Discover Economics Careers Event for GCSE and A-Level Students


Discover Economic Careers is an event to showcase the exciting and varied opportunities open to economics graduates. The event will take place from 5-6:30 on the 13th July and is aimed at GCSE and A-level students from across the UK. You can register for tickets here!

During the event student will learn about the array of exciting careers available to those with an economics degree from professionals working in technology, research, healthcare and more!

They will have the chance to ask questions of economists working in exciting jobs as well as gain advice and guidance on how to apply for economics degrees.

They will also get the chance to speak with current economics undergraduates and learn about what it’s like to study economics at university!




INFO FOR TEACHERS/CAREERS ADVISORS

Aims of event

  • To demonstrate to young people the array of exciting careers available to those with an economics degree

  • To give young people advice and guidance on how to apply for economics degrees

  • To give young people an opportunity to learn about what it’s like to study economics at university

Gatsby Benchmarks

2. Learning from career and labour market information

5. Encounters with employers and employees

7. Encounters with further and higher education

About Discover Economics

Discover Economics (DE) is a campaign led by the Royal Economic Society which aims to:

  • Attract more students from under-represented groups (women, state school/further education college students and ethnic minorities).

  • Broaden the appeal of economics to potential students

  • Change their perceptions of economics and economists

The campaign targets 15-17 year olds – young people who are making choices about what post 16 qualifications to take and what subjects to study at university. We work to transform perceptions of economics among students, particularly those attending schools which don't provide it as a subject. We also work to raise the voices of a more diverse set of economists and expose students to role models already working in the subject.

You can register for tickets here. If you have any questions, please contact maeve.cohen@res.org.uk.