School of Economics and Finance

PhD induction

The 2019-20 first semester will commences in the week beginning Monday 16th September 2019 (Week 0) for students joining the PhD Economics and PhD Finance programmes.

At midday on Friday 20th September there will be an MRes/PhD Welcome lunch, taking place in the Graduate Centre, 3rd floor foyer. Following the lunch, the Head of School, Director of Graduate Studies, Alessandra Bonfiglioli, Research Manager and PGR Administrator will introduce themselves and discuss the programme and year ahead. It's also a good opportunity to meet other PhD and MRes students. This session takes place from 13.00 – 14.00 in GC3.05, Graduate Centre.

The enrolment period will take place on Monday 23rd September from 10.00 – 13.00 in the Octagon Centre, Queens’ Building. Please remember to pre-enrol, and refer to enrolment guidelines available on the University website. Remember to bring all necessary documents for enrolment, for full details on the enrolment process please visit the University’s enrolment and registration webpage.

The International Student Welcome Programme is run centrally by Queen Mary in Week 0. A full schedule can be found at the above link in due course.

Directions to the campus and a map are available here.

Enrolment with the Research Degrees Office (RDO)

Monday 23rd September 2019

10.00 - 13.00 in the Octagon Centre, Queens' Building, Mile End Campus (after 1pm please come to the Research Degrees Office, GC2.13, Graduate Centre to enrol)

For general queries, opening hours and enquiries please see the RDO website.

Supervision meeting

In late September you will have a meeting with the appropriate member of the Graduate Studies Committee (covering your research area) to discuss your supervision requirements for the PhD programme, we will contact you to arrange this closer to the time.  

Teaching Assistantship training (PhD students on SEF studentships)

Class teaching will commence from Monday 30th September (Week 2), prior to this you will meet with Dr. Guglielmo Volpe who will co-ordinate your teaching schedule and hold an induction session for new teaching assistants.

All new PhD students on a Teaching Assistantship are required to attend a GTA workshop run by the Economics Network. Workshops scheduled for September & October 2019 are due to be announced shortly, further information and registration details can be found on the Economics Network website.

The Centre for Academic and Professional Development (CAPD) also organise a “Teach Your First Session” workshop for postgraduate teachers and others new to teaching in higher education on 10th September.

This is the link to the booking site where you can set up your own ID and log-in and book onto this or any other relevant training workshops:

Doctoral College

The Doctoral College website is a good reference point for your study here at Queen Mary. The Doctoral College support you and make sure you have the opportunities you need to develop your professional skills and subject expertise.

The website will help you find information and advice about careers, funding, the Points Skills Database, workshops and events. They also contain the official guidance you might need to refer to, which can be found under Regulations and Paperwork.

On Thursday 3 October 2019, 9.30am to 5pm, Octagon, Mile End the University will be holding a PhD Student induction at the Mile End Campus. This is a full day event organised by the Doctoral College, slides fro mpast inductions are available at the above link.

To register for this course please go to:

Library Tours

From the beginning of term the Library will be running a three-week programme of tours and drop-in sessions. The tours are an opportunity to find out more about the wide variety of resources available as well as the different types of study spaces that you can use.

The Mile End Library tours will run every 30 minutes. There is no need to sign up, just meet staff in the Help Zone to join in.

Dates when tours will take place will be confirmed in due course. For more information on the library and its services please see the Library Website.


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

Nick Owen
Research Manager
T: 020 7882 7298