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Handbook for Participants in the
MPhil in Finance and Economics
[Mid-Course Examinations: 9, 10, 11, 12, January 2018]
MPhil in Finance & Economics 2017-18: KEY DATES
Michaelmas Term lectures commence: Monday 2 October 2017
F. 13 October
Preparatory Course Examination
1.00 to 3.00 – Room to be confirmed
F. 1 December
W. 13 December
Deadline for ALL applications to
Apply online as per website. Queries to Joanna
M. 18 December
Submit Provisional Choices for
Contact Tom Craske
Lent Term lectures commence: Monday 15 January 2018
10,11, 12 January
Mid-Course Examinations of Core
Lecture Block, Sidgwick Site
24, 25, 26 January
Mid-Course Examinations Feedback
1.00-2.00 – rooms to be confirmed
24 Jan: E100; 25 Jan: F100/200; 26 Jan: E300
M. 22 January
Submit dissertation topic by 12 noon
Contact Tom Craske
M. 22 January
Final opportunity to change Module
Contact Tom Craske
choices for Easter Exams
M. 26 February
Allocation of Dissertation Supervisors
Students informed of their dissertation supervisors
F. 16 March
Easter Term lectures commence: Monday 23 April 2018
M. 23 April
Submission of dissertation title by 12
Contact Tom Craske email@example.com
M. 30 April
Inform Faculty of your Dissertation
On-line form to confirm students have made
arrangements with their dissertation supervisors
Core Module Examinations
Full timetable will be issued
24 May to 1 June
Specialist Modules Exams
Full timetable will be issued
W. 13 June
Graduate Garden Party
12.30 to 2.30
M. 25 June
Final opportunity to amend dissertation Contact Tom Craske
M. 30 July
Dissertation submission by 12 noon
M. 1 October
Degree Committee Meeting to award
Final transcripts & award letters distributed by end of
M. 8 October
Results & marks published
M. 15 October
Award letters and transcripts issued
Posted to your home address
[ensure that your address is correct on CamSIS]
A GUIDE FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE
MPHIL IN FINANCE & ECONOMICS COURSE 2017-18
2. THE FACULTY and its Graduate Programme
Faculty Staff with Graduate Responsibilities
3. THE MPHIL PROGRAMME
Preparatory Course in Mathematics and Statistics
Supervision and Advice
MPhil in Economics
Compulsory Core Modules
Classes and Problem Sets
Advice on dissertation content
Criteria for successful dissertations
Dissertation assessment criteria
Format of Dissertations
Criteria for Passing MPhil
Transferral between MPhil Courses
Award of Degrees
Graduate Examination Allowance
Appeals and Complaints
4. PLAGIARISM and correct referencing in dissertations
The Scope of plagiarism
How to avoid plagiarism
Plagiarism detection & submission of dissertations
5. FACILITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Calculators for Examination Purposes
Wireless Internet, E-mail and Faculty website
Graduate Common Room
Graduate Student Representatives
Master’s Self Evaluation
Teaching Evaluation Questionnaires
University Counselling Service
Health and Safety
Welcome to the Faculty of Economics Cambridge! This Handbook is for all graduate students
registered for the MPhil in Finance and Economics
Please read this book carefully and keep it to hand, as it will answer many of the questions you
will have throughout the year about the graduate programme and facilities for graduate students.
If you need information, check this guide first before seeking help.
Faculty staff will be available
by appointment to discuss issues not covered by the guide.
All MPhil students are assigned a Director of Studies, who will be your first port of call in cases of
difficulties with the Course. Your Director of Studies will meet with you in the Michaelmas and
Lent Terms in formal or informal settings to allow you to discuss progress through your Course
and any other aspects of graduate study in economics that may be relevant. Course Duration
The course begins on Monday 11 September 2017
and continues until 30 July 2018.
Please note that the timetable for the MPhil course is not
restricted to the undergraduate
teaching year of three eight-week terms (Full Term). It has extended teaching terms to give
enough study time for the subjects covered. You will therefore be required to be in residence
during the following dates:
2 October 2017
1 December 2017
15 January 2018
16 March 2018
Mid Term Exams
10 January 2018
12 January 2018
23 April 2018
30 July 2018
It is a good idea to let your college know this at the beginning of the year if you have college
2. The Faculty and its Graduate Programme Taught Courses
The Faculty’s graduate programme offers three MPhil Courses: MPhil in Economics
who do not intend to do a PhD, the MPhil in Economic Research
for applicants who are intending
to go on to PhD studies, and the MPhil in Finance and Economics,
as well as the Advanced
Diploma in Economics.
The Faculty admits around a hundred and forty MPhil students each year.
Up to fifteen research students embark on doctorates each year. Around twenty-five students
each year will take the Advanced Diploma in Economics.
The total number of graduate economists (Diploma, MPhil and PhD students) is over 170 (it
changes from month to month as students complete their research). Graduate students are
represented on the Faculty Board and the Degree Committee by a student representative, who is
elected in November each year. Contacts
The Course Director and the Directors of Studies are assisted in organising the MPhil programme
by Tom Craske, who is located in the Graduate Office (Room 9) on the first floor of the Faculty
There are many points of contact in the Faculty depending on the type of help you require, and
this booklet describes what is available. Problems relating to individual subjects may best be
handled via the module co-ordinator. Academic staff hold regular office hours, which will be
advertised on the Faculty’s website: http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/people/academic-staff-office-
The Teaching Administrative Officer, Silvana Dean, may be able to help with financial issues or
matters of University procedure. She is based in Room 8 on the first floor, and appointments can
be made directly by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Remember also that your College Graduate Tutor
is there to assist you with any problems you may have, particularly of a more personal nature. In
case of any illness, or other problems which prevents you from participating fully in the course, it
is vital that you inform both your college tutor and the Graduate Office immediately, so that
proper help can be given. It is particularly important that you produce
certificates if illness before or during examinations might affect your performance.
Faculty Staff with Graduate Responsibilities
The following people have specific responsibilities in the running of the Faculty's Graduate
Name & contact details
Chairman of the Faculty
Prof. Sanjeev Goyal email@example.com
Director of Teaching
Dr Pontus Rendahl firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Graduate Education &
Professor Robert Evans email@example.com
Chairman of Degree Committee
Secretary of Degree Committee &
Mrs Silvana Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Administrative Officer
MPhil Economics/Economic Research Director Dr Donald Robertson email@example.com
MPhil in Finance and Economics Director
Prof. Chris Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PhD Programme Director
Prof. Coen Teulings email@example.com
Advanced Diploma Director
Dr Soenje Rieche firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Meredith Crowley email@example.com
MPhil Directors of Studies
Dr Koen Jochmans firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Alex Rodnyansky email@example.com
Dr Flavio Toxvaerd firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Dissertations Coordinator
Dr Donald Robertson email@example.com
Mr Craig Peacock firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Jake Dyer email@example.com
Mr Nather Al-Khatib firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Ryan Hilton email@example.com
Mr Tom Craske firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Louise Cross email@example.com
Mrs Joanna Gathercole firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Kieron Flaherty email@example.com
The Faculty organises a number of social events throughout the years, starting with a Welcome
on the first day of the Preparatory Course in September. This is a lunch-time function, to
give the students on the Courses a chance to get to know each other.
There will be a Dinner at the end of the Michaelmas Term, where some key staff, as well as
Diploma and PhD students are invited. The function is usually held in one of the Colleges.
The Faculty also plans to hold a dinner at the beginning of the Easter Term, which will be held in
Christ’s College on 23 April 2018
The end-of-Course Garden Party is scheduled for 13 June, and is likely to be held in Newnham
3. The MPhil Programme Preparatory Course in Mathematics and Statistics
The MPhil programmes start with an intensive three-week Mathematics and Statistics Course
covering linear algebra, statistics, differential equations and optimisation techniques. Attendance
is compulsory for all students and there will be a short examination at the end of this Course.
Whilst this examination does not form part of the formal assessment, a weak performance may
indicate a student will struggle with the mathematical content of the Course modules.
Supervision and Advice
The Directors of Studies are formally the supervisors of their assigned MPhil students. They will
meet their assigned students, most commonly in a group, in October, and make their own
arrangements for continuing contact. However, you should not expect from them the kind of
close supervision that an undergraduate tutor might offer. They will be able to help by discussing
the MPhil programme and your subject choices with you. They will be responsible for writing
reports on your progress, based on contacts with you and your results in marked exercises or
examinations. They will also be the appropriate people for you to ask for references for future
applications. Please contact them by e-mail for appointments.
Individual lecturers or module co-ordinators are the right people to approach where there are
queries about particular subjects.
College Graduate Tutors are normally the appropriate contact for any personal issues, and the
Teaching Administrative Officer can advise on funding and procedures. MPhil in Finance & Economics Candidates are required to take 8 coursework modules and submit a dissertation as follows:
6 Compulsory Modules:
2 Optional Modules from the following* but only one of which may be taken from the
Options borrowed from the MPhil in Economics
Venture Capital in the Innovation Economy
Topics in Applied Asset Management
Modules borrowed from the MPhil in Economics
Economics of Networks
* NB: Please note that the Faculty may not run any optional module for which there are fewer than 5 enrolments.
A dissertation of 10,000 words
Compulsory Core Modules
Four of the compulsory Modules E100 Microeconomics
, E300 Econometric Methods
, F100 Finance
and F200 Finance II
are taught in the Michaelmas Term only (note that E100 Microeconomics
taken by students from all three MPhil Courses, while
E300 Econometric Methods
is taken by
students for the MPhil Economics,
and MPhil in Finance & Economics
. The remainder of the
compulsory modules, F300 Corporate Finance
and F400 Asset Pricing
, are taught in the Lent Term
For students wishing to take E200 Macroeconomics
as one of their two optional modules,
students need to be aware that this is taught in the Michaelmas Term. Classes
Classes in problem sets are an essential component of the compulsory subjects taken by students,
and these are usually taken by the Faculty’s teaching assistants. The problem sets provide
practice in developing methods of analysis introduced in the lectures. It is essential to do the
problem sets in order to understand the material and to prepare for the examinations. It is very
important that students have an incentive to do each problem set and regularly receive feedback
on their work.
Problem Set Classes will be of 2 hours’ duration, held in week 2 to 9 for Modules of 27 hours, and
weeks 4 to 9 for those with 18 hours of lectures. Problem sets will be issued by the Teaching
Assistants a week in advance, and submission will be by 12 noon on the assigned dates. The
schedule will be published on the Faculty’s website here: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=138491§ionid=1851081
This is how the Classes will be organised:
Students are assigned to a Class by the course administrators
There will be a list with names and photographs for identification purposes
Within each class, students will be assigned into groups of 4 (max 5) students, so a class
will comprise 5 groups
Example sheets have four exam type questions
Each group submits one set of solutions
to the example sheet for each class
All the questions will be marked by the TA and returned to the group
The group receive a mark as a whole
This is not part of their formal assessment but can help us monitor student progress via
their group performance
The groups should meet together to decide on their submission
Good practice would be that each member of the group first attempts to answer all 4
questions and they then collectively work out their best solutions
Each member of the group then writes up one question (so they all get practice in
actually writing an answer)
The group then submits one answer to the TA
If one of the group members does not show up or does not contribute to solving the
problem set, students can report that on their submission
This method teaches students to collaborate, organise team work, and present their work
to each other
If a student within a group utterly fails to participate the TA will be notified and this can
be recorded and then investigated by the student’s DoS
In order to help to meet up and work on the problem sets, it is the intention to group together
students from the same (or geographically near) colleges. However, there will also be rooms
available in the Faculty for this purpose:
Graduate Common Room
Supervision Rooms 1 and 2 (bookable via Reception)
Mary Paley Room – see link below for booking form
Room 2, or Marshall Room, or Meade Room (bookable via Reception)
Answers to the problem sets will be marked by the teaching assistants and returned for
discussion at the next class. The marking scheme will be:
Fail OR POOR
Problem Sets for Finance Modules
Assignments for F100 Finance I
and F200 Finance II
consist of 7 problem sets and 3 case studies.
These assignments enable you to apply the material covered in class to analyze real life situations.
You will be returned your answers with written comments and a grade of either 0, 1 or 2 points.
For problem set assignments nos. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10, you should hand-in a hard copy of your
individual work. You will then receive detailed solutions to these problems. For case study
assignments nos. 2, 3 and 8, you will do these assignments in pre-determined groups and should
hand-in a hard copy of your group's work. A presentation by one group and a class discussion will
Course outlines will be available from the faculty intranet with information about the content and
method of examination of each course. All MPhil students should inform the Graduate Office of
their initial choice of specialist subjects by 18 December 2017.
If you are not certain of your
choices by then, you will have an opportunity to revise your decision during the Lent Term to
meet the absolute deadline of 23 January 2018
. Please submit your choices as soon as you can,
so that module co-ordinators can estimate the likely number of students attending their courses.
While you are encouraged to discuss your choice of Modules with your Directors of Studies, this is
by no means compulsory, provided that you have chosen from the list specified.
Students will be required to submit a short paragraph to the Graduate Office outlining the general
topic of their dissertation, (which may be on any subject that falls under the general heading of
Economics), by mid-January.
On the basis of the general topic proposed, a dissertation
supervisor will be appointed for each student in the Lent Term. Students are encouraged to
approach potential supervisors and to inform the Graduate Office if they have obtained their
Once allocated, it will not be possible to change your supervisor, and you should be
aware that it is not possible to ensure that supervisors will have precise expertise in the topic in
question. The precise title of the dissertation should be discussed with the dissertation
supervisor, and this must be submitted to the Graduate Office by the beginning of Easter Term
(There is a degree of flexibility about the title of the dissertation, so long as the dissertation
supervisor is in agreement, you may amend your title up until the beginning of July, provided the
changes do not necessitate the appointment of a new examiner
Dissertation supervisors will be available until the end of June
to offer up to two contact hours of
supervision per student. This time frame may only be extended by mutual agreement. It is up to
the student to contact the supervisor
in good time to arrange meetings. Students are required
to put in place supervision arrangements with their supervisors by the beginning of Easter Term,
and to complete the on-line form which confirms these arrangements
. The schedule should be
1 hour in May to finalise the title and to discuss detailed content;
1 hour in June for comments on final draft.
The supervisor will be permitted to comment on one draft of the dissertation only. The Director
of MPhil Dissertations can be contacted during July to answer queries (but not to provide
The deadline for submission of dissertations is Monday 30 July 2018
, and this signals the official
end of the Course. Students must remain in residence in Cambridge until they have submitted
their dissertations, except with the prior permission of the MPhil Course Director.
There will be a series of hands-on Classes to introduce students to STATA and a session on how to
avoid any plagiarism issues (the Faculty routinely submits dissertations to the plagiarism
detection service). There will also be a series of workshops, run by PhD students who have,
themselves, taken the MPhil in Economics, and will be aware of the requirements. The word limit of the Dissertation is 10,000 words. Advice on Dissertation Content
Aims and objectives
The main aim of the dissertation is to enable students to undertake a research project which
involves studying a specific economic problem or issue in depth. It allows students to gain
experience of independent but supervised research, and provides a foundation for future original
research. Students should be able to demonstrate that they have acquired the ability to:
Define a feasible project within time and resource constraints
Develop an adequate methodology
Make use of library resources
Access databases, understand their uses and limitations and extract relevant data.
Work without the need for continuous supervision
Criteria for successful dissertations
The dissertation is a test of a student’s ability to do a piece of independent work which shows
some originality. It therefore follows that the preferred MPhil dissertation will not simply be a
survey of the literature, but will rather demonstrate that the student is capable of putting the
analytical techniques covered in the course to some use.
The Faculty recognises that the amount of time available is limited and hence what is expected is
not unrealistically high. Experience suggests the following two common models for dissertations
with some original content, although these are certainly not the only possible ones.
This type of dissertation would include a survey of the literature and an overview of the relevant
theory, a testable hypothesis derived from it, and a competent application of appropriate
econometric methods to the relevant data. Students are not required to produce a substantively
original piece, but are expected to take an established model, give it a new slant and apply it to
an appropriate dataset. NH: You do not need to submit data sources with your dissertation, but you should retain data and
programs in case examiners request them. Data sources should be summarised in an appendix of
the dissertation particularly if they are non-standard
In this type of dissertation, the student would choose a topical question and survey the relevant
theory, modifying it to fit the case under discussion. Examiners would be looking for a thorough
knowledge of the literature, the ability to organise the material well and some independent
critical power. An attempt should be made to make an original contribution by identifying and
dealing with some unsatisfactory or overlooked feature of the theory in the field.
These are not the only types of dissertation with some original content, and since the aim of the
dissertation is to produce a piece of original and independent work, any that attempt to do this
will be marked more generously than those merely surveying the literature.
A literature survey which is no more than a catalogue of what has been published can at best only
achieve a bare pass mark. In order to achieve a mark of 70 or more, it should:
Demonstrate a high level of competence in analysis and expression
Integrate and synthesise existing ideas, demonstrate the relationship between them, and
assess their significance
Demonstrate a deep grasp of the motivation, content and structure of the literature
Dissertation assessment criteria
The criteria by which dissertations will be assessed are listed below. All work is graded on a
percentage scale. 86 and above:
Outstanding work showing originality, clarity and independent critical thought. Work which, with
revisions, could be worthy of publication in a learned journal of standing in its field.
75 – 85:
Work of distinction standard displaying clarity, precision of expression and proper scholarly
presentation. In addition, the work should have at least one of the following qualities: discovery
and presentation of new material; an original approach to primary material; an innovative
comparison of other works generating /fresh insights.
70 – 74:
A very good piece of work showing a high standard of scholarship and argument. Work in this
category should demonstrate genuine interest in the chosen area of research either by providing
a new interpretation or by presenting new and relevant material.
66 – 69:
Competent work showing evidence of independent thought and research. Ideas are explained
clearly and in a well organised manner, and there is some critical reflection.
60 – 65:
Satisfactory work but with limited critical reflection and a more mechanical approach. Some
flawed reasoning or shortfall in presentation.
59 and below:
Unsatisfactory work, incoherent in its arguments or unacceptably poor in its standard of writing
or presentation. Demonstrates an inability to reflect critically. The student has failed to engage
seriously with the subject and shows inadequate levels of expression and organisation. Format of Dissertations
Each dissertation submitted shall be in English, and shall not exceed 10,000 words in length
(inclusive of footnotes and appendices, but exclusive
of bibliography). One A4 page consisting
largely of charts, statistics or symbols will be regarded as the equivalent of 250 words. The
contents of such pages may not be subjected to multiple reductions in the course of reproduction
to the point where they are not readily legible. A candidate will be required to give full
references to sources used. Please note that the Faculty will routinely submit your work to the
plagiarism detection service, Turnitin.
The number of words used in the dissertation must be reported by a computer count from a
word-processing package. You must ensure that your word count complies with the 10,000 word
criteria set out above. An examiner is entitled to stop reading once the word limit has been
reached, and to grade your work exclusively on the portion of it which he or she has read.
Students’ attention is drawn especially to the need to avoid plagiarism of others’ work. The
regulations regarding plagiarism and proper citation of references are set out below.
The deadlines for submission of dissertations is 12 noon on Monday 30 July 2018.
Late submission will be penalised by a reduction in the mark accorded to the dissertation. You
should submit two copies of your dissertation to the Graduate Office. In addition you should
send an electronic version of the dissertation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive
an e-mail receipt which you should print and submit at the same time as you submit your two
paper copies and your plagiarism declaration form. The dissertations themselves should not
names on them: they should be identified by the Candidate Number only.
The dissertation does not need to be bound, or in a folder, but must be on A4 size paper, with
sheets held firmly together under a cover sheet, with pages numbered. It should be typed, except
in exceptional circumstances. The express permission of the MPhil Course Director must have
been granted in advance to present a hand-written manuscript, which, if allowed, should be
written on one side of the paper only.
The cover should contain the following details:
Title of the Dissertation
Your Candidate Number
The actual word count
A statement that it is your own work and does not contain material that has already been
used for a comparable purpose and does not exceed the maximum length.
NB: Either your name, or your supervisor’s, should NOT appear on the Dissertation
Please be aware that copies of dissertations are not retained by the Graduate Office after they
have been examined. Examinations
Mid-Course examinations for the three Core Compulsory Modules will be held in the week prior
to the beginning of the Lent Term, that is 9, 10, 11 12 January 2018.
The examinations will be of
2 or 3 hours’ duration, and whilst the marks do not fully
count towards the final degree result,
there will be an incentive scheme whereby 2 marks are awarded for sitting the mid-term exams,
then 2 further marks for obtaining a mark of 30, and 1 further mark for obtaining a mark of 40.
So students are well advised to sit these examinations. These will give you the opportunity to
practice under examination conditions for the formal May examinations, and will also give you a
good indication of your progress. The Faculty will also use the results from these examinations to
rank students for funding purposes.
Formal examinations for all Modules will begin in the second week of May. Provisional dates are
as follows: MPhil in Finance & Economics Compulsory Modules: 7 to 18 May
Date & Time
Monday 7 May
Friday 11 May
Monday 14 May
Wednesday 16 May
Wednesday 9 May
Friday 18 May
Specialist Modules – 24 May to 1 June
Full scheduling is only possible once student choices are submitted
Date & Time
Friday 25 May
Venture Capital in the Innovation Economy
Friday 16 March
Monday 14 May
Wednesday 9 May
Wednesday 16 May
PROJECT: Tuesday 27
Economics of Networks
Top of Scale
Pass mark for each Module
Pass mark for the Coursework element 60
Pass mark for the Dissertation element 60
Students who achieve an overall average mark of 75 across the coursework and dissertation, will
receive a Distinction from the University.
Each year up to three Stevenson Prizes (value £500), are awarded to the top students across the
three MPhil degrees. Criteria for Passing MPhil
The normal requirement to pass the M.Phil degree is to achieve an overall average mark of at
in the coursework Modules, and separately a mark of at least 60 in the Dissertation.
Candidates who marginally fail Core Modules will be referred to the External Examiner.
A marginal fail which brings the overall average mark for the 8 Modules to between 55-59, may
be outweighed by a high performance in the Dissertation. Dissertation
A fail mark in the Dissertation may be outweighed by high performance in the Coursework
Modules. There is no explicit definition of a marginal fail in the Dissertation. Any such case will
be considered on its merits by the External Examiner. Oral Examinations
Candidates at risk of failure of the degree will be asked to attend an oral examination (normally
for compulsory modules only, but under very specific conditions, may include other failing
modules) which will be held shortly before the Examining Board meets at the end of June.
However, if the situation is deemed to be irredeemable
by the Examiners, and that holding an
oral examination is pointless, candidates will be asked to withdraw from the Course. Transferral between MPhil Courses
If you are considering changing Courses contact Tom Craske in the Graduate Office. Students
wishing to transfer to the MPhil in Economics
should submit, in writing, to the Graduate Office, by
Thursday 28 September, the reasons why they are requesting a transfer. No requests will be
considered after this date
. All requests will be considered at the same time by the Directors of
the two MPhils. Transfer will be conditional on a good performance in the Mathematics and
Statistics examination and will be at the discretion of the Directors.
Please note that it is not normally
possible to transfer to the MPhil in Economics Research
under certain, extenuating circumstances, you may
be able to transfer to the MPhil in Economic
during the first week of the Michaelmas Term.
The Examining Board will release provisional marks for the Easter Term examinations after the
Final Examiners’ meeting at the end of June. Each student’s overall average mark which will then
be published anonymously on the Faculty’s website by the student’s candidate number. Please
note that these marks remain provisional until they are finally approved by the Faculty’s Degree
Committee at its October meeting. In July you will receive an interim transcript for Coursework
Modules, as well as the marks for individual questions within each Module. You will receive your
formal transcript for the whole Course, including the Dissertation mark, in late October 2018.
These transcripts will contain all assessments calculated to one decimal place. The average
calculated over all marks will also be to one decimal place. Any requests for provisional
transcripts through the Faculty will require 3 days’ notice.
The Student Administration and Records Section of the University’s Student Registry is
responsible for producing the official Cambridge University transcript. All students are entitled to
one free copy of their transcript after graduation. Students pay for additional copies of the
official University transcript. The charge, at the time of writing, is £15. Order forms and
information regarding the transcript can be found at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/studentregistry/current/newstud/graduation/certificates.html Award of Degrees
The degree of MPhil cannot be awarded until the dissertation has been assessed. Degrees will
not therefore be awarded until after the Faculty’s Degree Committee has approved them at its
meeting in early October 2018.
In order to take your Degree, you should make arrangements with your college Praelector, who
will enter your name for a Degree ceremony (Congregation) in Michaelmas Term. Congregations
are usually held on Saturdays. If you wish to delay receiving your Degree, you may arrange with
your college to attend a later Congregation. If you are unable to attend in person, it is possible
for the Degree to be awarded at a Congregation in your absence (in absentia
). However, a
Degree certificate will not be awarded until you have been listed at a Congregation either in
person or in your absence. Please consult your college for any other information you may require
about these procedures.
Graduate Examination Allowance
An allowance for a graduate examination normally comes into effect if you have been unable to
undertake part or all of your examination, or failed part or all of it because of a grave cause.
An allowance does not affect the marks you receive. Its purpose is to allow you a chance to
obtain the qualification for which you have been registered, if the Student Registry accepts that
your performance in the examination has been affected by a grave cause.
There are two possible outcomes:
to approve you for the graduate qualification without further examination if the Degree
Committee has recommended that you have performed with credit in a substantial part
of the examination
to allow you to re-sit failed Modules in the following year.
You will need to request your Graduate Tutor to make an application to the Secretary of the
Board of Graduate Studies for an Examination Allowance on your behalf under General
Regulation 12. If the reasons for making the allowance are medical, your Graduate Tutor will also
need to include any relevant medical evidence.
The Student Registry will consider your application at the earliest Board Meeting possible and let
your Graduate Tutor know the result of the application in writing.
Appeals and Complaints
There are a number of ways of bringing any concerns or complaints you may have regarding
teaching, supervision, or the examination process.
By meeting with the Director of the Course. The Course Director will take a decision on the
By confidential meeting with the Teaching Administrative Officer. Depending on the nature
of the complaint, the TAO will consult with the Course Director, or the Chairman of the
Degree Committee in order to resolve the issue.
By the on-line student feedback form. The e-quality hotline can be used to give constructive
feedback to the Faculty about lectures and other relevant aspects of the teaching programme
(e.g. the Library, Computing, etc). The comments are submitted anonymously
and passed on to the Chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee.
By the Termly teaching questionnaire surveys. MPhil students are asked to rate, and
comment on the quality of the course as a whole, the quality of hand-outs, the organization
of the course and the amount of material covered. Results from these surveys are considered
each term by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The appeals procedure regarding the outcome of an examination result is normally dealt with
by the Chairman of Examiners. You should, in the first instance, contact the Teaching
Administrative Officer, who will advise you on the process.
Your Student Representative will have access to the Faculty’s Committee which deals with
graduate students, so can bring up your complaint at via this route.
Alternatively, the Cambridge University Student Union offers a very comprehensive advice
service, which is free, confidential and independent. If you feel you have been discriminated
against, treated unfairly or would like to discuss something that is bothering you, do check
out their website: http://www.studentadvice.cam.ac.uk/
If, however, you feel that a complaint has not been dealt with satisfactorily, or if the problem
is of a more serious nature, then formal procedures are available via the University’s Formal
Complaints Route: http://www.cam.ac.uk/staffstudents/studenthandbook/complaints.html
4. Plagiarism and correct referencing in dissertations
In general, plagiarism can be defined as the unacknowledged use of the work of others as if this
were your own original work.
In the context of an examination, this amounts to passing off the
work of others as your own to gain unfair advantage.
Such use of unfair means will not be tolerated by the University; if detected, the penalty may be
severe and may lead to failure to obtain your degree. As a means of detection of plagiarism,
electronic copies of all essays and dissertations must be submitted (in addition to hard copies) in
order for comprehensive processing through anti-plagiarism software to be carried out.
Submission should be in Microsoft WORD or PDF format. The scope of plagiarism
Plagiarism may be due to:
Copying (using another person’s language and/or ideas as if they are your own);
Collusion (unauthorized collaboration)
another person’s language, data or illustrations without clear indication
that the authorship is not your own and due acknowledgement of the source;
the critical work of others without due acknowledgement – even if you
change some words or the order of the words, this is still plagiarism if you are using
someone else’s original ideas and are not properly acknowledging it;
taken from someone else without reference to the originator;
cutting and pasting
from the Internet to make a ‘pastiche’ of online sources;
with another person, including another candidate (other than as might be
permitted for joint project work);
as part of your own report or dissertation someone else’s work without
identifying clearly who did the work (for example, where research has been contributed
by others to a joint project).
Plagiarism can occur in respect to all types of sources and all media
not just text, but also illustrations, musical quotations, computer code etc;
not just text published in books and journals, but also downloaded from websites or
drawn from other media;
not just published material but also unpublished works, including lecture handouts and
the work of other students.
How to avoid plagiarism
The main ways of avoiding plagiarism are:
when presenting the views and work of others, include in the text an indication of the
source of the material, e.g.
...as Sharpe (1993) has shown,....
and give the full details of the work quoted in your bibliography;
if you quote text verbatim, place the sentence in inverted commas and give the
appropriate reference e.g. ‘The elk is of necessity less graceful than the gazelle’
(Thompson, 1942, p 46) and give the full details in your bibliography as above;
if you wish to set out the work of another at length so that you can produce a counter-
argument, set the quoted text apart from your own text (eg by indenting a paragraph)
and identify it by using inverted commas and adding a reference as above.
quotations may infringe copyright, which exists for the life of the author plus 70 years.
if you are copying text, keep a note of the author and the reference as you go along, with
the copied text,
so that you will not mistakenly think the material to be your own work
when you come back to it in a few weeks’ time;
if you reproduce an illustration or include someone else’s data in a graph include the
reference to the original work in the legend, eg (figure redrawn from Webb, 1976), or
(data from Webb, 1976)
if you wish to collaborate with another person on your project, you should check with
your supervisor whether this might be allowed and then seek permission (for research
degrees, the permission of the Board of Graduate Studies must be sought);
if you have been authorised to work together with another candidate or other
researchers, you must acknowledge their contribution fully in your introductory section.
If there is likely to be any doubt as to who contributed which parts of the work, you
should make this clear in the text wherever necessary, e.g.
I am grateful to A. Smith for
analysing the sodium content of these samples;
be especially careful if cutting and pasting work from electronic media; do not fail to
attribute the work to its source. If authorship of the electronic source is not given, ask
yourself whether it is worth copying.
The Golden Rule: The examiners must be in no doubt as to which parts of your work are your own original work
and which are the rightful property of someone else.
Plagiarism Detection & Submission of Dissertations
All assessed work will be routinely checked for plagiarism using TURNitIN software.
You will receive an e-mail receipt which you should print and
submit at the same time as you submit your two paper copies and your plagiarism declaration
form. Please ensure that all submitted work is clearly identified by your Candidate Number only. NB: It is University policy that students may be found guilty of an act of plagiarism
IRRESPECTIVE of intent to deceive, and be subject to the deprivation of a degree.
5. Facilities for Graduate Students
The facilities for Economics Graduate Students are located in the Austin Robinson Building in
Sidgwick Avenue. The building is open from about 9am-5pm weekdays. Access to graduate
facilities at other times is possible by using your University Card. The Sidgwick Site has a number
of lecture rooms which are used in addition to the teaching rooms within the Faculty building. CamSIS
This is an on-line student self-service database. The University manages student records
(admission, registration, progress, examination, transcripts) through a web-based system known
as CamSIS. All students have access to their own student record through their on-line Self
(Cambridge Graduate Students Reporting System)
This is the Student Registry’s online reporting system for graduate supervisors. These reports,
once submitted, are available to the student. They are also read by the Course Director, Degree
Committee, College and Student Registry, who all take an interest in the student’s progress.
Supervisors are encouraged to give an honest appraisal of the student’s progress but to do so in a
manner that can be used positively to provide useful feedback. Students should read their
reports and discuss any concerns with their supervisor. Failure to have read the reports will not
be accepted as a reason for ignorance of their contents in cases of dispute. Calculators for Examination Purposes
University Regulations require that only calculators of a prescribed type may be used in
examinations. For examinations in 2018 the approved model will be the Casio fx 115 (any
version): CASIO fx 570 (any version) or CASIO fx 991 (any version). An approved calculator
(CASIO fx 991-ES) can also be purchased from Reception during normal office hours. The use of
non-approved calculators in examinations is expressly forbidden. Computing
Windows PCs for student use are available in the Marshall Library and in the two basement
computer rooms. These are part of a university-wide Managed Cluster Service. These computers
have access to all econometric software used by the Faculty, as well as word processing software,
web browsers and many other programs. The network is available on a 24 hour basis, but access
to the building is by card access only outside of office hours and at weekends.
Photocopiers are sited in the Library and basement rooms which also work as printers for the
Managed Cluster Service. MPhil students are given a free allocation of printing/photocopying
credit of £25 per year. Additional credit can be added online or at Reception and in the Library.
Current prices are displayed next to the photocopiers.
Almost all colleges also have their own computing facilities; enquiries about them should be
directed to the College Computer Officer.
Also available to all graduate students are facilities provided by the University Information
Service. Further information is available on the Computing Service website www.ucs.cam.ac.uk
For any problems or questions about the computers and the Faculty network please contact the
Faculty IT Support Team in Room 53: email@example.com,
ext 48160 Craig Peacock, Jake Dyer,
Ryan Hilton and Nather Al-Khatib.
Wireless Internet access
Wireless internet access is provided throughout the Faculty building by the University
Lapwing and eduroam services. Information on configuring laptops and mobile devices is
available from the IT Support web pages or the IT Support Team.
All students are issued an email address by the University Information Service. Email is the
main method of communication between the Graduate Office and students. You should use
email as the main way of communicating within the Faculty, and Faculty email addresses are
easily found through the Faculty web pages.
The Faculty website is at www.econ.cam.ac.uk.
The website contains a great deal of
information including course outlines, lecture handouts and past examination papers.
The University of Cambridge has an Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy
setting out the University’s commitment to achieving outstanding environmental sustainability
performance. Every member of the University, staff and student, is asked to play their role in
helping to achieve this vision. The following tips give some suggestions for how you can help. General tips
• Waste and recycling
– most of our rubbish can be recycled. Crisp packets and polystyrene
are key exceptions. Look out for posters on or near to bins for guidance.
– walk, cycle, or take the University-subsidised Universal
bus to get around the
• Food and drink
– get a KeepCup and try the more sustainable options in University cafés.
– dress appropriately for the season and switch off lights and equipment when
not in use.
– don’t leave taps running, and report any dripping taps.
• Get more involved
– become a sustainability leader and help take things to the next level.
The University spends £16 million on energy each year.
The University target is to reduce carbon emissions from
energy use by 34% by 2020 (against a 2005 baseline).
This can be achieved through some simple steps – such as
switching off lights and equipment when they are not being
used. A single light left on overnight over a year accounts for
as much greenhouse gas as a car driving from Cambridge to
Always dress appropriately for the season to reduce the need for additional heat or
Where possible, use the stairs rather than the lift.
Food and drink
You can buy a KeepCup in most of the University cafés. They reduce use of disposable
cups, and give you a saving each time you buy a hot drink.
University cafés have a range of sustainable options (why not try the vegan option? Did
you know the biggest impact individuals can make around food is reducing meat and
All of the University cafés’ disposable packaging (Vegware), as well as any food waste, can
be recycled in food waste bins.
Waste and recycling
The University’s waste from a single year weighs as much as the London Eye.
The University has targets to:
o Recycle at least 95% of its total waste by 2016.
o Send no non-hazardous waste to landfill by 2020.
There are separate recycling facilities for:
o Food waste
o Mixed recycling (paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic containers, cartons,
plastic wrapping, cans and tins)
o Printer cartridges
Look for the posters on or near the bins which say what should be placed in each. If bins
do not have posters, please let your Department’s Environment and Energy Coordinator,
Green Impact team or facilities staff know.
There are recycling points located…
If you are unsure of which bin to use, please ask…
allows us to decrease the amount of waste that will need to be
o print double sided, and only print where needed
o share equipment wherever possible
o avoid disposable cups by using a KeepCup, mug or refillable bottle
o donate unwanted books and other items to charity
Most things can be recycled but key exceptions are
crisp packets, paper towels/tissue
paper and polystyrene (they need to go in the general waste bin NOT recycling).
Most plastics can be recycled so if in doubt, put plastics in the recycling bin.
The University spends £0.7 million per year on water.
The University is committed to a 20% reduction in water use by 2020.
Cambridge is in one of the driest areas of the country so saving water is particularly
Help save water by not leaving taps running.
If you see a leak or a drip, report it to…
Get more involved
Keep up-to-date with news and opportunities by subscribing to the Greenlines
Visit the Environment and Energy Section’s student webpage
to find out more about
projects including Green Impact and the Living Laboratory for Sustainability.
with any questions or to find out more about any
Contact your Environment and Energy Coordinator… or Green Impact
team… to find out
what opportunities there are to get involved in the Department, and to pass on your
ideas for how the Department could be more sustainable.
include paid internships,
support running your own environmental project,
and Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) accredited auditor
training and experience through Green Impact.
Graduate Common Room
The newly refurbished Common Room is available to all graduate students, has tea and coffee
making facilities, and suitable seating for relaxation or group meetings. Graduate Student Representatives
The election for the representative to serve during the academic year will take place at the end of
November. Nominations must be submitted in writing not later than one full week before the
election. Each nomination to be signed by the persons proposing and seconding the nomination
and accompanied by a statement, signed by the person nominated, that he/she consents to
his/her nomination. Hardship Funding
The eligibility for this fund has been expanded and students studying towards any of the following
courses will be considered by the fund:
Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Painting, Advanced Diploma in Economics, Postgraduate
Diploma in Legal Studies Postgraduate Diploma in International Law, Advanced Diploma in
Theology and Religious Studies, MPhil (full time and part time), LLM, MCL, MRes, MMus, MLitt
(full time and part time), MASt, MFin, MSc, MEd, MSt, VetMD, PhD (full time and part time),
EngD, PhD, MD, EdD, PGCE, Certificate of Postgraduate Studies.
The amount of money available under this funding stream has been increased to ensure the
needs of the wider population of students can be accommodated and to take account of the fact
that ALF will no longer be available.
Students will still need to apply for funding via the online application form, the deadlines will be
changed to coincide with Bell, Abbott and Barnes at the division of each term, the funding limit
will be changed to £2,000 per student a year. Details of the scheme, an updated application form
and updated guidance will be made available in time for the commencement of Michaelmas at
the following: http://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/financial-hardship-support-access-funds/hardship-funding The Marshall Library of Economics
The Marshall Library originated in
the small Moral Sciences Library created
by Professor Alfred Marshall and Professor Henry Sidgwick from 1885 onwards, largely through
the donation of their own books. It now contains in excess of 100,000 items. Further information
with regard to opening hours and borrowing entitlements may be obtained from the Marshall
Library's www site: http://www.marshall.econ.cam.ac.uk
The Marshall actively seeks to support Undergraduate students within the Faculty of Economics
Providing a great study environment.
The Library has over 180 workplaces, comfortable seating,
a relaxation area,
full wifi coverage and a variety of newspapers available for consultation such as the FT, Guardian
and the Economist.
2017-18 we will be open in term time:
Mon-Fri: from 9 am to 9 pm
Sat: 11 am to 5pm,
Sun: Open Easter Term only
from 1pm to 5pm
Ensuring that you have access to all the books, journals and e-resources that you require for
The Marshall Library provides multiple copies of all the most important textbooks
used for teaching by the the Faculty of Economics. We are also increasing our ebook provision. If
you need a book please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR
use our book suggestion
form at http://bit.ly/1evFbQr
just come to the Library and tell us! We will buy books very quickly. You will be emailed as
soon as it is available for you to borrow. If there are not enough copies of a particular textbook
we will buy additional copies, or we will buy an ebook (where it is available to libraries).
Providing scans of book chapters on undergraduate reading lists
. You find these on the Marshall
Library Moodle site http://bit.ly/2vmkPee OR
by searching the iDiscover catalogue for the book
which contains the chapter you want and following the electronic access link towards the bottom
of the page.
Providing access to commercial financial databases such as Bloomberg &
The Library has one Bloomberg and one Datastream terminal which can be
booked via the Marshall's www page or in person at the Issue Desk.
Assisting in the location of data
Marshall Library staff are happy to assist students in the location of statistical data. Requests for
assistance should be sent by email to the library (email@example.com)
and should be as
specific as possible with regard to the data sought.
Helping you to avoid Plagiarism and with provision of Referencing advice
Plagiarism is using ideas or the work of another person and presenting it as your own work. It is
dishonest, unprofessional and poor scholarship. The Marshall Library provides a Plagiarism
Libguide to help you understand and avoid plagiarism in your academic work. The guide includes
a quick self-test at the end http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/plagiarism/home
We provide an Economics Libguide http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/economics
to all our online
materials in the subject and this includes the Faculty referencing guidance with examples http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/economics/referencing
Social Area & Book Displays
The Marshall Library provides a Social Area with
comfortable seats where you can eat, drink and chat.
You can also eat downstairs in the Foyer of the Library.
Take a look at our regular book displays in this area which are
based on relevant economic themes showcasing new
purchases in particular areas
Mary Paley Group Study Room
The group study room is available for booking for up
to two hours at any one time by students for group
study. Ask at the Issue Desk or book via our webpage http://bit.ly/1VM92PF
Items for Sale
There are second hand Economics books available for sale
at the Marshall Library at low prices. You can also
purchase mugs, pens, pencils, notebooks, USB drives,
Marshall Library book bags and key rings at the Issue Desk http://bit.ly/2aHO3bE
Library Induction Presentations
The Marshall provides induction presentations for undergraduate students at the start of each
academic year. These inductions are designed to give you the necessary information that you will
need to make effective use of the Marshall and other Cambridge libraries.
Contact details and staying in touch
Tel: (01223) 335217
https://twitter.com/marshalllibrary Master’s Self-Evaluation
All Master’s students will be asked to complete a Self-Evaluation report in CamSIS around the
division of Michaelmas Term, with prompts being sent to both Principal Supervisors and College
Graduate Tutors once the student has submitted their self-evaluation.
An electronic notice will be sent out every Wednesday by the Graduate Office. This provides
information about events taking place in Cambridge and elsewhere. This does not mean that the
Faculty is involved in organizing the events, nor does it mean that the Faculty recommends or
endorses these events. Photocopying
Photocopiers are available in the Marshall Library and the basement computer rooms. These are
charged to the same account as for printing. Please ask the Library Staff or IT Staff if you need
help. Some colleges and the Graduate Union also have photocopying facilities. Students’ Union
The Students’ Unions’ Advice Service offers free, confidential and independent advice,
information, support and representation to all Cambridge University students. We can discuss
your concerns with you whatever the issue. We can help you explore your options and provide
support in resolving matters. We can also represent you within your College or the
University. You can come to the Students’ Unions’ Advice Service with any concerns you may
have, whether it’s the first time you have a question or as a last resort. Students often come for
Homesickness and culture shock
Mental health issues
University and College complaints
Our friendly Advice team includes two full-time staff members and three sabbatical officers. If we
can’t help you directly, we will find someone who can.
Students’ Unions Advice Service (CUSU and the GU)
Ground Floor, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX
Monday – Friday 9am – 01223 746999 firstname.lastname@example.org www.studentadvice.cam.ac.uk
Teaching Evaluation Questionnaires
The Faculty regularly monitors the quality of teaching and administration of both undergraduate
and graduate courses. To this end you will be asked to complete on-line questionnaires during
the course of the year. It is helpful if students make every effort to respond, as this is a useful
way for the Faculty Board to be able to assess the quality of teaching. Your comments are
important and will be taken into account in any teaching review. If there are any immediate and
urgent matters regarding the teaching programmes, student should make use of the Faculty’s e-
mail hotline - 'E-Quality' - to facilitate rapid Faculty response to concerns - e-
TIMETABLE is the University's online timetabling system allowing you to create your own
personalised calendar. It is maintained by the Faculty, so it always contains the most up to date
information about your lectures. To try it out, go to www.timetable.cam.ac.uk
click sign in,
choose Economics from the dropdown menu, and start adding your options. If you required, you
may then print it out or export it to your own calendar. University Counselling Service
Most personal, relationship or identity problems can be helped through counselling – this
includes anxiety, stress and depression; family and/or relationship difficulties, sexual problems
and identity issue. Counselling can also help with other issues such as: adjusting to a new culture,
dealing with dilemmas, making difficult decisions or choices, as well as more specific problems
such as eating problems or addictions.
The Service is situated at 2/3 Bene’t Place, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EL, Tel: 01223
332865; email: email@example.com. Office opening times: 9.00am – 5.30pm
on Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-00am-7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.00am to 5.00pm on
Fridays. Please see this link http://www.counselling.cam.ac.uk/contactUCS.html
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Faculty is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of health and safety
for all employees and students and others who may be affected by our activities. This is
accomplished by following the Faculty’s Health and Safety Policy, a copy of which can be found on
the Faculty’s website at www.econ.cam.ac.uk/intranet/safety.
However, you should also be
aware that responsibility rests with the individual as well, so listed below is some basic
information for your personal safety:
When visiting any building on the Site, e.g. Austin Robinson Building, the Marshall Library,
Lecture Block, Lady Mitchell Hall, Law Faculty etc., you should familiarise yourself with
the location of Fire Exits, fire alarm call points and firefighting equipment.
In the event of the fire alarm sounding in any building you should vacate the building
immediately. Do not use lifts or stop to collect personal possessions. The building should
not be re-entered until the all-clear is given by the Fire Brigade or Fire Wardens (who will
be wearing fluorescent yellow jackets).
However please also note that in the Austin Robinson Building and Marshall Library, the
fire bells are tested every Wednesday morning at 8.45 am. You do not need to leave the
buildings during this testing.
Please do not use lifts out of normal working hours.
In cases of emergencies which occur out-of-hours, Security can be called out on 31818 or
on 101 from a University phone.
If you become unwell the staff in Reception will be able to telephone for an ambulance, if
necessary, or will have access to the First-Aid Boxes, and to the list of those qualified to
administer First Aid.
All accidents should be reported to Reception where the Accident Book is housed.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
set out detailed
criteria for standardising conditions where workstations incorporating display screens are
used. They require employers to minimise some of the risks by requiring workplaces and
jobs to be well designed in the first place. The University has a Code of Practice for the
Safe Use of Display Screen Equipment (VDUs) which you are strongly urged to read and can
be found at: http://www.safety.admin.cam.ac.uk/subjects/workplace/display-screen-equipment
If any student, who has a desk and computer in the Faculty and would like a workstation
assessment, please contact Mr Craig Peacock (335253).
The Faculty’s Health and Safety Officer is Mr Nathan Smith (335201) and the First Aiders are Mr
Craig Peacock (335253) and Mr Tom Craske (335737). Any safety issues concerning the building
should be directed to Mr Smith.
Wheelchair access to the building is level access to double doors (72cm wide) and then double
doors (75 cm wide). These gives access to a lift, which 110(w)x140(d) cm). The lift gives access to
the rooms occupied by the Faculty’s teaching staff, and he Keynes Seminar Room and the
Common Room. Movement around the building is made difficult by heavy doors, which need to
be pulled open.
There is an accessible toilet on the first floor.
Access to the Marshall Library is level access to double doors (65 cm wide) and then up flights of
eight, nine and then ten steps. Lift access to the Library is however available. The Receptionist
will ring the Library to arrange access. Within the Library there are five steps between the Issue
Desk and the main collection of books, but a stair lift is available. The main journals collection is
only accessible by stairs, but the library staff will fetch items on request.
The stair lift fitted in the Marshall Library Foyer gives access to the disabled toilet and computer
rooms in the basement, and to lecture/seminar rooms and graduate study rooms on the
Doors at both main entrances are fitted with electric door openers activated by swipe cards.
Regular wheelchair users can have their University Card added to the system.
Disabled parking is available on the site.
Large print or other versions of hand-outs can be provided on demand, and students should talk
to the Graduate Office to arrange these. For any other issues, please contact Mr Craig Peacock
who is the disability officer.
University of Cambridge
Faculty of Economics
Austin Robinson Building
Tel: 01223 335208