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Resources for Students

While studying with us here at Royal Holloway you have access to a vast array of academic resources and facilities, the support offered by the individual Departments or Services is often in depth and wide ranging. The overview given below will help point you in the right direction should you have any issues or require additional support with your studies. Students looking for course information, timetables etc should go to the Economics Student Vault here.

Should you need help and be unsure who to talk to please contact the Economics Departmental Office who will be happy to point you in the right direction.


The RHUL Library offers a vast array of study resources, an induction will be organised for you when you start your studies. We cannot stress enough the importance of attending this, as it goes far beyond simply how to find or borrow a book and will introduce you to the full breadth of services available to you. Study space and Computers are available in Bedford Square and the Emily Wilding Davison building on campus . The Library Service Homepage contains more information including; booking study space, renewing borrowed books, making stock requests and much more.


IT Services

Computer Centre

The Computer Center is easily found on campus and contains the majority of the College's IT resources. Computer labs 1 to 7 contain lots of computers and additional space to plug in your laptop at a desk. Like the Library, an IT induction will be organised for you when you start your studies, which goes far beyond simply using a computer.We have had lots of feedback in the past from students regarding a lack of computer availability in the Library, while spaces are often available in the Computer Center. A handy PC Finder is available on the IT Services homepage along with further information about the IT support available to you.


IT Services provide a number of self-learning packs which are available through their website. Bloomberg training is available from the Library, contact Economics's Information Consultant for details.


Support, Health and Welfare

There is a large amount of support available to you at the University, from health and counselling, to disability and financial support, Holloway staff are here to help. The Support, Health and Welfare provides you with all the information and contacts you should need to get in touch with those who can help. We realise adapting to student life can be difficult and stressful, please do not be afraid to ask.


Academic Support

Along with the academic support you will receive for each module through lectures, seminars, assessment feedback and online through Moodle, additional support is available through;

Office Hours

Members of academic staff teaching courses within the Economics Department will hold office hours for 2 hours each week of term. During office hours you are able to go to course leaders to ask specific questions regrading course content and to ask for additional feedback regrading midterms or coursework. A list of current staff office hours is available here.

Optional Tutorials

Additional tutorials run each year for a number of the larger modules within each year group. These sessions are announced by email at the start of term and appear on the year group timetables available through the Undergraduate Information vault. Notices are also posted on the physical year group notice boards on the ground floor of the Horton Building.

One-on-one Tuition

If you feel you need additional help after attending additional optional tutorials, the Department does offer one-on-one tutorial from exceptional Undergraduate and Post-graduate students. If you are interested on being paired with or becoming a tutor, please contact Dr Hui-Fai Shing.

Revision Sessions


A number of revision sessions are organised before the end of year exams. These will be announced via email and through the individual Moodle pages for each module.

The Center for the Development of Academic Skills

CeDAS offers a range of courses open to students for help with academic skills such as essay writing, note taking, exam and presentation skills. Courses are also available to help improve English language skills.


Study Space

In addition to the study space available in the Bedford and Founders Libraries, we have the following space specifically available to Economics students;

The Undergraduate Hub

Located on the ground floor of the Horton Building opposite the Departmental Office, the Undergraduate Hub is open year round for student study use and can be accessed out of college opening hours with your students card.

MSc Study Room

Located on the first floor of the Horton Building, the MSc study room is open year round for PGT student use. The room can be accessed using your student card and contains a number of resources such as relevant books and two computers with useful software.

Horton Building Study Space


When not being used for lectures, the two Horton Building Lecture Theatres are able to be used as student study space. HLT1 and HLT2 are both located on the ground floor of the Horton Building.

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.

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.



Careers & Employability

The RHUL Careers Service provides a wide range of help to students, from a packed programme of careers seminars, lectures and events. To one-on-one sessions sessions designed to help students with CV writing, Interview Practice and specialist career guidance. Their homepage provides up to date information regarding events.



Economics @Work

Economics @Work is a series of talks focusing on real world applications of economics in the work place. Organised by the Departments Careers Officer in conjunction with career professionals, the series has seen talks from former students, financiers, head economists and CEO's from international companies, and world leading economic organisations since it started in 2013. Running throughout the Autumn term and at the beginning of the Spring term, our events page contains all department talks and events.


Extra Course Costs

The Department endeavours to provide resources to students, for free, including:

  • USB's and Calculators
  • 'The Economist' magazine (Online version)
  • eBooks for select modules

However, there are small costs that you may incur and you need to expect during your studies, which include (but are not limited to)

  • Books (the library have limited copies of core textbooks, you may have to wait for a copy if other students have the book on loan or you may prefer or be expected to have your own copy)
  • Printing and Photocopying (Click here for more information on printing and charges)
  • Trips and events

For many of you this will be the first time that you will be paying to run your own lifestyles from course costs to bills. We would recommend that you check out the Financial Welfare & Funding Support web page where you can find advice and guidance on a variety of financial matters.



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