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Undergraduate Intro Week 2019

Welcome to Sheffield and the Department of Economics. Congratulations once again on securing a place to study with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to the university in person during Intro Week which takes place from Monday 23 – Friday 27 September 2019. It's designed to give you more information about studying and student life at the University of Sheffield.

Some events will take place in your academic department and will give you the chance to find out more about:

  • what is expected of you as a student
  • how to register with the University
  • how to select your classes for study
  • more information about the modules, assessments and study for the coming year

Other introductory events are social and give you the opportunity to join any of the Student Union sporting, cultural, or national student societies. Many of the societies have welcome events for new students to introduce themselves and tell you what they do during the year. There's a lot happening on campus at this time and you're sure to find something to suit your tastes or try something new. Intro Week is a great way to meet people and make new friends.

Welcome meeting – Monday 23 September 2019

Your introductory welcome meeting with the Department of Economics is on Monday 23 September 2019.

This is an essential meeting which will provide information about some of the registration processes you need to go through to enrol as a student at the University.

It will be your first opportunity to meet the other students and staff on your course, we'll give you information about your degree programme, and advice on choosing optional modules if applicable on your programme.

We'll also tell you about the other events the department has arranged for Intro Week, such as meeting your personal tutor and an overview of online learning.

Photo of St George's ChurchThe Student Economics Society (EconSoc) will have lots of information and activities available to new students such as the Freshers Fair, how to become an EconSoc member, sports teams and charity events.

Where and when

Introductory meetings take place on Monday 23 September 2019 in St George's Church Lecture Theatre (No. 164 on the campus map).

The time varies depending on your degree course.

If your degree is... ...then your meeting is at
BA Economics 1:45pm
BSc Economics
BSc Economics with Finance
BSc Economics and Mathematics
BA Economics and Philosophy
BA Economics and Politics
BA Accounting and Financial Management and Economics 4:00pm
BA Business Management and Economics
BA Economics and Modern Languages and Cultures

If you can't make it

The introductory meeting is very important: you should make every possible effort to attend.

If you really can't reach Sheffield in time for the meeting, you must contact us as soon as possible using the details below. We can then make arrangements for your arrival.

Skills for Economists Lecture and University Support Services Information Session

Your first lecture Skills for Economists will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday 25 September 2019 in The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 4 (No. 199 on the campus map).

Attendance at the first lecture is essential for all first year students on an economics degree. This lecture will be followed by an important session which will provide information about the many services the University has available which will support you through your studies at the University of Sheffield.

Online Module Selection

As a new student, you will receive an email from Registry Services on Wednesday 28 August 2019 asking you to complete Online Module Selection by Sunday 15 September 2019.

We encourage you to complete Online Module Selection as it will speed up the registration process in Intro Week. If for any reason you are unable to complete Online Module Selection, you will be able to have your module choices approved in Intro Week before you register.

If your degree programme allows you to choose unrestricted modules in year 1 and you wish to take these in Economics or your dual partner department, you can choose them as part of the Online Module Selection process. However, if you wish to take any modules from another department you cannot choose these online. You will need to attend the Module Enrolment event in the Octagon Centre. Please refer to your registration timetable for full information about this event.

BSc Economics and Mathematics students do not need to complete Online Module Selection as all of your year 1 modules are core (compulsory).

Optional first year Economics modules

ECN104 Introductory Finance for Economics (20 credits)

ECN108 Economic History of Britain and the Modern World (20 credits)

ECN109 Classical and Contemporary Thinkers in Economics (20 credits)

Recommended reading

There is recommended reading for each module and you will be provided with full information about this in the information pack you will receive in Intro Week. 

We advise that you do not buy books before you arrive, as when you're here you can take advantage of the library services and offers in the University book shop.

Contact us

If you do have questions about Intro Week or your arrival in Sheffield please contact:

Rachel Watson
Email r.watson@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone +44 114 222 3398