Department of Economics

  • Reflections on my Placement Year

    I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since the start of my placement. The time has absolutely flown by and it's hard to see where it all went. As I’ve began looking towards my final year at university, I’ve...

  • Making the most of your placement year

    I’m now 10 months into my placement year at the Office for National Statistics and the time has flown by. Given my experience, I thought it might be useful to talk about what I’ve learnt about pushing myself, networking and...

  • Placement Hunting and Thoughts Before Starting

    My name is Chris, and I am about to start my placement at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Prime Brokerage Account Management. It took me a lot of rejections and a lot of learning, but I’m lucky enough to...

  • How to settle into life on placement

    For many placement students, our placement year is the first exposure to the world of work we experience. Acclimatising to these new roles, often in new surroundings, can take time due to large (and small) changes in our lives, however,...

  • What working hours can I expect on an economics placement?

    The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to the fundamental aspects of working life. Over the past year, a large portion of the global labour market have swapped the office desk for the dining room table, the tube for...