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. 

This one-day event provides students with presentations on topical, ‘big picture’ issues – using the insights that the study of Economics, Finance and Business brings to them. Hopefully demonstrating to students how the theory of business can be applied to real world issues. Leading academics from across the Business School share and present findings from their research, past topics have covered:

  • "Brexit one year on" Professor John Maloney, Associate Professor of Economics
  • “How digital marketing feeds our addiction to Facebook” Dr Aliette Lambert, Lecturer in Marketing

The day also provides the students with an opportunity to meet current university students, get a tour of the campus and find out more about studying, and applying to, business at university. This event is FREE to attend.

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