Extra-curricular activities can play a big part in enhancing your learning and employability as well as the enjoyment you derive from university life,
Remember that heavy involvement in extra-curricular activities needs to go hand-in-hand with good time-management skills. A comprehensive list is well beyond the scope of this website, the opportunities listed below are illustrative of activities linked closely to Economics:
School of Economics Newsletter
The school is often asked to make you aware of things like internships, careers events, competitions, study trips and other interesting opportunities. We include them in a weekly newsletter and email it to your university email account. You can change the email address that it is sent to, add your friends' email addresses if they are interested, or even unsubcribe if this isn't for you, by following the links at the bottom of the newsletter.
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The Economics Society provides a forum a wide range of activities, from conferences and talks by outside speakers to events centred around career building, preparing for job interviews and networking. They organise social events such as an annual Charity Gala, consisting of a dinner and black tie ceilidh and they publish a magazine called Insight which is written and produced by students.
Trading and Investment Club
This club has attracted sponsorship from a number of major financial institutions, enabling it to set up its own investment fund. Other club activities include basic training in financial trading and analysis, and a series of talks on finance topics by staff from leading financial institutions.
Edinburgh University Students' Association
EUSA, as well as various individual student societies, offer skills training sessions, covering such skills as: assertiveness; communication; leadership; presentation; team building and group work.
Vacation employment can provide valuable experience and learning opportunities (as well as much needed income). Thinking strategically about vacation employment, linked to career planning, can be useful.
Don't forget that if we hear of any opportunities we will include them in the newsletter.