Welcome to the Department of Economics. Starting University can be a daunting experience and we know there’s lots to learn during your first few weeks. Here’s some of our top tips to get you started:
Check your Warwick email:
- All students have a Warwick email address and we will only communicate with you through a Warwick email. Log in to your university email daily to make sure you don’t miss out on important communication from the Department and your tutors.
Check the induction webpages and make use of the Learning to Learn resources:
Adjusting to University can be a challenge so we have developed resources to help with this transition. Please work through these:
- Learning to Learn in EconomicsLink opens in a new window
- Academic WritingLink opens in a new window
- Maths Refresher
- Transitioning to Economics: Key ResourcesLink opens in a new window
Where to go for information:
- Your student handbook contains all the essential information about your course.
- There are a series of FAQ's that will help answer many of your questions.
- The undergraduate team (S0.88) are a useful first point of call for any queries.
- Your lecturers, class tutors and personal tutors hold regular office hours.
- Your student mentor can offer tips and guidance.
Know your IT systems:
Familiarise yourself with the University IT systems:
- Tabula -. You can check your timetable, upcoming monitoring points and assignments, personal tutor and declare mitigation using the Tabula online system.
- Moodle - Regularly check Moodle for access to lecture notes, lecture capture, pre-recorded videos and announcements from your tutor.
- eMR/eVision -This system can be used to register for your optional modules at the start of term. You can also download a Student Status letter.
- MyWarwick app - Download and explore the MyWarwick app so you will receive alerts if we need to contact you urgently regarding your study.
- Talis Aspire online reading list with links to e resources.
Register for modules:
When registering for your modules, please ensure you have completed the steps below:
- Have you checked the UG handbook to ensure that the optional modules you wish to take are within your degree regulations?
- Have you checked you have the relevant pre-requisitesLink opens in a new window for the modules you select?
- Have you carefully selected your optional modules and registered via eMR?
- For external modules:
- Ensure the module is on the approved listLink opens in a new window of external modules. If not, you must complete an unusual options formLink opens in a new window and have this approved.
- Check availability with the external department and register on eMR.
- For WBS modules, ensure you register on BOTH my.wbs AND eMR.
Manage your workload and plan ahead:
- Check your Tabula timetable in advance so you know what classes and lectures you have scheduled.
- Identify when your assessments are due for the term and plan accordingly, Tabula provides a useful deadline counter to help you keep track.
- Avoid falling behind as this can be a downward spiral of non-attendance.
- When thinking about your Year 1 modules, look at modules you may wish to take in Year 2 and 3 and check what pre-requisite modulesLink opens in a new window are required.
Sometimes you need additional support while at University and the Department has a well-developed academic and pastoral support system:
- The Pastoral support team consists of your Year tutor, the Senior tutor, and the Wellbeing and Progression officers. They run daily academic and pastoral drop-in sessionsLink opens in a new window to help support you.
- Personal tutor: you will find your personal tutor on Tabula, they can provide support on academic and personal matters. Please make sure you attend a meeting with them early in term 1.
University is about more than your academic studies and it is important to develop your CV in terms of a range of activities:
- Work on the Personal Development Module (PDM)
- Engage with the Economics Careers advisorLink opens in a new window and the various Careers events on offer throughout the year.
Get involved: Student Voice
- There are many ways you can get involved with the Department and the University, by joining clubs, volunteering or perhaps by standing for the Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)Link opens in a new window. Our SocietiesLink opens in a new window have a lot to offer and you can follow the Societies on social media or join their whatsapp groups to keep up to date with what’s happening. The Department also runs various social and careers events, Econ Bites sessions and Warwick Economics Lectures which will enhance your University experience. You can also join our Freshers Facebook groupLink opens in a new window to meet other new students.
- Registered with the Department-Please make sure you have scanned your card at one of the lectures during Welcome week or have visited the UG office to register.
- Selected your optional modules by Monday 17th October 2022
- Read your timetable and understood where you have to be for your lectures and classes.
- Signed up for a seminar group (sign up will open in week 2).
- Started looking at PDM early
- Completed your Warwick values courseLink opens in a new window
The Central Welcome team also have a helpful guide on supporting students with the transition to University here.