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 2023 workshop took place on 26 and 27 April at the University of Manchester.
If you participated, you can log into our Moodle to see materials.
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.
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 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 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
- 2023 workshop: resources from the event are hosted in our Moodle
- 2022 workshop: resources from the event are hosted in our Moodle: contact Martin to request access
- 2020 workshop:
- Open sessions (for Early Careers Lecturers and GTAs)
- Sessions for Early Career Lecturers
- 2019 workshop: Resources
- 2018 workshop: Programme | Resources
- 2017 workshop: Programme | Resources
- 2016 workshop: Programme | Resources | Report by Ashley Lait
- 18-19 October 2013, University of Manchester
- 19-20 October 2012, University of Bristol
- 14-15 October 2011, University of Bristol
- 15-16 October 2010, University of Bristol
- 16-17 October 2009, University of Bristol
- 9-10 October 2009, Edinburgh Napier University
- 28-29 November 2008, Glasgow
- 10-11 October 2008, University of Bristol
- 23-24 November 2007, Heriot-Watt University (online materials)
- 12-13 October 2007, University of Bristol
- 13-14 October 2006, University of Bristol
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