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Exam support and wellbeing

Undergraduate Academic Support

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

This support comes in many forms and targets different aspects of your academic studies - additional study support with core module content, as well as assistance aimed at refining your preparation for assessments, and even opportunities for subject-specific drop-in sessions.

The academic support available is listed below. Further details can be found by following the relevant links. Where booking is required, this should be done via Tabula.

Academic & Pastoral Support Drop in Sessions

Your Wellbeing is important to us - whether you are experiencing difficulty with a personal issue or need some advice on your academic studies, such as when choosing optional modules or discussing your pathway choice. Every weekday of term, there are 2 hours where a member of the Academic and Pastoral Care team will be available to see students in S0.97 to answer questions, offer advice and forward you to relevant colleagues if necessary.

Director of Academic and Pastoral Support: Christian Soegaard

Year 1 Tutors: Andrew Burlinson

Year 2 Tutor: Tom Martin

Year 3 Tutor: Amira Elasra

Welfare Officer: Ann Simper

Academic Support Lead: Simon Blake

Please do drop in to see us at the following times. You do not need to book an appointment.

Maths Drop-in Sessions

You can come along to these weekly sessions during terms 1 and 2 if you need to ask questions about or get help on any aspect of maths within your Economics modules. They are run by our Teaching Fellow, Nicholas Jackson. The Maths Drop-in sessions will be held at the following times each week of term 1, starting from 1st October. You can also go along to them if you are a joint degree student and would like some advice on choosing between Maths A (EC121) and Maths B (EC123).

Mondays 11:00-12:00pm Social Sciences Building - S1.132
Thursdays 10:00-11:00 Social Sciences Building - S1.132

Stats Drop in Sessions

These sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays commencing Tuesday 22 January. They are run on a drop-in basis.

You don’t have to book!

So, if you have an unanswered question relating to anything stats or econometrics, these sessions are for you.

Come along on any of the days/times indicated below and talk to our Teaching Fellow, Piotr Jelonek.

Tuesdays 6-7pm Social Sciences Building - S2.137


6-7pm Social Sciences Building - S2.137

Advice and Feedback Hours

Every member of academic staff, including all Graduate Teaching Assistants, 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 Support Sessions

Having difficulty with the Problem Sets and/or In-Class Questions for your Core Economics Modules?

Tried posting questions on the Module Forum (on Moodle)?

Asked a question in your Support and Feedback class?

Asked academic staff in their Advice and Feedback hours?

If, after trying everything, you still aren’t confident with the core material, why not consider coming along to a Study Support Session.

We are providing 2 x 1 hour Study Support sessions every week during terms 1 and 2 for the following core modules:

First Year: EC107 (Economics 1); EC108 (Macro 1); EC109 (Micro 1).

Second Year: EC201(Macro 2); EC202 (Micro 2); EC203 (Applied Econometrics); EC204 (Economics 2); EC226 (Econometrics 1).

These sessions are for students who believe they would benefit from reviewing materials from the previous weeks 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.

Sessions are led by Teaching Fellows within the Department of Economics.

If you aren’t sure, but would like to know more about Academic Study Support, then contact:

Simon Blake (Teaching Fellow) by email:

Revision Sessions

In advance of the tests on core modules, we will provide students with approximately 2 hours of revision sessions. These are sessions where 2 or 3 tutors from the module will be available at a designated time and location to review and answer module-related questions and generally provide support in advance of the test. They may also be a good opportunity to gain a better understanding of the marking criteria and what you can expect in the test. The times of the Revision Sessions will be advertised in advance of the tests and you can sign up on Tabula.

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.

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.