Skills Lab

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The Skills Lab is a set of not-for-credit optional modules, one for each year group. They aim to help students develop research, writing and presenting skills that are required to do well in the degree and for a career as a professional economist, in academia or elsewhere. The online Moodle site for the course is currently open to over 800 undergraduates.

Skills Lab is made up of three modules:

  • Skills for research-led Learning in Economics for First Year students
  • Economics Skills Lab for Second Year students
  • Advanced Economics Skills Lab for Final Year students

Each session of the Skills Lab is a 2 hour in-person workshop preceded by online pre-tasks. Within the modules, a broad range of skill areas are covered: research, data analysis, economic writing, mathematical modelling and presentations. It is highly recommended for students who participate in ExploreEcon and UG Thesis to take part in Skills Lab.

Questions?
Email Cloda at cloda.jenkins@ucl.ac.uk