Many congratulations on securing your place to study at the University of Bath; I wish you continued success during your time with us.

As Directors of Studies (DoS), responsible for the academic and operational management of the Undergraduate Economics programmes, we’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to the University and to the Department of Economics. Below you will find some information about the induction programme that has been arranged for you.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week runs from Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September. On Monday 24 September you will have an introductory meeting with all new students in the Department. This will give you the opportunity to meet fellow students, find out more about the course, ask questions, and to get to know the staff.

Support available in your Department

Although exciting, many students find that the transition to study at a new institution can be challenging. We are here to support you so please let us know if you are having any difficulties or have any concerns and we will do our very best to assist you through this transitional period. You can contact the following members of staff for support:

All incoming students will also be allocated a Personal Tutor who will be responsible for providing pastoral and academic support. You will also have a Peer Mentor who is a current student in the Department and will be able to share experiences with you, and answer any questions you may have about being a student here at Bath. You will have an opportunity to meet both your Personal Tutor and Peer Mentor during Welcome Week.

Department pre-arrival information

Pre-arrival reading

Given the importance of the recent financial crisis for stimulating and re-shaping Economics thinking, we suggest the following text to help you to familiarise with some of the most pressing issues, before you commence your studies with us:

  • The Great Crash by John Kenneth Galbraith (available in Penguin paperback)

Please note that this text is only a recommendation and you are not required to purchase or read this in advance of your arrival.

Choosing your optional units

You will be asked to select your optional unit choices during Welcome Week via our Student Record system. You will find out more information about how to do this during your Departmental induction talks. However, you may like to look at the Programme Catalogues online before you arrive, so you can see the options available on your programme.

You can find more information about Welcome Week and things you can do in preparation for your arrival at Bath. These pages will be updated as the time draws closer to Welcome Week (particularly during September). Therefore, please do continue to visit these pages ahead of your arrival.

We are very much look forward to meeting you at the end of September. In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the Undergraduate Programme Administrators, Thea Piper or Rachel Pender-Cudlip (economics-ug-admin@bath.ac.uk).

With very best wishes,

Matteo de Tina and Maria Sarigiannidou
Directors of Studies for BSc (Hons) Economics programmes
Department of Economics
University of Bath