The importance of understanding and demonstrating skills employers look for, beyond just academics

A personal reflection by Prisha Bhandari, 1st year BA History, Politics and Economics student, based on work completed with Dr Cloda Jenkins as part of a UCL Laidlaw Scholarship research project  on Employability Skills in Social Science Degrees. Students studying arts, humanities and social-science disciplines, broadly speaking, face a hurdle which students of other disciplines don’t usually face- the negligible … More The importance of understanding and demonstrating skills employers look for, beyond just academics

Review: EconTEAching Session 6: Engaging Students Through Experiments Online and in the Classroom

The sixth session of the #EconTEAching chats organised by CTaLE and the Department of Economics at Warwick University took place on 15th July 2020. Robert Gazzale (University of Toronto) and Humberto Llavador (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE) talked to us about “Engaging Students Through Experiments Online and in the Classroom”. The session live-stream can … More Review: EconTEAching Session 6: Engaging Students Through Experiments Online and in the Classroom

Review: EconTEAching Session 5: Introducing Evaluative Conversations in Economics Education: unlocking the power of viva-voce assessment

The fifth session of the #EconTEAching chats organised by CTaLE and the Department of Economics at Warwick University took place on 8th July 2020. Fabio Arico (UEA) talked to us about viva voce assessment. The session live-stream can be found on the CTaLE YouTube channel. I remember discussing the similarities between (West) Germany production system … More Review: EconTEAching Session 5: Introducing Evaluative Conversations in Economics Education: unlocking the power of viva-voce assessment

Ramin Nassehi for “Inspiring Teaching Delivery”

Congratulations to Ramin for being runner-up in the UCL Student Choice Awards 2020 for “Inspiring Teaching Delivery”. Everyone at CTaLE is very proud of his achievement! A student was quoted: His lessons create an atmosphere where even the most quiet people are engaged and are not afraid of sharing their thoughts, questions or ideas. Please … More Ramin Nassehi for “Inspiring Teaching Delivery”

Review: EconTEAching Session 4: Economics student group videos- assessment and beyond

The fourth session of the #EconTEAching chats organised by CTaLE and the Department of Economics at Warwick University took place on 27th May 2020. Dimitra Petropolou (LSE) and Silvia Dal Bianco (UCL) talked to us about video projects as assessment methods. They both shared their experiences in using videos and group work. The session live-stream … More Review: EconTEAching Session 4: Economics student group videos- assessment and beyond

Review: EconTEAching Session 3: Improving Employability for Economics Students

The third session of the #EconTEAching chats organised by CTaLE and the Department of Economics at Warwick took place on 20th May 2020. The session live-stream can be found on the CTaLE YouTube channel. The #EconTEAching session on employability held on 20th May featured Dr Cloda Jenkins from CTaLE and Dr Dean Garratt from Aston University, … More Review: EconTEAching Session 3: Improving Employability for Economics Students

Review: EconTEAching Session 2: Widening Participation – Mind the gap between schools and universities

The second session of the #EconTEAching chats organised by CTaLE and the Department of Economics at Warwick took place on 13th May 2020. Sam McLoughlin from globalbridge talked about “Widening Participation: Mind the gap between schools and universities” and shared his experience in working with young people from under-privileged backgrounds. The conversation was chaired by … More Review: EconTEAching Session 2: Widening Participation – Mind the gap between schools and universities

Review: EconTEAching Session 1: Assessment in the Brave New World

On April 29th 2020, CTaLE and the University of Warwick Department of Economics co-hosted the first EconTEAching Session on Assessment in the Brave New World. The session featured Dr. Stefania Paredes Fuentes and chaired by Prof. Parama Chaudhury. The session live-stream can be found on the CTaLE YouTube channel. During the session there were a … More Review: EconTEAching Session 1: Assessment in the Brave New World

ExploreEcon 2020

On 26th February, we held the annual undergraduate research conference, ExploreEcon, which showcases independent work from all years of our Economics programme. To access the full list of posters and presentations, please take a look here! During the first part, students with poster boards pitched their research to judges whilst attendees mingled and took in … More ExploreEcon 2020

Improving Student Satisfaction in Economics – summary of workshop discussion

In November 2019, Dr. Cloda Jenkins, Prof Antonio Cabrales and Dr. Dunli Li hosted a workshop attended by Economics departments from all over the UK on how to improve student satisfaction with their experience in economics degrees. Some of the ideas, linked to National Student Survey (NSS) questions, that emerged from the workshop discussion can … More Improving Student Satisfaction in Economics – summary of workshop discussion