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Economics - departmental induction events

An essential start to your academic life at the University of Essex

  • Thu 4 Oct 18

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event type

    Compulsory event

  • Event organiser

    Economics, Department of

  • Contact details

    01206 872728

Induction to your new academic department is an essential part of Welcome week.

Your departmental induction is a compulsory part of your first week. It’s your chance to find out more about your course, to talk with key members of staff, like your personal tutor, and to meet the friends you’re going to be studying with at Essex.

Studying more than one subject? All students studying joint degrees are allocated a ‘home’ department. This is where you’ll go to access key support, such as your personal tutor. 
During Welcome week, please attend your home department events. Find out your home department on the MyEssex portal. If you have any questions, email

Your induction schedule

Undergraduate students

(including BA, BSc, LLB, BEng, foundation courses)

When? Wednesday 3 October, 12pm-5pm 

Where?  EBS Building Foyer

You will need to attend all sessions from 12pm-5pm

12pm - Welcome lunch

1pm - Introductory talks from the department

2pm - Meet your Peer Mentor

3pm - Induction to core Modules 


You will also need to attend an EC120 introduction talk:

When? Thursday 4 October, 11am-12 noon  
Where?  LTB 1

Postgraduate Taught students 

(including MA, MSc, LLM, MEng)

When? Friday 5 October, 1pm-4pm  
Where? LTB 1

Postgraduate Research students 

(including MPhil, PhD, Masters by dissertation)

When? Friday 5 October, 9.30am-4pm
Where?  Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall 

Welcome to our department

When? Friday 5 October, 4pm - 5pm
Where?  LTB 2




The PGR Welcome and Induction Conference on Friday 5 October gives you the opportunity to meet and network with fellow research students from across the University, before you spend time after lunch in your own department.

Other welcome events in your department

Your other essential Welcome activities

As well as attending your departmental induction event, make sure you attend the following events:

  • Registration - to become an official student at the University of Essex it is essential you register during Welcome week.  Find out when your departmental registration session  is and what to take with you.
  • Welcome Talk - these talks for all new students are on Monday 1 October, so make sure you arrive on time to get your seat.  Find out the session time for your department.
  • Essex English Language Assessment - The Essex English Language Assessment is compulsory for all international students with English as an additional language. If your first language is not English, you'll need to attend a briefing on Monday 1 October - find out the session time for your department.
Economics - departmental induction events
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