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Economics: An Online Interactive Taster Day With The University Of Sheffield

23rd April 2020 @ 09:15 - 10:15

Discover Economics Taster Session

‘What’s the value of a degree?’

The taster lecture will discuss the economic theory of human capital, describing what factors individuals take into account when deciding whether to invest in education. This will lead into a discussion of the wage benefits of obtaining a degree, and how such benefits are estimated using econometric methods.

This will illustrate to the students the use of theory and evidence in analysing economic decisions, focusing on a decision which should be of interest to Year 12 students. The taster lecture will include interactive elements, asking questions of the students. The taster lecture will be followed by a Q&A session with student ambassadors.

This session is now fully booked.


Suitable for: Year 12. You don’t need to be studying economics at A Level to participate in this session. We would love for students not studying economics who might be studying other subjects (Maths, Psychology, Geography and Business) to find out what economics is like at University.

The IT Setup: The event will be a Bluejeans event and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. They will be able to interact with the team at Sheffield via microphones and typed comments and questions. Details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for students from schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the form below:

NB. This session is now fully booked.


23rd April 2020
09:15 - 10:15
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