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Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession

Posted Friday 22 January 2016

Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession

Student nurses have joined forces with staff from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and NHS Trust partners to share their passion for the profession at a conference at St George's, University of London.

The Student Nurse Academic Partnership (SNAP) conference was designed to empower nursing students, encouraging them to become teachers for the day and develop into future healthcare leaders. The event was the first of its kind to be entirely organised and presented by the University's nursing students and was a collaboration between the School of Nursing, run jointly with St George's, University of London, and the Gibraltar Health Authority....


Kingston University named one of world's top 150 most international institutions by Times Higher Education

Posted Friday 15 January 2016

Kingston University named one of world's top 150 most international institutions by Times Higher Education

Kingston University has been named one of the world's top 150 most international institutions by sector-leading magazine Times Higher Education (the THE).

The influential publication ranked the University 136 out of a total of 800 international institutions in its newly released listing, placing it in the top 17 per cent globally and just three places below prestigious American institution Harvard. Standing at number 53 in the United Kingdom, Kingston University joins an elite group of higher education providers able to attract students, staff and research partners from around the world – attributes the magazine described as key to success on a global stage. ...


When will Britain wake up to the link between climate change and flooding?

Posted Thursday 14 January 2016

When will Britain wake up to the link between climate change and flooding?

Flood expert Dr Tim Harries comments on the recent floods.

The UK has experienced serious and sustained flooding three times in ten years: in 2007, 2013-14 and, most recently, December 2015 to January 2016. This suggests to me an escalation in severity and frequency that is consistent with predictions by climate change experts. It also suggests a need to reimagine the way we live with rivers, the sea and the rain; we need to create a ‘new normal' that includes resilience, retreat and acceptance as well as flood defence. Large-scale defences will never be good enough or big enough to keep us all safe; this would be enormously expensive and would ruin the character and environment of our towns and cities....


Kingston University student receives international research excellence award in pharmaceutical science

Posted Monday 11 January 2016

Kingston University student receives international research excellence award in pharmaceutical science

Ali Al-kinani, a final-year PhD student at the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry, has received international recognition for his research from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (APPS).

APPS is regarded as the international leading body in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and their annual meeting and exposition, which includes the awards ceremony, hosts around 10,000 attendees from across the globe. Hundreds of people apply for each award, and a team of specialists and researchers hand-pick each winner. From 150 awards presented this year, only two went to UK universities....


Expert in emergency cardiac care Tom Quinn appointed professor of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Wednesday 6 January 2016

Expert in emergency cardiac care Tom Quinn appointed professor of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

An expert in emergency cardiac care has been appointed as a Professor of Nursing at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Professor Tom Quinn, a former cardiac nurse, brings a wealth of experience to his role and will concentrate on a research programme in emergency, critical and cardiovascular care. In a career that has taken him from hospital bedsides to Whitehall, he has played a leading role in developing the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease and was instrumental in establishing the national Defibrillators in Public Places Initiative. Until recently, he also served as an appointed governor of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust....


Men more likely to go missing on night out in winter than any other time of year, Kingston University study reveals

Posted Monday 21 December 2015

Men more likely to go missing on night out in winter than any other time of year, Kingston University study reveals

Men are more likely to go missing – with a fatal outcome – during a night out in December than at any other time of year, a new study led by an expert from Kingston University has revealed.

Preliminary findings released in the run-up to the festive period show that, of 97 cases recorded between January 2010 and August 2015 more than half the fatal disappearances occurred during winter, with a fifth in December alone.  Five men were described as having been on a Christmas party and a further five as going missing on New Year's Eve or in the early hours of 1 January. The perils of waterways were a significant factor in the demise of 86 missing men found dead after last being seen socialising....


Kingston University kicks off new partnership with Fulham Football Club

Posted Monday 21 December 2015

Kingston University kicks off new partnership with Fulham Football Club

Kingston University has teamed up with Fulham Football Club to launch a partnership that will inject extra energy into a range of sport and education initiatives. The new links will enable the Championship club to tap in to academic acumen in areas such as sports science and nutrition, while offering a range of opportunities to the University's students and staff in return.

The University and club were first put in touch a year ago by Kingston Council to explore possible ways they could both make use of each other's sports facilities. They soon discovered they had even more in common, with plenty of potential to work together in other ways....


Kingston University Museum and Gallery Studies MA students play major part in Kingston Museum project charting history of Surbiton's Cleaveland Road

Posted Friday 4 December 2015

Kingston University Museum and Gallery Studies MA students play major part in Kingston Museum project charting history of Surbiton's Cleaveland Road

What would happen if you took a single street and examined its history through the cherished belongings of each household along with a selection of items relating to the road? A group of Kingston University Museum and Gallery Studies MA students has just found out after helping to create a new Kingston Museum exhibition delving into the lives of residents of Surbiton's Cleaveland Road through the stories of the objects they love.

Running until 16 January, the free exhibition, called the Street Museum, is the product of an oral history project with people living on Cleaveland Road being challenged to record the story of a treasured possession - anything from a photograph to a ticket stub or a pair of shoes to an earring. Each object is important to its owner and vital to their sense of self and place. The exhibition brings together residents of Cleaveland Road with representatives from The Community Brain - a non-profit making community organisation - as well as Kingston Museum, local schools, Kingston Council and the University. As part of their postgraduate programme, one group of the Kingston University students carried out a series of interviews to draw out the stories behind the objects while another looked in to the history of items that had been found on the street....


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