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Kingston University students win prestigious Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design RCA award for flexible spoon Fixperts project

Posted Friday 1 September 2017

Kingston University students win prestigious Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design RCA award for flexible spoon Fixperts project

A group of inventive Kingston University product and furniture design students have won the Royal College of Art's prestigious Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Fixperts Award for a bespoke silicon spoon that has changed the life of Gabi, a young girl with complex physical disabilities, enabling her to eat without assistance for the first time.

The team's winning entry features a flexible, soft and light handle that spirals around Gabi's arm, creating a solid foundation for the screw-in spoon....


Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education

Posted Thursday 31 August 2017

Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education

Two award-winning Kingston University academics have seen their commitment to driving forward innovations in critical thinking and inclusivity recognised with National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy.

The prestigious accolades – for associate professor Dr Annie Hughes, head of the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) centre, and marketing and communications lecturer Hilary Wason, from Kingston Business School – celebrate individuals who have demonstrated the very best in teaching excellence. A total of 55 new National Teaching Fellows have been announced by the HEA nationally....


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 proves popular choice as race for Clearing places gathers pace

Posted Thursday 17 August 2017

Kingston University proves popular choice as race for Clearing places gathers pace

Phones at Kingston University's Clearing headquarters have been ringing red hot since lines went live on  A-level results day, with hotline advisers reporting that they had spoken to many high-calibre applicants keen to snap up one of the few remaining course spots. By close of play on A-level results day, approximately 4,500 prospective students had called the hotline and the University had made more than 1,400 offers of degree places.

A dedicated team of 170 specially trained hotline operators, working alongside academic staff, have been speaking to students many of whom only narrowly missed out on their predicted A-level grades. Director of Admissions Dr Andy Homer, who oversees Kingston University's annual Clearing operation, said hotline staff were also taking calls from students who had done better than expected or were seeking a last-minute change of subject before enrolling for university next month....


An advert for Clearing success – Facebook post puts Kingston Business School student on path to marketing career

Posted Monday 14 August 2017

An advert for Clearing success – Facebook post puts Kingston Business School student on path to marketing career

Chaimaa Sajid Rahimi was casually scrolling through Facebook last summer when a Kingston University piece about Clearing caught her eye. The 21 year old had been all set to study psychology at another university, but was having second thoughts and considering a different route. "Deep down I knew it wasn't what I wanted to do, so when the post about Clearing at Kingston University popped up on my newsfeed I immediately made the call," she explained.

Born in Spain and of Moroccan descent, Chaimaa had previously studied a year of business management at the University of Valencia but did not enjoy it and was keen to explore her interest in marketing as well as business....


Call to Clearing hotline sets stage for dancer to pursue sport science at Kingston University

Posted Friday 11 August 2017

Call to Clearing hotline sets stage for dancer to pursue sport science at Kingston University

A former dancer has her sights set on working behind the scenes at the Royal Ballet after successfully securing a place on a sport science degree at Kingston University through Clearing.

Serena Blundell was a talented ballet dancer for 15 years – training for nine hours each week, doing exams and performances at weekends....


Clearing gives compassionate student nurse the perfect remedy for success

Posted Friday 11 August 2017

Clearing gives compassionate student nurse the perfect remedy for success

After eight years of working in the NHS, dedicated healthcare assistant Bello Aminu knew it was time to turn his passion for nursing into a caring career, but missing paperwork almost derailed his university plans.

Following recommendations from his colleagues, Bello found the perfect course at Kingston University. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to apply through the usual UCAS route in time because some of his essential qualification certificates had been lost in a house move....


Clearing helps motoring fan step up a gear on mechanical engineering course at Kingston University

Posted Wednesday 9 August 2017

Clearing helps motoring fan step up a gear on mechanical engineering course at Kingston University

A car enthusiast who worked as a salesman for five years took the plunge to apply to Kingston University through Clearing after seeing his friends graduating and becoming successful.

Muhammed Muneer had long been passionate about motoring and completed a college diploma and City and Guilds qualification in automotive technology before starting work in sales for a large automotive manufacturer....


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