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insight4me Economics: The International Economy With Goldsmiths & UEA

18th November 2020 @ 09:30 - 10:30





insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for current Year 12 & 13 students. The sessions support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording students the opportunity to talk to different universities and make informed comparisons about how, in this case, Economics is taught.

In this insight4me Economics webinar for schools and colleges, two universities, including UEA and Goldsmiths, will each have roughly 30 minutes to deliver a punchy, topic based ‘micro’ talk. Within an overall session theme of The International Economy, the universities have the freedom to choose their own topic and use the time to convey the key points of the case studies for the Year 12 students.

Through the discussion, the universities are encouraged to provide an insight into the teaching and learning experience of this topic at university, and compare and contrast how other subject areas across the Economics spectrum might be treated. Students will gain an insight into how these subjects continue beyond A-levels, IB, BTEC and equivalent qualifications.

By hearing from 2 unis, students will also appreciate how the further study of Economics can vary between institutions, contributing to the depth of their HE research and assisting informed decision making.

Full details of the universities and their talks will appear below when available. 

  • University of East Anglia: Dr Ayobami IloriTrade and Globalisation in The Digital Age: There is no doubt that the global integration of world economies in the last 50 years has increased global trade significantly. With digitalisation, both the pattern and direction of global trade flows have changed even more in the last 30 years. Today, with a single click, we can now connect to the world without leaving our room, send a message and receive an instant response, complete a huge international contract online, work remotely on computers which are thousands of miles away, store our information on a digital cloud that is hosted in other countries and even stream music and movies online. All these contribute to trade flows. In this talk, we will examine the interaction of trade and globalisation and how trade has evolved in the digital age.
  • Goldsmiths, University of London: Dr Tomás Rotta will present Why Does the Economy Grow or Shrink? In this talk, Tomas will explain why and how our economy grows or shrinks over time. Tomas will bust a few myths about growth, credit, and global markets, and will offer you a better explanation of how the economy actually works.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.



Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Economics and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 2 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Economics at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

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




18th November 2020
09:30 - 10:30
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