Please read our student and staff community guidance on COVID-19
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

You said, together we did

We have worked together to implement some real improvements to your teaching and learning experience

We listen very carefully to all student feedback from both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The examples below show a large number of important changes that have been implemented as a direct result of your feedback and are a testament to both student and staff dedication to provide the best education possible.

Teaching and Learning

You said...

You value the quality of the teaching and learning in the Department.

So we...

... set up a teaching observation process for all Teaching Assistants and new Teaching Fellows, as well as a workshop for teaching staff and introduced a new Peer Observation process to share best practice.

You said...

You are inspired and engaged by lectures and classes which are stimulating, interactive and innovative.

So we...

... introduced a new Teaching and Learning seminar series for staff to encourage innovation in teaching and share best practice, including sessions on using Forums and Turning point to increase participation and engagement. This generated further ideas for application in departmental teaching practices which are being taken forward by a group of colleagues.

Assessment and Feedback

You said...

You liked more exam feedback to help your development.

So we...

. . .we now produce generic exam feedback by module, information about your marks by question and bottom line solutions.

You said...

You wanted clearer guidelines on what was expected in order to do well in your assessments.

So we...

. . . have created a set of assessment criteria for each of your assessments, in order to help you understand what the markers are looking for, available from module pages in Moodle.

You said...

You think that there are improvements to be made in the usefulness and promptness of feedback.

So we...

. . . reviewed assessment marking deadlines across assessments, and all deadlines were then optimised to provide the shortest turnaround for providing you with quality feedback.

Academic Support

You said...

You said you would like more resources pre-arrival and during Year 1 for those without a background in economics...

So we...

. . . we have introduced a WISE (Warwick Internship Scheme for Economists) project which is currently working on producing such resources from the new academic year in October 2020.

You said...

You wanted more information about what each module would be about...

So we...

. . . we have now provided short videos where the module leaders provide an overview of their modules.

You said...

You wanted a more effective system of academic support...

So we...

... we have changed the structure of the academic support sessions for the core modules to be drop-in sessions and set up an academic support working group.

Learning Opportunities

You said...

You said you would like more internship opportunities to apply knowledge and skills into practical research projects...

So we...

. . . we have introduced the Warwick Internship Scheme for Economists (WISE) which provides opportunities for UG and PGT students to engage in current research taking place in the Department.

You said...

You wanted a clearer map of the module pathways that students can take...

So we...

...have created a WISE (Warwick Internship Scheme for Economists) project that will aim to map the modules and provide clear pathways explaining module prerequisites.

Learning Community

You said...

You said that you would like the sense of community for Economics students to be stronger.

So we...

... we have opened new study and social spaces for both UG and PG students respectively. We are currently working on developing visuals with inspirational quotes to be placed on the white walls which would enhance the look and feel of the places even further.