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Introduction to Economics

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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, 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, 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 Economics Summit for free on 4-6 February 2022. Please register for the Introduction to Economics event using the form below and opt-in to receive a free ticket to the Summit. Your name and email address will be provided to the Warwick Economics Summit who will contact you to provide you with your ticket.


Time Programme
17:30 - 17:35

Welcome and Introduction

In this introductory session, Professor Jeremy Smith, Head of Department will open the Introduction to Economics event.

17:35 - 18:05

Introduction to Economics: Taster Activity

In this interactive session, delivered by Dr Lory Barile (Associate Professor and Widening Participation Academic Lead) and Sam McLoughlin (Discover Economics), you will have a chance 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.



18:10 - 18:40

Choosing a University Course and How to Apply

In this session you'll hear from Warwick's Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions Service team, who will provide advice on how to apply to university and how to make a competitive application to our programmes.

18:40 - 18:55

Meet an Economist

In this interactive panel discussion, our current students (and members of the student society - Warwick Economics Summit) will ask questions to Lauren Barnes to find out more about her experience of studying economics, and her journey in becoming a Senior Economist at the Bank of England. In her current role Lauren is responsible for producing the UK economic forecast, including assessment of the impact of events like Covid and Brexit. She holds a BSc and MSc in Economics.

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.


Your feedback matters and helps us to improve the way we run future widening participation and outreach events. Please take two minutes to complete our short feedback form.

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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