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Discover Economics: Schools’ Challenge A special event for students in years 11 and 12

Festival of Economics
Discover Economics 2019 credit Ibolya Feher

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Tackle a real-world challenge. Hear from professional economists. Talk to university admissions officers and students.

Economics is an exciting subject with applications across health, environment, education and policy, as well as finance and banking.  The School of Economics at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with the Royal Economics Society, would like to introduce students to the subject, and the range of rewarding opportunities it offers. The event centres around a team challenge which students work on before they arrive, culminating in a three-minute presentation. Using work from the Economics Observatory as a starting point, students apply their thinking and data skills to tackle a real-world economics issue

Some groups are underrepresented in undergraduate economics, including women and state-school students. For this reason, no prior study of economics is required. Students can bring their skills from Geography, Psychology, History, Biology, Politics, Sociology, Maths, English and any other subjects they study, to find their solution to one of society’s great modern challenges.

On the day we will also be joined by an expert economist panel who will tell us more about the profession and a university admissions officer to give advice and guidance on navigating university and UCAS applications. 

Booking Information

Ticket booking is via Eventbrite. Please review Eventbrite’s terms and conditions and Privacy Policy as Bristol Ideas do not accept any responsibility or liability for the policies. You can read Bristol Ideas’ Privacy policy here.

Please note we only refund tickets if the event is cancelled. Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers. Full Terms and Conditions here.

The event is free to all students and staff. You can reserve up to 10 tickets (8 students, 2 staff) by contacting by Friday 29th October 2021. Taking time out of school can be challenging and costly for your schools. As a result there is some funding to cover transport or teaching cover to enable you to join us this November. Let Cellach know when you get in touch if this is something you need.

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Event image from Discover Economics 2019 event, credit: Ibolya Feher

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