Going to university is a life-changing experience. Our aim is that you succeed in your studies and go out into the world to make a real difference. But along the way you will also have a lot of fun and make new friends. If you run into problems, we’ll be there to help you too.
We have established a new mentoring scheme with the objective of supporting and encouraging students to maximise the potential and develop their skills .
The Economics department is committed to enhancing the employability of all our students, undergraduate and postgraduate, in order to enable them to compete and flourish in a competitive, fast-moving knowledge-based economy
The Department of Economics is pleased to announce a new mentoring scheme designed to provide academic support and guidance to all students enrolled in our Economics Degrees. This initiative is part of our department’s focus on teaching excellence and continuous student development. Current and potential students are advised to contact Dr Ericka Ramirez and Dr Ioannis Bournakis for further information about the mentoring scheme.
Dr. Ioannis Bournakis
Senior Lecturer in Economics
- ECS2212 Macroeco. Envi. and Policy [ML]
- ECS3535 International Macroeconomics[ML]
- Economic Growth
Research Interest:International Trade:
MSc Thesis: [download here]
Dr. Ericka Rascon-Ramirez
Lecturer in Economics
- ECS2230 Intermediate Microecon. [ML]
- ECS3870 Econometrics
- ECS4003 Experimental Economics [ML]
- Behavioural Economics
- Family and Development Economics
- Microeconomics & Econometrics
MSc Thesis: [download here]
ObjectivesThe Mentoring and Academic Support initiative aims to provide students with a mentor (a member of academic staff) during each year of the undergraduate programme at Middlesex University. Mentoring is an activity where the development of the mentee (student) is the main focus. This activity is based on building a trustful relationship between the mentor and mentee. The focus of the mentoring is determined by the student. However, mentors should provide direction and advice to help students in their academic development and in reaching their goals. Mentors should be a positive figure that will help in raising aspirations, self-confidence and motivation of mentees based on realistic goals.
The role of a mentor
- Support the student’s development plans, including suggestions about how to understand academic priorities based on the student’s final goals.
- Understand the student’s goals.
- Help the student to take action on goals.
- Listen to the student’s academic and personal concerns.
- Help the student to understand the benefits of academic development and to comprehend its long-term results.
- Help the student to focus on factors, habits or circumstances that require immediate attention to achieve short and long-term goals.
- Meet on a regular-basis with the student every 4 to 6 weeks during learning weeks.
- Be confidential and discrete. Specific content of conversations will not be disclosed to anyone.
- Be objective and non-judgemental.
- If a third-year student is keen on start looking for a job, the mentor will broker an introduction to the Department’s employability mentor Dr. Jyoti Navare and Employability Service.
- If the student is in the condition to start applying for jobs, it is the decision of the mentor to give feedback on cover letters and/or resume structure. This will be entirely the mentor’s decision and the initiative will not oblige the mentor to take this responsibility.
|INDUSTRY FRIENDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS|
|Name||Company||Date of Presentation||Presentation Topic|
|Reg Brown||Lloyd’s of London||26/10/2016||How to start your career in financial services/global insurance?|
|Martin Russell||City Qualified Ltd, Russell & Associates||25/02/2016||Employability skills|
|Derek Gorman||Barclays Bank||18/02/2016||Employability in the financial services sector|
|Zsolt Ordog||J.P. Morgan||03/02/2015||Getting your career started at an investment bank|
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IInd Summer Experimental Economics Workshop for Year 12 students
Department of Economics, Middlesex University, London.
The Department of Economics at Middlesex University Business School is pleased to invite Year 12 economics students to the IInd Summer Experimental Economics Workshop. The workshop has the support of IFREE Foundation (International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics) founded by Nobel prize winning economist Vernon L Smith.
The main purpose of the workshop is to introduce students to economic concepts by participating in experiments. Two workshops will be organized on 4th and 5th of July 2017, between 10am to 1pm. Attendance will be free of charge and students will be given a participation certificate. The sessions are particularly aimed at Year 12 students studying economics but other related disciplines (e.g. maths, psychology) are also welcome.
The workshop is led by Dr. Joris Gillet from the Economics Department. Our faculty has a reputation for research in Experimental and Behavioural Economics and is ranked in the top 10% worldwide in Repec research rankings (https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.exp.html).For more information please contact Mr. Balint Lenkei (firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 0208 411 2913). We hope you find the information of interest and look forward to meeting your students at the workshop.