The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

Residential Workshops for New Economics Lecturers

New Lecturers residential workshop

The Economics Network workshops are specifically designed to meet the needs of new and early-career lecturers in economics.

The main aim is to discuss and evaluate what makes effective teaching of economics: including lectures; seminars and small-group teaching; assessment and feedback; e-learning; module/unit design; classroom experiments and games. There will also be time at the end of the workshop to reflect on key issues and to plan next steps.

The workshops complement any generic-based institutional training delegates might receive (and in some institutions exempts attendees from parts of such training) and are facilitated by experienced economics lecturers.

This workshop is just one of the ways we support new and early career lecturers. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance, which maps the workshop activities and outcomes to the UK Professional Standards Framework.

Programme and resources

The draft programme from the 2013 new lecturers workshop. 

Resources from the workshop:

Making your lectures more effective (John Sloman)

Making your lectures more interactive (Ros O'Leary)

Seminars and small group teaching (Caroline Elliott)

Classroom experiments and games (Jon Guest and John Sloman)

Effective assessment and feedback (Alvin Birdi)

Alternative use of lecture time (Guglielmo Volpe and Ralf Becker)

Feedback on past events: 

"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 have benefited tremendously from attending the workshop."
"A large number of resources from the Economics Network make my teaching easier and more efficient"
"I found it very educative specially for the people like me who are not used to the UK HE system."
"Some of my students said my teaching is very clear and intuitive, which is certainly benefited from the workshop."

Facebook group

The Economics Network has created a Facebook discussion page for New Lecturers who attended the workshop. The page is for New Lecturers to have an area to discuss their teaching, lecturing and change of practice after the workshop.


Scottish Economic SocietyRoyal Economic Society

The Economics Network acknowledges the support of the Royal Economic Society and the Scottish Economic Society in delivering these events.

Past events

  • 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