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Onur Demirci is a permanent (tenured) academic and has two essential roles within the University.

He works as a Senior Lecturer (International Equivalency can be found HERE) and Course Leader in Westminster Business School of Applied Management, University of Westminster.

He is researching to be part of the broader digital transformation in the valuation sector as Onur's job is thinking things about digitalisation that most people in the industry are not thinking of - yet. 

He is developing algorithms (mathematical models) on the Automated Valuation Models (AVMs), which are based on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence - AI (Artificial Neural Network) and Machine Learning.

He supervises and assesses both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertations (thesis).

External Activities

  • Affiliated and Matriculated Member of University of Cambridge, Homerton College.
  • Research student in Mathematics Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.
  • Member of the University of Cambridge, FERSA (Faculty of Education Research Student Association). FERSA outputs include the Kaleidoscope Conference, The Cambridge Education Research e-Journal (CERJ) and The Oxford-Cambridge Exchange. 
  • University of Cambridge, Homerton College Alumnus.
  • UCL (University College London), The Bartlett Alumnus.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) awarded by The Department for Education of Her Majesty's Government.
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • Fellow of The Royal Statistical Society (FRSS).
  • Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) (FRGS).
  • Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

As Course Leader, Onur has the overall responsibility, and his principal duties include:

Academic Leadership, Course Management, Quality Assurance & Enhancement, Student Induction & Support, Recruitment & Admissions and Personal Development.

Some of his essential leadership responsibilities include:

  • Provide academic leadership and direction for the course(s), ensuring that it reflects University and School policy, practice and processes; address and resolve issues relating to the quality of course delivery, student satisfaction, student progress and retention as they arise. 
  • Manage and lead Academicians and Tutors to understand the philosophy and the objectives of the course(s) and the needs of students.
  • Liaise and work with all other members of the course team including research, administrative and any technical staff to ensure that students receive high-quality academic support.
  • Lead the process of validation, revalidation and continuous review of the course, ensuring the content and pedagogy are updated and consistent with the needs of HE regulators, employers and relevant professional bodies.

Teaching

Onur is the Course Leader for all of the Foundation pathways within the School of Applied Management, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster.

Onur leads and lectures on a number of Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules. 

Foundation Teaching:

  • a. Fd., Year 0, Sustainable Environments (Core, 20 Credits)
  • b. Fd., Year 0, Introduction to Academic Practice (Core, 20 Credits)
  • c. Fd., Year 0, Critical Thinking for Academic and Professional Development (Core, 20 Credits)   

Undergraduate Teaching:

He is the Module Leader for the following core modules: 

  • a. BSc., Year I, Introduction to Property Investments and Valuation (Core, Double Module, 40 Credits)
  • b. BSc., Year III, Property Management [Valuation for Enfranchisement, Asset Management] (Core, Double Module, 40 Credits)
  • c. BSc., Year III, Sustainability and Environmental Policy (Core, 20 Credits)

He is the Module Academic Member for the following modules:  

  • a. BSc., Year I, Introduction to Planning and Sustainability (Core, 20 Credits)
  • b. BSc., Year II, Commercial Practice [Valuation & Law] (Core, Double Module, 40 Credits)
  • c. BSc., Year III, Global Practice (Core, 20 Credits)
  • d. BSc., Year III, Tech 6 (Core, Double Module, 40 Credits)
  • e. BSc., Year III, Development Project (thesis) (Core, Double Module, 40 Credits)

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • a. MSc., Space Strategies and Legislation (Core, 20 Credits)
  • b. MSc., Valuation and Law (20 Credits)
  • c. MSc., Property Finance: Lending and Risk Strategies (20 Credits)
  • d. MSc., Finance and Asset Management (Core, 20 Credits)
  • e. MSc., Dissertation (Core, Double Module 40 Credits)

He supervises and assesses both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertations (thesis).

He is the designated personal tutor (University Academic Tutor) to Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. He has an active interest in a student's academic progress, university experience and is concerned for a student's general welfare.

Onur is also a professional tutor (Apprentice Tutor for the Undergraduate Degree Apprentice students), liaising, working with professional services and the industry.

Research

Onur is a research student in Mathematics Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. He is an Affiliated and Matriculated Member of University of Cambridge, Homerton College.

He is also an Alumnus to University of Cambridge, Homerton College and to the UCL (University College London), The Bartlett.

Onur is a member of FERSA (Faculty of Education Research Student Association) at the University of Cambridge. FERSA outputs include the Kaleidoscope Conference, The Cambridge Education Research e-Journal (CERJ), The Oxford-Cambridge Exchange. 

Onur’s research interests are Mathematics, Education (Pedagogy), AVMs, FinTech, PropTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Game Theory, Valuations, Real Estate Finance (predominantly Asset Management - Financial Gearing, Financial Hedging and Derivatives) with a specific focus on the algorithm-based valuation models. 

He is researching to be part of the broader digital transformation in the valuation sector as Onur's job is thinking things about digitalisation that most people in the industry are not thinking of - yet. 

Onur is currently researching traditional and mass valuation theories and developing algorithms (mathematical models). He uses the 'intelligent' systems known as the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and fuzzy logic.