Business and Economics Club

What is Business and Economics Club?

The Business and Economics Club consists of a group of students from different schools and colleges who have a common interest in the same subjects. They meet throughout the year at Staffordshire University Business School for a series of events. The topics chosen will be trending on social media, the news, or relevant to the lives of young people. We have speakers who are doing current research as well as employers who have an interest in the topics under discussion, so it’s also a great opportunity to network.

Who is is it for?

Anyone in year 12 or 13 who is interested in business and economics, it does not matter if you plan to study something else at university. However, if you are interested in studying business or economics the club will give you a chance to be involved in lively lectures, discussions and debates on topics that are currently trending, you also get to meet current lecturers and researchers which will help you make the transition to university, and enhance your personal statements when you apply to university.

Where is it?

The Business and Economics Club is held in the Staffordshire University Business School on Leek Road campus, Stoke-on-Trent, Tuesday 16:30–18:30.


Current schedule

  1. Introduction to a current trending topic

  2. Icebreaker activities/social media check

  3. Lecture (20 minutes maximum)

  4. Interactive session/debate
    Social media and technology encouraged

  5. Round

  6. Questions and answers

Topics and events dates

Date and topicNetwork/speaker(s)
6 December 2016
Brexit (Hard vs Soft)

Business School Members
Dr Jana Fiserova
Dr Tolu Olarewaju

24 January 2017
Game Theory; Choosing a Spouse and Card Games
Dr Tolu Olarewaju
Dr Mehtap Hisarciklilar
14 February 2017
A Valentine’s Day out to Paradise Park
Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants
4 April 2017
The Graduate Wage Premium: Is a Degree worth
the investment?
Dr Jana Fiserova
26 September 2017
Looking good on Google
Paul Dobson
31 October 2017
Economics of Happiness and Wellbeing
Dr Ian Jackson
14 November 2017
Enterprise and Economics; How will you run your
Business? Why Run One?
Business School Members
Dr Tolu Olarewaju
5 December 2017
Are you up to setting up your own business?
What makes an entrepreneur?
Peter Considine

How to book a place


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Teachers and tutors

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