The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

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.

A site for prospective students, DiscoverEconomics is hosted by the Royal Economic Society. It includes a podcast called 'How did I get here?'. Through a series of conversations with economists who are working in a variety of different organisations, the podcast explores how these individuals chose to study economics and how they use the subject in their careers.

Useful links

Finding university courses

Visiting and applying

Introductions to economics