April News RoundUp

April: the spring term ended, the exam season started, the sun shone, the snow fell, we could get a haircut again or sit outside freezing in a pub garden, safe to say, it has been a busy one! Here is a summary of what has been happening in the School of Economics…

Our students were winners!

There was a global surge in the Google search term “India”…

  • Third-year students Tanya Sengupta and Tapasya Bhandari shared their perspective on their home country’s current battle to raise awareness and identify charities and NGOs for anyone wanting to donate. Read more.
  • Dr Anirban Mitra was awarded a Leverhulme International Fellowship with a value of £49,850 over 24 months to  conduct research on “The (Local) Political Economy of a Global Pandemic: Lessons from India.” Learn more.

We were mindful…

  • Tapasya Bhandari explained how she managed to improve her overthinking and anxiety using the tools she discovered through our 8-week mindfulness course. Read more about her discovery.

Workshops were planned…

  • An MMF workshop on Macroeconomic Consequences of Technological Change will take place at the School of Economics, between 10-11 June 2021. Find out more.

Thinking about postgraduate life?

  • “There are certain roles you can’t apply for without a Master’s.” Watch two of our current MSc students in conversation with Dr Zaki Wahhaj. Full video can be found here.
  • PhD candidate, Werner Pena has had a paper entitled ‘The Distributional Consequences of Social Distancing on Poverty and Labour Income Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean’ accepted for publication in the Journal of Population Economics. Read more.
  • A 4-year PhD Scholarship Opportunity is available on this Centre for European Agri-Environmental Studies research initiative. Find out more.

We planned for a productive exam season…

  • Kick off the revision season with our non-compulsory sessions to help re-familiarise yourself with content, reduce anxiety and get some exam tips! Take a look at the sessions.

We were open to new initiatives

  • Aliye Osman saw the need for a new society and started it. “The society for the representation of SWANA goes above and beyond other culture-based societies in providing students with a platform for personal and social growth.” She tells us all about it here.

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