July News RoundUp

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Before we welcome in our next cohort of students, we take some time to celebrate the ‘wins’ at the end of this dynamic academic year; award winning research, glittering graduations and the real world impact of our students, staff and alumna.

Celebrating the Class of 2022

  • Recent Psychology Graduate Tai Nga Chan (Theo) looks back at her three years, reflecting on the skills she’s learnt and the friendships she’s made. Read her experience here.
  • On Wednesday 13 July, the Class of 2022 graduated in Canterbury Cathedral and celebrated with a reception in Westgate Hall. We were able to catch up with them informally, announce this year’s prize winners and raise a toast to their achievements. View the photos.

The Darker Side to Tik-Tok

  • Research from Lazaros Gonidis and Dr Dinkar Sharma published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology looks into how people perceive time spent on Facebook and suggests it really is making us lose track of time. Learn more.

Prize winners!

  • Making an impact: Kent Alumna Rianna Patterson founder of the Dominica Dementia Foundation receives the prestigious 2022 Diana Award for her commitment to Dementia. More here.
  • Bjarki Gronfeldt, PhD candidate in Political Psychology has been awarded the International Society for Political Psychology’s Roberta Sigel Early Career Member Award for his co-authored paper exploring how collective narcissism was a factor in the general public’s response to Covid 19 measures. Learn more about the award.
  • It was a bumper year for HSS at the Research and Innovation Prizes. The winners received formal recognition of their exceptional contributions at a prize ceremony, as well as a funding or training allocation of £3,000. More information.

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