Congratulations to Mohamed Ismail for winning the "StudyingEconomics Essay Competition"!
This is a national competition organised by the Economics Network and supported by the Royal Economics Society. This year's competition asked students to write an essay on "How is your economics degree preparing you for life?"
Mohamed is one of three winners and his essay can be read from the StudyingEconomics website at:
The Teaching and Curriculum Development committee has decided to award four prizes for Excellence in Teaching 2009-10: the Lecturer's prize has been awarded to Roberto Veneziani. The three TA prizes have been awarded to Vessela Daskalova, Anna Morser, and Cristina Scherrer.
The School of Economics and Finance was delighted to hear that seven staff members had been nominated by the Economics Students for the 2010 Drapers' Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The nominees are:
Professor N Vriend, Dr M Galizzi, Dr G Cespa, Dr A Ferreira, Dr L Leonida, Dr Y Makedonis, Dr R Veneziani and Dr W Koeniger. Good luck all.
The School was delighted to receive the award for best student support at the course representative award ceremony that took place on the Monday 8th March. This prestigious event took place in Drapers Hall in the city. George Kapetanios was delighted to be able to attend and help celebrate the students success and contribution to the School.
Graduation, the day we had all been looking forward to. The day that would reward us in front of friends and family for all the hard work and effort we had put into a full academic year of studying. Although the year had its ups and downs, that one day made all the late nights and sleepovers in the library, sleep deprivation and revision overload, all worthwhile. The ceremony itself was befitting for royalty.
The 16th of July 2009 saw the culmination of three years' hard work for 183 undergraduate Economics students, 25 of whom attaining a First Class degree, as they were handed their degree certificates and sent out into the wider world . The students are entering careers in fields such as finance, industry and management, and we will be pleased to see many of them back in September as they have decided to study for Postgraduate degrees in Economics at Queen Mary.
Queen Mary Economics PhD student Zeenat Soobedar was awarded the prize for the best paper from a young economist at the 2009 WPEG, the Department for Work and Pensions-sponsored annual conference in Labor Economics. The department is glad to congratulate Zeenat on this achievement and we are sure that a bright academic future lies ahead of her.