Economics in the News: Angela Pollard

"This introductory course will be a blend of economic theory and its application to current affairs/economic news. Each session will be divided into two sections. In the first part we will look at a piece of economic theory such as supply and demand or the causes and consequences of inflation. In the second part we will look at news stories which illustrate the theory covered in the first part. For example, the supply and demand session might be followed by a discussion of a news story about the shortage of avocados in the supermarket or a recent coffee shortage or sugar beet glut! Each course we will cover different economic theories so that a student can either progress through two or three terms and accumulate theoretical knowledge, or opt for just one term. No previous study of Economics necessary and don’t worry, there is no maths involved! "

Tutor: Angela Pollard

"Angela Pollard took her first degree at Portsmouth University and then her Masters in Development Economics at De Montfort University, where she also taught. Most of her career has been in schools, working in Sussex for eight years before a two-year spell in Ethiopia. She taught briefly in Leicester and Solihull before moving to Bedford twenty years ago to work initially at Bedford High School and, for the past fifteen years, at Bedford Modern School where she was Head of Economics and, subsequently, Head of the PPE faculty until September 2016. "