School of Economics

Student Societies

We are very lucky to have vibrant and active student societies that are at the core to our student community. 


As one of the largest student societies at University of Edinburgh, the society includes EconWomen, EconSport, Scottish Economic Conference and Insight Magazine. The society aspires to foster a supportive community of a diverse range of students; brought together by our shared interest in the social sciences. They create academic opportunities and insight by hosting speakers, discussions and debates— not otherwise available through the University. The society aims to prepare our members by giving them information about, and experiment with, companies and indsutries related to their field of interest. Their members conduct economic research and client reports in teams of our corporate clients with the help from coaches and industry experts. You can follow EconSoc on Instagram and Facebook


EconPALS is a Peer Assisted Learning Scheme. Available to first-year economics students, they provide insight into the Economics 1 course, as well as expanding engagement with economics through events outside of the classroom, and easing the difficult transition to university life (both academic and otherwise) through creating a community within the subject and helping students connect. They run five weekly hour-and-a-half sessions, where leaders (economics students from older years) will help first-years with material throughout the course, whilst sharing their own experience and advice. Beyond the curriculum, EconPALS leads large delegations to various economics conferences in the UK, puts on socials, and connects lecturers with students through exclusive video-tutorials on material. You can follow EconPALS on Instagram and Facebook


The School of Economics Academics Clans' objective is to ease the transition to university life by enabling first-year students to interact and socialise with fellow students, attend fun events, and partake in unique Edinburgh experiences. 

Every first-year student in the School of Economics is assigned to a clan, containing other first-years, led by returning economics students. Our leaders facilitate clan events and can help answer questions about topics including uni life or studying economics. You can follow EconClans on Instagram and Facebook