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Exploring Economics

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Exploring Economics is an outreach programme designed to introduce your Year 10 students to the world of Economics!

Your students will explore economic theory and practice through interactive workshops and gain valuable insights into how economics shapes our daily lives. Comprising of a workshop delivered in your school in May/June as well as a visit to the University campus on Thursday 4th July, students will be introduced to higher education as they explore our campus and meet currents students from the University of Leeds.

To find out more about the project including our aims, and how we will ask you to select students for the programme, please read our Teacher Handbook.

As part of the project, students will also be invited to take part in a research project (also called Exploring Economics) led by Bianca Orsi, an academic in Leeds University Business School, which explores the factors influencing students' decisions to pursue economics education. Consenting to the research element of the project is optional, and won't affect students taking part in the outreach activities. For more information about the research project, please read the Participant Information Sheet.

Apply now!

We are looking for 4 schools which are within 2 hours from the University of Leeds by public transport, to take part in the project.

If we receive more applications from schools than places, we will prioritise schools with the highest number of students who are eligible for free school meals. Even if you are not selected to take part in the full programme, we are still happy to visit you to deliver the in-school workshop, so all applications welcome!

Apply for a place on Exploring Economics

To apply for a place, please fill out our short online survey, and we will be in touch to let you know if you have been successful.