School of Economics and Finance

Facilities

The School of Economics and Finance is able to offer excellent facilities and resources to enhance our students' learning experience.

Student using IT facilities

Facilities and Resources

We provide access to the latest banking and financial industry software and subscribe to the major statistical databases and software packages, used by economists in finance or in government.

  • 2 computers labs (GC301 and GC304) with a total of 76 PCs and a designated printing room on the 3rd floor of the Graduate Centre.
  • Queen Mary is one of a few UK Universities with a Trading & Behavioural Lab (GC301). There are 27 Bloomberg terminals in the Trading & Behavioural Lab and two in GC304.
  • A full range of economic and financial data is available through Macrobond, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) (including ComputStat and CRSP), FT.com and The Economist.
  • A wide range of software packages are available in computer labs, including Eviews, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab and Stata.

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Student Support

The School provides academic and pastoral support to all students.

From year 1 all students are allocated an academic adviser who is available during the academic year to provide any academic and pastoral advice that the advisees might need. Students keep the same adviser for the three years of study and will be able to meet during scheduled office hours or by appointment. Your academic adviser will also be available to write reference letters for employers or for further studies.

In addition to academic advisers, the School has a “Senior Tutor” to support undergraduates during their studies. The Senior Tutor supervises and coordinates the advice system and provides additional support to the academic advisers. The Senior Tutor also acts as a second port of call if the academic adviser is unavailable or unable to address the issue raised by the advisee.

Further support for the student is provided by the Student Support Officer (SSO) who is an admin member of staff available to help students with general administrative queries. The SSO works closely with the Senior Tutor and the Academic Adviser to make sure that students can be supported in the best possible ways.

Accommodation

We are the only university in central London offering a completely self-contained campus at our Mile End home. Students are able to live in award winning accommodation in our Student Village, whilst benefiting from the friendly campus atmosphere, close proximity to lectures, as well as the excitement of London life.