We support the Economics Network, an organisation that aims to encourage innovation and enhance the quality of learning and teaching of economics in higher education. Its activities include:
The Economics Network provides training workshops for graduate teaching assistants and PhD students, professional training for early careers teaching staff, and bespoke workshops for economics departments.
The Economics Network organises the biennial Developments in Economics Education conference, which is the UK’s leading conference on economics teaching and learning. Sessions include paper presentations and interactive workshops which introduce new and innovative ideas on teaching and learning methods, the economics curriculum and student engagement.
It also runs thematic one day symposia on current and relevant issues within the subject, such as curriculum reform, communications and the use of data and technology.
The Economics Network provides extensive and detailed resources relating to teaching economics in higher education, including its popular Handbook for Economics Lecturers. It also provides information for students considering studying economics at university through its Why Study Economics website.
The Economics Network undertakes research into higher education economics, including analysing data on applications and admissions to economics programmes, and conducting surveys of employers, lecturers and alumni. It also leads research projects which respond to the HE policy context and developments within the discipline, such as the collaborative project on student expectations in the light of tuition fee increases, a survey on public understanding of economics, and most recently a project to explore the development of employability skills in economics degrees.
Membership of the Economics Network is open to higher education economics departments. Benefits include:
- Reduced registration fees for all Economics Network events including the DEE conference and one-day symposia
- Free registration on autumn training workshops for GTAs from subscribing departments
- Advice, support and consultancy for internal departmental workshops and away days
- Recognition of your department’s support on the Economics Network’s website
- Opportunities to take part in Network research activities