High school students get a taste of UQ Economics and university life

24 Jul 2015

Almost 500 senior high school students and their teachers flocked to The University of Queensland St Lucia campus yesterday to attend the annual QETA UQ Economics Schools Day.

QETA (Queensland Economics Teachers’ Association) and the UQ School of Economics coordinate the event each year to give secondary students the opportunity to experience life on campus as an Economics student.

QETA UQ Economics Competition 2011 winners
Year 11 competition winners L-R Professor Rodney Strachan, Bradushram Balakrishnan, Alison Montes de Oca, Aaron Mancy, Mathieu Dawes, Callum Dargavel, Alex Lo and Ron Hanmer

The eager students and their teachers, several of whom travelled from across Queensland to be there, were treated to engaging and informative presentations by six of the School’s talented lecturers.

Presentation topics ranged from the economics of outer space to the carbon tax. The presenters highlighted the wide array of specialisations in the economics field, using current economic data and information relevant to the students’ curriculum and assessment.

Students were also reminded of the many academic and career opportunities they will have access to if they choose to study Economics at UQ.

View the presentation slides below

View the program here

The School of Economics would like to thank QETA for their assistance in making this event a success. We also thank our presenters and all visiting students and staff for their enthusiastic participation on the day.