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As a student at Royal Holloway you will have access to many student facilities offered by the University. The department of Economics offers some additional facilities exclusive for their students.

Simulation Trading Floor

Trading Room

To coincide with the start of a new MSc finance course, the department introduced a simulation trading floor (Moore Annex 035). The simulation experience is designed to recreate the excitement of a trading floor in an investment bank and provides invaluable hands-on experience in a dynamic environment. Real-time data feeds from major exchanges and is displayed on terminals and wall screens, and industry-standard software packages are used to provide the best possible introduction to Investment Banking IT.

Undergraduate Hub 

Undergraduate Hub

In January 2013 the department launched its Undergraduate Hub opposite (H209), the hub was in response to student feedback which was received through the regular SSLC meetings, requesting a dedicated workspace for current economics undergraduates. The hub has proven a success with students who continuously use it for studying, group work, socialising, meeting with tutors and hosting events such as movie nights. The hub is equipped with a projector, a laptop, network ports for easy connectivity and economics textbooks.

Experimental Lab 

Experimental Lab

The Royal Holloway Laboratory for Decision Making and Economic Research (EconLab) is a state of the art facility for experimental economic research. It is equipped with 32 computer workstations for participants, monitors that allow subliminal priming and headsets, webcam kits and a beamer for audio-visual studies. It allows the department to teach modern experimental and behavioural economics in a realistic environment that allows students to comprehend and reproduce results of seminal studies or develop their own research ideas.

PhD Workspaces 

Horton Building

The department aims to give all Postgraduate Research students a dedicated workspace for their research and studies. First year students are able to hot desk in the International Building and during their second and third year, students are given their own dedicated workspace in either the McCrea Building or Tolansky Building where the students can request for their own PC with the relevant software. All PhD students are also given access to the seminar room in Horton all year round as well as access to the departmental staff room.






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