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Induction Slides:

2016 First Year Induction

Timetable:

Year 1 Timetable 

Year 2 Timetable

Year 3 Timetable 

Personal Advisors:

Year 1 Personal Advisors 

Year 2 Personal Advisors

Year 3 Personal Advisors

Seminar Allocations:

Year 1 Seminar Groups 

Year 2 Seminar Groups

Year 3 Seminar Groups

Assessment Deadlines:

Year 1 Assessment Deadlines

Year 2 Assessment Deadlines 

Year 3 Assessment Deadlines

UG Midterms 2016 17

Peer Guides:

What are Peer Guides?

Peer Guide Allocations

Exam Rubrics:

Updated in the Summer Term

Revision Timetable:

Updated in the Summer Term

Coures Outlines:

 

Joint Honours Degrees

A warm welcome to our joint degree students.

An exciting time awaits you as you embark on a journey of higher education in two subjects as one degree. There are numerous benefits from following this pathway not withstanding enhancing your future career prospects.

It can be a little bewildering when you have two academic departments to deal with. Who is your Personal Advisor? Who do you have to contact when you are ill? Here in the Economics Department, we hope to guide you through the maze and signpost you in the right direction.

Also, as a valued member of the Economics Department we welcome you to participate in the dynamic programme of extra-curricular events organised. From the many social events such a barbeques, social balls and film nights to career-related events. We are the envy of all other Faculties! The Economics Department invites you to get involved and make the most of your time at Royal Holloway.

Essential Information:

The University deems your main department to be the first named department of your degree. It is this department that is responsible for your overall academic and pastoral welfare. Should you have any concerns or issues regarding your course then you may contact the Joint Honours Coordinator for the Economic Department Dr Hui-Fai Shing.

Most of the course-related information relevant to you as a joint honours degree student is the same as that for the single honours degree students. It will be found in the ‘Current students’ section of our website under the relevant year of study.

However, there are some points to bring to your attention:

  • The Department has an active Student and Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC), details of which can be found here. As a joint degree student you are also eligible to stand as a student rep, just look out for the emails.
  • When allocating seminars, every effort is made by the Economics Department to ensure that there are no clashes with your other Department. If you do find that you have a clash then please bring to the attention of both Departments as quickly as possible for the matter to be resolved.
  • Please note that if you are absent then you should complete a Notification of Absence Form and submit it to BOTH departments. This is the same if you wish to inform us of extenuating circumstances.
  • The Economics Department does have midterm exams which may apply to you. Information about these tests will be relayed to you both during lectures and by direct by email.  
  • Course registration for Economics students takes place in the first week of the new academic year. This may differ from many other departments. You will be informed of the process via email at the relevant time. Please note that it is essential that you are available in person to register your choice.

Departmental Events:

There a number of ways that you will be informed of the various events organised by the Economics Department, including emails and social media so don’t forget to like us on Facebook: RHULecon and Twitter: @RHULECON

Economics@Work is a department led series of talks about the employment within the world of Economics. Grab a pizza slice and settle down. Details of upcoming events can be found here.

There is a dedicated Economics UG Hub in the Horton Building for the exclusive use of Economics students and that includes our joint students. A comfortable room for use to study in or to relax. You are most welcome.

The UG Hub hosts the Economics Global Café held every Friday during term time from 12 to 3. Free soft drinks and snacks are provided for an informal setting to meet your peers and departmental staff and share your thoughts and ideas.  

You have free subscription to The Economist, click here for details.  

The golden rule is ‘if in doubt then please ask’ as you are a valued member of the Department.

Notification of Absence

If you are absent from any classes for any reason, you must:

a. advise your department – You must directly email Andrea Ferrara

b. complete the Notification of Absence Form. Copies of the Notification of Absence Form – Self certification are also available from the Health Centre.

c. submit the paperwork to your department either before your absence or within FIVE working days of the end of the period of absence. Failure to do so may result in the absence being counted as unacceptable and counting against the minimum attendance level.

d. ensure that you meet any departmental requirements concerning notification of absence or request for leave of absence as you may be required to meet formally with the Programme Director.

Reason for absence  

Documentation required

Illness up to and including 5 consecutive term-time days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)

Completed Notification of Absence Form – Self Certification

Illness for more than 5 consecutive term-time days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)

Completed Notification of Absence Form - Self Certification plus Formal Medical Certification signed by the Health Centre, your GP or hospital consultant

Unrelated to sickness

Notification of Absence Form plus supporting evidence (see www.rhul.ac.uk/attendance for details of documentation required.)

 

 

Leave of absence request

 

Notification of Absence Form plus any departmental requirement must be met

It is at the discretion of the Department as to whether any absence is deemed acceptable or unacceptable (see www.rhul.ac.uk/attendance for details of what constitutes ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ circumstances relating to absence). If deemed unacceptable the absence will be recorded as such and will count against the minimum attendance level. For more information on the college absence procedures click here. 

Extenuating Circumstances

Illness or Other Extenuating Circumstances

If you are taken ill or there are other extenuating circumstances that you believe have adversely affected your performance in relation to any aspect of your course/programme (for example, your attendance, submission of work, or examination performance) at any point during the academic year, you must inform us in writing. You must complete the attached consideration of extenuating circumstances form and hand it in to the Admin Office (H209). This should be accompanied by any supporting evidence that you wish to be considered.

Click here for an extenuating circumstances form (in .pdf format requires Acrobat Reader)

Click here for an extenuating circumstances form (in Word format)

Do not assume that if you have discussed your situation with your personal advisor or any other member of staff, that this will automatically mean that your circumstances will be taken into account. It is in your interest to fill-out the form and provide as much evidence as you possibly can.

You should read Section 7 of the 'Instructions to Candidates' for full details relating to the submission and consideration of extenuating circumstances. Please familiarise yourselves with the  Extenuating Circumstances - Guidance for Students document available here. For more details click here

Special arrangements for examinations for disabled students and those in need for support

For all such students there is a process to apply for special arrangements for your examinations and other forms of assessment

Such requests should be made to the Educational Support Office (ESO) as soon as possible, which will carry out an assessment of your needs. Please contact the Educational Support Office to apply for Special Examination Arrangements and for any queries.

Email:

educational-support@rhul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1784 443966

ESO website

2016/17 Term Dates

Autumn Term: 19 Sept- 9 Dec

Reading Week: w/c 31st October

 

Spring Term: 9 Jan- 24 March

Reading Week: w/c 13 February 

 

Summer Term: 24 April - 9 June

 

Summer Graduation Ceremonies 10-14 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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