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Your first few weeks

Settling into your programme 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.

MSc Accommodation

Accommodation for the first week of the MSc pre-sessional course will be arranged by the Department for all students and is available from Sunday 17th September 2017.

If you would like to arrive before Sunday 17th September, please check availability and make a reservation here. There will be a charge for those requiring accommodation before this date.

If you have arranged for accommodation on University campus, you will be able to have access to your room from Saturday 23rd September, and if you are making private accommodation arrangements you should ensure that you are able to move in by that date.

Registration and Enrolment

You should register with the Department on Monday 18th September 2017 in Room S2.77, Social Sciences.

You should then formally enrol as a student with the University authorities between 10.00am - 12.30pm on Monday 18th September 2017, in the S2.79, Social Sciences Building.

It is important that you do this to get 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.

You should make sure you have completed online enrolment well in advance of your arrival at Warwick, 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.

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. Find out more about visa documentation.

  • 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.

MSc Induction

An introductory meeting was held with Dr Jennifer Smith, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes, and staff from support services on Monday 18th September 2017 from 2-4pm in MS.01.

Induction presentations that are taking place this week are also available to download below.

Library Induction

We have arranged times for you to have induction sessions with the University Library, in order to help familiarise you with the resources and facilities available. There will be a library induction meeting on Monday 18th September 2017 in MS.01, followed by database training sessions in weeks 2-4. Please sign up for sessions by Wednesday 4th October 2017. Please see the Research Methods module pages for further details.

Library introduction registration

MSc Pre-Sessional Mathematics and Statistics

You are required to attend *Introductory to Mathematics and Statistics will which will be taught in the two weeks before the University’s main term begins; Tuesday 19th September and Thursday 28th September 2017, inclusive.

*Please note that further information about the course will be available shortly.

The course is designed to ensure that your maths and statistical knowledge and skills are at the standard required for you to succeed on the rest of the MSc course. It consists of both lectures and small group learning, which go through excercise sheets and problems. There will be two assessments during the course; a 1-hour test on Monday 25th September 2017 (40%) and a 2-hour test, plus 15 minutes reading time, in week one on Thursday 5th October 2017 (60%).

Tea and coffee breaks, as well as lunches, will be provided during the pre-sessional course

Careers and Skills Workshop

We have arranged times for you to be able to attend Warwick Careers and Skills workshops which are an hour long and led by our Department's Careers Consultant.

Careers Workshop Registration

Personal Tutor Meeting

Please ensure that you arrange to meet with your personal tutor during Personal Tutor week; Monday 9th October – Friday 13th October 2017. You can find out who your personal tutor is by visiting Tabula.

Postgraduate Welcome To Warwick

The University also run a number of free activities during the Welcome to Warwick Programme between 23 - 29 September, and you are welcome to attend these events in your free time; find out more.

MSc Teaching Timetable

Check your teaching timetable carefully and regularly as the timetable is always subject to change at short notice. The 2017/2018 timetable is currently under construction. Class times and other small group teaching activity can be viewed on Tabula.

MSc 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 system will be open from Monday 25th September to Friday 20th October 2017; to access EMR you will need to sign-in via start.warwick and select the module registration link.

Details of modules available can be found on the Postgraduate Modules page (please note the module list for 2017/18 is currently under construction)

MSc 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.

IT Systems

During your time as an Economics student, you will encouter various IT systems for different purposes. As there is a lot to take in during your first few weeks, we have created a summary of these systems and their uses to help make it that little easier for you.

Status Letters

Once you have formally enrolled as a new student you can request a status letter via the Enrolment Dashboard of evision. You should wait until you have your new term-time address before requesting a letter. Letters requested before 4pm will be available to collect the following day from Student Reception in Senate House.

Status letters may be required for the following reasons:

  • International students wishing to open bank accounts with most banks (not required for Santander).
  • To obtain a schengen visa, or to use with other overseas visa applications.
  • For Council Tax exemption purposes (this is not required for addresses with a CV postcode).