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Welcome To Economics (Inc. Foundation Framework)

Before you arrive in September:

Supporting Your Success

Visit the University Supporting You webpages to find out more about all our teams. The core teams you should find out about include:

Make a note of those teams that you think will be particularly helpful. Discussing these with your Personal Tutor during your 1:1 meeting with them will help you make a good start to your academic year.


Check your Welcome and Induction Week Timetable.

BSc Economics

BSc Economics (Foundation Framework)

Read the Welcome Guide

Welcome Guide 2020-2021

Getting to Know You (Session 1)


Time: 10:30am – 11:15am


What the live session will cover:

Introduction to Learning and Teaching on your Programme (Session 2)


Time: 10.30am – 11.15am


What the live session will cover:

Supporting Your Success (Session 3)


Time: 10.30am – 11.15am


What the live session will cover:

Reading Lists & Documents

Your Programme Leader

Dr Eghosa Igudia

Dr Eghosa Igudia

Dr Eghosa Igudia

Programme Leader


* Competition Activity *

Can you make a five (5) minute video about the economic effects of a regeneration or a big investment or an event in your area?

Bring it with you to induction, and you shall be entered into a competition.

The winner will be given £100.00 in book vouchers.



Academic Support Activity

Studying at the University of Northampton has allowed me to reach my full potential. The lecturers have diligently encouraged me to excel in my capabilities, whilst actively cultivating any flaws. I will truly leave the university a much enriched, confident and proficient individual

Tania Bhutta

Teachers’ are very responsive and offer the support whenever we need. We have the chance to travel that gives a different perspective to our opinion and helps to understand how theories work in real life.

Gheorghia Costandachi

Changemaker – Local business visits

Preparing For Your First Year Of Study

Top five study tips from the Learning Development team!
How can I study successfully at the University of Northampton? Your top five tips from the Learning Development Team:
1. Be Prepared

Becoming a university student requires you to step up your independent learning skills. You need to be able to plan, research and write assignments on your own, which may be something you have not done before. Read through Palgrave's tips for Personal Effectiveness and Independent Study to learn more about the skills you will start to develop as a new undergraduate. 

2. Invest in a planner

Independent learning means that you are in control of your timetable and how you spend your time, so use your time wisely. You will be given times and locations of seminars, workshops and other sessions you have to attend as part of your course at the start. You will also need to allocate time for reading, researching and completing assignments, as well as for all your social activities: get a head start by watching our video What is time management?

3. Fine tune your voice

You might worry that you will not be able to write at the level expected of a university student. At the University of Northampton we take this into consideration and provide lots of support to help you. Go to our online support for academic writing for further guidance. 

4. Get into an argument

Writing critically and developing an argument for your essays and reports is a skill that you will develop throughout your first year of university. Review the guide on how to write more critically to help you understand the process to enhance your critical thinking

5. Know who can help you

Going to university is exciting but it can also be a challenge. We know that students may need a helping hand at any time during their studies, which is why we are here to help. You can book an appointment with a Learning Development tutor for help and guidance with study skills or academic writing, as well as support with maths and statistics. Find out more about the services on offer at the Learning Development page on Skills Hub. You can also find out more about other sources of 1-2-1 help - including our academic librarians - by going to our Study Support page.