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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."...


Kingston University student to present research into reading habits and personality types to the American Psychological Association

Posted Friday 4 August 2017

Kingston University student to present research into reading habits and personality types to the American Psychological Association

Can reading novels make you a nicer person? An audience of top international psychology experts will hear a Kingston University postgraduate research student present her findings around how regularly choosing a book over television can positively affect social behaviour at a prestigious conference in Washington DC this weekend.

Rose Turner has been invited to present her thesis at the 125th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest scientific and professional organisation representing psychology in the United States....


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."...


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."...


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