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

A-level and Scottish Higher Economics syllabuses and other information

University Economics departments and staff lists

University and college open days

UCAS guides and resources for advisers
This site has links to general information applying to all subjects. It includes information about the UCAS tariff system and about different types of qualifications, for example international qualifications.

Economics courses listed on the UCAS site
This link takes you to the UCAS search site.

Findcourses.co.uk (search engine for university courses)

Guardian University Guide

The Uni Guide

The Royal Economic Society
See in particular the media briefings section for an overview of some of the Economics research currently being conducted.