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Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor elected fellow of American College of Cardiology

Posted Wednesday 12 October 2016

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor elected fellow of American College of Cardiology

A leading British expert in cardiology care has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Professor Tom Quinn, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, joins an elite group of nursing specialists to have received the prestigious recognition.

Professor Quinn described himself as being very proud to have become an ACC fellow and especially to have the honour of being one of the few nurses to do so. "I see it as an achievement and recognition for all cardiac nurses - this is as much for the staff nurses I worked with in the 1980s as it is for me now as a professor of nursing," he said....


Kingston University's lab in a lorry takes to the road to nurture school children's passion for science and technology

Posted Friday 7 October 2016

Kingston University's lab in a lorry takes to the road to nurture school children's passion for science and technology

Budding  scientists could soon be stepping in to the shoes of forensic crime scene investigators or robotics engineers as part of a Kingston University scheme taking state-of-the-art mobile laboratories on the road to schools across London.

Kitted out with patient simulator robots, night vision goggles, 3D printers, forensic kits and virtual reality headsets, the University's lab in a lorry project will see academics from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing working with University outreach officers to introduce pupils to innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities....


Kingston University inclusion expert set to help shape future of higher education following appointment to Government's Teaching Excellence Framework panel

Posted Wednesday 28 September 2016

Kingston University inclusion expert set to help shape future of higher education following appointment to Government's Teaching Excellence Framework panel

An inclusion and diversity expert from Kingston University has been picked from more than 1,200 applicants to join an influential panel tasked with implementing the government's new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The University's Director of Equality and Diversity Nona McDuff has been appointed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to review universities' submissions to the new framework currently being established.

Ms McDuff fought off stiff competition from other applicants from across the sector before finally being named as one of just 23 successful appointments. The panel she now joins comprises students, academics, widening participation experts and employers. The group will be responsible for implementing the new government framework being introduced to recognise and reward excellence in higher education practises....


Author Matt Haig captivates audience with views on writing, reading and what it means to be human as part of Kingston University's Big Read project

Posted Monday 26 September 2016

Author Matt Haig captivates audience with views on writing, reading and what it means to be human as part of Kingston University's Big Read project

Avid readers from across Kingston University have made the most of an opportunity to meet author Matt Haig during the first of a series of campus visits staged as part of its Big Read project. Haig, writer of this year's Big Read novel The Humans, visited the University's Penrhyn Road campus during Welcome Week in September.

He has long been a keen supporter of the Big Read initiative - a scheme that offers new students and current staff the chance to read the same book and have something in common to talk about as they settle in to campus life at the start of the new academic year....


Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration

Posted Friday 16 September 2016

Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration

Legendary record producer Tony Visconti – who has worked with some of the world's greatest names in rock and pop such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Morrissey and U2 – has opened a new analogue recording studio at Kingston University, named in his honour.

The Visconti Studio is based around an unusual, octagonal-shaped live room and stocked with vintage and rare recording equipment and a unique collection of instruments including a Hammond organ, Steinway grand piano and a Mellotron – an instrument used by Paul McCartney to produce the flute-like sound in the introduction to the Beatles' 1967 classic Strawberry Fields Forever....


Kingston University's MA Fashion students showcase latest collections to industry experts on eve of London Fashion Week

Posted Friday 16 September 2016

Kingston University's MA Fashion students showcase latest collections to industry experts on eve of London Fashion Week

A computer game, a dance performance and a nod to freedom fighters around the world were just some of the latest works Kingston University's graduating designers unveiled at their annual MA Fashion show.

Visitors were treated to an eclectic mix of collections that centred on themes of movement and evolution, with undertones of political tension simmering throughout. Launched on the eve of London Fashion Week at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, the show was the culmination of months of research undertaken by the students, who graduated in July....


Kingston University engineering students build racing car to compete at Caterham Academy Championships

Posted Thursday 15 September 2016

Kingston University engineering students build racing car to compete at Caterham Academy Championships

Fuelled by a passion for motorsport, three Kingston University engineering students have taken on the challenge of building a Caterham racing car and are travelling around the United Kingdom to compete against other amateur teams. Using a Caterham 7 kit - a car that arrives in flat-pack form - Tom Hart, Andrew El Hajj and Riccardo Antonini have assembled the vehicle from its individual parts to race in the Caterham Academy Championship series.

"This is the first time in recent years we have done something quite of this magnitude," automotive technician and team leader Dale Cooper, who supervises the students and assumes the driving seat when the car takes to the track, explained. "As well as giving students hands-on experience of building a vehicle, it's also a great visual training aid. I've even used the car several times in the workshop to show how various parts are put together." he said....


Kingston University expert shares teaching expertise and research knowledge as educator in residence at National University of Singapore

Posted Wednesday 14 September 2016

Kingston University expert shares teaching expertise and research knowledge as educator in residence at National University of Singapore

Dr Roberto Di Napoli, Associate Professor in Higher Education, and Programmes Director for Kingston University's Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP), has recently returned from an educator in residence position at the National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS, which is 12th in the QS World University Rankings, has only previously invited only four other academics to be educator in residence prior to Dr Di Napoli, from universities in Australia, the USA and Oxford University.

The two-week residency included Dr Di Napoli giving the prestigious 2016 Ruth Wong Memorial Lecture on Education, named after one of Asia's most respected leaders in transforming teacher education. His lecture, titled ‘Ethical interprofessionalism: academic work, practices and identities', was delivered to a packed lecture hall of academics from all faculties in the University, its senior managers and students....


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