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Economics Taster Lecture

Lecturer: Dr Sebastian Ille, Associate Professor of Economics

Date: Monday 6th February 2023

Time: 16:30-17:30 (GMT)

Who is this lecture open to?: Year 12 and 13 students, parents, teachers and advisers

Where: Virtual Webinar (please complete the form below to receive the joining link)

Social Behaviour and Economics: A Story of Ants, Lions and Monkeys

Attending a university taster lecture is an exciting opportunity to proactively explore and deepen your subject interest, above and beyond your school curriculum, and can enhance your future university application. Through providing a real ‘taste’ of university-level study, it can also help you to confirm your subject choice.

In this taster lecture we address the question ‘What is Economics?’ and discuss the various topics that economists study. We will demonstrate that economics is not simply a study of demand and supply, or growth, but has a significantly larger scope that intersects with other social sciences, such as sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, and history.

This taster will also include an introductory overview of studying at Northeastern University London, and there will be ample time for Q&A with Faculty and Student Ambassadors.


Here’s what previous participants have said about our Economics Taster Lectures:

“Northeastern University London is such a positive university, and I’ve been lucky enough to attend two of their online taster lectures. These provided insight into a wide range of aspects of Economics, no matter your previous level of understanding. I strongly recommend you attend these taster lectures if you’re able to!”

“The lecture was a brilliant introduction to the course – not too complex, but enough to interest me in Economics without being confusing!”

“I really liked the polls and the interactive nature of the lecture!”

“I enjoyed the presentation and the introduction to Northeastern University London at the beginning of the session. The continuous Q&A feature was also interesting, especially as current students were answering the questions.”

“The taster lecture was really informative. I didn’t have any knowledge of Economics and managed to follow everything – it was really detailed, with lots of examples. Excellent!”

“It was really thought-provoking and opened me up to a new way of thinking about Economics, while learning about what it’s like to study at Northeastern University London.”