September News RoundUp

The furlough scheme has come to an end, we’ve got no fuel and no-one to drive our lorries, but happiness reigns in the School of Economics and we’re delighted that everyone has made it back to campus! Read all about it in our September RoundUp.

Welcome back!

  • Grace Knight, a second-year Degree Apprentice, felt like she got an insight into conventional student life at the annual Kent campus residential. She tells us about learning hard and making friends. Read more about her time.

Ranking high…

The best of both worlds

  • Ellis Cameron, in the third year of the Degree Apprenticeship Programme writes how our week long Canterbury campus residential offers apprentices a chance to interact as students and to get to know each other outside of the workplace. Learn more about the programme.

We spread happiness

  • Dr Adelina Gschwandtner collaborated with Sarah Jewell and Uma Kambhampati on a study that considers the impact of the consumption of fruit and vegetables and doing exercise on happiness. Read more and see the wide press coverage received.

The furlough scheme came to an end

  • As furlough ends in the UK and other countries gradually reduce their Covid 19 support, Dr Olena Nizalova and Edward C.Norton’s research on involuntary job loss in Ukraine has some concerning findings; how it effects BMI, weight gain, smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical activity in young men. View the findings.

Despite the shortage of lorry drivers, registrations of new transportation firms are UP.

  •  The UK Covid Firm Creation team have been measuring Companies House registrations since the start of the pandemic. See the September data here.

Federalism, but how?

  • A new paper published by Alessio Mitra, PhD candidate in Economics at Kent, shows how a fiscally unbalanced federal system can be used to benefit local politicians at the expense of economic growth. Learn more.

And we’re looking forward to…

  • The Schools of Anthropology and Conservation, Economics, Politics and International Relations and Psychology met to discuss their many dynamic research groups, with a view to potential interdisciplinary collaboration. Find out more.

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