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Mel Ewell: Key lessons from a 35-year career

Posted Saturday 27 May 2017

Mel Ewell: Key lessons from a 35-year career

We asked alumnus Mel Ewell to share the valuable lessons he learned throughout his 35 year career. Mel, who studied geography at Kingston University, graduating in 1981, will be awarded an honorary degree this July. Mel has had a successful career in business, including 13 years as CEO of Amey plc where he grew the business from a £600m UK-based company to one which employs 21,000 people and turns over £2.5bn. Mel stepped down in March 2016 and currently holds non-executive directorships at London City Airport, HS2 Ltd, SIG Plc and Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd. Mel is a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

35 years after graduating from Kingston University with a BSc in Geography, at the age of 58, I am stepping down from an executive career....


Kingston University-trained midwife receives award from ITV's Good Morning Britain for work helping bereaved families

Posted Friday 26 May 2017

Kingston University-trained midwife receives award from ITV's Good Morning Britain for work helping bereaved families

A former Kingston University student midwife has been recognised for her exceptional work in helping parents overcome the life-changing experience of losing a baby by winning a Health Star Award courtesy of ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Hosts Piers Morgan and Susana Reid presented Lydia Baker with the award, which was launched to acknowledge those who have gone beyond the call of duty. Lydia was nominated by a new mother who had previously suffered a stillbirth, for giving her and countless others the emotional support and specialist care in their following pregnancies....


Kingston University picks up three NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Kingston University picks up three NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all

Kingston University has won the NEON University of the Year Award for the second year running and has also triumphed in two other award categories. The NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards recognise commitment to increasing access to higher education for everyone – but in particular for under-represented individuals and groups.

The University won the Widening Access Initiative Award (Retention and Success) for its student engagement programme and was highly commended for its inclusive curriculum work – for which it recently won The Guardian University Award for Teaching Excellence....


Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the best institutions in the United Kingdom for fashion, journalism and publishing in this year's Guardian University Guide. There were also top 10 placings for its art, design and sport science courses in the national newspaper's 2018 listings.

For the second year in a row, the University's internationally acclaimed fashion programme came second overall in the fashion and textiles category, making Kingston University the highest-ranked institution in the country specialising in fashion specifically....


Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects

Posted Thursday 11 May 2017

Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects

High profile internships in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and prestigious international work experiences were just some of the projects recognised at a recent event to celebrate successful Kingston University initiatives supported by banking giant, Santander.

Kingston University has been a partner of Santander Universities Division – which manages Santander's long-term strategic alliance with higher education – since 2012. During the past five years, the scheme has provided more than £350,000 of funding for Kingston University programmes, scholarships and internships benefiting thousands of students, staff and members of the surrounding community....


Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession

Posted Wednesday 10 May 2017

Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession

Kingston University and St George's, University of London are celebrating the success of a scheme supporting nurses on their journey back into the nursing profession after a career break. The Return to Practice (RTP) course refreshes nursing skills, enabling students to re-enter practice with up-to-date knowledge.

The course, which was a finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Student Nursing Times Awards, is aimed at nurses and midwifes who have lapsed registration. "They may have pursued different careers or looked after family," course leader Rosi Castle explained. "They could have been out of the nursing profession for anything from one year up to a few decades."...


Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Teacher resilience and unsuccessful job applicants' interview experiences were the focus of original research by two Kingston University students who scooped prizes at the recent Indigogold Work Psychology Innovation Awards.

Occupational and business psychology MSc graduates Nicola Murray and Ruth Abrams represented the University at the central London event sponsored by management consultancy firm Indigogold. The annual awards bring together the cream of the crop of postgraduate students focusing on work-related psychology from universities across the United Kingdom....


Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Posted Monday 24 April 2017

Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Students and staff from Kingston University came together for this year's Celebrate Enterprise awards ceremony, an annual event to reward and recognise entrepreneurial successes.

Prizes were awarded by Enterprise – the University's support service for aspiring student entrepreneurs – to members of the University who have shown exceptional business acumen or supported others developing enterprise in the university across the last 12 months....


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