Economics Learning and Teaching Awards

The EN teaching awards are given in recognition of exemplary teaching practice that encourages understanding of and inspires interest in economics.

Nominations invited for 2019 awards

The Economics Network is seeking nominations for its teaching awards for staff teaching Economics in UK universities. This year there are two categories: the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Economics Education and the Best New Lecturer award which is open to lecturers who have been in a teaching post for no more than four years.

Nominations must be made online, by Friday 5 July. The award presentations will be made at the DEE Conference in Warwick. Read on for details or to make a nomination.

Past Awards

List of all winners and commendations, with case studies and other materials

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Student Essay Competition

We offer annual awards for students' reflections on their experiences of studying economics. In the 2011 competition the question was "Why study economics @ University?" Unlike previous years, entries could be submitted in any creative format (not just in writing) and was kindly sponsored by both PwC and Baille Gifford.

Congratulations to Joevas Asare from the University of Surrey, his rap was this year's winner. Also congratulations to our two runners-up; Anu Omotunde-Young from Lancaster Univeristy who wrote a poem and Daniel Derbyshire and Alex Grindulis from the University of Manchester who created a cartoon video. All of these entries as well as the commended entries can be found on Studying Economics.

The 2010 essay question was “How is you economics degree preparing you for life?” The three winning essays are online as is a summary of all of the entries.

The 2009 essay question was "How would you make difficult economics easier to learn?" and the three winning essays are also online.

2008's question was "What makes the best learning experience for you?".

The 2006 winner was studying BA(Hons) Economics at Manchester University, with an essay answering "How does your experience of your course compare with any expectations you may have had?".

The 2005 competition was won by a Kingston University undergraduate for writing on "What makes the best learning experience for you?".