Alex Brazier, Bank of England Director, visits NSFC

14 December

Our A Level Economics students have been incredibly lucky this week to have received a visit from Alex Brazier, Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, for the Bank of England.

Mr Brazier joined our students to talk to them about the Bank of England, the industry and his role. Furthermore, the students were able to have a Q&A session where they could ask questions about everything from his role to the current economic climate.

Following Mr Brazier’s talk, a group of NSFC Economics students then presented to him. The group had been working throughout the term on a series of graphs illustrating different trends within the economy. After analysing each aspect they used the information to form a decision about what they would do if they were the Bank of England to ensure the stability of the economy. After presenting their conclusion to Mr Brazier they were faced with tough questions from the Executive Director, however it was a great experience for the students to engage in current economic debate and present their thoughts in a professional setting to an industry expert.

Not only were the students visited by Mr Brazier but he was also accompanied by a BBC film crew who have been following the Executive Director as part of a documentary on the Bank of England.

It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to take part in and hopefully this has inspired many budding economists!