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
We are keen to work with high school students and their teachers who are interested in finding out more about studying economics at university. In partnership with the Queensland Economics Teachers Association (QETA), we run two annual events.
Economics Schools day – this UQ-based information day attracts between 400 and 500 senior economics students from up to 21 Brisbane schools. Participating students sample university life and attend lecture-style presentations on prominent and thought-provoking issues involving the application of economics.
QETA UQ Economics Competition – We began sponsoring this competition in 2011. The awards ceremony is held at UQ with participants, their families and teachers attending. This event is an important channel for introducing students to the Bachelor of Economics program.
We also works closely with the UQ IES Foundation Year program to provide pathways to studying Economics and information about our programs. The school runs annual Foundation Student days – several hundred students attend these events and participate in a lecture and lunch.
Further to these key annual events, UQ Economics develops student-specific marketing materials, including a student prospectus; takes part in BEL Faculty and UQ events such as Careers that Shape the World, Open Day; and facilitates general school visits on request.
Biannually, we update Queensland schools on our activities through the UQ School Liaison Team. Contact is made with economics teachers, guidance officers and high school principals to notify them of scholarship opportunities, new and revised degree programs and updated specialisation profiles.