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WELCOME to ALL

YEAR 3 STUDENTS
Some Tips & Advice for a Productive Final Year..

2016/2017

What this presentation is about


Introducing Key People for this academic year
Logistics
Communication to you about some new initiatives in the
department

Who is Who in Economics


Head of Department
Jan Podivinsky
Email: J.Podivinsky@soton.ac.uk
S1 Office Hours & Location:

Tuesdays 15:00-17:00 and Thursdays 10:00-11:00 or any other


time by email appointment
Room 3117 Murray Building B58

Research Interests: Econometrics and Financial Econometrics.


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Who is Who in Economics


Head of Teaching Programmes (S1)
Dr Emanuela Lotti
Email: e.lotti@soton.ac.uk
S1 Office Hours & Location:
Thursdays 12:00-13:00 and 16:00-17:00 0r any other time by
email appointment
Room 3057 Murray Building, B58

Research Interests: Development, Labour Economics

Whos Who in Economics


Dissertation Coordinator
Dr Manos Mentzakis
Email: E.Mentzakis@soton.ac.uk
Office Hours & Location:
Room 3001 Murray Building, B58
https://ementzakis.youcanbook.me/

Research Interests: Health Economics, Applied Econometrics

Whos Who in Economics


Senior Tutor
Dr Max Kwiek
Email: M.Kwiek@soton.ac.uk
Office Hours & Location:
Room58/3037

Office Hour: kwiek.youcanbook.me

Research Interests: Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory

Whos Who in Economics


Extensions
Please contact the Econ Student Office
Email: Economics.StudentOffice@soton.ac.uk
See The HUB on your Blackboard pages (Student Office Forms) for
various forms, including Special Considerations and Extensions

Whos Who in Economics


All members of academic staff including Teaching Fellows
act as personal academic tutors

We each post our office hours on our office doors or ask to


be emailed for an appointment or use on-line booking.
Typically 1.5-2 hours per week. Open to all students.

General Admin Support System


What to do if problems arise?
Individual problems and non routine circumstances
Personal Academic Tutor, Senior Tutor (Max
Kwiek), Student Office and The Hub (Special
Considerations): Coordination is important!
Various University resources for advice (e.g.
immigration, health, accommodation, finances):
Student Union. Details at www.susu.org
Important: Make sure we are aware!

Logistics
What to do if problems arise?
If you have problems with your PAT discuss with Senior Tutor
Problems with a particular module Module Lecturer
Personal Academic Tutor /Head of Teaching Programmes.
Dissertation Matters: Econometric Software (Dafni Papoutsaki
& team) Admin and Issues with Supervisors (Dissertations
Coordinator), Research (Supervisor)
Problems with your course/programme Personal Academic
Tutor &/or your student reps Head of Teaching
Programmes

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Some New Initiatives (You Ask, We Did)


Informal Feedback and Support Sessions (monthly)
Opportunity for you to provide your view about the course
(Student Voice)
Opportunity to receive advice on your course and various
support (learning opportunities -let us know what would
be useful for you!)
Econ Skills and Employability Module:
Provide learning opportunities for jobs and postgraduate
studies
Offer on-line training opportunities useful for Economists
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Feedback Types on Your Performance


Broad Individual Feedback
Module Specific Feedback
Dissertation Feedback
Further academic feedback

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Feedback Types
Broad Personalised Feedback:
Me & My course
All Year 3 students should arrange to see their academic
tutor during the beginning of Semester 1.
Semester 2: please arrange a meeting to discuss your S1
exam results.

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Feedback Types
Personal Academic Tutors: Advise on academic issues,
Monitor your academic performance, Write reference
letters for you, help you solve admin problems, help you
if you are experiencing difficulties
Why important: Opportunity to get personalised
feedback
See Senior Tutor and Head of Teaching for more
complex advice

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Feedback Types
Module Specific Feedback (x 8 per semester):
How am I doing in my modules?
All modules to have 2 pieces of assessed coursework
(one of the two possibly group based) up to the
percentage stated in the current regulations.
Students to receive their work back within 2 or 3 weeks
after submission
4 weeks (University deadline) only for very large pieces
of coursework and for large group of students

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Feedback Types
Further Direct Feedback:
Each semester and in the context of your 4 modules
your lecturers are available to see you during their office
hours (1.5-2hrs/week) to answer questions on your
assignments, masterclass problem sets or lecture
material.
Email: No restrictions. We are happy to respond to any
reasonable queries!

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Other Important Stuff


Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC)
Meets every semester to provide a forum of
communication between staff and students.
has representatives from each year of the undergraduate
programme
SSLC meets with academic staff once per semester to
discuss issues raised by students
Know who your representative is!
(And keep an eye on our informal feedback sessions).
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