Welcome Week Events and Induction

The welcome week events are organised by the School of Economics to help you settle in and get started on your programme.

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School of Economics – Welcome  Week Events for Undergraduate Students – 18th – 22nd September 2023  

Please stick to the timings of each session as provided below as these may be different to what you can see in your teaching timetable.

DATE, TIME & VENUE SESSION TITLE AND DETAILS

Wednesday 20th September

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Venue – Lecture Theatre 1, Diamond Building

Welcome and Introductory Session

Professor Sarah Brown, Head of Department of Economics

Dr Dan Gray, Director of Education 

Wednesday 20th September

3.30 – 5.00 pm

Venue – Lecture Theatre 1, Diamond Building

Skills for Economists Lecture

Dr Cristina Sechel, Student Experience Academic Lead

Dr Mike Crabtree, Learning Technologist

Thursday 21st September 

11.00 – 12.00 noon

Venue – Richard Roberts Auditorium, Richard Roberts Building

Race Conversations Workshop

Workshop description: Race Conversations is aimed to explore race and racism, particularly racial inequality in the UK. The session will include examples of privilege, microaggressions as well as reflective and interactive questions on diversifying the curriculum and tackling difficult conversations. We will also discuss practical intervention tips, equipping our students with skills to safely intervene and protect themselves and or the victim(s). The session will consist of a 20-minute presentation on key concepts and a 40 minute interactive workshop.

Thursday 21st September

12.00 – 1.00 pm

Venue – Richard Roberts Auditorium, Richard Roberts Building

Consent Conversations Workshop

Consent Conversations will cover key topics on sexual consent, what the law says, some myths and facts about sexual consent and what an active bystander might look like. The session will consist of a 20-minute presentation on key concepts and a 40-minute interactive workshop.

Thursday 21st September

1.30 – 2.30 pm

Venue – Mappin Hall, Mappin Building

Social Event for new Level One Students with light refreshments

This social event will provide you with an opportunity to meet academic staff in the School of Economics and members of the Economics Society (EconSoc).

Thursday 21st September

2.30 – 3.30 pm

Venue will be confirmed during Welcome Week.

Meeting with your Personal Tutor in the School of Economics

You will be provided with the name and contact details of your Personal Tutor by Wednesday 20th September. This information, along with the details of the meeting location, will be provided by email and will also be published on Blackboard. Please ensure that you attend, as meeting your personal tutor is an important part of your induction. If you are not able to attend this meeting you will be expected to meet with your Personal Tutor in week one.

Thursday 21st September

3.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue will be confirmed during Welcome Week

Group Activity Session

This session will provide you with an opportunity to meet other students who are registered on your degree programme. You will be notified by email during Welcome Week about which group you have been allocated to and where your activity session will take place.

An interactive campus map is available at www.sheffield.ac.uk/visitors/maps-travel/campus-maps

Information about the Sheffield Students’ Union Fairs that are running during welcome week can be obtained at: https://su.sheffield.ac.uk/

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