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Undergraduate Intro Week 2018

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

We look forward to welcoming you to the University in person during Intro Week.

Intro Week takes place from Monday 17 – Friday 21 September 2018.

Your introductory meeting – Monday 17 September 2018

Your introductory meeting with the Department of Economics is on Monday 18 September 2018.

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 any optional modules in your programme.

We'll also tell you about the other events the department has arranged for Intro Week, such as meeting your personal tutor, your introduction to online learning and some of the other services the University provides.

Photo of St George's ChurchThe Student Economics Society 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 17 September 2018 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 French and Economics
BA German and Economics
BA Hispanic Studies and Economics
BA Russian and Economics

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.

Your first lecture

Your first lecture Skills for Economists will be at 2:00pm on Thursday 20 September 2018 in The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 1 (No. 199 on the campus map). Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory for all first year students on a degree in the Department of Economics.

Online Module Selection

As a new student, you will receive an email from Registry Services on Wednesday 29 August 2018 asking you to complete Online Module Selection by Sunday 9 September 2018. 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 on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

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 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)

Online Module Selection Frequently Asked Questions 

Your intro pack

At the introductory meeting we'll give you an intro pack, with more information about Intro Week, your modules and your timetable.

If you can't wait to get started, some of these documents will become available here to download. There's no need to print these documents off, as copies will be given to you at our introductory meeting:

Reading lists and text books

There is no general set reading list. There is recommended reading for each module which you can find in the year 1 degree programmes and modules guide (available in September 2018).

However, 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
Telephone +44 114 222 3398