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Department of Economics . First-Year Induction Meeting. Industrial Economics/ Economics & Economic History/ Economics, Politics, & International Studies/ Philosophy, Politics & Economics. A very warm Welcome to you all from Robin Naylor Director of Undergraduate Studies. Key People.

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department of economics

Department of Economics

First-Year Induction Meeting

Industrial Economics/ Economics & Economic History/

Economics, Politics, & International Studies/

Philosophy, Politics & Economics

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A very warm Welcometo you all

from Robin Naylor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

who are you
Who Are You?
  • Numbers of First Year students by degree:
  • (Approximate) female:male ratio is 1:2
  • Mainly Europe, Africa, and Asia. Approx 50% EU, 50% non-EU
getting started 1
Getting Started…1

By now, you should have:

  • Completed the University online enrolment procedure
  • Registered your IT Services (ITS) account
  • Browsed the Department’s Induction Page
  • Familiarised yourself with the Undergraduate Handbook
  • Logged on to my.economics
  • Logged on to my.warwick
  • Booked online a place on the Library Induction programme
getting started 2
Getting Started…2

You should now:

  • Arrange to meet your Personal Tutor this week
  • Check your lecture timetable (seminar timetable will be posted during the week – for core modules)
  • Decide which modules you will take (more on this later)
  • Register for your modules

Follow the link from my.economics to the Online Module Registration system (OMR)

first year courses
First Year Courses

Five Modules, some compulsory and some optional (30 CATS each)

Details for each Degree in the Undergraduate Handbook

module codes
Module Codes

Each Module’scode indicates the host department: EC = Economics

PO Politics and International Studies (eg PO107 Introduction to Politics)

LA Law

IB Warwick Business School

LL Language Centre

MA Mathematics

PH Philosophy

ST Statistics

HI History

AM Comparative American Studies

PS Psychology

BS Biological Science

etc

first year modules

Core modules for some of you, option modules for others.

First Year Modules

Read “Guide to First Year Modules”

Core (compulsory) modules, for example:

  • EC107 Economics 1
  • EC120 Quantitative Techniques
  • EC104 The World Economy: History & Theory
  • EC112 The Industrial Economy
  • IB109 Foundations for Accounting & Finance
  • PO107 Introduction to Politics
  • PO131 World Politics
quantitative techniques
Quantitative Techniques

Module EC120 Quantitative Techniques, comprises three submodules:

  • Mathematical Techniques (Term 1)
    • EC121 A (Non-A-Level Maths) or
    • EC123 B (A-level Maths)
  • Statistical Techniques (Term 2)
    • EC122 A (Non-A-Level Maths) or
    • EC124 B (A-level Maths)
  • EC125 Computing & Data Analysis (All year)
mathematical techniques a
Mathematical Techniques A

Students taking EC121 Mathematical Techniques A (non-A-level maths group) should attend an intensive revision course during weeks 1 and 2

See the notice board for groups (see the UG Office if you have not been allocated to a group)

module ec107 econ1
Module Ec107 (Econ1)

Those who are new to Economics meet in separate class groups and get more sessions

Check with the Undergraduate Office if you are not sure whether you qualify for this

choosing an option 1
Choosing an Option …1

Option modules are:

Either Economics options such as

  • EC112 The Industrial Economy
  • EC119 Mathematics for Economists

Or ‘outside’ options taught by other Departments

Typically, you sign up for seminar groups on your optional modules

choosing an option 2
Choosing an Option …2

Some possible ‘outside’ options include:

IB109 Foundations for Accounting & Finance

PO131 World Politics

HI107 History of Russia

PH102 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

AM101 Latin America:Themes and Problems

PO107 Introduction to Politics

PS111 Introduction to Psychology

There are many others

+LL language options

choosing your option 3
Choosing your Option …3

If you are interested in an EC-coded module…

  • Check the Undergraduate Handbook, module website and the timetable
  • Attend the first lecture (or, if in doubt, more)
  • If/when you are sure of your choice, register on line via OMR (deadline: October 23rd)
choosing your option 4
Choosing your Option …4

If you are interested in an ‘outside’ option, find out from the host Department:

  • The syllabus and timetable (attend lectures)
  • Whether you possess any subject prerequisites, e.g. a particular GCSE or A-level?
  • Is there a limit on numbers?
  • How you register with the host Department, if necessary (eg PAIS and Psycholgy it’s their UG offices).
  • Does the timetable clash with your core lectures? If so, consult with the Economics UG Office.
  • If you opt for the module, Register your choice on OMR
teaching methods
Teaching Methods

Usual pattern for a large module is…

  • Lectures:
    • Attended by all students taking the module
    • Usually 2 or 3 hourly meetings per week (consult timetables on my.warwick and 1st year noticeboard)

Plus

  • Classes or Tutorials: Small Groups
    • Discuss work set by lecturer with a tutor
    • Allocated by UG Office for core modules
    • Meet weekly or fortnightly typically from Week 3 (scheduling on noticeboards during week 1)
    • Attendance compulsory
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Teaching Methods
  • Classes or Tutorials: Small Groups

Attendance compulsory . . . Participation policy

[with no Switching]

Attendance Registered

Attendance Monitored

[Contact Points Policy]

absences
Absences
  • You are expected be on campus for the entire term
  • Family holidays etc, are not regarded as mitigating circumstances
  • Medical notes relating to extensions for assessments or missed tests MUST be submitted within one week; you are responsible for doing so
  • You must keep the Department informed of mitigating illnesses or other issues
english not your first language
English not Your First Language?
  • Free tuition on courses given by the University’s Centre for English Language Teacher Education (CELTE)
  • More information: follow the link from www.warwick.ac.uk/insite
studying at university who we are your professors
Studying at University:Who We Are, your professors
  • We are academic economists
  • About half of our time is devoted to academic research (writing scholarly articles)
  • Varying interests, different styles, different views about teaching methods
studying at university your side of the bargain
Studying at University:Your Side of the Bargain
  • You are responsible for your learning
  • UG student as trainee researcher
  • UG student as team-player
  • What you get out of it depends on what you put in
  • Manage your time well
communication
Communication

From Us to You:

  • Email: You should use your name@warwick email address. No hotmail, yahoo etc
  • My.economics : Assessment marks/absences/PT log/etc: - you should be checking accuracy of our records
  • Module and UG web-sites
  • The first-year Notice Board
  • The Urgent noticeboard - outside room S2.131
  • Mail: pigeon holes
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Communication

From You to Us:

  • Email: via my.economics

To the UG Office or to DUGSE or other as appropriate

  • Queries: Undergraduate Office is Room S2.132
  • Your Personal Tutor: email first to make appointment (PT week in week 3)
getting started reminder
Getting Started…Reminder

You should now:

  • Arrange to meet your Personal Tutor this week
  • Check your lecture timetable (seminar timetable will be posted during the week – for core modules)
  • Decide which modules you will take (more on this later)
  • Register for your modules

Follow the link from my.economics to the Online Module Registration system (OMR)

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We wish you all the best

WORK HARD AND ENJOY YOUR DEGREE STUDIES

(and please sign the Attendance List)