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Dr Subhasish Dey wins Teaching Award

15 June 2016

The annual award is presented by The University of Manchester Students’ Union.

Dr Subhasish Dey

Dr Subhasish Dey, from the Global Development Institute (GDI) has been awarded ‘Best Postgraduate that Teaches’ in the Manchester Teaching Awards presented by The University of Manchester Students’ Union. Subhasish teaches on the ‘Research Skills for Economic Development’ module in the GDI.

He recently completed his PhD into the world’s biggest employment guarantee programme of India, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes, which was jointly supervised by Professor Kunal Sen, GDI, and Dr Katsushi Imai, Department of Economics.

Students nominate their teachers for the award and here is what our Masters students had to say about Subhasish:

  • Subasish has a special relationship with his students. He is not only a teacher but a mentor to many of us. Listening to his own stories of progressing from an undergraduate to a postgraduate and to now completing his PhD, he is an inspiring example to our class of what can result from hard work and dedication. He is supportive, patient and always positive making him highly approachable and relatable. I respect Subhasish as a teacher, mentor and friend.
  • Subhasish challenges his students through firm encouragement. I feel that he believes in us and our potential and out of respect for him and the time he has invested in our education, we strive to work harder to make him proud. (Plus he will celebrate with us afterward with chocolate!)
  • His love for teaching and for the discipline of development economics is clearly evident. His way of teaching transforms what in fact is just tedious numbers and economic equations into something more meaningful. Through his thorough explanations, light hearted examples and personal stories, he brings life to an otherwise stressful and otherwise unbearable topic, allowing students to see the value in learning such a work intensive topic as econometrics. Additionally, he goes over and beyond what his duties require: staying late after tutorials, coming in on extra days to provide help, responding to emails promptly and in detail. I can personally say I would not have made it through the course without Subasish and he is more than deserving of this award.

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