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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 will be taught from 10.00am-12.00pm and 2.00-4.00pm from Monday 17th September to Friday 28th September 2018 in room E0.23, Social Sciences Building.

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 Enrolment and Induction

You should register with the Department betweeen 8.45 - 9.15am on Monday 17th September 2018, in Room S0.91, Ground Floor, Social Sciences Building. Following your registration with the department you will then formally enrol as a student with the University authorities at 9.15am on Monday 17th September 2018 in Room S2.79 in the Social Science Building.

You should make sure you have completed online enrolment, and have either uploaded or posted a photograph prior to attending this session. Further details are avilable here.

It is important that you do this so that you will have a 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.

Those of you arriving early 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.

Library Induction

We have arranged for you to have an induction session with the University Library, in order to help familiarise you with the resources and facilities available on Monday 1st October, 11.00am-12.00pm in the Library Training Room, 2nd Floor, Library Building.

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

MRes/PhD Teaching Timetable

The 2018/19 timetable is currently being finalised but the 2017/18 schedule is a good guide to the days and times of classes. Check your on-line teaching timetable carefully and regularly to keep up to date with any changes. Personalised teaching timetable 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.

MRes teaching timetable

Postgraduate Welcome Week

The University also run a number of activities during Postgraduate Welcome Week between 22- 30 September; find out more.

Pre-Sessional Sports Activities

As part of Welcome Week between 22-30 September, the Department organises sporting activities open to all students; no need to sign up! - 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.

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. 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 arrive at the University you will need to register your module/exam choices for the 2018/2019 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.

MRes handbook