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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 so we have put together a guide of what will be happening and what you need to do.

Enrolment and Course Registration

You will receive an email from the enrolment team 4-6 weeks before your course start date, or within a few days of you accepting your unconditional offer if this is later, asking you complete online enrolment. Please do not try to complete Course Registration until you have received this email.

Once you have completed online enrolment you will received an email with instructions of any further actions required before your enrolment can be completed or to simply confirm your enrolment has been completed. Only students whose Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card) will be received by Warwick under the Alterative Collection Location (ACL) provision will need to attend in-person to collect their BRP. Find out more about In-Person Right to Study Check.

Your Warwick ID Card will be issued on arrival at Warwick. For those of you starting your studies remotely, you will not receive your Warwick ID Card until you travel to Warwick. Find out more about Warwick ID Card Collection.

You can see frequently asked questions about course start dates and the process for requesting late arrival on the Immigration and Compliance New Students FAQs webpage.

MSc Welcome and Induction Meeting

An introductory meeting will be held online with Professor Jeremy Smith, Head of Department, and Dr Lory Barile, Director of Graduate Studies (Taught Degrees) on Monday 21st September 2020 at 9.00am British Summer Time (BST). We will also provide introduction videos by staff from our support services, including IT.

Dissertation Research Methods: Library Induction

We have arranged times for you to have a 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 Wednesday 18 September 2019 in room R0.21 (Ramphal Building), followed by database training sessions in weeks 2-4. Please sign up for the sessions by Wednesday 2 October 2019.

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019 - Library Induction Slides - presentation by Helen Riley.
Library introduction registration

MSc Pre-Sessional: Introductory Mathematics and Statistics Online

You are required to attend Introductory to Mathematics and Statistics Online, which will be taught during the first two weeks of your MSc course. You will be able to access the course materials in Moodle once you have completed Course Registration.

Preparatory work for Introductory Mathematics and Statistics can be found here.

Personal Tutor Meeting

Please ensure that you arrange to meet with your personal tutor during Personal Tutor week; 5 - 9 October 2020. You can find out who your personal tutor is by visiting Tabula.

MSc Teaching Timetable

Check your teaching timetable carefully and regularly as the timetable is always subject to change at short notice. The 2020/2021 timetable can be viewed on Tabula and will be complete when you have signed up for modules and classes.

MSc Modules and eMR

When you arrive at the University you will need to register your module choices for the 2020/2021 academic year using the eVision Module Registration (EMR) system. The system will be open from Monday 28 September 2020 to Friday 23 October 2020; to access EMR you will need to sign-in via eVision.

Details of modules available can be found on the Postgraduate Modules page for 2019/20.

Please note: EC932 Economic History and EC977 Panel Data Econometrics will not be running in 2020/2021.

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.

IT Systems

During your time as an Economics student, you will encounter 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).