School of Economics

Student Focus Reports

At the School of Economics, we value the achievements of our students and alumni. Below you can find a number of reports we have produced detailing some of their accomplishments during their time studying here.

Wedding Procession

Daniel Ooi - MA (Hons) Economics

Daniel won Insight’s writing prize for his article ‘A Dance of Dowries,’ which explores the conflict between the dowry system and female education in India. Daniel, who graduated with Honours in 2019, was also heavily involved with EconPALS, a peer assisted learning scheme in the School of Economics. His winning article appeared in the Autumn 2018 edition of Insight.

Insight is the School of Economics’ biannual magazine, entirely produced by students, and supported by the Economics Society. The magazine has brought together a readership that consists not only of current and former students, but academics as well. 

Insight Magazine


Economics Society


Bread Automation

Oskar Birol - MA (Hons) Economics and Mathematics

Oskar graduated in 2018 with Honours. One year earlier, he had taken first prize in the inaugural Royal Economics Society (RES) video competition with his three minute presentation on automation. Most entries were made in teams of 2 or more, but Oskar decided to work independently and was selected as the representative for the School of Economics. 

With more than 4,000 members across the world, the RES was founded in 1890 as the British Economic Association, meaning that it is one of the oldest economic associations in the world. The society publishes two respected, peer reviewed journals that feature contributors from across the globe - The Economics Journal and The Econometrics Journal.

Oskar's winning video on automation

Royal Economics Society


Singapore Dusk

Zara Loughridge - MA (Hons) Economics

A 2019 graduate with Honours, Zara was also a winner at the 2018 TARGETjobs' Undergraduate of the Year Awards. Zara won the Mathematics, Economics and Finance Award sponsored by Gazprom Marketing and Trading, and with this came an internship initially based in London, and then Singapore.

Out of thousands of applications, Zara made it to the 100-strong shortlist before being announced as one of the winners. She was presented with her award by Countdown's Rachel Riley and the HR Director of Gazprom Marketing and Trading (GM&T). Following a nine-week internship in London, Zara spent one week on placement in GM&T's Singapore office.

TARGETjobs' Undergraduate of the Year Awards


Physical copies of our Student Focus Reports are displayed in the School of Economics.