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1 A Warm Welcome to All Students on MScEcon, MScEIFE, MScBES & MScEDG (Erasmus) 2013/14

2 2 Ben Lockwood, in place of Jennifer Smith Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes S0.79 Office Hours: and 2-3 Mondays Who Am I?

3 3 This Morning External Speakers –9.10am: Linda Squirrell, IT Services –9.20am: Christopher Manley, Warwick Careers and Skills –9.30am: Helen Riley, Library –9.40am: Philip Gaydon, Learning Grid –9.50am: Stephen Soanes, PG Hub Break 10.10: My Presentation

4 4 This Presentation Immediate things to do Identify key people and places Course structure & module choices House rules, pastoral support system Other learning opportunities –Research workshops and seminars –IT and Library –Life-skills

5 5 You should have already …. Enrolled with the Department and University Registered with IT Services received a user id, password and address Important: we will communicate with you via your university address only

6 6 You should have already …. Checked out our MSc web pages: Spent some time reading the MSc Handbook Orientated yourself: figure out location of PG Office (S0.91), notice-board, pigeon-holes etc. Introduced yourself to fellow students (over 30 countries) Found the bar …

7 7 Week 1 Question Time: today in Butterworth Hall – please arrive by 4.30pm. EC961 Introductory Maths/Stats Exam: Thursday 3 rd Oct in Panorama Room, Rootes Building. PG Office will hand out barcodes this week, which you need to bring to the exam. Careers and Skills Session: Thursday 3 rd Oct 2pm, 3pm or 4pm. Group allocations are at Sign up for Library Introduction and Database Training sessions by Wednesday 2 nd Oct 2013 using this link: Sign up for STATA Classes by Friday 4 th October 2013 using this link: Week 2 All MSc teaching starts on Monday of week 2.

8 8 Week 1: Additional Induction Meetings, Wednesday 2 nd Oct MSc EIFE: with Course Leader Juan Carlos Gozzi, am in room MS0.4 MSc EDG: with Course Leader Bishnu Gupta, am in room S2.86 MSc BES (Economics Track): with Course Leader Eugenio Proto; am in room S2.79 MSc BES students also have a Psychology Induction today at 1pm in room H1.48

9 9 Head of Department Abhinay Muthoo Deputy Head of Department Jeremy Smith

10 10 Director, MSc Deputy Director, MSc Jennifer Smith Gianna Boero

11 11 MSc Admin Team Programme Manager Carolyn Andrews Room S0.89 Ext Postgraduate Coordinator Mandy Eaton Room S0.91 Ext 23048

12 MSc Admin Team Teaching Programmes Assistant S0.91 Caroline Woodhouse S0.91 Ext Postgraduate Secretary Sue Rattigan S0.91 Ext

13 13 How to contact the MSc Admin Team Please send a single message to when you would like to get in touch, or visit us in person in room S0.91 We will then direct your query to the appropriate person who can help

14 14 My.economics Departmental Information gateway for students Sign up for classes, submit module evaluations, see exam results, etc From Msc homepage, click on my.economics

15 15 Basic course structure (all except BES) See the Handbook for the full detailsHandbook Pre-termTerm 1Term 2Term 3 Maths & StatsPre-sessional Maths and Stats Economic AnalysisMicro and Macro Econometrics Econometrics A or B Research Methods Options Three Optional Modules from list (varies between variants) Research Dissertation

16 16 MSc Behavioural & Econ Science See the Handbook for the full detailsHandbook Pre-termTerm 1Term 2Term 3 Maths & Stats Pre-sessional Maths and Stats Economic Analysis Micro Econometrics Econometrics A or B Issues & Psychological Science Methods and Analysis in Behavioural Science Experimental Economics Psychological Models of Choice Behavioural Science: Implications and Applications Research Research Proposal Research Project

17 17 Teaching Timetables Published online: Please check regularly as the timetables are subject to change at short notice. MSc EIFE will have additional workshops in Term 2 – more details at the EIFE induction meeting

18 18 Econometrics A or B ? Take B if you are familiar with (or are prepared to fill in any gaps on your own): –Ordinary Least Squares –Tests of significance (t & F), Tests of linear restrictions –Properties of Normal, t, chi-squared, and F distributions –Multicollinearity, Prediction –Autocorrelation, Heteroscedasticity, Weighted Least Squares –Dummy variables, Endogeneity If in doubt, see Wiji Arulampalam (Room S2.118).

19 19 Econometrics A or B ? Econometrics A/B choice needs to be made by Friday 11 th October 2013 (end of week 2) via eMR (E-vision Module Registration) Sign-up for Econometrics A/B Classes via my.economics by Friday 11 th October No swapping afterwards.

20 20 Term 2 Option Modules? See Handbook and the MSc webpages for available options PROVISIONALLY choose THREE from your list (differs between variants) Then, you must register your provisional option choices with University via eMR Go to: and then to the module registration page.http://www.warwick.ac.uk/evision Follow the onscreen instructions and see help-sheet: (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/examinations/emr/)http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/examinations/emr/ –Deadline Friday 18 th October 2013 (end of week 3) –eMR choices automatically update on my.economics

21 21 Term 2 Option Modules? For MSc Econ, Msc EIFE: one IB-coded module can be chosen This year, three are available: Derivative Securities (IB9X7) Behavioural Finance (IB9Y2) International Financial Markets (IB967) You must register for one of these WBS modules by Friday 18 th Oct 2013 on eMR if you are interested BUT: numbers on these are capped, random selection used in the case of excess demand!

22 22 Term 2 Option Modules ? Note that initial choices are only provisional (an eMR constraint!) Advice session: 3-5pm Friday 29 th November 2013 (week 9) – Room MS0.1 Mandy can make changes on eMR for you during first three weeks of spring term. Possible an option may not run due to low numbers.

23 23 Departmental Research Seminars Research Seminar –External (usually international) speakers –Thursdays in S2.79 and join us for drinks in Common Room afterwards Specialist Seminars –Mondays (Political Econ) in S2.79 –Tuesdays (CAGE/Empirical) in S2.79 –Wednesdays (CRETA/Theoretical) in S2.79 See our webpages for details

24 24 The MSc Distinguished Visitor Lecture Programme At least one lecture in each of Terms 1 and 2 Lecture given by distinguished professional or academic economist A chance to meet with the speaker afterwards This year: - Chris Walters from OFT confirmed to talk on Thursday 24 th October Last year: –Professor Omer Moav (Economics). –Professor David Miles (Bank of England) –Professor Lord Meghnad Desai (LSE) –Professor Andrew Oswald (Warwick) –Professor George Akerlof (Berkeley)

25 25 House Rules  If you miss an exam or test, or need a deadline extension, due to illness or personal problems:  if possible, see your Personal Tutor to explain  get medical notes etc before, not after the exam  Com[p  The same applies if you feel your performance in an exam may be affected due to illness or personal problems:  if possible, see your Personal Tutor to explain  get medical notes etc before, not after the exam

26 26 House Rules, Contd  Be here during term-time: contact points (exams, personal tutor, seminars - see MSc Handbook)  NO Summer internships or any other jobs  September dissertation deadline – absolute  Progression to dissertation – not automatic, depends on the number of failed exams  Lecture notes – practice varies

27 27 Pastoral Support Personal tutors –Already allocated –See your PT every term –PT Week 7 th -11 th Oct 2013 and 3 rd -7 th Feb 2014 Senior Tutor Gianna Boero

28 28 Institutional support The University Health Centre –Make sure you are registered with a GP – before you get sick –NHS Direct and The Students’ Union –Advice and Welfare Services fact sheets on many subjects study skills, changing/leaving your course,….emergency contraception –Nightline service 9pm to 9am student-run listening service, Ext 22199

29 29 Institutional support The University International Office –Language and visa problems, accommodation and financial problems University Counselling Service –Senior Tutor's office Personal/emotional problems, disability etc Ext 22761www.warwick.ac.uk/services/tutors

30 30 Teaching quality Our teaching is “research-led” –Top marks in last “RAE” exercise –(with UCL, LSE, Essex and Oxford) –University of Warwick 49.6 staff submitted, 40% of work 4* Top marks in the last national “TQA” –Along with UCL and Essex

31 31 Teaching quality But it doesn’t always go right –We want feedback Module assessment via my.economics End-of-year survey –If you are having problems on a module, see the lecturer first –Then, bring it up with your GSSLC rep –If all else fails – see me! And you can help …………..

32 32 … Staff-Student Liaison We need student reps on GSSLC –2 x MScEcon, 1 x MScEIFE, 1 x MScEDG, 1 x MScBES, 2 x Diploma & 2 x M/Res/PhD students. –Ethnic/geographic/gender mix. Please think about “standing” for this office –See the Graduate SSLC web pages. –Don’t be shy - nominate yourself or a friend. –Fill-in online form by Fri 11 th Oct 2013 (end of week 2) a few words of background and a photo –Vote from Mon 14 th Oct to Fri 18 th Oct 2013 We will details to the “winners” Date of first meeting to be confirmed

33 33 IT Services See what IT Services offers –http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/ Help –telephone to the Service Desk on Ext 73737, – the ServiceDeskServiceDesk –Visit the Drop-In Centre on the first floor of the Library - normally open 9:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.first floor of the Library

34 34 IT Support Neil Gatty Andrew Taylor Peter Kane Ext Ext Ext 23501

35 35 IT and Other Facilities MSc Study Area S2.81a Common Room PC and printing facilities reserved for ecpxxx logins. Daily newspapers and some periodicals will be supplied, and coffee machine! Computing Connect from a campus residence. Learn how to connect from off-campus. Also “open access” computer rooms e.g. in library. STATA CD - both Econometrics A and B use it exclusively. Sign up for STATA classes by Friday 4 th October 2013.

36 36 Library The basics of library usage is part of Research Methods module –Electronic journals –Bibliographic databases –http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/ Opening hours –08.30 – (Weekdays & weekends) –Different in vacations

37 37 Life Skills Warwick Skills Certificate –Short courses in IT, Communications Creativity, Personal development Career development, Academic and writing skills Foreign language skills English Language skills Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

38 38 Life after the Warwick MSc Jobs –Check out the Careers Service –http://www.warwick.ac.uk/careers/http://www.warwick.ac.uk/careers/ –Attend the Careers Session on Thursday afternoon MRes/PhD –Talk to Omer Moav/Thijs van Rens –Careers Service can help with this too –Staff have many connections at other universities Discuss with your PT

39 39 And don’t forget ….. IT Services on-line registration (if not done already) Sign up for Library classes (deadline Wednesday 2 nd October 2013) EC961 Introductory Maths/Stats Exam, Thursday 3 rd October in Panorama Room, Rootes Building. Sign up for STATA classes (deadline Friday 4 th October 2013) Econometrics A/B (deadine Friday 11 th Oct 2013 on eMR and sign up for classes via my.economics) Module Registration on eMR (deadline Friday 18 th Oct 2013) Teaching starts Monday of Week 2 Check out the handbook for detailshandbook

40 40 Good luck with the EC961 Introductory Maths & Stats Exam on Thurs 3 rd October 2013, 10.00am-12.00noon in Panorama Room, Rootes Building


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