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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 but we have put together a guide of what will be happening and what you need to do during these weeks.

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 18th September to Friday 29th September 2017 in room E0.23, Social Sicences 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 formally enrol as a student with the University authorities between 12.00-12.30pm on Monday 18th September 2017 in S2.79, Social Sciences 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 will be sent on how to enrol online in due course.

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.

You should also register with the Department betweeen 9.30 - 9.45am on Monday 18th September 2017 in Room S0.91, Ground Floor, Social Sciences Building. There will also be a Departmental introductory meeting for new MRes students on Monday 25th September 2017, 5.00-7.00pm in the Chancellors Suite, Rootes Building.

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 3rd 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

Check your on-line teaching timetable carefully and regularly to keep up to date with any changes. You can see the timetable for your lectures through visiting start.warwick. Class times and other small group teaching activity can be seen by visiting Tabula, where you will see your assigned classes for core modules.

The 2017/18 timetable is currently being finalised but the 2016/17 schedule is a good guide to the days and times of classes.

MRes teaching timetable

Postgraduate Welcome Week

The University also run a number of activities during Postgraduate Welcome Week between Sunday 25 - Friday 30 September; find out more.

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 there 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 2017/2018 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. You will be given a hard copy of the handbook but it is important that you check the online handbook throughout the year as this will be the most up to date version.

MRes handbook