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December 2020

International Day of People with Disabilities – Kingston University staff and students call for better support for people with learning disabilities during and after coronavirus pandemic

Posted Thursday 3 December 2020

International Day of People with Disabilities – Kingston University staff and students call for better support for people with learning disabilities during and after coronavirus pandemic

The International Day of People with Disabilities takes place on 3 December every year and was created by the United Nations to promote an understanding of disability issues, support the dignity, rights, and wellbeing of people with disabilities and highlight the benefits of integrating them into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

November 2020

Life, work and eco-socialism of William Morris inspires Wallpaper Man exhibition from Kingston School of Art students, academics and alumni

Posted Monday 30 November 2020

Life, work and eco-socialism of William Morris inspires Wallpaper Man exhibition from Kingston School of Art students, academics and alumni

A sustainable tracksuit made from hemp and natural dyes, an Artificial Intelligence algorithm creating patterns from archival data and a typeface developed from chisel marks are just a few of the many innovative projects inspired by the work of William Morris at a newly launched exhibition. Originally conceived before the lockdown, the exhibition hopes to encourage a new audience to discover the life and work of the British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist.


Kingston University nursing lecturer Judith Francois receives Most Innovative Teacher of the Year accolade at Times Higher Education awards

Posted Friday 27 November 2020

Kingston University nursing lecturer Judith Francois receives Most Innovative Teacher of the Year accolade at Times Higher Education awards

A Kingston University nursing expert who established a pioneering programme to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health nurses progress into senior roles has been named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in the Times Higher Education awards.


Estranged Students Solidarity Week – how Kingston University supports estranged students throughout their studies

Posted Friday 27 November 2020

Estranged Students Solidarity Week – how Kingston University supports estranged students throughout their studies

Estrangement is when a person has lost or broken contact with their family. People can become estranged for any number of reasons, such as abuse, a clash of beliefs, religion or values and parental rejection of their LGBTQI+ identity among many others. This can be a long slow process, or a sharp and sudden break. For young students who experience estrangement from their parents, this often results in their university being their only network of support with the absence of a ‘safety net'.


Kingston School of Art fashion graduate takes inspiration from Mick Jagger's iconic girlfriends to land sought-after design role at Burberry

Posted Thursday 26 November 2020

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate takes inspiration from Mick Jagger's iconic girlfriends to land sought-after design role at Burberry

A Kingston School of Art fashion graduate has beaten fierce nationwide competition to join the womenswear runway design team for luxury fashion house Burberry. 


Kingston School of Art graduates help John Lewis and Waitrose give a little love in animated advert promoting charitable Christmas campaign

Posted Friday 20 November 2020

Kingston School of Art graduates help John Lewis and Waitrose give a little love in animated advert promoting charitable Christmas campaign

John Lewis and Waitrose and Partners have recruited four Kingston School of Art Illustration Animation BA (Hons) graduates to produce a 30-second advert encouraging the nation to raise much-needed funds for charities Home-Start and FareShare. The much anticipated advert signals the run up to the Christmas period and is a key element of the retailers ‘Give A Little Love' campaign aimed at making a lasting difference to some of those affected by the pandemic in 2020.


Sustainable design graduate shortlisted for Green Gown award for B Susty programme supporting schools to teach about the environment

Posted Wednesday 18 November 2020

Sustainable design graduate shortlisted for Green Gown award for B Susty programme supporting schools to teach about the environment

A project showing how children can influence sustainable living has been shortlisted for a Green Gown Award.


Report showing higher number of coronavirus deaths in people with learning disabilities highlights need for immediate action, Kingston University expert says

Posted Wednesday 18 November 2020

Report showing higher number of coronavirus deaths in people with learning disabilities highlights need for immediate action, Kingston University expert says

A newly-published Public Health England report which shows people with learning disabilities are 6.3 times more likely to die from coronavirus than the rest of the population shows urgent action is required, according to a learning disability and palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

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