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Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture

Kingston University has been shortlisted for a top Higher Education Academy (HEA) award for an influential project designed to bring students from a number of courses together to creatively explore themes of race, ethnicity and culture.

The University is one of 15 institutions named as a finalist in the HEA's Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in recognition of its Taking Race Live project. The awards celebrate outstanding contributions to teaching by teams at higher education providers – with finalists being required to demonstrate direct student involvement in their work....


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....


Recognised for spearheading equality – The Queen honours Kingston University staff

Posted Friday 11 August 2017

Recognised for spearheading equality – The Queen honours Kingston University staff

Two outstanding women who have led the Kingston University programme to widen access to higher education, have been recognised for their achievements in the Queen's Birthdays honours list. Nona McDuff OBE and Jenni Woods MBE have led their teams to national acclaim in their work to enable disadvantaged young people to access and thrive in higher education.

The issue of widening participation is an important one. Our starting points and our paths to success aren't all even, and Kingston University is proudly committed to fair access and opportunities for all with the talent to succeed. As a result we are one of the most diverse and vibrant universities in the UK.  Our student community spans many ethnicities and all socio-economic groups and includes a significant proportion of care leavers, mature learners, and young people who are the first in their family to go to university....


Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition, exercise and health degrees secure 100 per cent National Student Survey satisfaction score

Posted Wednesday 9 August 2017

Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition, exercise and health degrees secure 100 per cent National Student Survey satisfaction score

Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition (exercise and health) courses have topped the national leader board for student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). The programmes each received the gold standard 100 per cent satisfaction rating from final year students in the annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions.

The survey also highlighted other successes across the University, with its learning resources – including information technology facilities and library services – once again receiving a resounding endorsement from students with an 86.24 percent satisfaction rating....


Kingston University students create coming of age story inspired by BBC's Bad Education star Jack Binstead's life as a disabled teen

Posted Monday 7 August 2017

Kingston University students create coming of age story inspired by BBC's Bad Education star Jack Binstead's life as a disabled teen

The star of BBC Three's hit series Bad Education Jack Binstead has praised a group of Kingston University drama students after they produced a touching portrayal of his real life experience as a teenager with brittle bones for a theatre show which debuted at the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF).

Sticks and Stones was shown at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre studio at Kingston College, forming part of the annual festival, which is seen as a spring board for new and emerging talent and included performances from Kingston University staff, students and graduates. The group's efforts have been commended, after they were nominated for the ‘Best of the Fest' award and Best Actor gong for Matthew Mahoney in the process....


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....


International Business graduate caps first class week with a proposal and an exclusive takeover of Kingston University's Snapchat

Posted Friday 4 August 2017

International Business graduate caps first class week with a proposal and an exclusive takeover of Kingston University's Snapchat

From donning the iconic gown and mortarboard hat, to snapping selfies with friends and family on the steps of the Guildhall, graduation days are full of celebration and memories. And those moments have been made all the more special for one graduate, who shared the highlights of her graduation day in a behind the scenes exclusive for the Kingston University Snapchat account - fresh from celebrating a proposal from her partner.

Teshnee Beeharry with fiance Yadhav outside Surrey County HallTeshnee Beeharry, who arrived from Mauritius in September 2013 to study on the International Business BSc(Hons) course, graduated with First Class Honours at The Rose Theatre on Friday 21 July, watched on by her proud parents and new fiancé Yadhav. "Yadhav proposed the night before the ceremony at The Shard - it was a lovely surprise and the cherry on the cake for my graduation week," she said....


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."...


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