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Title: Department of Economics


1
Department of Economics
  • First-Year Induction Meeting

Industrial Economics/ Economics Economic
History/ Economics, Politics, International
Studies/ Philosophy, Politics Economics
2
  • A very warm Welcome to you all
  • from Robin Naylor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

3
Key People
Robin Naylor Director of Undergraduate Studies
Kelly Taylor Teaching Programmes Manager
4
Key People
Jonathan Cave Senior Tutor Economics
Jeremy Smith Deputy Director of UG Studies
5
Key People Undergraduate Office
Ann Simper Undergraduate Co-ordinator
Eleanor Kempster and Leanne Bird Undergraduate Office
6
Key People Student Reps
Olivia Sudar Economics Society Mentoring Scheme
Sumaiya Khaku Student Education Officer
7
Who Are You?
  • Numbers of First Year students by degree
  • (Approximate) femalemale ratio is 12
  • Mainly Europe, Africa, and Asia. Approx 50 EU,
    50 non-EU

Economics Economics and Economic History 270
Industrial Economics 20
Economics, Politics, International St (EPAIS) 47
Philosophy, Politics Economics (PPE) 92
Total based in Economics Department 429
Mathematics and Economics 40
8
Getting Started1
  • By now, you should have
  • Completed the University online enrolment
    procedure
  • Registered your IT Services (ITS) account
  • Browsed the Departments 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

9
Getting Started2
  • 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)

10
First Year Courses
  • Five Modules, some compulsory and some optional
    (30 CATS each)
  • Details for each Degree in the Undergraduate
    Handbook

11
Module Codes
  • Each Modules code 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

12
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

13
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)

14
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)

15
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

16
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

17
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 AmericaThemes and Problems
  • PO107 Introduction to Politics
  • PS111 Introduction to Psychology
  • There are many others
  • LL language options

18
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)

19
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 its 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

20
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

21
Teaching Methods
  • Classes or Tutorials Small Groups
  • Attendance compulsory . . . Participation policy
  • with no Switching
  • Attendance Registered
  • Attendance Monitored
  • Contact Points Policy

22
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 

23
English not Your First Language?
  • Free tuition on courses given by the Universitys
    Centre for English Language Teacher Education
    (CELTE)
  • More information follow the link from
    www.warwick.ac.uk/insite

24
Studying at UniversityWho 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

25
Studying at UniversityYour 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

26
Communication
  • From Us to You
  • Email You should use your name_at_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

27
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)

28
Getting StartedReminder
  • 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)

29
  • We wish you all the best
  • WORK HARD AND ENJOY YOUR DEGREE STUDIES
  • (and please sign the Attendance List)
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