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Early Careers Workshop

The Early Careers Workshop (formerly the New Lecturers' Workshop) is a two-day training event covering all aspects of excellence in economics teaching, from using games and experiments in class to using digital technologies effectively in teaching and assessment.

The workshop is aimed at those who have started lecturing in departments of economics (or related disciplines) in the past year or two. The workshop is fully aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework and can help delegates who are working towards HEA Fellowship status either within their own institutions or by direct application.

Group photo of trainers and trainees
Participants at the end of the 2024 workshop at the University of Bristol (click to expand)

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 media in teaching
  • Teaching inclusively
  • Designing assessment

Certificates are given to those who have attended all sessions of the workshop.

Feedback from past attendees

In 2023, 100% of attendees said they would recommend the workshop to a colleague, 100% agreed or strongly agreed that it 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 learnt 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".

"It's been a brilliant few days. Useful to think about the issues discussed - with no pressure to adopt - and to be able to talk them through in an encouraging environment. I would recommend this to all new lecturers and maybe even a few of the older ones! Thanks to all!!!"

"I found it very educative specially for the people like me who are not used to the UK HE system."

Resources for attendees

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