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about US

Discover Economics is on a mission to increase the diversity of economics students. We are aiming to:

  • broaden the appeal of economics to potential students

  • change their perceptions of economics and economists

  • attract more students from under-represented groups (women, state school/further education college students and minoritised ethnic groups).


The campaign targets 15-17 year olds – young people who are making choices about what post 16 qualifications to take and what subjects to study at university or through an apprenticeship. We work to transform perceptions of economics among students, particularly those attending schools which don't provide it as a subject. We also work to raise the voices of a more diverse set of economists and expose students to role models already working in the subject.

The Team

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Sarah Smith

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Arun Advani

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Sam McLoughlin

Senior Campaign Manager

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Anesha Seennapen

Events & Admin Officer

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Abigail Carroll

Digital Communications Officer

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Kavin Kumar

Research Assistant


Tanvi Jain

Resources Intern


Aanya Manjakunnel

Communications Intern


With thanks to our funders

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