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Economics

The School of Economics proudly combines a reputation for internationally renowned research and unparalleled academic support to its students. Always pursuing a research-inspired approach, we are committed to offering an outstanding academic experience that provides a platform to fully explore the influence of economic analysis. We achieve strong results in teaching and research league tables, consistently accomplishing a top ten result in both. Our focus is not only on stimulating and nurturing the intellect, but also developing individual employability from the outset. We offer more than just an educational experience: Economics at UEA is a gateway to possibility.

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Economics.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys)

  1. Welcome to the School of Economics at UEA. I hope very much that you will enjoy your studies at the University of East Anglia and take every opportunity to further your knowledge and advance your future career.

    You are joining one of the top-ranked economics departments in the UK:

    • Top 10 for Economics in the UK (Guardian League Table, 2020)
    • Top 10 for Research Outputs in Economics and Econometrics (Research Excellence Framework, REF 2014)
    • Top 10 for Overall Student Satisfaction in Economics (National Student Survey, NSS 2019)

    Please take time to look at the New Student website as you will find important information about the University and School of Economics and your induction. Further information you will need for your studies will be provided when you arrive.

    Within the School, we enjoy a wonderful sense of community and we offer a friendly, diverse environment, which we hope will be the perfect setting for you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

    I look forward to meeting you at the Head of School Welcome and, on behalf of the School of Economics I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you a stimulating and successful stay at UEA.

    Yours sincerely

    Dr Emiliya Lazarova                        

    Head of the School of Economics

Please take a look at your induction programme below. Consult your schedule via e:Vision to find out the location of the event.

23 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
ECO Head of School Welcome
Welcome from the Head of School and Induction talks from University Services

24 Sep 09:00 - 11:00
The Economics of Society
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4002A

24 Sep 12:00 - 14:00
ECO Course Director Meeting
Meetings with the Course Director

24 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
ECO Study Skills and Student Support
Welcome from ECO's Lead Support Tutor

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
ECO Teaching Director Meeting
Meeting with Teaching Director

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Careers and Personal Development
Meeting with the School's Employability Director

25 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
ECO Quiz
Interactive Quiz with staff - prizes to be won

25 Sep 17:00 - 18:30
Welcome Drinks
An opportunity to meet fellow students and members of the School - a great chance to get to know the people you will be spending the next 3 years with!

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Introductory Microeconomics
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4005Y

26 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Introductory Macroeconomics
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4006Y

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Mathematics for Economists
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4003A

27 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Introductory Mathematics for Economists
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4001A

27 Sep 12:00 - 17:00
Meetings with advisers
Meetings with your adviser - information about times and locations will be made available in due course

23 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Welcome to PPL Talk
Welcome talk to PPL students - ECO students on joint degrees welcomed to attend

23 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
ECO Head of School Welcome
Welcome from the Head of School and Induction talks from University Services

24 Sep 09:00 - 11:00
The Economics of Society
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4002A

24 Sep 12:00 - 14:00
ECO Course Director Meeting
Meetings with the Course Director

24 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
ECO Study Skills and Student Support
Welcome from ECO's Lead Support Tutor

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
ECO Teaching Director Meeting
Meeting with Teaching Director

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Careers and Personal Development
Meeting with the School's Employability Director

25 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
ECO Quiz
Interactive Quiz with staff - prizes to be won

25 Sep 17:00 - 18:30
Welcome Drinks
An opportunity to meet fellow students and members of the School - a great chance to get to know the people you will be spending the next 3 years with!

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Introductory Microeconomics
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4005Y

26 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Introductory Macroeconomics
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4006Y

26 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
Politics, IR and Media Social: Meet the Politics Society & Opportunity for Q&A with current students.
Meet and get involved with the Politics Society – a student run group representing all those studying, and interested in, politics. They provide academic help and support through study sessions, careers events, and lecturer discussions, as well as having the social aspect to our society.
There will be wine, soft drinks and a chance to get to meet your lecturers and other students. Toby James

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Mathematics for Economists
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4003A

27 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Introductory Mathematics for Economists
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4001A

27 Sep 12:00 - 17:00
Meetings with advisers
Meetings with your adviser - information about times and locations will be made available in due course

23 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Welcome to PPL Talk
Welcome talk to PPL students - ECO students on joint degrees welcomed to attend

23 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
ECO Head of School Welcome
Welcome from the Head of School and Induction talks from University Services

24 Sep 09:00 - 11:00
The Economics of Society
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4002A

24 Sep 12:00 - 14:00
ECO Course Director Meeting
Meetings with the Course Director

24 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
ECO Study Skills and Student Support
Welcome from ECO's Lead Support Tutor

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
ECO Teaching Director Meeting
Meeting with Teaching Director

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Careers and Personal Development
Meeting with the School's Employability Director

25 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
ECO Quiz
Interactive Quiz with staff - prizes to be won

25 Sep 17:00 - 18:30
Welcome Drinks
An opportunity to meet fellow students and members of the School - a great chance to get to know the people you will be spending the next 3 years with!

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Introductory Microeconomics
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4005Y

26 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Introductory Macroeconomics
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4006Y

26 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
Politics, IR and Media Social: Meet the Politics Society & Opportunity for Q&A with current students.
Meet and get involved with the Politics Society – a student run group representing all those studying, and interested in, politics. They provide academic help and support through study sessions, careers events, and lecturer discussions, as well as having the social aspect to our society.

There will be wine, soft drinks and a chance to get to meet your lecturers and other students. Toby James

26 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
Philosophy Social & Meet the Philosophy Society
Come and meet staff, students, and the Philosophy Society. Davide Rizza + All Philosophy Staff

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Mathematics for Economists
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4003A

27 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Introductory Mathematics for Economists
Introductory Lecture for ECO-4001A

27 Sep 12:00 - 17:00
Meetings with advisers
Meetings with your adviser - information about times and locations will be made available in due course

Here's a handy guide to get the most out of your lectures, note take effectively, manage your time, and hone the skills you need to make the most out of the resources available to you at the UEA.

From the Global Financial Crisis, through the on-going Brexit negotiations, and on into US trade policy, economic events from recent years continue to create a great deal of uncertainty about the future shape of the UK, EU and global economies. 


It does, however, make this an extremely exciting time to study economics at a diverse, outward looking university such as UEA, where you will soon be taught by economists from the UK, the EU and the rest of the world. You have made a good choice. 


We also understand that you have a lot to think about in the coming weeks and hopefully these few paragraphs can provide a bit of reassurance about what you do (and don’t) need to do before you come to UEA in order to prepare yourself to study economics. 


Firstly, and importantly, all we really need is for you to bring yourself, enthused about studying at university, and studying economics. Everything you need to know will be covered over the course of your degree. 


The School does not expect you to have done any preparatory reading prior to the start of the semester, however you may find it useful to watch this MOOC as preparation for making the transition from school to university life:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/preparing-for-uni 


However you may well want to start preparing.  Since the Global Financial crisis, and even more so since the Brexit vote, economics is headline news. Start to pay a bit of attention to what is going on – perhaps BBC News, and if you want a bit more try an edition or two of The Economist (which you will have free digital access to as a UEA student in a few weeks anyway). This can help to enrich your degree by forming questions that your study with us will help answer. 


On a more practical note we are aware that you might want to use the coming weeks to think about textbooks. The main thing to stress is there is plenty of time to source books when you get here. Typically some part of your first lecture on any of your modules will provide information about recommended reading, there is a Waterstone’s Bookshop on campus, and there is no need to have books before your first lectures.  You may also find the information and resources available at the following link useful  http://www.studyingeconomics.ac.uk/.  
 
You may want to have a look at the Norwich Economic Papers, a journal for students in the School of Economics. It provides an opportunity for ECO students to engage in, and publish, scholarly work in economics. 

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