UCL Department of Economics


2022 First Year Challenge winners announced

17 November 2022

Congratulations to group TUTN S2, our 2022 First Year Challenge winners, and group TUTL S3, our runners up.

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The First Year Challenge is a multimedia assignment designed to introduce first year undergraduates to independent research and to academic collaboration as a prelude to their empirically-focused first year studies.

Small groups of students were assigned a specific meeting point in Central London. In their groups they were asked to produce a 3-minute multimedia clip relating to their meeting point and the theme ‘Capitalism, Growth and Inequality’, discussed in Unit 1 of The Economy, the free online textbook produced by CORE Econ.

The First Year Challenge promotes relationship-building among our large cohort which includes students from around the world and across the UK and highlights the diverse skills this varied study body brings to the table.

Watch the winning submissions below.



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  • Shirley Su
  • Furukawa Tetsuo
  • Hona Zhu
  • Runxuan He
  • Keisoi Wong
  • David Sun
  • Xingyi Yu

Runners up


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  • Xindi Yu
  • Yuanqiuzi Shan
  • Yuyan Chen
  • Huzaifah Bin Omar
  • Jiayun Liu
  • Lillian Zhou
  • Neo Xu