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Your first few weeks

Helping you settle in as quickly as possible

Your first weeks at Warwick and in the Department will be busy so we have put together a guide of what will be happening and what you need to do.


MRes Advanced Mathematics for Economics

All incoming MRes Economics students are invited to attend a short course, 'Advanced Mathematics for Economics'. Teaching will take place in room S2.79 (second floor of the Social Sciences building) in the Department of Economics.

This non-examined course does not attract credit for your taught first year, and is offered on a voluntary basis. However, if you do not attend, you may find that you have missed something that is assumed in a subsequent MRes module.

MRes/PhD Induction Session

You should register with the Department on Monday 20th September, by joining the 'Welcome to the MRes' presentation, which we will be running 9-10am (BST). Students located in Warwick, can attend the Welcome session in person in room S2.79 (second floor of the Social Sciences building). Students who cannot be physically present in the department will be sent a link to the session. During the session you will meet the Director of the MRes/PhD (Professor Manuel Bagues) and the Deputy Director (Professor Pablo Beker) and we will provide you with further information about your programme.

The presentation from the Year 1 MRes induction session is available here

The presentation from the Year 2 MRes induction session is available here

The presentation from the Year 1 PhD induction session is available here

The presentation from the Returning PhD induction session is available here

MRes/PhD Enrolment

In advance of the start of your course you will receive an invitation to University Enrolment (online). It is very important that you follow all of the steps outlined in the invitation, prior to the start of the pre-sessional course on 20th September.

You should make sure you have completed online enrolment, and have either uploaded or posted a photograph prior to joining the online pre-sessional course. Further details are available here.

On arriving at Warwick, you will be able to collect your student ID Card. Your card gives you access to the Library and certain buildings around campus. If you are living in on-campus accommodation then you can collect your ID card with your accommodation key. All other MRes students can collect their ID Card from Student Services in Senate House (further detail available here).

You are encouraged to enrol online well in advance of your arrival at Warwick to ensure the smooth running of this process. Further information can be found on the Welcome to Warwick website.

When collecting your card, you will be required to show proof of your identity (e.g. your passport, driving licence, national identity card, etc) including your full name and photograph, for verification purposes.


Support Service Inductions

To help familiarise you with the resources and facilities available at Warwick, please view a collection of videos that should be watched during the first week of your course.

IT - Student Induction 2021

A short presentation to introduce you to some of the IT Services available to you as a member of the University.

Connect with your Postgraduate Community - PGRs

PG Community Engagement - The Library

Library Induction

On Tuesday 21 September at 9am there will be a Library induction session in S2.79.

On Monday 11 October there will be a session at 2pm on accessing and using our databases in S2.79.

View slides from the Library Induction

View slides from the MRes Database session

Transcript from the MRes Database session


MRes/PhD Teaching Timetable

The 2021/22 timetable is currently being finalised. Check your on-line teaching timetable carefully and regularly to keep up to date with any changes. Personalised teaching timetables including class times and other small group teaching activity can be seen by visiting Tabula, where you will see your assigned classes for core modules.


Welcome Week

The University will run a number of activities for new students during Welcome Week (27 September to 3 October). It will not be possible for you to attend all of the events offered because the MRes pre-sessional course will still be running that week. Further details are available here: find out more.


Student Finance

If you have been awarded a departmental scholarship, you will need to input your bank details online in order to receive your monthly stipend. Instructions on how to do this are available here. If you are delayed in your arrival to Warwick you may need to open a UK bank account from abroad, information on how you can do this is available here.

Status Letters

Once you have formally enrolled and you have your term time address you can request a status letter, which you may require in order to open a UK bank account, once you arrive. A status letter can be requested via the enrolment dashboard of eVision.


IT Systems

During your time as an Economics student, you will encounter various IT systems which serve different purposes. As the first few weeks as a postgraduate student can be a little overwhelming anyway, we have created a summary of these systems and their purpose to help make it that little easier.


MRes/PhD Modules and eMR

When you enrol on the MRes programme, you will be asked to register your module/exam choices for the 2021/2022 academic year using the eVision Module Registration (EMR) system. The examinations office will send you instructions in week 1 of Term of how to register for modules and the deadline to make your choices.

Find out more details on the available MRes Modules.


MRes Handbook

Your handbook contains important information about your programme of study, degree regulations, Departmental and University procedures, and other useful information.

You should ensure that you are familiar with the content of this document and refer to it in the first instance should you have a query about your course.