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Autumn term newsletter 2016

The Kent School of Economics Autumn term newsletter is now available 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.

Brussels Summer School scholarship success

Economics student, Ali Ahmed, is one of 10 students to have been awarded a scholarship to the University’s Brussels Summer School. Ali, a second-year student, was selected from almost 200 applicants due to his strong motivation and academic excellence.

The Brussels Summer School is centred on the theme of ‘Europe and the World’ and covers themes such as migration, the European Union’s (EU) relationship with emerging powers such as China, and the EU’s response to the global economic crisis.

Over a period of two weeks, students participate in a series of guest lectures, seminars and debates delivered by academics, policy-makers, diplomats and European civil servants. The summer school allows students to discover how the European Union functions with a particular focus on how it acts as a global organisation and the challenges it faces in today’s world.

Many congratulations, Ali, from the School of Economics! We hope you enjoy your time in Brussels.

Further details on the Summer School can be found here.

 

 

 

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Spring term 2016 newsletter

The Kent School of Economics Spring term newsletter is now available 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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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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Economics at Kent recognised for graduate prospects

Economics at Kent has been recognised for its excellent employability record in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. The School is ranked 7th for Graduate Prospects (based on 88% of full-time, first degree UK graduates taking up professional level employment or further study within 6 months of graduation*). Other results in this league table include 13th for Teaching Quality and 16th for Student Experience, placing us in the top quarter for each of these measures.

These results back up our recent scores in the other national league tables:

 

* Data comes from DLHE Record. Source – HESA 2013-14 based on 2014 graduates.

NSS Top 10 for Economics at Kent

Economics at Kent is ranked in the top ten of the National Student Survey (NSS) again this year for the all important question ‘overall satisfaction with the quality of the course’ within a field of 74 UK institutions. Placed 10th overall, this is the 7th consecutive year that Kent has appeared in the top ten for this measure of student satisfaction.

Dr Alastair Bailey, Head of School, commented, ‘Coupled with our strong record in the other national league tables, we feel that our NSS result underlines the strength of Economics at Kent and the quality of education our undergraduate students receive. We are confident in claiming that Kent provides some of the best teaching in Economics and equips students with one of the strongest groundings in the discipline on offer in the UK.’

Graduates of Kent’s School of Economics are also among the most employable in the UK, according to The Guardian University Guide 2016. The School is ranked 5th in the UK for career prospects, with 86% of students finding graduate-level jobs or further study within six months of graduation. The 2016 table also ranks the School as 9th overall, placing us in the top 10 economics departments in the country.

Other league table results include 8th for Student Satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2016 and 10th for Student Satisfaction in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

 

 

 

Graduation – 16 July 2015

It was a pleasure to celebrate with our new graduates and their families and friends yesterday at Canterbury Cathedral and a reception held afterwards at the Marlowe Theatre. The event was a great success and the School would like to wish all our graduates the very best for the future.

Take a look at the photos on our Facebook page and on Flickr.

Economics graduates command the highest salaries

According to a recent survey, graduates who have studied economics at university earn more after five years in comparison to those who have studied other subjects.

Benchmarking website Emolument, which crowdsources data from 55,000 individuals, states that economics graduates can expect to be earning £45,000 within five years of graduation rising to £126,000 after fifteen years of experience.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11666169/Which-degree-should-you-study-to-get-rich-quick.html#disqus_thread

 

Kent Economics graduates are among the most employable in the UK

Graduates of Kent’s School of Economics are among the most employable in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2016. The School is ranked 5th in the UK for career prospects, with 86% of students finding graduate-level jobs or further study within six months of graduation. The 2016 table, published in today’s Guardian newspaper, also reveals that the School is ranked 9th overall, placing us in the top 10 economics departments in the country. Other scores include 8th for both Satisfaction with Teaching and Satisfaction with the Course.

Dr Alastair Bailey, Head of School, commented, “Economics at Kent offers a challenging yet supportive environment for students, and our top 10 position in the Guardian University Guide further highlights our commitment to excellence in teaching and investment in our students’ future.”

The new Guardian table comes just one month after publication of the Complete University Guide 2016, where Economics at Kent was ranked 8th for Student Satisfaction. Other top 10 rankings include 7th overall in the National Student Survey 2014 with a 94% satisfaction rate, 10th for Student Satisfaction in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

For more information on the Guardian University Guide, or to view the rankings in full, visit the Guardian website.

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School improves ranking in Complete University Guide 2016

The Kent School of Economics has improved its position in two categories in the Complete University Guide 2016; we have risen by one place to 8th in the UK for Student Satisfaction, and have jumped 8 points for Graduate Prospects, with a total of 78% of students being employed in graduate positions or further study. Overall, the School is placed a hair’s breadth outside the top third of Economics departments in the UK.

Our scores in the Complete University Guide underpin our consistent top 10 position in other national league tables:

  • 5th for career prospects, 8th for Satisfaction with Teaching, 11th for Satisfaction with the Course, and 9th overall in The Guardian University Guide 2016
  • 6th for teaching and 7th for Academic Support in the National Student Survey 2014
  • 10th for Student Satisfaction in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015
  • 8th for Research Intensity – a new measure used for the first time in the Complete University Guide this year

Head of School, Alastair Bailey, said: ‘Our continued success in the Economics tables reflects, in no small part, the School’s focus on teaching excellence, and student experience and outcomes, and I am extremely pleased that the School has again been recognised for the quality of teaching and support offered to students.’