September News RoundUp

SEP round-ups

In a month of concern about global inflation challenges, and panic in UK financial markets, we welcomed policymakers and researchers from the Bank of England at the MMF conference on campus, along with a record-breaking number of future economists to our degree and apprenticeship programmes.

Watching the Pound turn on a Sixpence

A month of warm welcomes

  • We welcomed a record-breaking number of economics students during this year’s Welcome Week! Our new students had an exciting week, full of activities to orient themselves, which ended with KentUnion’s Welcome Fair. Read more.
  • It was with anticipation and joy that we welcomed, for the first time, four year groups of Professional Economists. Our Degree Apprentices enjoyed 5 days of teaching, networking and socialising including our Inaugural keynote Event and for the very first student-led Apprentice Ball. Read all about it and see the photos from a great week.

Let’s cut to the Cheese

  • Even Pro Brexiteers still value EU food safety standards, quality assurance schemes, and country of origin information, Professor Iain Fraser‘s recent study finds. Read it here.

Work smarter AND harder

  • The Careers and Employability Service travelled with 80 second-year students to the UBS offices in London to hear more about their placement schemes. The event was a first of its kind for UBS and designed for Kent students who might be interested in working in the financial sector in the future. Read more.

The Forest Behind the Tree

  • A fascination with the U.S. political system and the ethnic diversity of the population led to Dr Guy Tchuente’s study examining heterogeneity in how an elected Governor’s party affiliation affects black worker labour market outcomes. Read more.