March News RoundUp

The Economics Society hosted their fourth annual summit on The Future of AI & Automation, and we considered the crisis in Ukraine, what the UK can do to support and the impact it will have on Europe. All in our March RoundUp.

Belated Celebrations!

  • The last two years of graduation celebrations have been suspended due to the global pandemic but we finally got to celebrate the achievements of our students in Canterbury. This time the Class of 2020.

What can you do to help Ukraine?

  • Dr Olena Nizalova, an economist of Ukrainian origin, has prepared a list of useful and trustworthy resources that the University of Kent community can use to support the crisis and keep informed. Find out how you can help.
  • Response from people in the U.K. to the Ukrainian refugee crisis has been immediately generous with many offering to open their homes to those fleeing the war. Dr Olena Nizalova takes a look at the processes the government has set up here.
  • Professor Sophia Davidova, Director of the Centre for European Agri-Environmental Studies (CEAS), participated in the Round Table ‘Impact of the war in Ukraine on European/global grain and oilseed market’. Learn more.

What are the effects of remote learning?

  • Development Economics MSc student Christine Ochoro believes that through increased remote programmes and hybrid approaches, just as she has experienced at Kent, we can embrace inclusion and give a greater number of disadvantaged people opportunities and a deeper sense of work-life balance. Find out more.

The future…

  • Saturday 12 March saw the Economics Society host their fourth annual Economics Summit. This year’s topic was “Teconomics: The Future of AI & Automation”, and saw a host of talks by lecturers, students and guest speakers in the Templeman Lecture Theatre. Find out more.
  • Professor Miguel Leon-Ledesma, Head of School and Director of MaGHiC, will deliver the Inaugural GEAR Lecture at the University of Reading. This is the first of a series of quarterly lectures organised by the Group of Economic Analysis at Reading (GEAR). Learn more.
  • Submissions are still welcome, closing date April 15th, for the 53rd annual conference of the Money, Macro and Finance Society hosted by the University of Kent. Details here.

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