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March 2021

Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

Posted Tuesday 30 March 2021

Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

A forensic scientist with a passion for outreach spoke of how helping young people shape their direction in life was what made her job so rewarding after being named the inaugural winner of Kingston University's Woman in STEM award.


Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

Posted Monday 29 March 2021

Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

A British business leader who spent 12 years as chief executive of private healthcare firm Bupa and had a 20-year career with British Airways has shared advice with female business students, as well as recalling some of the barriers she faced and the role models who inspired her.


Health and social care expert Professor Fiona Ross CBE appointed Emeritus Professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Friday 26 March 2021

Health and social care expert Professor Fiona Ross CBE appointed Emeritus Professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Health and social care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Fiona Ross CBE has been appointed Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education after giving more than 30 years' service.


Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Posted Friday 26 March 2021

Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Women working in senior academic roles across Kingston University have shared details of their research and how it has been making a difference as part of the University's Women's History Month and International Women's Day celebrations. Alongside this, the academics discussed the importance of work to ensure more women professors and associate professors are supported through their careers, as well as offering advice for female students and early career researchers working towards promotion.


Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Posted Wednesday 24 March 2021

Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Kingston School of Art's Curating Contemporary Design MA, taught in partnership with London's Design Museum, has produced a notable cohort of alumni who have taken up prestigious roles in museums, galleries, universities and cultural organizations around the world.


Women's History Month: Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education Professor Sue Reece highlights role models and importance of ensuring women are always included, valued and visible

Posted Tuesday 23 March 2021

Women's History Month: Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education Professor Sue Reece highlights role models and importance of ensuring women are always included, valued and visible

As part of the University's International Women's Day and Women's History Month celebrations, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education Professor Sue Reece shares her admiration for the work of author Caroline Criado Perez and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and explains how both have highlighted in different ways the importance of ensuring leaderships teams include women who are listened to and respected.


Women's History Month: Kingston University music expert on the career of composer Ruth Gipps and her role as a female musical leader

Posted Friday 19 March 2021

Women's History Month: Kingston University music expert on the career of composer Ruth Gipps and her role as a female musical leader

As part of Kingston University's Women's History Month celebrations, Head of the School of Performing Arts and associate professor of music Dr Helen Minors reflects on the work and influence of composer, pianist and conductor Ruth Gipps - who worked at Kingston Polytechnic in the years before it became Kingston University - in what is the centenary year of Gipps' birth. 


Kingston School of Art pays tribute to champion of inclusivity, inspirational mentor and outstanding architecture and landscape educator Mary Vaughan Johnson

Posted Wednesday 17 March 2021

Kingston School of Art pays tribute to champion of inclusivity, inspirational mentor and outstanding architecture and landscape educator Mary Vaughan Johnson

Students and staff from Kingston School of Art have been paying tribute to their internationally revered Head of Architecture and Landscape, Mary Vaughan Johnson, who passed away suddenly earlier this month. Messages of sympathy have flowed into Kingston University honouring Mary, with students, colleagues and industry experts alike describing her as warm, generous, empathetic and inclusive, as well as a brilliant academic and mentor. 

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