In 2019, a new Economics Challenge modelled around the First Year Challenge was created. Five secondary schools around London were selected to take part. Each school sent students from year 10 and year 11 to UCL Bloomsbury campus to experience what it would be like to study economics in a university environment.
The challenge asked students to create a 3-min video or podcast focusing on their local area and relating it to CORE’s The Economy Unit 1. UCL student mentors, our own economics undergraduate students, were assigned to guide each group in preparing for the challenge as they themselves had already experienced the First Year Challenge.
Further details on the introduction session and the award ceremony session can be found in the linked blog posts.
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