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Kingston University sociology lecturer joins select group of academics to visit former top secret nuclear power plant in Russia

Posted Monday 21 August 2017

Kingston University sociology lecturer joins select group of academics to visit former top secret nuclear power plant in Russia

A Kingston University researcher has secured access to one of Russia's once highly secret nuclear power plants, as the nation looks to shed light on the legacy of its Cold War past.

Dr Egle Rindzeviciute, researcher and lecturer in Criminology and Sociology at Kingston University, was granted entry to a number of the country's nuclear heritage sites as part of an international team of academics investigating the impact of the nuclear industry across Russia, Ukraine, France and Sweden....


Kingston University proves popular choice as race for Clearing places gathers pace

Posted Thursday 17 August 2017

Kingston University proves popular choice as race for Clearing places gathers pace

Phones at Kingston University's Clearing headquarters have been ringing red hot since lines went live at 7.30am on Thursday, with hotline advisers reporting that they had spoken to many high-calibre applicants keen to snap up one of the few remaining course spots. By close of play on A-level results day, approximately 4,500 prospective students had called the hotline and the University had made more than 1,400 offers of degree places.

A dedicated team of 170 specially trained hotline operators, working alongside academic staff, have been speaking to students many of whom only narrowly missed out on their predicted A-level grades. Director of Admissions Dr Andy Homer, who oversees Kingston University's annual Clearing operation, said hotline staff were also taking calls from students who had done better than expected or were seeking a last-minute change of subject before enrolling for university next month....


An advert for Clearing success – Facebook post puts Kingston Business School student on path to marketing career

Posted Monday 14 August 2017

An advert for Clearing success – Facebook post puts Kingston Business School student on path to marketing career

Chaimaa Sajid Rahimi was casually scrolling through Facebook last summer when a Kingston University piece about Clearing caught her eye. The 21 year old had been all set to study psychology at another university, but was having second thoughts and considering a different route. "Deep down I knew it wasn't what I wanted to do, so when the post about Clearing at Kingston University popped up on my newsfeed I immediately made the call," she explained.

Born in Spain and of Moroccan descent, Chaimaa had previously studied a year of business management at the University of Valencia but did not enjoy it and was keen to explore her interest in marketing as well as business....


Call to Clearing hotline sets stage for dancer to pursue sport science at Kingston University

Posted Friday 11 August 2017

Call to Clearing hotline sets stage for dancer to pursue sport science at Kingston University

A former dancer has her sights set on working behind the scenes at the Royal Ballet after successfully securing a place on a sport science degree at Kingston University through Clearing.

Serena Blundell was a talented ballet dancer for 15 years – training for nine hours each week, doing exams and performances at weekends....


Clearing gives compassionate student nurse the perfect remedy for success

Posted Friday 11 August 2017

Clearing gives compassionate student nurse the perfect remedy for success

After eight years of working in the NHS, dedicated healthcare assistant Bello Aminu knew it was time to turn his passion for nursing into a caring career, but missing paperwork almost derailed his university plans.

Following recommendations from his colleagues, Bello found the perfect course at Kingston University. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to apply through the usual UCAS route in time because some of his essential qualification certificates had been lost in a house move....


Clearing helps motoring fan step up a gear on mechanical engineering course at Kingston University

Posted Wednesday 9 August 2017

Clearing helps motoring fan step up a gear on mechanical engineering course at Kingston University

A car enthusiast who worked as a salesman for five years took the plunge to apply to Kingston University through Clearing after seeing his friends graduating and becoming successful.

Muhammed Muneer had long been passionate about motoring and completed a college diploma and City and Guilds qualification in automotive technology before starting work in sales for a large automotive manufacturer....


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....


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....

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