The Royal Economic Society will launch a campaign in the autumn to address the serious lack of diversity in undergraduate economics. Currently, students from state schools are under-represented and fewer than 30% of economics undergraduates are women.
The campaign will be a partnership with some of the UK’s leading economic organisations.
More information on the launch event in London will be available in due course. If you are interested in hearing more or if your organisation wishes to join the campaign, please do contact us.
As part of the Society’s ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in economics, it has announced a new round of funding for the Discover Economics Grant scheme. The scheme provides financial support to Economics departments and groups within UK universities providing outreach events for school students. Further information on how to apply is available on the RES website.