The Economics Network

The Economics Network is an organisation which provides publications, events and other resources to support university teachers of economics throughout the UK and worldwide. The EN is a web of contacts throughout the country connecting teachers working in a wide variety of institutions. A network that catalyses the spread of new techniques and better teaching within economics.

The Economics Network is supported by the Royal Economic Society, the Scottish Economic Society and 37 UK higher education economics departments. If your department is not yet part of this community please see the EN website for more information about benefits and how to join.

The Economics Network offers a range of departmental visits and workshops at no charge as well as national and international events.Contact the EN for more details.

The EN also conducts regular surveys to research the current state of teaching and learning in Economics Higher Education in the UK including National Surveys of Economics Lecturers. A main objective of this survey is to clarify current practices and issues of concern to Economics lecturers and their students. An executive summary and full report are available on their site.
For further information go to the Economics Network website

The Economics Network also hosts sites which support student learning, including

Take a look here to see more about the EN.

Latest from the EN

Teaching Symposium for early career lecturers and teaching assistants
Wednesday 2 April 2014 at the London School of Economics.

This Symposium has been designed as a follow up to the autumn workshops for new lecturers and graduate teaching assistants. It will

  • build upon the concepts addressed in earlier workshops
  • provide the opportunity to review teaching practice
  • explore teaching of specific subjects e.g. econometrics or microeconomics

offer sessions aimed specifically at GTAs and others for new lecturers e.g. course design

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance, mapping the symposium activities and outcomes to the UK Professional Standards Framework used in institution training for lecturers and postgraduates.
Booking is now available here                                Watch the event trailer by Tim Harford

For more details on events and activities run by the Economics Network please contact Ashley (ashley.lait@bristol.ac.uk).

Higher Education Academy events:

- Workshops: The HEA is running a variety of workshops, which are free to colleagues from subscribing institutions, to help lecturers develop new dimensions to their teaching practice and to refresh their thinking about learning and teaching.

- On a related matter, registration is now open for the HEA annual social sciences conference, Teaching Forward: The Future of the Social Sciences (Birmingham, 21-22 May).

- The final event in this year's workshop and seminar series relating to Economics is also coming up: Using technology-based media to engage and support students in the disciplines of finance, accounting and economics (Milton Keynes, 9 April)

For further details about these events and to book your place, go to: www.heacademy.ac.uk/events?disciplines=Economics.

Funding Opportunities

The HEA has a number of funding opportunities this academic year:

- The impact of pedagogies of partnership on the student learning experience in UK higher education: the HEA is looking to funds projects of up to £20,000 on this theme. For more information, go to: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/SAP-research-call-Jan-2014

- Teaching Development Grants: upcoming calls for individual, departmental and collaborative grants this year, the first of which opens on 7th April. For more information, go to: www.heacademy.ac.uk/funding.

For further information, please contact Steven Curtis, steven.curtis@heacademy.ac.uk

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