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SpaceX: Sending cars to Mars is fun – but reusable rocket could eventually help solve world's energy problems, says Kingston University space expert

Posted Thursday 8 February 2018

SpaceX: Sending cars to Mars is fun – but reusable rocket could eventually help solve world's energy problems, says Kingston University space expert

The successful first launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will not only usher in a new era of space exploration – it will open the door to a world of possibilities for improving life back on Earth, according to a leading rocket expert from Kingston University.

Senior lecturer in astronautics Dr Adam Baker said the surreal image of a Tesla car and its 'Starman' passenger being blasted towards the Red Planet from the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, was a great way of bringing space to the masses....


Teaching excellence, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency at heart of £30m Kingston School of Art campus refurbishment

Posted Thursday 25 January 2018

Teaching excellence, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency at heart of £30m Kingston School of Art campus refurbishment

Workshops and studio spaces at Kingston School of Art are undergoing a major overhaul as part of a refurbishment project due to be completed by 2019. In an extension of the art school ethos that champions collaboration between students across courses, shared flexible spaces will be at the heart of the project, alongside the highest standards of sustainability.

The works will see the exterior of the building receive an aesthetic upgrade while the interior will be transformed to provide the best possible environment for the faculty's array of designers, artists and architects. Set to be completed by December 2019, the £30m project will provide vastly improved workspaces for students with increased flexibility of studio spaces and efficient use of specialist areas....


New style of community nursing improves care for patients with complex needs, Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers find

Posted Tuesday 16 January 2018

New style of community nursing improves care for patients with complex needs, Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers find

Plans are being put in place by a leading London NHS Foundation Trust to adopt an innovative style of community nursing after a report by researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London showed it benefited patients, carers and nurses.

Guy's and St Thomas' neighbourhood nurses are self-managing teams who work on a one-on-one basis with people in their own homes. Nurses get to know their patients and develop personalised care packages tailored to meet their specific, and often complex, needs....


Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language

Posted Monday 8 January 2018

Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language

An award-winning Kingston University nursing graduate has drawn on her experience working in schools to create an innovative children's book that helps young people find the right words to express their emotions – assisted by a little badger with a temper.

Katrina Sealey wrote Angry, ANGRY Angus while working in her first graduate role as a school nurse and was recently recognised for the impact she has already made on the profession with the Rising Star accolade at this year's Nursing Times awards....


Tributes flow following death of professor instrumental in placing Kingston Business School at forefront of consumer behaviour research

Posted Monday 8 January 2018

Tributes flow following death of professor instrumental in placing Kingston Business School at forefront of consumer behaviour research

Messages of sympathy have been pouring in to Kingston University following the sudden death of long-serving member of staff Professor Wendy Lomax.

Professor Lomax, who was 56, passed away on New Year's Eve after a short illness. She leaves behind daughters Kate, Alice and Sophie and son Oliver....


Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection

Posted Wednesday 20 December 2017

Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection

Efforts towards protecting the environment are urgently needed globally. The UK and Thailand are working towards the Planet Climate change agreement and to mitigate environmental problems that are affecting health, food security, and local economies.

The Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection workshop is being organised between the UK and Thailand. The workshop will present and facilitate the exchange of knowledge in advances in material science that allow the development of effective tools for water/air/soil protection and remediation....


Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Posted Friday 15 December 2017

Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Cuts to public services at a time when more and more families were being forced into poverty was having a crippling impact on those who needed support the most, according to a leading social work expert from Kingston University.

Emeritus professor Ray Jones highlighted the issues facing both the profession and wider society after being honoured with the outstanding contribution to social work accolade at the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards....


Kingston University professors appointed to prestigious positions as Research Excellence Framework sub-panel chairs

Posted Thursday 7 December 2017

Kingston University professors appointed to prestigious positions as Research Excellence Framework sub-panel chairs

Two senior Kingston University academics have been appointed as sub-panel chairs for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) - the national system for assessing the quality of research in universities and higher education colleges across the United Kingdom.

Newly-announced Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation Professor Anne Boddington, currently Pro Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Dean of Kingston School of Art, and the Associate Dean for Research at Kingston Business School, Professor Robert Blackburn, were among the 34 eminent experts selected for the highly regarded positions. Each will play a leading role in shaping assessment criteria for submissions to the next REF in 2021 and ensuring consistency in applying those standards....


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