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Kingston University expert's study into impact of planning policies on London's affordable housing provision commended at major research awards

Posted Tuesday 29 August 2017

Kingston University expert's study into impact of planning policies on London's affordable housing provision commended at major research awards

Research by a Kingston University expert into how planning policy changes have inadvertently had a negative impact on affordable housing delivery in London has been commended at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The study, called Viability and the Planning System, was a finalist in the Academic Award category of this year's Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI) Awards for Research Excellence, receiving a commendation during the ceremony on September 12....


Kingston University sociology lecturer joins select group of academics to visit former top secret nuclear power plant in Russia

Posted Monday 21 August 2017

Kingston University sociology lecturer joins select group of academics to visit former top secret nuclear power plant in Russia

A Kingston University researcher has secured access to one of Russia's once highly secret nuclear power plants, as the nation looks to shed light on the legacy of its Cold War past.

Dr Egle Rindzeviciute, researcher and lecturer in Criminology and Sociology at Kingston University, was granted entry to a number of the country's nuclear heritage sites as part of an international team of academics investigating the impact of the nuclear industry across Russia, Ukraine, France and Sweden....


Kingston University rated among top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Posted Friday 4 August 2017

Kingston University rated among top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Kingston University has been named as one of the top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

The newly-released figures show that 95.1 per cent of students graduating from the University in 2015-16 were in work or further study six months on – up from 93.5 per cent the previous year....


Kingston University student to present research into reading habits and personality types to the American Psychological Association

Posted Friday 4 August 2017

Kingston University student to present research into reading habits and personality types to the American Psychological Association

Can reading novels make you a nicer person? An audience of top international psychology experts will hear a Kingston University postgraduate research student present her findings around how regularly choosing a book over television can positively affect social behaviour at a prestigious conference in Washington DC this weekend.

Rose Turner has been invited to present her thesis at the 125th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest scientific and professional organisation representing psychology in the United States....


Virtual reality seaside adventures and vivid jewellery: Kingston University graduates use design to raise awareness and help people with dementia

Posted Thursday 3 August 2017

Virtual reality seaside adventures and vivid jewellery: Kingston University graduates use design to raise awareness and help people with dementia

A Kingston University graphic design graduate has used virtual reality to bring the sights and sounds of the seaside to life, to help people with dementia reconnect with their history and stimulate memories.

Emily McLoughlin Smith created a virtual reality audio visual programme with an ageing population in mind. "My project Virtually Seaside is a holiday experience designed specifically for older people with dementia," she said. "Virtual reality technology has the ability to take you anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home – I wanted to make it more accessible for people who can't venture that far anymore."...


Austrian ambassador commends Kingston Business School Brexit negotiations research at launch seminar

Posted Tuesday 25 July 2017

Austrian ambassador commends Kingston Business School Brexit negotiations research at launch seminar

Research led on by a Kingston Business School professor looking at how Brexit negotiations are undertaken and what the likely outcomes will be, has been praised by the Austrian ambassador at a recent seminar held to launch the project's findings.

At the seminar, Austrian-born Professor of International Business and Director of the Centre of Experimental Research in International Business (CERIB) Ursula Ott presented her research, ‘Brexit negotiations – a negotiation analysis with experimental evidence of strategies and agreement outcomes'. The collaborative research project was carried out with fellow CERIB member Professor Pervez Ghauri from the University of Birmingham....


Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Posted Monday 17 July 2017

Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Kingston University has been named as one of the best young institutions in the world – and among the top two in the United Kingdom – in the latest prestigious QS rankings of universities under 50 years of age.

Universities from a total of 25 different countries feature in this year's QS Top 50 Under 50 and Next 50 Under 50 league tables. First published in 2012, the rankings list the fastest-rising global stars of the higher education world founded less than half a century ago....


Kingston University lecturer's sport and exercise psychology expertise informs pioneering programme to nurture Wimbledon stars of the future

Posted Thursday 13 July 2017

Kingston University lecturer's sport and exercise psychology expertise informs pioneering programme to nurture Wimbledon stars of the future

As the world's leading players take to the court at this year's Wimbledon Championships, a Kingston University sport psychology expert is playing a leading role in helping parents nurture the next generation of British tennis stars.

A number of the sport's top names have highlighted the pressures facing mothers and fathers supporting, and sometimes coaching, children on the junior circuit. Andy Murray's mother Judy – who trained the Wimbledon champion as well as his older brother Jamie – is among those to have shared stories of witnessing pushy and over-involved parents on the sidelines....


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