Joint Honours Degrees
A warm welcome to our joint degree students.
An exciting time awaits you as you embark on a journey of higher education in two subjects as one degree. There are numerous benefits from following this pathway not withstanding enhancing your future career prospects.
It can be a little bewildering when you have two academic departments to deal with. Who is your Personal Advisor? Who do you have to contact when you are ill? Here in the Economics Department, we hope to guide you through the maze and signpost you in the right direction.
Also, as a valued member of the Economics Department we welcome you to participate in the dynamic programme of extra-curricular events organised. From the many social events such a barbeques, social balls and film nights to career-related events. We are the envy of all other Faculties! The Economics Department invites you to get involved and make the most of your time at Royal Holloway.
The University deems your main department to be the first named department of your degree. It is this department that is responsible for your overall academic and pastoral welfare. Should you have any concerns or issues regarding your course then you may contact the Joint Honours Coordinator for the Economic Department Dr Hui-Fai Shing.
Most of the course-related information relevant to you as a joint honours degree student is the same as that for the single honours degree students. It will be found in the ‘Current students’ section of our website under the relevant year of study.
However, there are some points to bring to your attention:
- The Department has an active Student and Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC), details of which can be found here. As a joint degree student you are also eligible to stand as a student rep, just look out for the emails.
- When allocating seminars, every effort is made by the Economics Department to ensure that there are no clashes with your other Department. If you do find that you have a clash then please bring to the attention of both Departments as quickly as possible for the matter to be resolved.
- Please note that if you are absent then you should complete a Notification of Absence Form and submit it to BOTH departments. This is the same if you wish to inform us of extenuating circumstances.
- The Economics Department does have midterm exams which may apply to you. Information about these tests will be relayed to you both during lectures and by direct by email.
- Course registration for Economics students takes place in the first week of the new academic year. This may differ from many other departments. You will be informed of the process via email at the relevant time. Please note that it is essential that you are available in person to register your choice.
There a number of ways that you will be informed of the various events organised by the Economics Department, including emails and social media so don’t forget to like us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Economics@Work is a department led series of talks about the employment within the world of Economics. Grab a pizza slice and settle down. Details of upcoming events can be found here.
There is a dedicated Economics UG Hub in the Horton Building for the exclusive use of Economics students and that includes our joint students. A comfortable room for use to study in or to relax. You are most welcome.
The UG Hub hosts the Economics Global Café held every Friday during term time from 12 to 3. Free soft drinks and snacks are provided for an informal setting to meet your peers and departmental staff and share your thoughts and ideas.
You have free subscription to The Economist, click here for details.
The golden rule is ‘if in doubt then please ask’ as you are a valued member of the Department.