We are proud of our alumni, and they are very happy to come back and help our students by providing them with invaluable tips and advice. We also put in place a mentoring scheme where students are matched with alumni.
We run a series of Alumni events, where successful alumni share their experiences with current students. Our annual Alumni Networking Event has been particularly successful, allowing students to build strong networks.
We also run regular Employer events, inviting important employers from different sectors (such as finance, consulting, policy, and the Government Economics Service). These talks raise awareness of the different career paths and understand how economics is applied in different sectors and across different roles. Specialised talks by employers are offered within the relevant modules.
We have a range of careers workshops for Economics students, some of which are created in first- and second-year modules and some are available for all students. These include understanding careers options, how to write effective CVs or cover letters, how to be successful in assessment centres and interviews, and how to use social media effectively.
We offer extra-curricular IT activities, such as familiarising with Python and web scraping. We give various employability awards tailored to the strengths of economics.