Early Careers Workshop

This is an interactive two-day event for early careers staff focused on effective and innovative economics teaching.

Venue:  University of Leeds Business School
Date:     6th & 7th April 2017 

About the workshop

The workshop is endorsed by both the Royal Economic Society and Scottish Economic Society and sessions are mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework.

Sessions at the workshop include: 

  • Making large group teaching more engaging
  • Using games and the media in teaching
  • Voice and presence in the classroom (with a Royal Shakespeare Company trained actor)
  • Teaching interpretative sessions
  • Teaching analytical sessions

This is a comprehensive two day workshop and as a result attendees are expected to attend both days. Certificates will only be given to those who have attended all sessions of the workshop.

There will be a workshop dinner at 7pm on Thursday 6th April. This is a valuable opportunity to network with new lecturers from other departments and to discuss your teaching and academic careers informally with the presenters.


Book your place at the 2017 Early Careers Workshop

Delegates from departments that subscribe to the Economics Network are offered a discounted rate. Check our supporters page to find out if your department subscribes.

Information for attendees

Venue: Leeds University Business School, LS6 1AN (Directions). Please come to the Business School reception to register.

Timings: This is a full two day workshop and attendees are expected to attend all sessions. Registration will take place at 9am on Thursday 6th, with the workshop starting promptly at 9.15am. The workshop will finish by 4.30pm on Friday 7th April.

Accommodation: Please note that accommodation is not provided and delegates will need to arrange this themselves.

Example resources (from 2016 workshop)

Feedback from past attendees

In 2016, 95% of attendees report that the workshop was useful to them as new lecturers and 100% thought the presenters were of a high standard.

"All the lecturers/speakers are very knowledgeable and experienced."

"Throughout the workshop, I gathered some very good advice and leant good practice for teaching. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive session with the professional actor. Andy Ross' presentation was stimulating and addressed some key gaps in the market in relation to students' data abilities. The assessment and feedback session was very useful for providing best practice."

"Hearing relevant advice and tips from senior economists who actually care about teaching was really useful. The games workshop and the large group teaching session stand out as the most helpful for my teaching".

"Thank you for a very informative and relevant two day workshop".