Congratulations on obtaining your place at the University of Bath and welcome to the Department of Economics.

I look forward to meeting you during Induction Week.

Induction activities will take place during the week commencing 26 September 2016, which will give you the opportunity to:

  • learn more about studying here
  • meet other students on your programme
  • meet key members of staff in the department

As a new student you will be assigned a Personal Tutor, who will be responsible for your pastoral and academic care. Alongside this you will have a Peer Mentor who is a current student at the University. They will be able to share their experience and answer any questions you may have about being a student here at Bath. You will also have the opportunity to meet your Personal Tutor and Peer Mentor during Induction Week.

You will also be provided with a Student Handbook which contains important information about your programme, the department and the services provided by the University. Once you have registered your attendance online you will have access to the Department’s Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) by logging in with your username and password. You will also be able to view the handbook here. All information regarding reading lists will be provided by the lecturer during the first class.

If you have a disability or learning support need, it is important that you contact the Disability Service before starting your studies with us, even if you have already declared this on your UCAS application. Additional support and any alternative exam arrangements can take time to arrange so do contact them as early as possible to ensure you get the support you may be entitled to.

The UK Department of Health advises all first year undergraduate students, of any age, to be vaccinated against the C strains of meningococcal meningitis. Although meningitis is quite rare, it is a very serious condition and can be fatal. You should be vaccinated against meningitis at least two weeks before arriving at university.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Undergraduate Programme Administrators, Hannah Weeks and Joanne Parry at economics-ug-admin@bath.ac.uk should you have any enquiries prior to your arrival.

Yours sincerely

Dr Andreas Krause
Head of Undergraduate Teaching