Student recruitment

This guide has suggestions for

  • The design of open days, conferences and other events for school students studying economics and/or thinking of studying economics at university. These could be held in a university, in a conference building or in schools themselves.
  • Activities and games that can be played at such events, including downloadable materials.
  • Statistics on A level and Scottish Higher Economics and Business Studies, and on students studying economics at university.

In conjunction with the Royal Economic Society, we have created a site for prospective students, WhyStudyEconomics.ac.uk . Consider making a link from your own department's site.

Useful links

A-level and Scottish Higher Economics syllabuses and other information

University Economics departments and staff lists

University and college open days

UCAS information for HE staff This site has links to general information applying to all subjects. It includes information about the UCAS tariff system, UCAS events and conferences, FAQs, etc.

Economics courses listed on the UCAS site This link takes you to the UCAS search site. From here you will need to select Subject search > e > Economics.

Hotcourses.com (search engine for university courses)

Guardian University Guide

Which? University

Interactive map linking to all university and college sites

Economics & Business Education Association (EBEA) site This is the main site for A-level Economics teachers.

The Royal Economic Society See in particular the media briefings section for an overview of some of the Economics research currently being conducted.