Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Autumn term 2015 newsletter

The School of Economics Autumn term round-up of news is now available to read on our website. We produce a newsletter at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms to highlight some of the events and research that have taken place in the School.

If you would like to contribute an article to a future newsletter, please contact Tracey Girling.

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Lectureship in Financial Macroeconomics

Are you looking for an academic position as a Lecturer in Financial Macroeconomics? Do you have the potential to publish research of international excellence in order to contribute towards the strong research profile of the School of Economics?

The University of Kent School of Economics is offering this lectureship on a fixed-term basis for two years.

As Lecturer in Economics you will:

  • contribute to teaching on the Economics undergraduate, MSc and PhD programmes
  • be part of the supervision team for research students
  • participate in the administration of the School of Economics

As Lecturer in Economics you will have:

  • a completed PhD or equivalent in Financial Macroeconomics
  • convincing plans for high-quality future research, publication and research grant submission in Financial Macroeconomics
  • a record of giving research papers at conferences and workshops
Further information

Closing date for applications: 17 January 2016

Interviews are to be held: week commencing 1 February 2016

Click here for further details and to view the job description.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme announced

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master’s degrees in the UK has been introduced for the 2016-17 academic year, available to home and EU students for both full-time and part-time study.

First announced as part of the UK’s Chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement, these government-backed student loans have now been reconfirmed as part of the 2015 Spending Review.

The loans will provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. PhD students will be supported by separate postgraduate research loans.

Full details of the loans can be found here.

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Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate study 2016/17

The School of Economics and the University of Kent are offering a generous package of scholarships for outstanding students starting their studies in 2016.

Undergraduate scholarships

The University is offering the Kent Scholarship for Excellence, worth £2,000 a year, for students who achieve AAA at A level (or specified equivalents), or AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is Mathematics or a Modern Foreign Language. The scholarship is open to applicants from any country.

For further information on Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries, including those for music, sport, international students and studying abroad, see the University’s Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries pages.

MSc scholarships

The School of Economics is offering a number of scholarships for outstanding students on MSc programmes in 2016:

Scholarships for Excellence – A number of scholarships worth 60% of the tuition fee for one year are available for outstanding students of Economics, either Home/EU or Overseas.

CEAS Scholarship – The Centre for European Agri-Environmental Studies (CEAS), is offering a one-year scholarship of £3,000 open to students applying for the MSc in Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy who have a good first degree.

Economics Alumni Scholarships – Up to seven scholarships of £1,000 each are available for undergraduates currently in Kent’s School of Economics who will graduate in July and continue with an MSc starting in September 2016. To be eligible students must achieve a final overall mark of 65% or above. These scholarships are in addition to the Kent Graduate School Scholarship.

The closing date for MSc scholarship applications is 27 June 2016.

For further information on our MSc scholarships, see our Scholarships for MSc Taught programmes pages.

Postgraduate loans for up to £10,000 a year are available for Master’s degrees in the UK for home and EU students. Full details of the loans can be found here.

PhD scholarships

The School of Economics has a considerable amount of funding available for outstanding students wanting to study for a PhD, including:

Doctoral scholarships – The School of Economics will be awarding two types of doctoral scholarships for students beginning their PhD study in the School in September/October 2016:

Scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Councils’ rate, which covers tuition fees at the home/EU rate (£4,052 FT) in addition to an annual maintenance stipend of £14,057 per annum (2015/16 rates).

Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential, and will have obtained a First or good 2:1 undergraduate degree, and ordinarily an MSc with Merit or Distinction. Those awarded the scholarships will also hold Graduate Teaching Assistantships that involve a limited amount of teaching of up to six hours per week across the Autumn and Spring terms.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2016.

School international scholarships – We will be awarding up to three international scholarships for entry in September/October 2016. These are only available to overseas students and cover the difference between home and overseas tuition fees (equivalent to £8,838 at the 2015/16 rate). It is expected that an international scholarship would be awarded alongside a doctoral scholarship.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2016.

For further information on PhD scholarships, see our Funding and Teaching Opportunities page.


NB You should be aware that none of these scholarships cover the full cost of studying at Kent, and that you will need to have additional sources of funding in order to cover your tuition fees and/or accommodation, travel and living expenses. All scholarships take the form of a School payment towards tuition fees, and will be paid once the recipient is fully registered at the University of Kent. Students will not be awarded more than one scholarship.


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Daniel Trotter

The School of Economics was greatly saddened to hear that one of its recent students, Daniel Trotter, passed away peacefully a few days ago following a long illness. Daniel was an excellent student and will also be remembered with respect by many people for his courage and cheerfulness in the face of his illness. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends at this time.

The University was able to ensure that Daniel was awarded a First Class Honours degree under special circumstances, based on the marks he had already received. The School will be creating an undergraduate student prize to honour Daniel’s memory.

Daniel’s funeral will be held on at 2pm on Monday 14 December at St Margaret’s Cemetery, Maidstone Road, Rochester, followed by the wake at The George pub, City Way, Rochester.

Contact: Hilary Saunders, School Administration Manager, email