Second Year C
CLASSES TAKEN IN SECOND YEAR 4
31 218 - Prices and Markets 4
31 219 - Firms and Industries 4
31 220 - Macroeconomics 4
31 221 - Money and Finance Error! Bookmark not defined.4
31 225 - Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Economic Analysis Error!
Bookmark not defined.5
DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION 5
Staff/ Student Committee 5
The Economics Society 6
Student Records 6
Disability Service 6
Socrates Programme 6
LECTURES, TUTORIALS AND ASSIGNMENTS 7
Tutorials and Assignments 7
Written Assignments 7
Marking Scheme 8
Submitting and Collecting Classwork 9
Class Appraisal 9
Examination Papers on The Web 9
Departmental Policy in Setting Essay Examinations 10
Centre for Academic Practice 10
Examination Timetable 10
PROGRESS TO HONOURS 11
Entry to Honours 11
INFORMATION AND ADVICE 11
APPENDIX I: WHO'S WHO IN ECONOMICS 12
APPENDIX II: UNIVERSITY POLICIES 13
APPENDIX III: USEFUL ADDRESSES 16
APPENDIX IV: STUDENT AFFAIRS 17
APPENDIX V: PLAGIARISM 19
This Student Guide is
intended to introduce you to
the Department of Economics.
It sets out information and
advice which is important to
you as a consumer of our
classes and courses.
Classes Taken in Second Year
31 218 – Prices and Markets
Credits: 15 Semester: 1
This class will normally require a pass in
31 101 Economics I.
This course provides a grounding in microeconomics. It facilitates understanding of the functioning of
markets and the role played by households and firms in determining the demand for and supply of goods and
services in a market economy. The determinants and consequences of different market structures and the
role of structure in determining prices will be examined.
31 220 – Macroeconomics
Credits: 15 Semester: 2
This class will normally require a pass in
31 101 Economics I.
The objective of this course is to provide an overview and understanding of the essential elements of modern
macroeconomics - that is, of how economists currently seek to account for the phenomena of unemployment
and inflation in advanced industrial economies. “Classical” and “Keynesian” approaches, with their
characteristic analytical models, are examined and compared with the intention of developing an ability to
form discriminating judgement on the important but controversial issues that arise in the macroeconomic
EC 201 – Economics of Firms
Credits: 7.5 Semester: 1
This class will normally require students to have taken 31101 or equivalent.
This module focuses on economic explanations of the size, scope, and development of firms. It examines
the firm’s search for value in a competitive and changing environment and its strategic options. The module
builds on the theory of the firm presented in the level 2 module Prices and Markets, is complemented by the
level 2 module Economics of Industries and contributes to providing a foundation for the level 3 module
EC 202 –Economics of Industries
Credits: 7.5 Semester: 2
This class will normally require students to have taken 31101 or equivalent.
This module focuses on the economic consequences of the size, scope, and development of firms and thus
industrial organisation. It examines the consequences of the existence of market power and assesses
economists’ attempts to measure this in industrialised economies. Public policy on industrial organisation is
also assessed. The module builds on the theory of the firm presented in the level 2 module Prices and
markets, is complemented by the level 2 module Economies of Firms and contributes to providing a
foundation for the level 3 module Business Economics.
EC 203 – Introduction to Empirical Economics
Credits: 7.5 Semester: 1
This class will normally require students to have taken 31101 or equivalent.
This module focuses on the understanding and analysis of economic data. The class moves from basic
issues in the way data is presented through the techniques and methods required to draw statistical
conclusions from the analysis of economic data. The class finishes with an introduction to regression
analysis that will facilitate the basic interpretation of econometric results in other
EC 204 – Introduction to Analytical Economics
Credits: 7.5 Semester: 2
This class will normally require students to have taken 31101 or equivalent.
This module is offered by the economics department in recognition of the importance of mathematical
methods in economics. It is intended to provide an introduction to some of the mathematical techniques that
are most frequently used in economics, and to demonstrate the application of those techniques in economics.
It is a prerequisite for further quantitative courses in the department.
Location William Duncan Building - Room 4.32. Office
hours are 11.00 am - 3.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
The Department of Economics is located on the Questions relating to class work should be directed
fourth and sixth floors of the Sir William Duncan to lecturers and tutors. Fiona can be contacted for
Building. In Appendix I there is a list of staff, their all other second year questions not relating to class
office numbers, telephone extensions and e-mail work.
addresses. All members of staff will be pleased to
meet students to discuss matters arising from
classes in which they are involved. Staff either Staff/ Student Committee
have hours when they are available to see students
without appointment indicated on their office doors To encourage dialogue and discussion between
or make individual appointments to meet students. students and staff the Department operates a
Staff/Student Committee. Each year of study has
two representatives on this Committee and elections
Administration for the positions are held early in the first semester.
The Committee meets on a Wednesday at 1.00 pm
Fiona McIntosh is the Second Year Administrator, and generally completes its business by 2.00 pm.
her office is located on the fourth floor of the Sir There are usually two meetings in the first semester
and three in the second semester. Matters
concerning the organisation and conduct of classes 1. the department will have a note of all classes
are discussed and more general issues of interest to you are taking and be able to record your
students are also raised e.g. proposed changes to marks;
classes and courses and library facilities. The
minutes of the committee are available for all 2. if you wish a member of staff to write a
students to read on the second year notice board. reference for you they will have the details to
They are also available on the 2nd Year web page. hand.
They are seen as a matter of course by the Head of
Department and by the Vice-Dean (Academic) of Disability Service
the Business School who will take up items of
general School interest and pursue them in the The University’s Student Adviser for Disability
appropriate forum. Matters raised in the Services is Mrs Anne Simpson, and her office is
Staff/Student Committee are also reported and Room 4.32 in the Graham Hills Building (Tel.
discussed at the regular staff departmental meetings. 0141-548 3402). Students with special needs
If you have an issue you wish to have discussed, should contact Anne as early as possible in the
you should raise this with one of the representatives academic year if they feel that they will require
for your year. If you can not get in touch additional support or equipment as a result of
personally, please contact: disability or health problem.
Moira Devaney (Secretary to Staff/Student Committee)
Room 4.29 Sir William Duncan Building It is essential that students who think that they will
Tel: 0141 548 3841 require special exam arrangements make an
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org appointment with the student adviser (special
and she will ensure that your messages are passed needs) to discuss these arrangements as soon as
on to the appropriate representative. possible.
The Economics Society You must also make an appointment with the
lecturers-in-charge of classes you are taking to
Students in the Department organise the Economics discuss any special requirements.
Society which runs social events and presents
lectures by well-known people on topics of interest
to students of Economics. You are strongly advised
to join the Society and to get involved in its Socrates Programme
activities. Details on the Economics Society can be
found on Society's web page - follow the link from There may be the opportunity for students to study
the departmental page. abroad (usually in the third year) at particular
universities in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland
and The Netherlands. In the Netherlands English is
the language of instruction. The Economics
Department also has strong links with the
Economics Department in the University of Cork in
The second year administrator keeps records for Ireland.
all second year students. You should already have
completed an Application for Entry to Second
Year form and supplied a photograph during nformation
semester two of First Year. If you have not done
this please do it now, a supply of the forms can be For further information on the Socrates Programme
found in the Student Drop-Off Point at the entry to please contact:
the Department on the 4th floor, Sir William
Duncan Building. Please make sure there is a Mrs Moira Devaney, Room 4.29, Sir William
photograph with the form. If there are any Duncan Building
changes to the form, please inform the second
year administrator. It is essential that you
complete the form as:
Lectures, Tutorials and Assignments
Most classes in the Economics department are Tutorials are given to encourage interaction
conducted on the basis of lectures and tutorials. between tutorial members so that ideas may be
developed and difficulties explained. To get the
best from a tutorial meeting it is essential to prepare
Lectures carefully in advance:
Attendance at lectures is not compulsory and no 1. Review your lecture notes. Formulate questions
register of attendance is taken. You are to ensure clarification of any points you do not
nevertheless advised to attend all lectures. The understand. Do not be afraid to ask questions.
lectures provide an overview of the subject, the key
ideas, theoretical and empirical developments, 2. Ask yourself: "What is the essence of the
issues and debates. Relying on someone else's tutorial question which has been set?"; and
note-taking abilities is a high risk activity! The "How does it relate to the lecture material?".
lecture provides guidance and insight but must be Read the recommended references for
supplemented by discussion and further reading. clarification and alternative views.
Each class has a reading list which provides
guidance on reading (reading lists for all classes can 3. If you have been asked to lead the discussion
be found on the Departmental web site). Much of prepare in advance and summarise what you
this reading is available in the Short Loan intend to say. Highlight the key issues; relate
Collection in the main library in the Curran the question to the relevant concepts and
Building. The library and the class text are the theories; present alternative views; give your
main sources of material for all classes. The library opinion; raise any questions which require
offers a guide to its activities and you are advised to further discussion. You should make every
take advantage of this service. Most Economics effort to turn up for the tutorial at which you are
books are located on the second floor of the library, to make a presentation or give adequate
as are the main Economics journals. In the Dewey warning to the tutor of your inability to be
classification most Economics books and journals present, otherwise the value of the whole
are found between 30 and 38. Important additional tutorial meeting is greatly reduced.
information, particularly statistical information, is
to be found in the Government Publications section In order to obtain the fullest benefit from tutorials
of the library which is located on the first floor. where you are not directly involved in a
presentation you should:
a. before the tutorial note the key points you wish
Tutorials and Assignments
b. take notes on what is being said; and
An opportunity to clarify lecture material and to c. participate in the discussion.
provide further understanding is provided by
tutorials. Tutorials normally meet once per
fortnight. Attendance at tutorials is compulsory and
a register is taken. You will be required to make at
least one presentation to a group and submit essays. Most classes require the presentation of written
Increasingly as a matter of departmental and work, usually in the form of essays. In some cases
university policy such presentations will be essay work will constitute a significant part of the
included as part of the final assessment. The nature final mark.
of the assessment in each class will be detailed in
the initial class handout. The essay allows you to display your knowledge of
one aspect of a subject in an extended piece of work
and to demonstrate your capacity to express You will reduce the risk of problems due to such
yourself in written communication. To do full events if you adopt good working practices:
justice to your abilities you should:
1. Scan for the presence of viruses and remove if
1. Think carefully about the question. What is it found;
asking? What additional reading is required?
2. Save material regularly;
2. Construct a coherent outline which will address
the question. 3. Copy to a back-up disk;
3. Write an introductory paragraph to show that 4. Do not leave final printing to the last minute.
you understand what the question is about.
You should expect to have the essay returned to you
4. Develop the ideas noted in your introductory in reasonable time with helpful comments as well as
paragraph. a mark. The Department uses a standard form for
this purpose. What constitutes reasonable time will
5. Have a concluding paragraph which sets out the be influenced by the length of the essay and the
conclusions you have drawn on the basis of the number that have to be marked at any given time.
arguments you have used.
The mark you receive should be regarded as
At the end of the essay you should provide a feedback which enables you to improve your future
bibliography to demonstrate wider reading than performance. You should seek to understand why
simply your lecture notes or the recommended text. you received the mark you were given. If you do
You must not take passages straight from books or not, approach the lecturer or tutor concerned for
articles without attributing your source or pass off clarification.
ideas as your own if they are not - you can of course
quote sources to support the ideas and arguments Marking Scheme
you use in the course of the essay. Plagiarism is a
serious academic offence and will be penalised. The marking scheme which is used for all marks
The University’s definition of plagiarism is given in given for submitted work and examinations is as
Appendix V. Plagiarism has been increasing in follows:
recent years when it does occur it is severely
penalised. Where a piece of work is judged to be Mark Grade
substantially plagiarised it is awarded a mark of 70+ First Class
zero, and further sanctions may be applied in 60-69 Second Upper
accordance with University regulations. Please also 50-59 Second Lower
note that students who allow their material to be 40-49 Third Class
copied are also likely to be caught up in disciplinary < 40 Fail
procedures as we have no means of knowing who
copied from whom. The following factors will influence the mark that
you receive for your essay:
The maximum permissible length is 2,000 words.
You will be penalised for exceeding this word a. Organisation and Structure
1. Ability to organise material coherently;
Essays should be presented in printed form from a 2. Ability to write clearly, concisely and
word processor package. This greatly assists the grammatically;
reading of submitted work and should speed the
return of corrected material. b. Understanding and Use of Concepts and
Please note that printer, software or hardware
failure is not acceptable as an explanation for the 3. Understanding of the relevant theory;
late submission of assessed work. 4. Demonstration of judgement/insight in applying
the appropriate theory to the issues;
c. Appropriate Reading and Evidence anonymous questionnaire which is intended to
provide feedback on class organisation and content
5. Evidence of wide reading; and which is distributed to all Economics classes.
6. Collection, use and presentation of data and/or This enables you to comment on the effectiveness
examples. of the classes offered by the Department and gives
you the opportunity to suggest improvements which
will be incorporated into the future organisation of
Submitting and Collecting Classwork classes and tutorials.
All classwork should be submitted in a green
confidential cover (found at the Student Drop-Off
Point on 4th floor, Sir William Duncan Building)
unless otherwise stated by your lecturer/tutor. It
should then be posted through the Second Year
letterbox at the Student Drop-Off Point ensuring
that your lecturer/tutor’s name is clearly marked.
The University and the Department take student
appraisal seriously. The Department has an
The examination at the end of the semester will for regular study habits. Seek to build up
probably be the most significant element in the final understanding of the material which is presented to
assessment mark which will determine whether you you. This reduces dependence on last minute
receive the credits attaching to the class. The cramming which provides only short-term memory
allocation of marks for each element in the at best. Plan your revision schedule well ahead so
assessment will be given in the initial class handout. that all of the work of the class is covered. Check
past papers that will provide guidance as to the
nature of questions set in earlier years. The past
The examinations seek to assess papers are available in the library and are also
available through the Internet.
1. your understanding of the material covered by
Examination Papers on The Web
2. your ability to present material coherently; and
Past Exam Papers are accessed through:
3. your capacity to write effectively under a time
constraint. - http://www.strath.ac.uk/Other/exampapers/
There is inevitably uncertainty associated with
examinations. Your objective should be to reduce Most classes have exam papers on the Web site.
this uncertainty to a minimum by appropriate Papers for quantitative classes will not appear.
preparation. This will be achieved by attending
lectures and tutorials, submitting the required Past papers are not an infallible guide to the
assignments and taking account of the feedback questions you will face! However, if you follow
provided by these activities. There is no substitute regular study habits and have a structured revision
programme there should be no nasty surprises in the someone misreads the timetable or relies on
examination paper. misinformed friends and then misses the
examination completely. You are responsible for
Whilst the depth of answer in examination essays ensuring that you have the correct date, time and
will not be as great as for essays submitted during location for your examinations. You should also
the semester, the same structured answer will be always leave plenty of travel time to allow for
expected. To a significant extent the mark awarded unexpected delays.
to an answer will be determined by the structured
presentation of material addressing the question set. Ensure that you do not waste your work and
Examination questions take a long time to prepare preparation by not being clear about arrangements
and are generally phrased to focus on particular for exams.
material. Simply presenting a stream of material
without ordering it to tackle the question asked is an There is an opportunity to resit examinations in the
unsatisfactory examination technique. August Diet. This, however, has at least two
Departmental Policy in Setting Essay 1. any continuous assessment mark is not
Examinations included; and
The Department has adopted a statement of practice 2. preparing for resits is a blight on the whole
in respect of essay-type examination questions as summer.
"In setting essay-type examination questions the Appeals
Department normally presents two-part questions.
The first part of each question typically examines There is an appeals procedure which allows you to
the student's ability to present logically and clearly seek a reappraisal of any failed paper. The
standard arguments or pieces of theory, while the grounds for appeal are:
second part of the question explores the student's
understanding of the issue at hand by seeking an 1. compassionate or health grounds which might
application or development of the material in the have affected your examination performance
first part of the question. Normally, an acceptable and that have not been previously notified;
answer to the first part of the question only will
attract no more than a lower-second mark with an 2. procedural irregularities in the conduct of the
attempt of acceptable standard to answer the examination; and
second part of the question being necessary to
achieve a higher mark". 3. inadequate assessment, prejudice or bias on the
part of one or more examiner.
Centre for Academic Practice If you suffer ill health or have other problems which
affect your attendance at lectures and/or tutorials
If you have any difficulty preparing for and writing during the session you should report this to the
examination questions the Centre for Academic Registry for the Faculty or School in which you are
Practice located in the Graham Hills Building registered or to your counsellor as soon as possible.
provides courses and guidance which will help
improve presentation skills. This information is passed to the lecturers in charge
of your various classes and is utilised when a
decision on your examination performance is being
made. The timely availability of this evidence is
Examination Timetable most important. Do not delay in submitting the
Finally always check the examination timetable
carefully, well in advance and note the date, time
and location of all the examinations that you have
to sit. Our experience suggests that every year
Progress To Honours
The Economics Department has normally waited Normally the equivalent of a lower-second
until the first semester of the third year to indicate performance (50 per cent and above) in Welfare
the requirements for entry to those firmly interested and Public Economics and International Economics
in proceeding to Honours. However a number of will be required for both Single and Joint Honours
second year students, have requested the candidates, but other considerations, such as
information and for this reason it is included in this performance in earlier years, may be taken into
handbook. account for students who do not quite meet this
level. Eligibility to graduate with a Pass degree is
Entry to Honours also required.
Both Single and Joint Honours BA students must We have enough evidence of students with
complete a first principal subject in Economics relatively weak second year marks obtaining upper
before progress to Honours is possible. There are second Honours degrees to indicate that we should
different arrangements for TBS students and IBML pay significant attention to third year performance
students and modified arrangements for Maths with and not worry unduly if second year performance is
Economics students. not all that we might expect. This comment does
not constitute, however, an open invitation to 'slack'
in the second year! Decisions have to be taken at
the margin as to whom to accept into the Honours
year, so the better your all-round performance, the
better your chances.
Information and Advice
Advice on course requirements and class content is
available from the Department's advisors, Richard
Brooks (SBS), Roy Grieve (SBS) and Jim Stevens
(ASS and Maths/Econ). General enquiries for Second Year Economics
should be directed to:
Assessment queries should be directed to your tutor
or the lecturer in charge of the class. Second Year Co-ordinator – Robert Wright, Room
6.03, Sir William Duncan Building,
Fiona McIntosh, Room 4.32, Sir William Duncan
Appendix I: Who's Who in Economics
NAME EXT. ROOM E-MAIL ADDRESS
Alpine, Robin L W 3849 6.07 email@example.com
Ashcroft, Brian K 3957 7.03 firstname.lastname@example.org
Branney, Sandra 3853 3.16 email@example.com
Brooks, Richard 3582 6.16 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christie, Alex 3694 7.11 email@example.com
Clunies Ross, Anthony I 3750 4.24 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross, Rod 3855 6.16 email@example.com
Darby, Julia 3859 6.02 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Director of Undergraduate Studies)
Devaney, Moira 3841 4.29 email@example.com
Dunlop, Stewart 3963 7.12 firstname.lastname@example.org
Forsyth, David 3852 6.17 email@example.com
Grieve, Roy 3852 6.17 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall, Kirsty (Honours Year Administrator) 4555 4.33 email@example.com
Holden, Darryl 3868 6.06 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Lecturer in charge: Introduction to
Mathematical Methods in Economics and
Applied Economics 1)
Huq, Mozammel M (Advisor – SBS) 3863 4.30 email@example.com
Low, Ken 3969 7.10 firstname.lastname@example.org
McGregor, Peter G 3848 4.29 email@example.com
McIntosh, Fiona 3871 4.32 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Second and Third year administrator)
McNicoll, Iain H 3880 6.20 email@example.com
Melitz, Jacques 4075 4.06 firstname.lastname@example.org
Perman, Roger J 3845 6.09 email@example.com
Pryce, Morag 3842 4.29 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rahim, Eric 3870 4.24 email@example.com
Russell, Joyce 3865 4.31 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandilands, Roger J 4367 4.07 email@example.com
Scouller, John 3860 6.05 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Lecturer in charge:Firms and Industries )
Stevens, Jim (Advisor – ASS) 3960 6.13 email@example.com
(Lecturer in charge: Macroeconomics)
Strachan, Douglas 3856 6.16 firstname.lastname@example.org
Swales, J Kim 3966 7.04 email@example.com
Tyrrell, Kathleen 4326 4.34 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wooton, Ian 3580 4.28 email@example.com
(Head of Department)
Robert Wright 3861 6.03 firstname.lastname@example.org
(2 Year Co-ordinator)
(Lecturer in charge: Prices and Markets)
Staff profiles can be found on the departmental web page:
To contact staff by telephone: 0141-548 + [ext. no.]
To contact staff by fax: 0141-548 4445
Appendix II: University Policies
The following is the University's statement of policy regarding complaints which has been issued to fit with
"The Further and Higher Education Charter for Scotland".
The University of Strathclyde endeavours to provide all students with an environment that is
educationally supportive, fair and intellectually challenging and where services are provided in
an efficient and friendly manner. However, we acknowledge that problems can occur from time
to time. When they do or when you are not satisfied that we have acted in accord with our
policies and standards we would ask you to let us know as soon as possible using the procedures
Policies, Definitions and Standards
In partnership with each student, the University undertakes to identify and supervise an approved
programme of study and to make a fair assessment of each student's performance at each key
stage of their programme. Details of specific study and assessment programmes and criteria for
assessment are contained in Course Handbooks available from the appropriate Faculty Officer.
Academic Departments frequently invite feedback from students through questionnaires and
Administrative or Academic Support Services
Most departments that provide Administrative or Academic Support Services for students issue a
written account of the services they provide. Services are resource limited but each Department
aims to provide an efficient and friendly service. Some have published specific performance
standards as part of the Administration's Customer Care Programme. All encourage feedback
from students as an input to assigning priorities for development.
Discrimination, Harassment or Intimidation
The University is committed to equal opportunities for all student (and staff) no matter their age,
gender, disability, race, culture, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. It wishes to maintain a
working and learning environment which welcomes diversity and is free from discrimination,
harassment and intimidation. It will act on complaints received and encourage education
programmes both to develop awareness of the issues allied to an equal opportunities policy and
also to identify any systemic barriers to achieving equal opportunities within the University
community. An Equal Opportunities Officer has been appointed to work with staff and students
to identify training needs, to develop support mechanisms and to monitor implementation of the
University's equal opportunities policy. Further information may be obtained from the Equal
Opportunities Officer (Fiona George).
How can you Make a Complaint or Appeal against an Academic Decision?
If you are dissatisfied with an academic decision, concerning for example, assessment grades,
progress, awards or classification of awards, please ask for an explanation from those providing
the Course, or from the appropriate Faculty Officer. If you remain unhappy with the outcome,
you may appeal to the Faculty and Senate Appeals Committees by writing to the Faculty Officer
or Academic Registrar as set down in Course Regulations published in Course Handbooks and
the University Calendar.
If you are dissatisfied with other academic matters or administrative support services in the
University please ask for an explanation from those providing the Course or the Service. The
SUSA Vice President (Welfare) may be able to assist you in making initial approaches. If you
remain unhappy with the reply given, a formal written complaint may be able to assist you in
making initial approaches. If you are still unhappy with the reply given, a formal written
complaint may be made to the Head of the Academic or Administrative Department or Services.
If you believe that you are the subject of discrimination or harassment please seek help from a
Designated Harassment Adviser, or the Student Advisory and Counselling Service, or the
Students' Association, or your Academic Counsellor, or Adviser of Studies, or the University
Chaplains. International students can also seek help from the International Students Adviser. If
you so decide, a formal written complaint may be made to the Head of the appropriate Academic
or Administrative Department.
Should you remain dissatisfied with the response you receive from a Head of Department or
Service or if you feel unable to put your case to them you can pursue the matter further:
(a) in the case of complaints about academic matters, by writing to the Dean of the Faculty
(b) in the case of complaints about services or about discrimination or harassment, by writing to
the Secretary to the University.
How will Complaints be Dealt with?
You have a right to complain without fear of recrimination and to expect that your formal written
complaint will be considered in confidence and fairly by an unbiased reviewer(s). This may be
the Head of Department, the Dean or the University Secretary themselves or their nominees. The
reviewer may consult with other unbiased advisers as appropriate.
Procedures for academic appeals to Faculty and Senate Appeal Committees are set out in
University Regulations set down in the Calendar and Faculty guidelines.
Procedures for complaints about sexual/ racial harassment are set out in the University's policy
statement available from the Equal Opportunities Officer (Fiona George).
For other formal written complaints you will as a minimum be accorded an opportunity to submit
written evidence. Depending on the seriousness of the complaint you may also be accorded an
opportunity to have a personal interview with the reviewer, and/or to invoke witnesses and/or to
have a full hearing in accordance with the principles of natural justice.
The reviewer will investigate your complaint fully; will make an initial response to you within
seven days; will inform you regularly of the progress of investigations and will advise you of the
outcome as soon as practicable.
Signed by the Secretary to the University
Mr P W A West
8 June 1994
Equal Opportunities Provision
The University has confirmed its commitment to equal opportunities in policies on Equal Opportunities, Sexual
and Racial Harassment and Disability, each of which apply equally to students and staff at the University. The
aim of these policies is to ensure that neither students nor staff suffer any form of discrimination or harassment,
and to encourage a climate of study, work and social life in which all members of the University community are
treated on the basis of their relative merits, abilities and potential regardless of irrelevant distinctions such as
gender, colour, race or national origin, sexuality, disability, age or religion.
Both the University and the Student’s Association have an Equal Opportunities Officer from whom copies of
those policies and other information and advice on equal opportunities can be obtained. Their contact details
are in Appendix III.
There is a network of trained harassment advisers across the University who can give confidential help, support
and advice to anyone who feels they are being subjected to harassment. A list of advisers can be obtained from
the Equal Opportunities Officers.
In addition, every Faculty has an Equal Opportunities Contact Officer. Part of their role is to convey equal
opportunities information to and from students and colleagues in their own Faculty and to develop initiatives to
promote equal opportunities within the Faculty. They can be contacted, via the Faculty Office, for general
information on the University’s policies.
The University has also committed itself to ensuring the use of gender-free language in publications, literature
and the spoken word. To support that decision the University’s Programme of Opportunities for Women
Committee have produced a leaflet giving guidance on ‘Non-Sexist Communication’ which is available from:
Programme of Opportunities for Women Committee
Reader Services Division
John Anderson Campus
Appendix III: Useful Addresses
Careers Service : Level 5, Livingstone Tower
Centre for Academic Practice : Level 2, Graham Hills Building
Departmental Student Advisors : Mozammel Huq (SBS)
Room 4.30, Sir William Duncan Building
Jim Stevens (A&SS)
Room 6.13, Sir William Duncan Building
Second and Third Year : Fiona McIntosh
Administrator Room 4.32, Sir William Duncan Building
Equal Opportunities : Jill Coplend
0141 567 5000
Registry : Arts & Social Sciences - Ext. 2806
Engineering - Ext. 2810
Science - Ext. 2903
Strathclyde Business School - Ext. 2787
Disability Service : Anne Simpson
Student Advisory & Counselling Service
Graham Hills Building
Student Advisory Service : Level 4, Graham Hills Building
Students Association Welfare : 90 John Street
Office 0141 552 1895
Ext. 2050/2060 (internal)
Student Health Service : Level 1, Livingstone Tower
Nightline : 0141 552 2555
Appendix IV: Student Affairs
Sport and Physical Education There are also facilities available on the Jordanhill
Campus, including a games halls, a squash court,
The Centre for Sport and Recreation offers all and soccer and rugby pitches.
members of the University the opportunity to
participate in physical activity as a means of Student Advisory and Counselling Service
achieving a healthier lifestyle, to develop new
physical skills and to maintain or improve their This service offers counselling and groupwork to
sporting talents. The Department is located in the all UK, EC and International students on personal
Sports Centre on the John Anderson Campus at issues affecting their emotional wellbeing.
the top of John Street, very close to the Students’ Information and advice are also given to UK
Union. students (International students receive advice and
support from their own adviser: please contact the
Facilities include a twin court Sports Hall International Office).
containing 6 badminton courts and facilities for all
major indoor games; a separate activities room Students are seen on any matter whether this is a
which houses fitness classes and range of martial new, long standing problem or a crisis and is a
arts; 6 squash courts, a weight training room and a useful place to contact on any issue relating to
newly-opened cardiovascular fitness suite university or personal life which is preventing
containing 70 exercise machines and personal fulfilment. Advice and information may include:
weight training stations. In the Royal College university procedures; voluntary, compassionate
Building, accessed from John Street, there is 20yd or academic suspension; tax credit and benefits;
x 10yd 4 lane swimming pool, above which is a examination appeals; referrals; discipline.
traditional gymnasium. The University Playing
Fields are sited at Stepps. Facilities include grass Personal issues may include, for example: anxiety;
soccer and rugby pitches and a floodlit sand- depression; motivation; achievement; stress and
dressed artificial turf hockey pitch. relaxation; self harm, loss; change; relationships.
There is helpful reading material on these and
The Centre offers a range of fitness classes, fitness other matters on our website and in our offices on
testing, health and lifestyle consultations, weight the John Anderson Campus and the Jordanhill
and fitness room inductions, sports coaching Campus.
classes, and swimming and lifesaving classes.
The Centre also provides facilities for many of the Counselling offers an opportunity to talk about
Sports Clubs run through the Students Sports any personal matter with someone who will not
Union. The Centre co-ordinates the judge or pressure you. It is also a place to express
University/Glasgow City Council Sports Bursary feelings and perhaps reach new understandings or
programme for elite sportsmen and women and make decisions. The Service also runs courses for
the Royal & Ancient Golf Bursary Programme, students in the and second Semesters; these may
details of which are available from the be, for example, on assertiveness or stress
Departmental Office. management.
For full details of facilities, classes, opening Our staff have knowledge of many options and
hours, and other queries, contact: further sources of help available to students. You
are welcome to make contact with us at any time
Telephone: (0141) 548 2446 during your course.
Web site: www.strath.ac.uk/sport/ All appointments and enquiries, for either
The Swimming Pool can be contacted direct on Campus, may be made in person, by telephone or
(0141) 548 2017 email:
Student Advisory and Counselling Service
Graham Hills Building trained first-aiders and who will, if necessary,
50 George Street contact the emergency services.
G1 1QE Contact: (0141) 548 3916 (JA Campus)
Tel: (0141) 548 3510 Email: email@example.com
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.mis.strath.ac.uk/SSS/
For students on the Jordanhill Campus, queries
(mainly in connection with medical screening for
Student Finance Office teacher training students) can be made through the
office located on the Ground Floor of the Henry
The Student Finance Office offers advice to UK Wood building.
students on financial matters, including assistance
for students with financial difficulties, e.g. Contact: (0141) 950 3317 (Jordanhill Campus)
assistance with applications for awards from the
Hardship Fund and the Mature Student Bursary The Chaplaincy
Fund, or loans from the University’s Emergency
Aid Fund. The office also provides advice to The Chaplaincy provides students with the
students and others on queries in relation to fees, opportunity to join a community across both
loans, bursaries etc. (Please note: there is a campuses, offering friendship, support and advice.
separate Adviser to International Students – Jim There are two full-time chaplains, one non-
Wilson – whose office is based in the University’s denominational and one Roman Catholic, together
International Office, Graham Hills Building). with a number of part-time chaplains of various
faiths, and a part-time International Chaplain.
The Student Finance Office is located in the
McCance Building, 2nd Floor (not to be confused The Chaplaincy Centre, including the Ark Café, is
with the main University Finance Office on the located in the St Paul’s Building (John Street).
Ground Floor). Appointments and enquiries can There is also a Chaplaincy centre on the Jordanhill
be made in person, by telephone or email: Campus.
Room 2.28 Contact: (0141) 548 4144
McCance Building email@example.com
16 Richmond Street web: http://www.mis.strath.ac.uk/SSS/
G1 1XQ Disability Service
Tel: (0141) 548 2753 The Disability Service offers advice and
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org assistance to students (and prospective students)
Web: http://www.mis.strath.ac.uk/SSS/ with disabilities. Assistance is available in relation
to claims for Disabled Student Allowance, advice
on the purchase and use of special IT equipment,
Student and Occupational Health Service
and liaison with academic staff on behalf of
students, e.g. in relation to adjustments which
The Student and Occupational Health Service runs might be made in the light of a disability.
regular consultative clinics for students with
physical or psychological problems. The service The Disability Service is located in Level 4 of the
is located on Level 1 of the Livingstone Tower. Graham Hills Building. Contact:
The doctors at the Service can refer students for
specialist treatment if appropriate. Disability Service
Note: it is important that all students should Graham Hills Building
register with a GP. Please note also that the above 50 George Street
service is not open at all times and any urgent Glasgow G1 1QE
medical queries should be referred to the
Tel: (0141) 548 3402
University’s Security Services, whose staff are Email: email@example.com
Appendix V: Plagiarism
The University’s definition of plagiarism is as follows:
The unacknowledged use of another’s work as if it were the student’s own work. Examples, which apply
both to conventional sources and information downloaded from the internet, are:
i. inclusion of more than a single phrase from another’s work without the use of quotation marks
and appropriate acknowledgement of source;
ii. summarising another’s work by changing a few words or altering the order of presentation
iii. copying another’s work;
iv. use of another’s ideas without acknowledgement or the presentation of work as if it were the
student’s own work when it is substantially the ideas of another.
Source: Academic Dishonesty Procedures and Guidelines
Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde
Sir William Duncan Building, 130 Rottenrow
Glasgow, G4 0GE
T: 0141-548 3871
F: 0141-548 4445
2nd Year Administrator: Fiona McIntosh, Room 4.32
T: 0141 548 3871