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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', which this year will be delivered online, and in person for those present in Warwick. 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. Please let us know whether you will be attending this course.

Register for Advanced Mathematics for Economics

MRes/PhD Induction Session

You should register with the Department on Monday 21st 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 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 21st 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 University Card, which will enable you to use the Library and Computing services, including email, both of which you will need right from the start of the academic year. Your card also gives you access to the Library and certain buildings around campus. MRes students can collect their University card from Student Services in Senate House (further detail available here).

Those of you arriving prior to will effectively be Libary "card-less" for a few days, but the Library's Reception Services will issue you with a temporary pass as long as you have enrolled online. Therefore you are encouraged to enroll 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.

Please note that you will need your Certificate of Enrolment, or the Certificate number, in order to collect your University card. In addition to this, you will also be required to provide a suitable form of identification for your University card to be issued:

  • If you are subject to immigration clearance, you must provide your valid visa documentation as your form of identification. Please note that a copy of your visa/passport will be taken at the point of University card issue.

  • All other students should provide a form of official identification that features your name. Appropriate examples of these would include your passport, photocard driving licence (and/or paper counterpart), EU National Identity card, Student Loan Company letter, or utility bill.

You will not be given a University Card without your Certificate of Enrolment/Certificate number and a valid form of identification.


Support Service Inductions

To help familiarise you with the resources and facilities available at Warwick, this collection of videos from Support Services should be watched during the first week of your course.

Skills and Study Support

Erica Hawkes - Skills Development Manager

Library Introduction

- Helen Riley - Academic Support Librarian
- Welcome to the Library

PG Community Engagement Team

Connect with your Postgraduate Community

IT Induction

IT Services

Library Induction

As part of your induction to the library and other student support services, we have provided a series of short videos for you to watch during your first few days in the department. The Economics librarian, Helen Riley has provided the following message for new MRes students:

'Welcome to Warwick! I hope you will soon find your way around the Library and its physical and electronic resources. I’m your subject librarian, and part of my job is to help you to find books, journals and data for your study and research, so I hope I can support you throughout your time at Warwick.

Please watch the Library’s induction video for research postgraduates – we will treat you as researchers from the start! This includes access to the Wolfson Research Exchange and other postgraduate services, and while you are on the M.Res. programme you can ask our help desk staff to upgrade your borrowing rights to Ph.D. status. The Library website provides a lot of practical information, and specific information for Economics students, so I hope you will explore that.

On Wednesday 14th October there will be a virtual session at 1pm on accessing and using our databases, and I look forward to meeting you online then! You will be sent details of how to join that session soon. I hope you will soon feel at home, and enjoy your time at Warwick.

 View slides from the Library Induction, presented by Helen Riley, Librarian (Economics)

View slides from the MRes Database session presented by Helen Riley, 14 October.

Transcript from the MRes Database session presented by Helen Riley, 14 October


MRes/PhD Teaching Timetable

The 2020/21 timetable is currently being finalised. The 2019/20 timetable is available as a guide to when teaching sessions normally happen. 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.


Postgraduate Welcome Week

The University will run a number of activities for new students during Postgraduate Welcome Week (28 September to 4 October). This year, the University is planning for a digital first Welcome Week, designed to be accessible to all new students whether on campus or online. 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 2020/2021 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.