Glenstal Economics Students Attend Dr Stephen Kinsella Economics Lecture in UL

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At the end of October, Glenstal Economics students were invited to a attend a ‘real life ‘ Economics lecture in UL by Dr Stephen Kinsella of the Kemmy Business School. This has become an annual event that is kindly facilitated by Dr Kinsella who is head of Economics at the University and a regular contributor to the Irish Independent and RTE News on matters of Economic interest.

The students left school with their Economics teacher Ms O’Sullivan in good time to arrive at the University Concert Hall in time for the 11am lecture which covered an introduction to Macroeconomics for students at UL. The scale of the lecture was new to the students who would be more used to a smaller classroom size setting.

Dr Kinsella covered many key areas of macroeconomics during his delivery including the unemployment issue, GDP/GNP fluctuations, Economic growth over time and inflation/interest rates. The gigantic screen showed the lesson being delivered but also facilitated questions from the students attending in real time. This could be a great addition to classes in Glenstal.

The Glenstal boys were very impressed with the lecture and how close the subject matter mirrored what they were learning in class for their Leaving Cert. It gave them a great sense of how useful their studies will be should they choose the Business subjects at third level.

Dr Kinsella took time after the lecture to chat to the boys and in particular offered great advice to those hoping to do further studies in Economics. The boys thanked the lecturer for his generosity in facilitating this visit which is unique to Glenstal and hopefully will continue into the future.