Category Archives: Economy

Wincheap HMOs and the city’s dependence on universities.

Canterbury City is too small to support 2 full size uni’s- the proportion of students to residents skews everything, shops, entertainment and especially community and housing. Right from UKC’s inception no thought was given to the effects on housing of … Continue reading

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Higher Education & Quality of Life juxtaposed in the Canterbury District Plan (Draft)

EXCERPT FROM THE CANTERBURY DISTRICT PLAN 2014 (DRAFT) ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN CANTERBURY; FOLLOWED BY SPECIFIC OPINION ON THE TWO UNIVERSITIES AND LINK TO QUALITY OF LIFE CHAPTER. 3.55 Education as a sector is very important to the area.  As … Continue reading

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UKC’s Economic Impact report 2014

Click below to read the report commissioned by the University of Kent in October 2014. https://www.kent.ac.uk/about/impact/downloads/regional-impact-2014.pdf In a more recent study, “Viewforth calculate that the two institutions (UKC & Christchurch) are worth a total of £909m to the local economy … Continue reading

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Development on good farmland

Dear University Challenged, There are good economic arguments for University expansion, I have no issue with the UKC expansion. Like any business, expansion should be at its own risk.  I do have issue with the development plans. The first is … Continue reading

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Economic effects of universities on Canterbury

Dear University Challenged, The University of Kent and Christchurch University undoubtedly have a huge economic effect on Canterbury. It is probably true that between them they contribute more to the local economy than anything else. One might argue that this … Continue reading

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UKC’s Northern Land Holdings

Dear University Challenged, I’m speaking as an Alumni of the University and someone who benefitted from all the amazing facilities it had to offer. In fact, I’m normally very pro UKC to the extent that I opened their Sports Centre … Continue reading

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