The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

Early Careers Workshop

The Early Careers Workshop (formerly the New Lecturers' Workshop) is a staple in the Economics Network training provision. It is typically a two-day residential 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 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 the media in teaching
  • Voice and presence in the classroom (with a Royal Shakespeare Company trained actor)
  • Designing assessment

Certificates will be 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".

Resources for attendees