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Introduction to Economics

In partnership with the Bank of England, Discover Economics and the Warwick Economics Summit, we are delighted to invite you to a free, interactive event for 16-18 year old students and their teachers and parents.

Date: Wednesday 2 February 2022
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

The Introduction to Economics event aims to provide 16-18 year old students and their teachers and parents with an exciting opportunity to discover more about economics as a subject, experience an interactive taster lecture delivered by the Department of Economics, University of Warwick and hear from current undergraduate students what it's like to study economics at university. There will also be a chance to hear from economists about the wide-ranging work they do and the possible career opportunities open to economists.

Students will also be able to gain useful advice and guidance on how to apply for university, including how to draft a personal statement as well as having the opportunity to ask questions to an Admissions Tutor.

*Attendees of this event will also be eligible to attend the Warwick Economic Summit for free on 4-6 February 2022. A code will be published on this webpage shortly for you to secure your place.


Time Programme
17:30 - 17:35

Welcome and Introductions

In this introductory session, Dr Lory Barile (Associate Professor and Widening Participation Academic Lead) will introduce you to the Introduction to Economics event.

17:35 - 18:05

Taster Activity: What is Economics?

In this interactive session, you will take part in a short taster session to learn more about what economics really is. This will be followed by a Q&A where you will be encouraged to ask questions about the subject/study of economics.

18:05 - 18:25

How to Apply to University

Hear staff from Warwick's Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions Service provide, who will provide advice on how to apply to university and how to make a competitive application to our programmes.

18:25 - 18:55

Economics Student Panel Discussion

In this interactive panel discussion session, you will hear from current students studying economics at Warwick, including members of the Warwick Economics Summit. You will be able to submit your own questions to our panel.

18:55 - 19:00


The session will come to a close and you will be asked to provide your feedback on the event via an online anonymous survey.


Registration for the event is essential. Registrants will receive an email the week of the event containing a link and instructions of how to join. If you have any queries about this event, please email 

Please also note that our Widening Participation and Outreach Team are running other events of this kind this term and we will provide details of them on our homepage.


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We are collecting socio-demographic data of our registrants to monitor students’ engagement and participation in our events in line with the Department's Widening Participation and Outreach strategy objective to improve female and underrepresented groups' participation in economics.


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