News within the department
Event date: 11th December 2013 - 4-6pm
Venue: Council Suite Room 1 (Fielding Johnson Building)
In partnership with the European Personnel Selection Office in Brussels, the Career Development Service and the Department of Economics are hosting a final round of the EU Careers Economic Challenge competition. Students have been working together in small groups to produce a report and presentation to answer the following question "What should the EU do to ensure sustainable growth and jobs for the future?". The prize for the winning team is a two-day study trip to Brussels where they will present their ideas to EU policy-makers.
This event is open to all students from the University of Leicester, but it is specifically targeted at those studying Economics, Politics and International Relations, Management and Modern Languages. The event is also a great opportunity to celebrate successes of all the participants of the competition. The winning team of the first edition of the EU Careers Economic Challenge competition will be announced at the end of the night.
It is a great opportunity for all students to learn more about the upcoming competitions for jobs within the EU Institutions and put their communication skills into practice whilst networking with EU representatives from Brussels.
All interested students should book their place via MyCareers (places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis).
Student Robbie Kirley accepted as Youth Goodwill Ambassador in Denmark
On Friday 22nd November the Department of Economics welcomed Kate Lander (Centre) Head of Education in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Region for CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute. She delivered a presentation to a group of Economics students discussing the benefits of earning the CFA Charter and some key details about the curriculum and exam content.
Sayali Panse (Right), from the CFA UK Society, spoke about the IMC (Investment Management Certificate) qualification and the advantages of society candidate membership during CFA Program studies.
The Department of Economics was very pleased to welcome a guest lecture from Marcus Wright, Economic Advisor at RBS Group on Tuesday 19th November 2014. Marcus Wright provides analysis and advice to business functions across the bank, including the retail and wealth divisions.
Marcus spoke to second year students studying our Principles of Banking module. The subject of his talk, “An Economic Recovery We Can Believe In?”, focused on the challenges facing the UK banking sector and strategies for revival. Marcus also answered students’ questions relating to the application of economic principles and provided insights into how students can improve their chances of career opportunities within the finance and banking sector.
Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building - 17 Dec 2013, 02:00PM - 03:00PM