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MSc Academic Support in the Department of Economics

The Department is investing substantial resource into providing the highest standards of Academic Support for our MSc students.

This support comes in a variety of ways, aimed at targeting different aspects of your academic studies, including support with module content, preparation for assessments and drop in opportunities.

The academic support available is listed below. Further details can be found by following the relevant links.

Maths/Stats Drop in Sessions

You can drop-in to these weekly sessions during term 1 if you need to ask questions or get help on any aspect of Maths/Stats within your Economics modules. They are run by our Teaching Fellow, Nicholas Jackson.

See below the Maths/Stats Drop-in sessions which will be held at the following times each week of term 1. To make a booking email in the first instance with a time and day to suit your timetable.

Monday 11:00 -12:00noon Via Microsoft Teams
Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00pm Via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00am Via Microsoft Teams

STATA Helpdesk

Bazil Sansom will be be running a STATA helpdesk in the Spring Term to answer your individual questions via Microsoft teams: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

This is an optional drop-in session and there is no need to book in advance. You will be asked to wait in the meeting lobby until the tutor is available.



9:00 -10:00am Via Microsoft Teams

Advice and Feedback Hours

Every member of academic staff, including class tutors, has at least two Advice and Feedback hours each week of term. During this time, the member of staff will be available in their office and you can meet them to discuss any aspect of your academic studies, as well as other things, e.g. personal tutoring, references.

You can find the times of the Advice and Feedback Hours of any member of staff on the ‘People’ page of the website.

Library Support

Our Economics Librarian, Helen Riley, can be contacted via email:


The general Library email address ( may also be used, and your enquiry will be dealt with by Academic Support colleagues, or passed on to the specialist.

Library Online Courses

Research for Assignments (Simple introduction to finding academic literature)

Introduction to Referencing

Avoiding Plagiarism 

MSc Dissertations

For students taking EC959, MSc Dissertations, we run four Helpdesks over the summer term and vacation where you can speak to a member of staff and gain support and advice about technical and software aspects of your dissertation. The Helpdesks will cover Econometrics, Time series, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. Details of the tutors and the times will be published on the EC959 Moodle page.