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A Message From
Our President & Treasurer
Hello! Welcome to the Economics & Finance Society, the EFS. As the largest, most sponsored and prestigious society at UCL. We hope you and your loved ones have stayed safe and are looking forward to meeting you soon, albeit virtually. If you are new to UCL this year, congratulations on receiving your offer, we’d like to extend a very warm first welcome! For those returning to UCL, we look forward to seeing you again – welcome back.
We understand that things are going to work differently this year and are working hard to ensure that the opportunities that you've always had at EFS aren't going to change. We've been speaking to our sponsors, who are keen to welcome you back as soon as it is safe to do so, and are ourselves very keen to kick things off right for the new academic year. We hope to be able to host our annual ball come Christmas time and will be postponing our infamous reading week trip to February, so we can all travel once it's safe.
From your entire committee, thank you for visiting our website and staying with us during this time. We’ve worked hard over summer to bring you a fantastic line-up of new events. Get ready for the best year in EFS history. See you soon!
Who We Are
The Economics and Finance Society (EFS) is the largest at UCL, providing students of all degree disciplines the ultimate university experience. From invaluable networking opportunities and career workshops, to hosting landmark events and unbeatable socials - when it comes to making the most out of university, we’ve got it covered!
Our reach, reputation, and initiatives on campus are unparalleled. Aiming to support the interests of our members and develop world-class talents at one of the best universities in the world, we set ourselves the highest standards in order to initiate innovative ideas to give our members an edge and valuable experience.
We pride ourselves on being a truly diverse society; with members coming from a wide range of interests, degrees, backgrounds, and nationalities, whilst also maintaining a strong gender balance. Our 64-year backed professionalism has enabled us to build strong relationships between our sponsors and our members – both current students and alumni.
Each year our divisions regularly host a variety of events to cater to your every interest featuring keynote speakers, educational workshops, and famed socials. Our competitions and sponsored skills sessions make our members marketable to the largest firms in the industry, while our reputation attracts world leaders in Economics, Business, and Finance – from CEOs to Nobel Laureates – exposing our members to ground-breaking ideas across these fields. It is also impossible to talk about the EFS without bringing up our legendary social calendar. Our generous budget enables us to host unforgettable events all year round - from a premier Christmas Ball to a trip abroad!
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What We Do
Be inspired. Our 60+ year reputation attracts global leaders in Economics, Business and Finance to share cutting edge research and ground-breaking ideas. Last year we welcomed speakers such as Hal Varian, Google’s Chief Economist; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world; James Hoare, UK Ambassador to North Korea, and Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange. At the EFS, it’s only the latest and greatest for our members.
Jumpstart your career. Our sponsors are always on the lookout for exceptional students. We give you the chance to show them what you’re made of. Our flagship EFS Mentorship Programme will ensure that you have a great understanding of whatever industry you’re interested in as a first year. The UK Investment Banking Series (UIBS) and other industry sponsored challenges are some of the biggest events of the year. Our CV clinics, workshops, and skill sessions will help give you the edge to stand out from the crowd.
Your Friends & Network
Stay connected. Our famed social calendar gives you every chance to get in touch with the people in-the-know, with networking opportunities all year round. Our legendary socials make it super easy to meet other members from a variety of degree backgrounds, enhancing your social experience at London’s Global University. No one throws a party like the EFS.