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July 2016

Exploring the UK freelance workforce

Exploring the UK freelance workforce

This new report presents data drawn from official UK government sources to develop a picture of the current UK freelance workforce and looks at trends in freelance working.

June 2016

EU referendum result – a message from Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg

EU referendum result – a message from Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg

Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg has reiterated Kingston University's commitment to welcoming students from the European Union, emphasising its role as a vibrant, cosmopolitan university drawing students from right around the globe.

May 2016

Key to leadership success is sense of purpose, new Kingston Business School research shows

Key to leadership success is sense of purpose, new Kingston Business School research shows

New research from Kingston University's Business School turns current thinking around leadership on its head.

Kingston University volunteers help historians complete landmark digital archive project of British Red Cross World War One volunteers

Kingston University volunteers help historians complete landmark digital archive project of British Red Cross World War One volunteers

The stories of more than 90,000 World War One British Red Cross volunteers – whose work ranged from driving ambulances on the front line to cleaning floors in makeshift hospitals back home – can now be found online thanks to the dedication of almost 800 volunteers from Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record.

Researcher Professor Will Brooker raises the roof as David Bowie at Kingston University Ziggy Stardust tribute concert

Researcher Professor Will Brooker raises the roof as David Bowie at Kingston University Ziggy Stardust tribute concert

Professor Will Brooker gave David Bowie fans a night to remember at a Ziggy Stardust tribute concert on 7 May.

Kingston University Professor Norma Clarke publishes new book on life and times of writer Oliver Goldsmith

Kingston University Professor Norma Clarke publishes new book on life and times of writer Oliver Goldsmith

Kingston University Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing Norma Clarke is shining a spotlight on an Anglo-Irish writer with her new book about 18th century novelist, poet and playwright Oliver Goldsmith.

April 2016

Endurance runner Susie Chan enters Guinness World Records' books after verification of 12-hour treadmill distance set at Kingston University

Endurance runner Susie Chan enters Guinness World Records' books after verification of 12-hour treadmill distance set at Kingston University

Ultra runner Susie Chan has officially entered the record books after her 12-hour treadmill attempt at Kingston University was verified by Guinness World Records. The 40 year old, who was supported by a team of sport science and exercise experts in the University's human performance laboratory, set a new women's world record for greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours on 30 January.

Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University research reveals

Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University research reveals

Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a study undertaken at London's Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training. A team led by postgraduate research student Rishikesh Kankesh Patel discovered that dark chocolate provides similar benefits to beetroot juice, now taken regularly by elite athletes after studies showed it can improve performance.

Study involving expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London examines pressures faced by ambulance control workers

Study involving expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London examines pressures faced by ambulance control workers

Staff who co-ordinate emergency services for 999 calls to the ambulance service require support to reduce stress and sickness absence, new research has found. Professor Tom Quinn from the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, was part of a team of experts who interviewed dispatch staff, who work in ambulance control centres sending paramedics to emergencies.

Ingenious ideas and innovative approaches applauded at Kingston University's annual Celebrate Enterprise awards

Ingenious ideas and innovative approaches applauded at Kingston University's annual Celebrate Enterprise awards

A test that could revolutionise the way bacteria such as MRSA and MSSA are detected in hospitals was just one of the ventures recognised at this year's Kingston University Celebrate Enterprise Awards.

Researchers at Kingston University develop new model to predict outlook for US economy

Researchers at Kingston University develop new model to predict outlook for US economy

Researchers at Kingston University have developed a new way to more accurately assess the outlook for the world's biggest economy.

Times Higher Education names Kingston University one of  the globe's top 150 young universities

Times Higher Education names Kingston University one of the globe's top 150 young universities

Kingston University has been named one of the world's top young universities by sector-leading magazine Times Higher Education.

March 2016

Major Kingston University-led research set to help more students progress on to further study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Major Kingston University-led research set to help more students progress on to further study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Findings from HEFCE-funded research led by Kingston University investigating the motivations and experiences of postgraduate applicants and students will help people from a broader range of backgrounds progress on to further study.

New research led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London places stroke patients at heart of rethinking rehabilitation

New research led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London places stroke patients at heart of rethinking rehabilitation

Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are working with stroke patients and their families to find creative ways to embed rehabilitation in every aspect of stroke unit care.

Kingston University achieves European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University achieves European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University has demonstrated its commitment to research by achieving the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

February 2016

Research paper in top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year

Research paper in top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year

'Physician associates and GPs in primary care: a comparison', funded by the National institute of Health Research, was in the top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year.

New PhD Studentships 2016

New PhD Studentships 2016

The competition for these prestigious research studentships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University. Funding is at Home/EU level only.

January 2016

Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession

Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession

Nursing students from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have demonstrated their commitment to the future of the healthcare profession at a conference showcasing their knowledge and skills.

Kingston University named one of world's top 150 most international institutions by Times Higher Education

Kingston University named one of world's top 150 most international institutions by Times Higher Education

The sector-leading publication named Kingston University in its list of the top 200 institutions with the most global outlook.

When will Britain wake up to the link between climate change and flooding?

When will Britain wake up to the link between climate change and flooding?

The UK has experienced serious and sustained flooding three times in ten years: in 2007, 2013-14 and, most recently, December 2015 to January 2016. This suggests to me an escalation in severity and frequency that is consistent with predictions by climate change experts.

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