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Fri, 13 Oct


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Northern Coffeehouse October

Inspired by the RSA’s origin in an enlightenment coffeehouse over 250 years ago, our Northern Coffeehouse series offers an interactive space to share ideas for social change.

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Time & Location

13 Oct 2023, 13:00 – 13:50

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About the event

13 October: Sam McLoughlin, diversity in economics

We’re joined by Sam McLoughlin, from the Royal Economic Society’s 'Discover Economics' programme. 'Discover Economics' is on a mission to increase the diversity of economics students. They're aiming to broaden the appeal of economics to potential students, change perceptions of economics and economists, and attract more students from under-represented groups.

The lack of diversity in economics at A Level has a knock-on effect at university, and then in government departments through the Government Economic Service that has 3,500 members. For society to thrive, we need these members to reflect the population that they serve.

Join Sam to see how you can contribute by being a Discover Economics Champion and volunteering in the programme’s outreach activities or assisting with research.

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