Economics for Every Future

A school holiday Economics Showcase event for students in Years 10 to 12

The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus


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Are robots taking over our jobs? Economics holds the answer.

If you’re a student in Years 10 to 12, a career advisor or economics teacher at a secondary school, join us for a free one-day showcase event at The University of Melbourne to learn more about the role economics plays in shaping futures.

What you’ll experience:

  • hear from leading academics, employers and graduates
  • learn about the study options available and the career opportunities
  • study tips for students taking VCE Economics
  • hands-on workshops

See for yourself the important role economics plays in shaping every facet of our lives.

Economics is so much more than numbers. Economics is fundamental to human behaviour and influences the way we produce, distribute and consume resources in society. Studying economics at university will help you develop strong problem-solving skills to tackle many of the critical issues facing the world today.

Event details

When: Friday 13 July, 2018. Registration at 9:30 am for a 10 am start.

Where: The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus


9:30 am - 10 am Registration
10 am - 10:30 am Welcome address
10:30 am - 11 am Lecture: Are robots taking over our jobs?
An economics perspective
11 am - 11:20 am Morning tea
11:20 am - 12 noon Careers in economics
Panel discussion with alumni and industry representatives
12 noon -12:30 pm Pathways to economics at The University of Melbourne
Includes Q and A with current University students
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Tutorial workshops
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Career advisors in conversation:
Advising students about careers in economics
2:15 pm Event concludes
Optional activities
2:20 pm - 3 pm Study tips: For students studying Economics Units 3 and 4
Tours departing at
2:20 pm & 3:10 pm
Tour of facilities
2:20 pm - 3:30 pm Further queries?
Assistance for individual queries

Cost: Free, but places are limited and registration is essential. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Your place will be confirmed in an email with further details regarding the location and program prior to the event.

Registration: Registration for this event has now closed.