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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.

Temporary Accomodation

A number of rooms have been reserved for those studying the Postgraduate Economics Pre-sessional during the first week of the course. Please complete the online reservation form before 22 August 2018.

If you have been allocated term time accommodation on University campus, you will be able to have access to your room from Saturday 22 September, and if you are making off campus 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 17 September 2018 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 17 September 2018, in 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 will be held with Dr Jennifer Smith, Director of Graduate Studies (Taught Degrees), and staff from support services on Monday 17 September 2018 from 2-4pm in MS.01.

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

  • Monday 17 September - MSc Induction Slides 2018 - Dr. Jennifer Smith
  • Monday 17 September - Warwick Careers & Skills and Masters Skills Programme

Dissertation Research Methods: 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 17 September 2018 in MS.01, followed by database training sessions in weeks 2-4. Please sign up for sessions by Wednesday 3 October 2018.

  • Monday 17 September - Library Induction Slides - presentation by Helen Riley.
Library introduction registration

MSc Pre-Sessional: Introductory Mathematics and Statistics

You are required to attend Introductory to Mathematics and Statistics, which will be taught in the two weeks before the University’s main term begins; Tuesday 18 September and Thursday 27 September 2018, inclusive.

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

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 24 September 2018 (40%) and a 2.5 hour test, plus 15 minutes reading time, in week one on Thursday 4 October 2018 (60%).

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 8 October – Friday 12 October 2018. You can find out who your personal tutor is by visiting Tabula.

Welcome Week

The University run a number of free activities during the Welcome Week from between 22 - 30 September 2018, 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 2018/2019 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 2018/2019 academic year using the eVision Module Registration (EMR) system. The system will be open from Monday 24 September to Friday 19 October 2018; to access EMR you will need to sign-in via eVision.

Details of modules available can be found on the Postgraduate Modules page (please note the module list for 2018/19 will be published in the week commnencing 10 September 2018).

Please note: EC932 Economic History and EC979 Health Economics will not be running in 2018/2019.

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 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).