University of Birmingham Economics Society (EconSoc) is a departmental student society, organising a range of academic, careers, social and sporting events throughout the year to not only enhance your university experience but also to help you think about the life beyond Birmingham.
With the emergence of a dynamic global economy, jobs are harder to secure and we try our best to help boost the employability of our members. As a result of this, many of our events have a career focus. We arrange presentations from top recruiters to increase our members' awareness of opportunities and also to give you an opportunity to network with some of the world biggest employers. We also organise skills sessions to improve applications and interview style as well events designed to simulate what jobs are really like!
This year we are continuing to build strong relationships with top employers that will help give our members an edge in this difficult graduate market. We would also like to broaden our academic side and are continuing our distinguished speaker lecture series, where experts in their field come in to talk to students about their areas of interest and research.
Whilst the society has a strong academic and career focus, we do have a 'work hard-play hard' attitude and therefore our socials and sports are equally important too and will enable members to meet like-minded, ambitious individuals in a relaxed, enjoyable and informal environment. Last year we organised bar crawls, a trip abroad to Berlin and an Easter Ball, so this year promises to be even bigger and better in terms of social events.
If you have any questions or want to find out more, drop us an email, tweet or Facebook message and we will get back to you!
To ensure that you get what you need from us, when you need it, we have created a set of promises which we will always aim to deliver.
Every year, you elect fellow students to your Officer Team, who represent you and lead your union. Each Officer has their own roles and remit which you can view below. You have a chance to make sure your elected Officers are doing what they said they will, by attending Officer Question Time held each term.