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Kingston University helps sporty student get back on track with his studies through Clearing

Posted Thursday 3 August 2017

Kingston University helps sporty student get back on track with his studies through Clearing

An athletic student with an appetite for learning about healthy eating and exercise has successfully returned to higher education after securing a place at Kingston University through Clearing. Yusuf Miller had been studying for a degree in a different subject but felt de-motivated and was not excelling. He left and worked for a year, giving him the opportunity to reconsider his career direction.

The 21 year old realised that he would love to turn his interest in exercise and nutrition in to a career, so he called the Clearing hotline at Kingston University to find out if there were any places available on the BSc(Hons) Nutrition (Exercise and Health) programme. "I had been interested in exercise and nutrition for a long time but it wasn't something I had thought about pursuing as a career," he explained. "I phoned the Kingston University Clearing hotline and spoke to a tutor about my previous experience and my objectives. I was also able to find out about how the modules on the course would be set out. She was very friendly and made it very easy."...


Renowned Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori drafts in Kingston University students to construct tea house for exhibition at London's Barbican

Posted Tuesday 1 August 2017

Renowned Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori drafts in Kingston University students to construct tea house for exhibition at London's Barbican

Architecture students have lent their expertise to assist in the creation of a tea house displayed at Barbican Art Gallery as part of a major exhibition showcasing Japanese architecture.

Under the instruction of esteemed Japanese architect and historian Terunobu Fujimori, the students embarked on an extensive research and preparation period which culminated in a trial build at a Kingston University library. They were able to use this experience to inform the construction which took shape over a week-long period at the London based gallery. The exhibition, entitled The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 examined the history of Japanese architecture from the end of the Second World War up to the present day....


Kingston University's Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme goes from strength to strength

Posted Tuesday 1 August 2017

Kingston University's Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme goes from strength to strength

Over the past nine years, Kingston University's Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme has helped students develop confidence in their ability to complete their studies, aim for a better degree and boost their employability skills. At the end of scheme special celebration event, Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier said:  

"The diversity of the student body at Kingston University is one of our great strengths. The mentoring scheme has enabled our students to further enhance their potential through the development of new skills including confidence building, learning about the world of work and presentation skills, amongst others. Our mentors come from a range of industry backgrounds, many of whom have participated in the scheme year on year. We are grateful for your continued commitment and dedication. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have participated in the student and staff schemes and congratulate you on your success."...


Clearing applicant's experience on the cardiac ward gets to the heart of her social work career ambitions

Posted Monday 31 July 2017

Clearing applicant's experience on the cardiac ward gets to the heart of her social work career ambitions

Busy mum Rochelle Watson was so determined to make her dream of working with children a reality that nothing could stop her securing a place at Kingston University through Clearing.

Despite juggling her studies with looking after her baby son, 22-year-old Rochelle had successfully completed a foundation year at another university. Through that course – and her experiences working on a busy London hospital cardiac ward – she realised her passion was working with young people. "Although I was working on an adult ward, some of the patients were only just turning 18 and many of the adults were carers," she explained. "Supporting these young people, parents and their families gave me a new perspective."...


Kingston University graphic design students shine light on plight of refugees as Amnesty International-inspired campaign wins gold at Creative Conscience Awards

Posted Friday 28 July 2017

Kingston University graphic design students shine light on plight of refugees as Amnesty International-inspired campaign wins gold at Creative Conscience Awards

A group of Kingston University graphic design students have used the humble lemon to earn themselves a gold award from the Creative Conscience organisation. The powerful campaign highlights the everyday struggles faced by refugees - underpinning the importance of the creative industries in exploring socio-political issues.

Award-winning graphic design students from left to right: Charlotte Allen, Scarlett Chetwin, Aoife O'Doherty, Ollie George and Lydia Barba.Second year students Charlotte Allen, Scarlett Chetwin, Aoife O' Doherty, Ollie George and Lydia Barba devised Lemonaid in response to a project set by Amnesty International to encourage the public to welcome refugees arriving into the UK. As an aid for seasickness and a key cooking ingredient in a variety of dishes from different cultures, the lemon is a universal object used by people from all around the world - the ideal symbol to convey the group's message of unity and togetherness. The young designers distributed the lemons to pedestrians on a busy central London street, exchanging the fruit for signatures in support of Amnesty International, having originally designed a stand with accompanying artwork and graphics. "We talked to members of the public about the work Amnesty International are doing to help refugees," said award-winning group member Ollie George. "If the commuters took their lemon away, used it as part of their supper that evening and stopped to think about how they can help refugees, our campaign achieved its goal," the 21 year old from Hampshire said....


Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Matt Haig shares top tips on life after graduation as he receives honorary degree from Kingston University

Posted Wednesday 26 July 2017

Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Matt Haig shares top tips on life after graduation as he receives honorary degree from Kingston University

Twenty years on from graduating with his first degree, best-selling author and newly-named Honorary Doctor of Arts Matt Haig has given Kingston University graduates a list of 20 essential points of advice at their graduation ceremony.

The Sunday Times bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction, screenplays and children's books stepped on to the stage at the Rose Theatre in Kingston on Tuesday to receive his award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature and reading pleasure....


From London community champion to architecture in Australia – Clearing helps lay the foundations of student's future at Kingston University

Posted Wednesday 26 July 2017

From London community champion to architecture in Australia – Clearing helps lay the foundations of student's future at Kingston University

With a passion for painting and drawing while at school, 19-year-old Maxine Minter always knew she wanted a career in design. It wasn't until a few years later, however, that she received her calling to architecture after volunteering to get involved with a local housing plan in her home area of Tottenham in Haringey, north London.

In 2011, the district had become subject to a regeneration proposal, feeding frustrations that sparked a number of violent riots. Two years later, at the tender age of 15, Maxine discovered the building she was living in was due to be torn down so she approached Haringey Council to ask for an opportunity to help her community....


Nursing student pursues dream to save lives and make a difference thanks to Clearing at Kingston University

Posted Wednesday 26 July 2017

Nursing student pursues dream to save lives and make a difference thanks to Clearing at Kingston University

Mabinty Sesay has always wanted a career that makes a difference, and with her father's encouragement and a little help from Clearing she's set to make that dream a reality.

The 19 year old student from Streatham didn't include university in her original plans – she initially intended just to finish college and go straight into work. It was her father who, knowing her potential, suggested a career in nursing. "He saw that I was very enthusiastic about helping people and providing compassionate care," she explained. "He said he just knew it made sense for me to apply."...


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