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Exam support and wellbeing

Undergraduate Academic Support in the Department of Economics

The Department is investing substantial resource into providing the highest standards of Academic Support for our 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 opportunities to drop in to sessions.

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

Maths Drop in Sessions

You can drop in to these weekly sessions and ask questions or get help on any aspect of maths within your modules. They are run by our Teaching Fellow, Nicholas Jackson and are held at the following times each week.

Monday 12 - 1pm Social Sciences Building - S2.73
Wednesday 11-12pm Social Sciences Building - S2.86

Stats Drop in Sessions

You can drop in to these weekly sessions and ask questions or get help on any aspect of maths within your modules. They are run by our Teaching Fellow, Piotr Jelonek and are held at the following times each week.

Monday 5 - 6pm Social Sciences Building - S2.133
Tuesday 5 - 6pm Social Sciences Building - S2.86

Advice and Feedback Hours

Every member of academic staff and all GTAs have 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 and on the member of staff’s door.

Study Skills Sessions

We are providing 2 hours of Study Skills Sessions every week during term 2 for each of the following core modules:
EC107; EC108; EC109; EC201; EC202; EC203; EC204; EC226

The sessions are designed for students who believe they would benefit from reviewing some aspect of the materials from the previous weeks of the core module, at a slower pace. If you are struggling with some aspect of one or more of the above modules, then these sessions are potentially aimed at you.

They are delivered by Teaching Fellows within the Department of Economics. Further details of the times and how to sign up can be found here.

Revision Cafes

In advance of the tests on core modules, we will provide students with approximately 2 hours of revision cafes, which you can sign up to attend via Tabula. These are sessions where 2-3 tutors from the module will be available at a designated time and location to review and answer questions on the module and generally provide support in advance of the test. They are good opportunities to gain a better understanding of the marking criteria for the test and the expectations as to what you can expect.


Friday 12th January 3 -4pm Library - LIB2 - For EC109 Chara, Luciana, Alex
Monday 15th January 5 - 6pm Library - LIB2 - For EC109 Chara, Luciana, Mahnaz
Monday 17th January 3 - 4pm Library - LIB2 - For EC108 Omiros, Jingyi, Alex, Pedro
Monday 17th January 4 - 5pm Library - LIB2 - For EC108 Omiros, Jingyi, Pedro

RAE Helpdesk

For students taking EC331, Research in Applied Economics, there is a Helpdesk where you can speak to a member of staff and gain support and advice about technical and software aspects of your project. You can find details of the tutors and the times here.

Academic & Pastoral Support Drop in Sessions

Your Wellbeing is important to us whether you’re experiencing difficulty with academic or personal issues. Every weekday, there are 2 hours where a member of the Academic and Pastoral Care team will be available to see students in S0.97, so please do drop in to see us at the scheduled times. Further details including timing and the members of staff can be found here.

Coffee and Cake Meetings

This is an opportunity for all second and third year students to join Jeremy Smith (Head of Department), Robin Naylor (Director of Studies) or Elizabeth Jones (Director of UG Studies) to raise any topic, or discuss any issue of importance to you. This is also an opportunity to pass on to us your ideas on how we can make your experience of studying in the department even better, but also for us to get feedback on initiatives we are currently working on to improve the quality of the education experience of our student body. The meetings will be informal in style and limited to 8 students per meeting. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis via Tabula. Further details including dates, times and locations can be found here.

Library Support

Our Economics Librarian, Helen Riley, is available for library drop-ins on Tuesday mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm in room S0.95. The room is near the Undergraduate Office on the ground floor. There is no need to make a booking for this, but if you would like to arrange an appointment in the Library at any other time, please contact Helen,

Helen can be contacted via email or telephone, 9:00 am — 5:30pm Monday to Thursday, and 9:00am — 4:30pm on Fridays.

Tel: 024 7657 2712

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.