School of Economics and Finance

Welcome new students

Welcome to the School of Economics and Finance! If you are joining as a new student in September 2019 please see below the welcome talks and activities scheduled for you.

Please note this schedule may be subject to change until mid-September.

Welcome Week for Year 1

Please see the Mile End Campus Map for more detailed information on locations.

Monday 16th September

12:00 - 13:30 Welcome by Head of School - an introduction to the School of Economics and Finance Peston Lecture Theatre - The Graduate Centre
13:30 - 15:00 Reception - an informal mixer with refreshments provided! Marquee
15:45 - 16:15 Enrolment - make sure you bring everything you need. Octagon - Queens' Building

Tuesday 17th September

10:30 – 12:00 Research Talk - a chance to hear more about the exciting new research the School has engaged in Drapers Lecture Theatre - Geography Building
12:00 – 14:00

Treasure Hunt - familiarise yourself with the campus and work with your peers to earn prizes

Begining at Drapers Lecture Theatre
14:00 – 17:00 Trade Game - we'll be putting your economics skills to the test! Marquee

Wednesday 18th September

9:30 - 10:30

Programme Talks

  • BSc Economics students - Bancroft 1.15
  • BSc Economics, Finance and Management, BSc Economics and Politics and BSC Economics, Statistics and Mathematics students - Geography 226
  • BSc Economics and Finance, BSc Economics and International Finance students - Graduate Centre 201
10:30 - 11:30

Maths Tests - a short test to see if any additional support is required (please remember to bring along your non-programmable calculator, pens/pencils)

Calculators [PDF 204KB]

Peston Lecture Theatre - Graduate Centre
12:00 - 13:30

Adviser Event - meet your academic adviser and take part in some fun team-building games!

Bancroft 113a/115

Thursday 19th September

10:00 - 12:00

Student Services and learning resources talks - the year will be split into 3 groups and each will attend 2 talks on Thursday and the final 1 on Friday. We will let you know which group you will be in closer to the time.

 CAREERS - G.O Jones UG1LIBRARY- Graduate Centre GC101SENIOR TUTOR - Bancroft 1.23
10:00-11:00 Group A Group B Group C
11:00-12:00 Group C Group A Group B
12:00 - 13:00 Student Union and Societies Talk - a chance to learn more about the Student Union and some of the societies you can join at QMUL. Peston Lecture Theatre - Graduate Centre
14:00 - 15:00 Buddy Scheme this activity is only for students who have signed up for the Buddy Scheme prior to arrival. Bancroft Building 113a/115

Friday 20th September

10:00 - 11:00 Study Guidance talk - learn more about the best ways to organise your University studies Peston Lecture Theatre - Graduate Centre
11:00 - 12:00

Student and learning resources talks continued...

 CAREERS - Bancroft 326
LIBRARYGraduate Centre GC201SENIOR TUTOR - Queens' LG5
11:00-12:00 Group B Group C Group A
12:00 - 13:30 Imagery competition, Volunteering opportunities with QMSU and Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS) - take part in our School competition and learn more about volunteering at QMUL Drapers Lecture Theatre


Welcome Week - Key locations

Welcome Week Map

18 - The Graduate Centre - home of the School of Economics and Finance! (Peston Lecture Theatre)

19 - Queens’ Building - where Enrolment will take place (The Octagon)

26 - Geography Building - location of the Research talk (Drapers Lecture Theatre)

Blue Circle - Marquee location - where the Reception, Trade Game and Treasure Hunt will take place

We look forward to meeting you in September!