Our 1-day Economics and Finance program takes students from macro to micro, as they explore the heart of the UK’s economy, engage in creative workshops, and learn about what it takes to successfully run a start-up.
Head to the Bank of England – the beating heart of the UK’s economy. Meet your guide in the entrance and enter the bank to hear from the staff on the role of the bank and why its work is vital for the health of our economy. The presentation will last 45-60 minutes.
Step out of the Bank of England and embark on a walking tour of the surrounding area. Students will travel through the City of London, tracing the history of this economically-important hub.
Take a break for lunch in the informal dining space of a modern co-working space.
Have a session with a start-up which is trying to change something about the economy. The speaker will talk through their company’s journey, from seeing a gap in the market to running a successful company. They will reflect on their experience, the challenges and benefits and what skills are needed to thrive in a start-up environment. After the talk, students will be able to engage in a Q&A with the speaker.
Example start-up firms include not-for-profit news and campaign site “Economy”, and advertising-for-good platform ‘The Good Loop and similar.
Head to the Zifferblat café, where customers pay for time rather than goods. Students will take part in a workshop where they are encouraged to reconsider how they think about economics.
Workshop materials created by, and credited to, economics charity Economy.
After a day full of activities and learning, it’s time to head home.