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Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession

Posted Wednesday 10 May 2017

Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession

Kingston University and St George's, University of London are celebrating the success of a scheme supporting nurses on their journey back into the nursing profession after a career break. The Return to Practice (RTP) course refreshes nursing skills, enabling students to re-enter practice with up-to-date knowledge.

The course, which was a finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Student Nursing Times Awards, is aimed at nurses and midwifes who have lapsed registration. "They may have pursued different careers or looked after family," course leader Rosi Castle explained. "They could have been out of the nursing profession for anything from one year up to a few decades."...


Kingston University students head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival with award-winning theatre production on human rights

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University students head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival with award-winning theatre production on human rights

An award-winning piece of theatre created by two Kingston University students is set to tour the United Kingdom this summer and take on three international performing arts festivals, including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The interactive stage performance – titled Blurred Justice – was created by final-year drama and human rights students Yasemin Gava and Clarissa Kim for a competition run by Amnesty International UK which was looking for a fresh approach to help raise awareness of human right issues....


Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Teacher resilience and unsuccessful job applicants' interview experiences were the focus of original research by two Kingston University students who scooped prizes at the recent Indigogold Work Psychology Innovation Awards.

Occupational and business psychology MSc graduates Nicola Murray and Ruth Abrams represented the University at the central London event sponsored by management consultancy firm Indigogold. The annual awards bring together the cream of the crop of postgraduate students focusing on work-related psychology from universities across the United Kingdom....


Kingston University choir mixes with royalty and top celebrities during Gareth Malone flash mob at launch of new London hotel, The Ned

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University choir mixes with royalty and top celebrities during Gareth Malone flash mob at launch of new London hotel, The Ned

Kingston University community ensemble The Kingston Singers rubbed shoulders with princesses, actors and pop stars recently when they sang with TV choirmaster Gareth Malone at the opening of salubrious new London hotel, The Ned.

Among the 2,000 invited guests at the star-studded event were: Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson – who attended with daughters princesses Beatrice and Eugenie; actors Eddie Redmayne, Simon Pegg, Jenna Coleman, David Walliams, Woody Harrelson, Sadie Frost and Jack Whitehall; models Poppy Delevingne and Daisy Lowe; designer Jade Jagger and artist Tracey Emin. Along with the choirs, Gary Barlow, Paloma Faith and Tinie Tempah also performed on the night....


New Kingston University head of school Jane Pavitt to cultivate close relationship between critical studies and practice in art school environment

Posted Friday 28 April 2017

New Kingston University head of school Jane Pavitt to cultivate close relationship between critical studies and practice in art school environment

Kingston University's new head of the school of Critical Studies and Creative Industries says embedding critical and historical thinking alongside art and design practice is fundamental to a strong and diverse art school education.

Professor Jane Pavitt is joining the University to establish the new school during an exciting period of change for the faculty. "I want to cultivate an even greater relationship between critical thinking and practice within Kingston University, as well as nurturing a culture of experimentation," she said. "Critical studies and creative industries students are practitioners in their own right and that's what I'm really interested to develop. The cultural and creative industries are a core area of growth and innovation in the UK and globally, and we need to foster new kinds of teaching, professional development and research in response to this."...


Kingston University to play leading role in study examining how state-of-the-art camera that mimics human eye could benefit robots and smart devices

Posted Thursday 27 April 2017

Kingston University to play leading role in study examining how state-of-the-art camera that mimics human eye could benefit robots and smart devices

Kingston University experts will explore how an artificial vision system inspired by the human eye could be used by robots of the future – opening up new possibilities for securing footage from deep forests, war zones and even distant planets.

The three-year research project, in collaboration with King's College London and University College London, will examine how data from these state-of-the-art cameras could be captured, compressed and transmitted between machines at a fraction of the current energy cost....


Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Posted Tuesday 25 April 2017

Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Kingston Business School's Leadership and Management in Health MSc has been ranked 78th in the world and its Real Estate Management MSc 83rd by global leader in higher education information, Eduniversal. This positions Kingston Business School as one of the top seven providers of health management MScs and among the top 12 for postgraduate real estate management courses in the United Kingdom.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Kingston Business School Professor Ronald Tuninga said the Eduniversal Best Masters rankings were further proof of the impact the University's postgraduate business programmes were making both at home and abroad. Kingston Business School courses have achieved international recognition in recent global rankings. "The Business School is still riding high after achieving international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and being recently named among the top 100 in Europe for business and management studies in the QS World University Rankings," he added. "Our recipe for success combines innovative approaches to industry-informed teaching and learning, pioneering research and productive links with companies which are leading the vanguard in their respective fields." Founded in 1994, Eduniversal Group provides students with up-to-date information about higher education. Each year, more than four million students from all four corners of the globe use Eduniversal materials in their search for the right course programme....


Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Posted Monday 24 April 2017

Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Students and staff from Kingston University came together for this year's Celebrate Enterprise awards ceremony, an annual event to reward and recognise entrepreneurial successes.

Prizes were awarded by Enterprise – the University's support service for aspiring student entrepreneurs – to members of the University who have shown exceptional business acumen or supported others developing enterprise in the university across the last 12 months....


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