August News RoundUp

Gen Z: the first social generation to have grown up with the internet and smart phones, they've also lived through a global pandemic. How do they deal with times of crisis? What will the modern workplace look like to them? What will their University experiences be like? Their job prospects? We mull this over in our August RoundUp.


TikTok thinks Princess Diana is still alive

  • Gen Zs are drawn in by the memory of Princess Diana. Karen Douglas suggests that Covid-19 likely contributed to this generation’s suspicions, as conspiracy theories appeal to people more in times of crisis. Read more here.

Two roads diverged in a wood

  • Nicola O’Donnell, 2016 Kent graduate, reflected on her journey. From a life-changing clearing decision, a first-class UG degree at Kent, then a masters at UCL, to now only two years off becoming a clinician herself. Read her story here.

Listening In to Dr Dawn

  • Business Psychologist Dr Dawn Nicholson spoke live on BBC Radio 5 Live Drive about the importance of team-building in the workplace, and the benefits this brings to employees and employers alike. Listen here and read more here.
  • Dr Dawn Nicholson also spoke to BBC Radio Kent about the paradigm shift in our working culture, from bustling offices to empty desks. Read here.

Making Universities safer

  • Samuel T. Hales contributed a chapter to one of the most comprehensive assessments of gender based violence, helping to make Higher Education a safer place for students and staff to live, learn, and work. Read here.

Making Music

  • Recent graduate FelicityBourdillon reflects on how meaningful her extra-curricular activities were to her whilst studying at Kent.




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