UQ Economics Day

On Thursday 14th July, the Year 11 and 12 Economics students travelled to St Lucia in Brisbane to spend the day at the University of Queensland. There, we were hosted by the School of Economics and attended a range of presentations from their lecturers.  This pushed the boys past the 'introductory level' economics they do in the classroom and required them to consider some of the wider implications of economic theory.
The lecture topics considered questions such as:
- how does human nature value 'fairness'? (More highly than you might think.)
- does studying economics make people cynical and mean (No!)
- how do people respond to emotional shocks? (People are resilient.)
- should I study economics at UQ? (Yes, obviously... but with bias.)

The small insight into university life was inspiring and we hope to see some of our boys studying at UQ in the years to come. UQ graduate, Mr Grealy, was a valuable guide and driver, and the day was a success. Next year, we will have a chance to compare the experience at QUT.


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