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Economics Work experience and supercurriculars

Hi currently in year 12 and struggling to find opportunities for economics and finance careers. Especially because I don’t have free school meals. I’m definitely not rich I’m just average and many programmes reject me bc of this, though I understand, I’m looking for opportunities that will take me on. Are there any mentoring programmes or societies I should be aware of?
(edited 7 months ago)
Reply 1
You dont need work-experience for an academic degree like Economics.

Ideas for extra reading etc from Cambridge - good for all Unis - https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/publications/super-curricular_suggestions_2.pdf

Future Learn free MOOCs -
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/politics-of-economics and https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/doing-economics-measuring-inequality
etc etc

Also, Summer School opportunities for between Year 11 and 12 like
https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/summer-opportunities-for-year-12-students/ and https://warwick.ac.uk/study/summer-with-warwick/warwick-summer-school
etc etc
Reply 2
Original post by McGinger
You dont need work-experience for an academic degree like Economics.

Ideas for extra reading etc from Cambridge - good for all Unis - https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/publications/super-curricular_suggestions_2.pdf

Future Learn free MOOCs -
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/politics-of-economics and https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/doing-economics-measuring-inequality
etc etc

Also, Summer School opportunities for between Year 11 and 12 like
https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/summer-opportunities-for-year-12-students/ and https://warwick.ac.uk/study/summer-with-warwick/warwick-summer-school
etc etc

Thank you so much!! So should I be focusing on economics-related competitions, wider reading/lectures and MOOCs? Also how many MOOCs should I do, ideally. I wouldn’t want to do too much and have less time for studying my main A Levels - especially because I’m taking 4.

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