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Introduction to Economics

Do you want to know more about what economics really is and the possible future career opportunities available to you? Register now for our free interactive event organised in partnership with Discover Economics and the Warwick Economics Summit for 16-18 year olds, teachers and parents.


Date: Monday 6 February 2023
Time: 5:15-7:00pm (UK Time)
Location: Online (Microsoft Teams Live Event)

What's in store?

The Introduction to Economics event provides 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 about 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 economics graduates.

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.




17:15 - 17:20

Welcome and Introduction

This event will be opened by Dr Lory Barile, Associate Professor and Widening Participation Coordinator.

17:20 - 17:50

Taster Activity

In this interactive session delivered by Dr Amrita Kulka (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics) and Sam Mcloughlin (Discover Economics Campaign Manager), you will learn more about what economics really is and will have the chance to ask your own questions in a live Q&A.

17:50 - 18:00 Break
18:00 - 18:25

Choosing a University Course and How to Apply

You will hear from Warwick's Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions Services Team who will provide advice and guidance on how to make a competitive application to our programmes.

18:25 - 18:55

In Conversation with Jennifer Drake

In this interactive panel discussion chaired by current Economics Students (and members of the Warwick Economics Summit), you will be able to ask questions to Jennifer Drake (BSc Economics, 2015) about her experiences of studying economics, and Jennifer's journey to her current role as Risk Analyst at Faire, London.

18:55 - 19:00

Event Close and Feedback

As this session comes to a close you will be asked to provide feedback on the event via an anonymous survey.

Claim your free ticket to the Warwick Economics Summit 2023

Attendees of this event will also be eligible to attend the Warwick Economics Summit for free on 10-12 February 2023. 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.


Registration for this event is essential. Please secure your place now by completing the form below.

Details of how to join the event, accessibility and safeguarding information will be sent to you via email the week before the event.



If you are a parent/guardian or teacher, please provide the school and year group of the students you are registering interest on behalf of.


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