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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....


A Kingston University nutrition degree through Clearing offers mother-of-three second bite of career success

Posted Monday 7 August 2017

A Kingston University nutrition degree through Clearing offers mother-of-three second bite of career success

After Rachael Wall had taken a 10-year break from her job in marketing to have children, she decided she wanted to have a complete career change. Some sound advice from a course tutor when she contacted Kingston University during Clearing led to her embarking on a path to becoming a nutritionist.

One year ago, the mother-of-three from Richmond in south west London, felt ready to return to work after her youngest child had started school. She'd enjoyed a successful career in marketing in the City after graduating with a degree in law, but decided she wasn't keen on working for a large corporation anymore and was looking for a change of direction....


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....


Clearing enables student to take the first step towards a career in social work

Posted Friday 4 August 2017

Clearing enables student to take the first step towards a career in social work

Jennifer Chiamaka Ugo has always had an interest in nursing and social work but an application to Kingston University through Clearing allowed her to develop an interest in working with children and has even paved the way towards a masters degree.

The 23 year old student from Woolwich missed the deadline for applying to university, but when friends told her Kingston University was the best in London, she looked online and got in contact through the Clearing Hotline to secure her place. "The hotline staff were really helpful and fast to reply," she explained. "They were understanding and patient, and got me an interview immediately."...


New Kingston University business course clears the way to success for aspiring project manager

Posted Friday 4 August 2017

New Kingston University business course clears the way to success for aspiring project manager

The chance to gain valuable internship experience integrated in to a three-year degree played a critical role in Daniel Lynch's decision to enrol on Kingston Business School's new business management with business experience programme via Clearing last summer.

The 19 year old was prompted to apply to Kingston University after initial aspirations to study an architecture course changed during his final year of further education. "I studied a BTEC in construction and built environment at college and began to think about furthering my education at university," Daniel recalled. "After initially applying to study architecture, though, I realised that I was the sort of person who would prefer to manage activity so I looked around for something more project management-based. When I discovered that Kingston University had a business management course with the opportunity of an integrated industry placement, I knew that was the perfect choice for me."...


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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