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February 2021

Bright Ideas moves online as Kingston University students pitch their pioneering ideas to solve real-life issues

Posted Tuesday 23 February 2021

Bright Ideas moves online as Kingston University students pitch their pioneering ideas to solve real-life issues

Bright Ideas, Kingston University's annual enterprise competition, saw almost 700 entrepreneurial students pitch their innovative ideas at the first ever virtual Grand Final.  Many students harnessed inspiration from the global pandemic as they came up with solutions to help those whose lives have been affected by the virus.


LGBT+ History Month: It's not a sin, but it's still a crime

Posted Monday 22 February 2021

LGBT+ History Month: It's not a sin, but it's still a crime

Dr Max Morris is a lecturer in criminology at Kingston University. For LGBT+ History Month, Dr Morris reflects on media representations of and research about HIV. They gave a guest talk for students and staff hosted by the Union of Kingston Students.


Major project involving Kingston University reduces inpatient falls in hospitals and saves NHS £13 million

Posted Thursday 18 February 2021

Major project involving Kingston University reduces inpatient falls in hospitals and saves NHS £13 million

A 10-year project to reduce the number of inpatient falls has saved the NHS more than £13 million, thanks to a team of researchers including an academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.


LGBT+ History Month: People with learning disabilities still face barriers to expressing sexuality identity

Posted Monday 15 February 2021

LGBT+ History Month: People with learning disabilities still face barriers to expressing sexuality identity

As part of LGBT+ History Month, Dr Mark Brown, senior lecturer in learning disability nursing at Kingston University, explains why people with learning disabilities still face barriers to expressing their sexuality identity and what should be done about it. 


Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder reflects on time at university and shares tips for emerging artists

Posted Thursday 11 February 2021

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder reflects on time at university and shares tips for emerging artists

Award-winning artist and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder has spoken of the importance of enjoying the creative journey, as he credited his time at the University with equipping him with the skills to succeed.


Broadcaster Emily Maitlis reveals how she navigates pressures of social media at Kingston University Big Read author event

Posted Wednesday 10 February 2021

Broadcaster Emily Maitlis reveals how she navigates pressures of social media at Kingston University Big Read author event

Award-winning broadcast journalist and BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has entralled students, staff, and alumni during a virtual author talk as part of Kingston University's Big Read initiative.


Pioneering educational initiative co-founded by Kingston School of Art design expert Daniel Charny receives prestigious Sir Misha Black Award

Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021

Pioneering educational initiative co-founded by Kingston School of Art design expert Daniel Charny receives prestigious Sir Misha Black Award

A learning organisation that seeks to equip young people with problem-solving skills through a series of award-winning educational programmes has been awarded the prestigious Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education. 


Kingston University researchers ask public to help uncover details of lives of Victorian-era postal workers as part of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine's Transcription Tuesday

Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021

Kingston University researchers ask public to help uncover details of lives of Victorian-era postal workers as part of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine's Transcription Tuesday

Researchers from Kingston University are appealing for the public's help with the transcription of rare pension records that could reveal fascinating insights into the lives and illnesses suffered by postal workers during the Victorian era.

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