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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.


You said...

MSc students would like clear marking criteria and useful feedback on your work.

So we...

have created a separate assessment section in the MSc Handbook and webpages where everyone can find the Department’s Assessment and Feedback strategy, policy and implementation plan.

You said...

you would like more opportunity for one-to-one discussion with academic staff.

So we...

introduced Development Review Meetings for final year students to ensure you have dedicated time to discuss your final year and your future aspirations with a member of academic staff and a chance to reflect on the skills you have developed over the past two years.

You said...

Diploma students would like more advice on option modules and more help with STATA.

So we...

introduced a new option modules session and STATA training to the induction schedule.

You said...

you would like lecture capture to be available for lectures and for the lectures to be available promptly.

So we...

have now introduced lecture capture for all core modules and we have changed the release time from three weeks to one week after discussions with the SSLC.

You said...

you would like more practical and real world application of skills.

So we...

introduced the unique Economic Briefings Project giving you hands-on practical experience in data analysis.

You said...

Postgraduate students would like more say in the decisions made about the course.

So we...

introduced a separate Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Graduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee to allow more time and focus to be dedicated to postgraduate feedback.

You said...

you would like a wider choice of optional modules and for more modules to be research-led and based on applications of economics.

So we...

introduced Topics in Applied Economics for Years 1, 2 and 3. These modules aim to expose students to a variety of applied Economics topics delivered by leading researchers in specialist fields.

You said...

you would like a specialist module in Behavioural Economics.

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introduced a new (and extremely popular) module for 2015-16. The module proved to be so popular we had to rearrange the timetable to find larger rooms.

You said...

you would like to see some changes to the Mentor Scheme.

So we...

frontloaded mentor meetings to term one and ensured the focus was social and pastoral.

You said...

4th year PhDs need Job Market advice.

So we...

now share sources of information with 4th years which previously had only been made available to students who had already submitted and were about to go on the job market.

You said...

MSc students would like more information to help decide whether to take Econometrics A or B.

So we...

will provide more detailed guidance and reading lists to next year’s cohort before the start of the course.

You said...

PhD students want better access to visiting speakers.

So we...

have instructed seminar series coordinators that they must reserve at least one hour for PhD students to meet with a visiting speaker and this will be monitored.

You said...

you would like more engagement with employers from a wide variety of sectors.

So we...

introduced a bespoke Economics Careers Event with a wide range of high profile employers attending including HMT, GES, PwC and Frontier Economics plus many more.

You said...

MSc students would like more seminar classes for Microeconomics.

So we...

arranged an extra three classes starting in the 2016 Autumn Term and written solutions will be provided for problem sets.

You said...

PhD students needed more training in research skills and research integrity.

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introduced a new module on the MRes ‘The Practice of Economics Research’ to serve as a bridge between theoretical material taught and the practical application of theory to strengthen the preparation for undertaking research in the PhD stage.