with the Philosophy of Mathematics at King's College
London for his first degree. He then volunteered for Oxfam for a year
before starting his Ph.D. in Homological Algebra at the University of
Southampton. After completing his Ph.D. he spent a year tutoring, before
coming to London and starting work for UCL.
Dr Chris Fenwick obtained his first degree in Mathematics and
Computing before being awarded a Master’s degree in Numerical
Analysis from Brunel University and a Master’s in Space Science from
UCL. His Ph.D. in mathematics education was awarded by Brunel
University. He has over 11 years experience in the support and
delivery of subjects relating to mathematics and computing. Dr Chris Fenwick's website
Rena Sherman has taught mathematics in both the UPCH and UPCSE
programmes since 2007. She graduated from the University of Cape Town,
South Africa in 1977, majoring in mathematics. She taught in high schools,
wrote for a distance education college, and taught mathematics at the
University of the Witwatersrand for 10 years. She was an election officer in
the country's first democratic elections and a peace monitor during the
difficult transition phase.
Dr Ioannis Koutsonas formative education is in Physics with
Astrophysics (B.Sc. Hons - University of Birmingham) and in Quantum Fields and
Fundamental Forces (M.Sc - Imperial College London). He conducted research in Nanotechnology
and Micro-devices at the University of Birmingham from where he obtained his
Ph.D. in 2009. Dr Koutsonas has taught Physics and Engineering for over ten
years, in various contexts and levels at the Universities of Birmingham, Queen
Mary University as well as a number of six form colleges. He has been a
lecturer in Physics at the UPCSE program since 2010. His research interests fall
in the frame of Particle Theory, Cosmology and up to date applications of
Vincent Gimbert graduated with a
Master’s degree in physics and engineering from Grenoble INP and Imperial College
London, specialising in nanophysics and climate physics research. He later
obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher
Education from UCL. Vincent taught mathematics and physics at secondary and
undergraduate level before joining the UPCSE team in 2010.
Martin Hall studied Philosophy
and Politics at the Polytechnic of North London. After qualifying to teach
English, he went on to complete a Trinity Diploma in TESOL and an MA in English
Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics at King’s College London. Martin
has over twenty years teaching experience both in the UK and abroad, having
worked as a teacher and teacher trainer before moving into academic management.
He managed language schools and ESOL provision before joining UCL, where he has
managed English for Academic Purposes programmes since 2006.
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