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Kent and Canterbury Christ Church universities add £900m to regional economy

New figures show that Kent University and Canterbury Christ Church University made a £909m impact on the local economy in 2014/15, generating 16% of all jobs in Canterbury city – the equivalent of 9,900 full time jobs.

Researchers Viewforth Consulting Ltd, who examined the impact of the two universities’ activities, including student expenditure off campus, income and expenditure, and employment, also found that the two institutions added £1.3 billion to the economy of the South East of England.