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FAQs

Please check this page regularly throughout the academic year for the latest information and guidance for Undergraduate, Diploma and Visiting students.

Module Registration

No that is not permitted.

It is your responsibility to check the student handbook to ensure you are meeting your degree course regulations:


As an L100 or L116 student, you have to take the B version of both Maths and Stats (EC123 and EC124).

As an LM1D student, you can choose between the A and B versions. The A version is an easier version as it is does not assume mathematics A Level (or equivalent). You can make use of the maths and stats drop in sessions that we will have during Weeks 1 and 2 and get some advice about which maths module would be best suited.

You could also view the live lecture for both the A and B versions and look at the pre-recorded content for them, as that will give you a good idea about the content covered in each and hence which module is going to be the right one for you.


It is your responsibility to check the degree course regulations for your course. You can find these within your student handbook:

This outlines how many optional modules you are permitted to date each year depending on your programme as well as how many optional modules should be from within the Department of Economics.

You should also check whether an optional module has any restrictions or pre-requisites. For Economics modules, you can check this on the module webpages. For modules outside of the Department, you should check with the department where the module is based.

You should also think about which modules you may wish to take in subsequent years to ensure you are meeting the pre/co-requisites for these modules too.


You can view the University’s Module Catalogue where it lists all modules across the University and this include WBS.

You will need to get in touch with the department where the module is based. They will tell you what you need to do to register for this module.

Warwick Business School (WBS)

Please note: WBS use their own platform to deliver their teaching and learning. Please go to my.wbs.ac.uk/registration and log in using your IT Services usercode and password for more information. You can then visit this my.wbs page which details which modules are available to you, and how you can apply.

Once you have registered with the department and it has been approved, you should also register on e-Vision to complete the module registration process.

In addition, you must remember to register on MRM with your other Economics modules, selecting the correct assessment methods.


Some modules will cap numbers, others won’t. In the Department of Economics, we don’t cap our modules to our students. However, other Departments may have different processes, so you should check with them. More information on this is contained in the pre-recorded video on choosing your optional modules.


The MS Teams links to the synchronous lectures can be found by looking at the online timetable. You will need to click on the link in the timetable then click ‘join,’ before each lecture in order to request guest access. Please ensure you do this in plenty of time before the lecture is due to start. If you would like to join the same lecture the following week you will need to request access again.


Is there any negative stigma associated with taking external modules?

No, there is no negative effect of taking external modules, particularly in Year 1. In your second and final years, there are restrictions in terms of how many modules you can take outside of the Department of Economics. Therefore we would encourage you to choose modules that you are interested in.


Do we need to register for Term 2 modules in Term 1?

Yes, you will need to register for all of your optional modules by the end of Week 3, Term 1. This includes Term 1 and Term 2 modules. You will then be able to change your Term 2 modules at the beginning of Term 2, if you change your mind.


If I'm an EPAIS student, are optional modules from PAIS considered external?

As an EPAIS student, your degree is based within the Department of Economics and so PAIS modules are still considered as external options.


How do we determine whether to take 1a or 1b for Topics in Applied Economics?

You should have a look at the Moodle page for each of these modules, as that will tell you about the lecturers who are going to be teaching on the module and hence what area of Economics their lectures will be on.

You should also look at the People on the Department of Economics website and if you search for the lecturers on each of those modules, you will be able to see their research interests etc. That should tell you more about their interests and hence what they are likely to teach on. You don’t have to take one of these modules, as they are just options and you can choose to take both of them.

The main difference between them is just who is teaching and hence the topics that will be taught. Pick the module that you are most interested in and that applies for all modules.


What if two of my modules clash?

We have made sure that there are no clashes with core modules. For small groups, there are various slots as usual, so you can choose a slot that does not clashes with your lectures. We cannot guarantee no clashes with optional modules and other departments (this has been the case for every year). However, most of the live meetings will be recorded.

While we have tried not to have clashes with core modules, it is difficult to not avoid clashes with optional modules and those from other departments. This is the case every year. Hopefully there are less this year as there is only one hour live session (rather than two) for each module.

For small sessions, there are various slots so you can choose a slot that fits in your timetable.
Most sessions are recorded in any case, so you can re-watch in a more suitable time.
The disadvantage is that you miss the opportunity to engage and ask questions.


The timing of lectures is late a night because of time difference. What should I do?

We hope you can choose classes run at an appropriate time. Live lectures are inevitably scheduled at UK-convenient times. We hope you can attend those - but they will be recorded so you could access them after.


Can I change my module selection if I have already submitted them?

You have until module registration closes (usually the end of Week 3) to reject your module selection and make any amendments. You will also be able to amend any Term 2 modules at the start of Term 2.

Once you have submitted your choices you will not be able to amend your selection yourself on eVision and will need to contact the UG office.

If you wish to amend your module choices, please book an online appointment with the UG team once module registration reopens or email the UG office on economic.ugoffice@warwick.ac.uk


We would advise you to amend your module choices. Missing lectures and monitoring points is detrimental to your studies.


If you are a second or final year student you are not allowed to take modules that are coded 100.

It is your responsibility to check the degree course regulations for your course. You can find these within your student handbook:

This outlines how many optional modules you are permitted to date each year depending on your programme as well as how many optional modules should be from within the Department of Economics.


If you wish to take an external module, please ensure it is on our list of approved optional modules: Year 1 Year 2, Year 3 . If the module does not appear on the approved list then you will need to complete an unusual options form to request permission from the Department. Please check the approved list very carefully as you will be removed from a module if you have not received permission to take an unusual option.

If the module appears on the approved list then please register as normal on e:Vision. Please also ensure you have also checked with the external department, as each department has their own registration procedures.


You cannot drop a term 1 module if you have already submitted assessed work that is worth 10% or more of the total mark for that module. If you have not yet submitted 10% then you can choose to replace a term 1 module with another module in term 2. However please be aware that students are advised to spread their modules out across the academic year and this cannot be used as a reason for mitigation.


Once you switch seminar groups this can sometimes take several days to update on teams. In the meantime, you will need to request guest access in order to access the online seminars. Please click on the relevant seminar on your Tabula timetable and you will see ‘Link to teams’, please see an example below:

If you haven’t been added to the Microsoft teams group yet please click on ‘link to teams’ a few hours (or even the day before) the seminar begins to request guest access. You should then be able to click on the link again at the relevant time to join the session. You will need to do this each week until you have been added to the teams group. Please make sure you leave plenty of time before a seminar to request guest access. Thank you.


You can find a full list of module pre-requisites and restrictions, in the Undergraduate handbook. Please check these very carefully before registering your modules as unfortunately you will be removed from the module if you do not have the relevant pre-requisites.


More information as to whether you are eligible to take a language module can be found here. You will also need to contact the Language Centre to discuss their registration process. Enrolment details can be found on the Language Centre Academic Enrolment webpage.


If you are an external student and would like to take an Economics module please complete an economics module as an outside option form once module registration reopens. Your request will then be reviewed by a member of the academic team. Please ensure you have the relevant pre-requisites before applying to take the module as these are strictly adhered to.

Students studying for an Economics Joint Degree (EconGSD, SMLCEcon, PPE, MORSE, MMORSE) are NOT required to complete this application form although you MUST ensure you have the relevant pre-requisites for any EC coded module you register for.

Teaching and Learning

Your lecture timetable should appear in Tabula shortly after you have registered for your modules. Please note this may take a couple of days to come through. Any live lectures for your core modules will appear first. Your live lectures for your optional modules will not appear on there until you have chosen and registered for your optional modules. Your class times will then appear once you have signed up for them.

In the meantime, you can view the Economics Undergraduate Lecture Timetable here.


You can view the Economics Undergraduate Lecture Timetable here until your Tabula timetable updates.


In Term 3, there may be some additional content taught perhaps in your year long modules, but typically the first few weeks of Term 3 are used as revision sessions, either as lectures or classes for your modules across both terms. From Week 4 of Term 3, the exam period begins and so most of Term 3 will involve you revising for and then sitting your examinations.


For all modules, core and optional, students enrolled on the module will have the synchronous (live) lectures added to their timetable (in Tabula). Asynchronous (pre-recorded) lectures are available from your module’s Moodle page. Some lecturers will release pre-recorded material at the start of term. Others will release material on a weekly basis.

The MS Teams links to the synchronous lectures can be found by looking at the online timetable. You will need to click on the link in the timetable then click ‘join,’ before each lecture in order to request guest access. Please ensure you do this in plenty of time before the lecture is due to start. If you would like to join the same lecture the following week you will need to request access again.

Access to this facility will be removed at the end of Week 3 once module registration has closed.


You will have received communications regarding this from the University and Department via email a number of weeks ago. You were asked to complete a form to indicate when you would be returning to campus (and if you weren't able to, explaining how to submit evidence to accompany a request to study remotely for Term 1).


Seminars are a mix of in-person and online. At the moment, in-person seminars are going ahead. The University is constantly monitoring the situation in relation to Covid-19. The Department will follow the guidance of the University should things change on a national or regional basis. At the moment, in-person seminars with face coverings and social distancing is deemed to be safe to continue.


In some modules, the synchronous lectures may take the form of demonstration lectures. What those synchronus lectures are used for will depend on the module.


You will be able to select your class in Tabula from Week 2 and the classes will start in Week 3.


Online seminars are not recorded as they are meant to be a meeting in real time to allow for interaction between you and your seminar tutor. The other reason is that in order to record it, the seminar tutor would have to ask all students to give permission to have it recorded every time the seminar takes place.


WBS use their own platform my.wbs.ac.uk. Please log into this using your IT Services usercode and password.


All classes are either in-person or online, with the majority being in-person. You can sign up for both types on Tabula.


We understand that you do not have a full timetable to help you choose your RAE seminar timings. If this presents a problem for you in Week 2 please make a MS Teams appointment to see the UG Office or call in to see us.


You can access the lecture material by clicking on the 360 link that is found on each module’s Moodle page. For example, on the EC201 page you will see this link on the right-hand side:


The RAE Helpdesk can be found on the RAE Module page. This page is being developed to include the Forum and the Booking System and the names of the RAE Helpdesk tutors for this academic year.

We will notify RAE students when it’s ready to be used - most likely to be in Week 4 or 5.


If you are told to self-isolate, you will not be able to attend any in-person classes for that time period. Please make arrangements with your class tutor to catch up on any material you will have missed.


Your attendance in online or in-person classes is compulsory and will be recorded. For monitoring points see your student handbook or Tabula.

The Department has outlined a series of monitoring points during the year to monitor engagement. There are 13 of them. The monitoring points include:

  • Support and Feedback Class attendance
  • Submission of assessments and tests
  • Submission of module evaluations
  • Exam attendance.

Details of the exact nature of these monitoring points for your degree can be found in your handbook.


All synchronous lectures are recorded.


Unfortunately once you switch seminar groups this can sometimes take several days to update on Teams. In the meantime please click on the relevant seminar on your Tabula timetable and you will see ‘Link to teams’. If you haven’t been added to the teams group yet please click on this link a few hours before the seminar begins to request guest access. You should then be able to click on the link again at the relevant time to join the session.

Please see example below:

Assessments and Exams

Please follow your class tutor guidelines regarding any group work. Some group work may take place virtually via MS Teams.


There may be some modules who allow open book during the MCQ tests this year. Module leaders will advise you in their lectures.


The Department encourages all students to participate in the revision tests during Week 1 and revision lectures in Week 2 to give students the opportunity to refresh their knowledge before learning new materials in Year 2.


You can download the statistical tables here which you can use to complete your tests.

Resources and Support

You will be able to communicate with the Undergraduate Office either in person or virtually and the whole team are here to help you all. In the first instance, please either call into Room S0.88 or email economics.ugoffice@warwick.ac.uk for an appointment.

We are currently developing a new Get in Touch online portal with various ways to contact the team. We hope this will be available shortly.


The Department was already planning to move away from printed handouts in most modules, in light of growing environmental concerns, amongst others. This issue has been discussed at SSLC. Printed handouts will therefore no longer be available in the majority of modules, but all slides and module materials will be available on Moodle pages for students to download.


With the blended-learning approach to this year’s teaching, each of you will participate in some form of online teaching (synchronous lectures as either Teams Live Events or Teams Meetings, or synchronous class teaching over Teams). The Economics Department will be making extensive use of MS Teams for this purpose, and each student is expected to learn the necessary skills to enable them to fully engage with their online learning through this platform.

Ahead of the start of the online classes, we recommend that each of you install the MS Teams app on your laptop/PC/MacBook (this has more functionality than the web version), and ensure you are familiar with the following:

  • How to mute and unmute your microphone
  • How to raise and lower your virtual hand
  • How to pin a video feed
  • How to share your screen
  • How to use the Chat function
  • How to use shared files
  • How to use the virtual whiteboard
  • How to use the Live Captions feature
  • How to use the different viewing modes, i.e. Gallery, Large Gallery, and Together Mode
  • How to be in more than one meeting at the same time, e.g. both in a class and a breakout group, and how to navigate between them

If you are unfamiliar with these skills, we recommend that you arrange a meeting with some of your fellow students to practice these and to gain more general experience with using MS Teams.

IT Services provides a suite of Microsoft Teams Online Training tutorials. Guidance is also available in the Course for Online Learning in Economics (COLE), specifically in Moodle, Tabula and MS Teams, Chapter 4: MS Teams and in Teaching and Learning Delivery in 2020/21, Chapter 4.1: Different ways to work in groups synchronously.

There are also a considerable number of online resources to assist you in learning how to make the best use of MS Teams. We recommend the series of short YouTube instructional videos produced by Kevin Stratvert as a good place to start.


Details on the Library study spaces can be found on this page. Department study areas are open, but with a reduced capacity which is clearly marked on the doors.


If you are logging into teams directly, or any other Microsoft product, you must log in using your Warwick Log-in credentials, for example:

username@live.warwick.ac.uk

Your user name is 'u' followed by your student six digit University number.

Student Experience

We are very pleased to inform you that our departmental subscription to the Financial Times Online - https://www.ft.com/ has been renewed for 2021 and you should be able to access it now. Please click on the link below and follow the steps on the FT webpage to set up your individual access.

FT Online Access Set Up

If you experience any difficulties in obtaining access, please contact the FT Online Support Team by email: customer.support@ft.com.

The University have some bookable spaces available to students. The spaces that are available and how to book them can be found here.

Due to government restrictions, the Social Sciences Building is currently not accessibly to students. Please see https://studyspaces.warwick.ac.uk/ for information on bookable study spaces.

Various Library Study Spaces remain available and these are managed to make them Covid-safe. Government guidance still states that individuals should stay at home and only leave home if essential. So, if students can work from home they should, but for those that can’t, please refer to the Study Space Availability pages on the Web and your MyWarwick app to see what is available and where. Students registered with Disability Services can still book to use accessible study rooms in the PG Hub (during regular opening hours) and the Main Library (10-4, Monday to Sunday).

If needed, the specialist databases Eikon and Datastream, hosted on specific workstations in the main Library, can be accessed using the online booking form.

The Library collections also remain available through mediated services:

  • The Click and Collect service operated seven days a week, Monday to Sunday, 10-4. Books can be pre-ordered using an online form.
  • The Library are providing free Postal Loans; books can be returned using our Freepost Returns service or via a returns unit at the main Library. Full details are on the Library website.
  • Students wishing to access a specific chapter from a book or a specific journal article can use the Scan and Deliver service. Subject to copyright permissions we can provide one chapter of a book or one article per issue of a journal. Requests will be scanned and emailed to Warwick email accounts.
  • The e-resources and other online services remain fully accessible.

Please visit the library website for full details.

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