Economic Data freely available online is a collection of links to economic and market data in the UK and other countries.
Do you know what the current inflation rate is in Uzbekistan? The
Asian Development Bank can tell you.*
The links are compiled by John Sloman, a name that should be familiar to INTO economics students, for
The Economics Network.
*14% for 2019 (forecast)
We The Economy is a series of 20 short films which you can watch online. The films look at economics in general and the US economy in particular, and try to answer these questions:
What is the economy?
What is money?
What is the role of our government in the economy?
What is globalization?
What causes inequality?
Told through animation, comedy, musical, non-fiction, and scripted films, WE THE ECONOMY seeks to demystify a complicated topic while empowering the public to take control of their own economic futures.
For example, the film
Cave-o-nomics (pictured) asks:
How did the economy get started?
Meet Ugg, Glugg and Tugg, three enterprising cave men who accidentally invented trade, marketing and the base elements of the modern market economy.
The films were produced by Morgan Spurlock (director and star of
SuperSize Me) and Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.
principal lecturer in law at the University of Greenwich has made seven YouTube videos about the criminal law, using Lego.
Actus Reus and Mens Rea:
Other topics include theft, robbery, burglary, offences against the person and involuntary manslaughter.
Ten resources for today’s teacher training session:
Recorded TV and radio programmes that you can watch and clip
Statistics and charts on business, industries, consumer habits, etc.
Cross-referenced collection of reference books
Phrases used in academic writing
Cite them right online
Referencing tips and examples
UEA Library’s academic journals arranged by subject for easy browsing
Database of newspapers
Online magazine from the museum with articles on science, history, culture, etc.
For making online surveys and quizzes ( example). See also Google Forms.
Copyright-free images and videos
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are popular science talks given around Christmas each year. The first one was in 1825.
They were started by the scientist
Michael Faraday. They have been televised since 1936.
You can watch the more recent lectures online: for example, Carl Sagan’s
six lectures on the planets (1977) and last year’s lectures on genetics.
Plus is an online popular mathematics magazine:
which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics. A lot of people don’t have a very clear idea what “real” maths consists of, and often they don’t realise how many things they take for granted only work because of a generous helping of it. Apparently, some people even have the idea that it’s boring! Weird.
Plus has articles, videos, puzzles and other maths-related content.
If you can’t understand newspaper headlines, it may be because of their
unique grammar. Or it may be because you’ve found a crash blossom. The term derives from this headline: Violinist linked to crash blossoms
It is possible to read this and wonder: What on earth is a
[is] linked to
verb + preposition
In fact, the story is about a violinist whose career has blossomed (i.e. flourished) since the death of her father in a plane crash. The word
blossoms is a verb here, not a noun:
[who is] linked to crash
Can you spot the problem in each of these headlines?
McDonald’s Fries the Holy Grail for Potato Farmers
Fossil Yields Surprise Kin of Crocodiles
British Push Bottles Up German Rear [a war news story]
Google Fans Phone Expectations by Scheduling Android Event
British Left Waffles on Falklands
Gator Attacks Puzzle Experts
Republicans Look to Safety Net Programs as Deficit Balloons
Queen Mother tried to help abuse girl
The confusion in all of these is about whether certain words are nouns or verbs.
Read more about crash blossoms in the
New York Times Magazine and Language Log.
physics.org is a guide to physics on the web, published by the Institute of Physics in Britain.
You can search its database of 4,000 physics websites or do some experiments, like the one pictured. There is also information about courses and careers.
Norwich Economic Papers is a journal written and edited by UEA School of Economics students, some of them graduates of INTO. In fact, one of our student wardens is the current editor.
There are 18 volumes so far, dating from 2010 to 2018. The latest volume includes articles on:
wage discrimination on Irish immigrants
the environmental impact of plastic waste
why people smoke
the fiscal viability of Universal Basic Income.
You can read
all of the volumes online.
The Royal Society of Chemistry website has a careers section called
A Future in Chemistry. A chemist could:
discover new medicines
protect the environment
invent products and materials
solve crime using forensic analysis
teach chemistry (if all else fails)
besides some evil things that the website doesn’t mention.
There is lots of advice about jobs, study options, work experience, etc.