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					     First-Year Induction Meeting




   Economics & Industrial Organization

Economics, Politics, & International Studies/
A very warm Welcome 
       to you all
        from Robin Naylor
 Director of Undergraduate Studies
    (including Course Director, EPAIS)




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      Key People
                 Jonathan Cave    Senior Tutor
                                  Economics
Elizabeth   Year 1
Jones       Tutor
            Economics



                   Natalie Chen   Deputy
                                  Director of
                                  UG Studies

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Key People
 Undergraduate Office
                              Keir Thorpe
Ann Simper                    UG (T&L)
              Undergraduate   Manager
              Co-ordinator




Emily Nunan                                 Leanne Bird




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       Who Are You?
 Numbers of First Year students by degree:
        Economics                                         347
        Economics and Industrial Organization              25
        Economics, Politics, & International St (EPAIS)   61
        Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)            130
        Total based in Economics Department in Yr 1       563
        Mathematics and Economics                         10


 Mainly Europe, Africa, and Asia. Approx 50% EU, 50% non-EU



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       Getting Started…1
By now, you should have:

  •   Completed the University online enrolment
  •   Registered your IT Services (ITS) account
  •   Browsed the Department’s Induction Page
  •   Familiarised yourself with the online UG Handbook
  •   Logged on to my.economics
  •   Logged on to my.warwick
  •   Registered in the Department of Economics (10am-2pm)
  •   Viewed and printed your personalised Induction Week
      Timetable . . .

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     Getting Started…2
You should now:
1.      Check your lecture timetable (seminar timetable will be posted during the 
        week – for core modules), (EC121 – sign up for revision sessions online)
2.      Decide which modules you will take (more on this later)
3.      Register for your modules (deadline = Friday week 3)
     Follow the link from my.economics to the eVision Module Registration system (eMR)


4.      Meet your Personal Tutor in week 2 (Group Meetings)
        You can see your Year 1 Tutor for help, guidance or support prior to that




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First Year Modules
Read “Guide to First Year Modules”

4 Core (compulsory) modules


+1 Option: = 1 x 30 (or 24) CATS or 2 x 15 (or 12) CATS


Yr 1 degree course regs:

EPAIS, EconIO

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Quantitative Techniques
 Module EC120 Quantitative Techniques comprises 
 three sub-modules. All are required

   1. EC121/3 Mathematical Techniques A/B (Term 1)

   2.EC122/4 Statistical Techniques A/B (Term 2)

   3. EC125 Computing & Data Analysis (all year)




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  Choosing your Option …1
Option modules are:
  Either Economics options such as

     EC112/EC132 The Industrial Economy: Global Shift/Strategy
     EC119/EC133 Mathematical Analysis/Linear Algebra 


  Or ‘outside’ options taught by other departments


  Note:      Importance of Balanced Loads across Terms
             Consequences for module choices in Years 2 and 3

Typically, you sign up for seminar groups on your optional 
 modules                                                          10
Choosing your Option …2
 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 eMR (deadline: October 18th)



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Choosing your Option …3
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 Psychology 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 eMR


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Teaching and Learning
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/seminars/tutorials: Small Groups 
   – Discuss work set by lecturer with a tutor
   – Allocated by UG Office for core modules
   – Meet weekly (core modules) typically from Week 3
     (scheduling on my economics during week 1)
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Teaching and Learning
• Classes/Tutorials/Seminars: Small Groups 
  Attendance compulsory . . . Attendance Registered
  Participation policy       [with no Switching];

• Contact and Feedback
  Classes, Office Hours, emails, appointments,
   assessments, presentations



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Assessment and Feedback
• Coursework assessments (less weight in Year 1)
• Summer examinations (typically 80% after Year 1)

Feedback is via:
• Coursework feedback
• Seminar classes
• Staff Office hours



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Absences
 You are expected be on campus for the entire term
 Family holidays etc, are not regarded as mitigating 
  circumstances 
 Medical evidence 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 (Year 1 Tutor)


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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




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Who We Are?
 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
 Reputation (Research, Teaching, NSS, DLHE)


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       Studying at University
 We try our best to provide a stimulating and 
  enabling T&L environment
 You are responsible for your learning
 UG student as trainee researcher
 UG student as team-player

 Skills, careers, opportunities (see KIS)



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 Communication
From Us to You:
     Email:  You should use your name@warwick email address. No 
      hotmail, yahoo etc

       Keep Other Contact Details up to date

     My.economics : Assessment marks/absences/PT log/etc: - you 
      should be checking accuracy of our records

     Module and UG web-sites

     Notice Boards


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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 S0.98

     Your Personal Tutor/Year Tutor

     Through SSLCs and Module/Course Evaluation


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     Getting Started…Reminder
You should now:

1.    Meet your Personal Tutor in week 2 (in Group Meetings)

2.    Check your lecture timetable (seminar timetable will be posted 
      during the week – for core modules)
3.    Decide which modules you will take
4.    Register for your modules
        Follow the link from my.economics to the eVision Module Registration
        system (eMR)
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          We wish you all the best

WORK HARD AND ENJOY YOUR DEGREE STUDIES




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