Economics Learning and Teaching Awards

Information on the 2015 teaching awards will be added shortly

2013 Economics Network Teaching Awards

The EN teaching awards are given in recognition of exemplary teaching practice that encourages understanding of and inspires interest in economics. 

The winners of the 2013 awards were announced at the DEE Conference in Exeter.

  • Outstanding Teaching Award (experienced lecturers)
  • Best New Lecturer Award (up to 3 years in post)
  • Outstanding Student Support

The judging panel will be looking for teaching which possesses some or all of the following qualities:

  • Inspires and encourages students’ interest in economics
  • Challenges and motivates students towards academic excellence
  • Has made a positive impact on the economics teaching community

Past Awards

List of all winners and commendations, with case studies and other materials

Winners of the 2011 Learning and Teaching Awards have now been announced.

Please direct all enquiries about the awards to

Student Essay Competition

We offer annual awards for students' reflections on their experiences of studying economics. In the 2011 competition the question was "Why study economics @ University?" Unlike previous years, entries could be submitted in any creative format (not just in writing) and was kindly sponsored by both PwC and Baille Gifford.

Congratulations to Joevas Asare from the University of Surrey, his rap was this year's winner. Also congratulations to our two runners-up; Anu Omotunde-Young from Lancaster Univeristy who wrote a poem and Daniel Derbyshire and Alex Grindulis from the University of Manchester who created a cartoon video. All of these entries as well as the commended entries can be found on Studying Economics.

The 2010 essay question was “How is you economics degree preparing you for life?” The three winning essays are online as is a summary of all of the entries.

The 2009 essay question was "How would you make difficult economics easier to learn?" and the three winning essays are also online.

2008's question was "What makes the best learning experience for you?".

The 2006 winner was studying BA(Hons) Economics at Manchester University, with an essay answering "How does your experience of your course compare with any expectations you may have had?".

The 2005 competition was won by a Kingston University undergraduate for writing on "What makes the best learning experience for you?".