Year 12 Summer Conferences

Wednesday 4th July 2018 - book your place now

We have been running this annual event since 2008, aiming to be both inspirational and aspirational and is open to School groups and Year 12 students currently studying, or interested in Business related disciplines who currently reside in areas within the county who have low progression rates into higher education. 

The Year 12 Summer Conferences will allow your students to find out what it is like to study at university and a great opportunity to find out more about a subject that they are interested in. This year we are expanding subject conferences on offer and alongside the Business and Economics strand, we are also offering a Science strand and Humanities strand. Students can book onto one Conference for the entire day.

The Conferences on offer this year are:

Why Economics and Business Matters - a unique chance to attend lectures delivered by Academics from across the Business School, exploring topical ‘big picture issues’ that arise from the latest research in Economics, Business and Finance. Past topics have covered "Brexit one year on" and "how digital marketing feeds our addiction to Facebook".

Britain Needs Scientists is a one day conference focusing on cutting-edge research, aimed to inspire our ‘next generation’ of influential scientists.  

Critical Approaches to Literature, Arts & Culture- Humanities disciplines encourage critical reflection on both ancient and contemporary texts and questions. Students to choose from a variety of seminars in English, History, Theology & Religion, Classics & Ancient History and Modern Languages to explore literature, arts and culture in the Ancient & Modern World.

You can book your place now via the school booking system please book into each subject conference separately with the expected number of students for each.

Wednesday 5th July 2017, 10:00 - 15:00

On the 5th July we welcomed just under 200 students aged 16-18 to the University of Exeter Business School for the Year 12 Economics and Business Conference.‌‌‌

The conference is a great opportunity for students to be able to look around the Business School. The day included lectures from some of the Business School’s leading academics. There were also Student Ambassadors who led the campus tour and were happy to answer questions and give advice on their university experiences. 

The schedule was as follows:

10.00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introduction to the Business School
10.15 - 10:45 “Brexit one year on”
Professor John Maloney, Associate Professor of Economics
10:45 - 11:15  “Paying Tax is part of Life” 
Professor Lynne Oats, Deputy Director, Tax Administration Research Centre
11.15 - 11:45 Tea/Coffee and refreshments
11.45 - 12:15 “Intelligent Failure”
Dr William Casely, Lecturer in Business Management 
12.15 - 12:45 “Why 'start-ups' are not starting”
Dr Julian Neira, Lecturer in Economics  
13.00 - 14:00 Lunch and campus tour
14:00 - 14:30 “How digital marketing feeds our addiction to Facebook”
Dr Aliette Lambert, Lecturer in Marketing
14:30 - 14:45 “Plenary and Evaluation”
Juliette Stephenson, Senior Lecturer Economics
14:45 - 15:00 Close and feedback

"Great day, great University, great speakers - can we come again next year?

Helen Coleman, Lytchett Minster School Dorset