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May 2024

BBC newsreader and journalist Clive Myrie's memoir chosen as this year's Kingston University Big Read

Posted Wednesday 29 May 2024

BBC newsreader and journalist Clive Myrie's memoir chosen as this year's Kingston University Big Read

Everything is Everything by Clive Myrie has been selected as Kingston University's latest Big Read title.


Dr David Mackintosh reflects on wide-ranging career at Kingston University as he prepares to retire after 36 years

Posted Wednesday 29 May 2024

Dr David Mackintosh reflects on wide-ranging career at Kingston University as he prepares to retire after 36 years

In a career spanning three decades – from lecturer to leadership roles including Faculty Dean, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and, for a short spell, Acting Vice-Chancellor – it's fitting that Dr David Mackintosh has spent his final few years at Kingston in a role focused on shaping its future. As he retires as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Strategy this week, the father-of-three reflects on the huge change he has seen at the University during the past 36 years, as well as some of his proudest moments at Kingston.


Kingston University recognised for work to advance race equality

Posted Tuesday 28 May 2024

Kingston University recognised for work to advance race equality

Kingston University has been awarded a Bronze Race Equality Charter Mark recognising the institution's ongoing commitment and action to improve race equity for our staff and students. Advance HE's Race Equality Charter (REC) aims to help universities and research institutes in their work to improve the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in higher education.


University celebrates achievements of its transformative Future Skills programme with students and staff at Town House event

Posted Monday 13 May 2024

University celebrates achievements of its transformative Future Skills programme with students and staff at Town House event

The achievements of Kingston University's sector-leading Future Skills work to prepare graduates for career success have been celebrated during a special all-staff event at Town House. Staff from across the institution came together to hear from students, module tutors and senior leaders about how the innovative new model of education was transforming teaching across the institution. The skills most valued by employers are being embedded across every year of every course informed by the research of the University's award-winning Future Skills campaign.


Kingston University's rocket engineering team aiming to build most powerful 3D-printed rocket to be produced by students in the UK

Posted Monday 13 May 2024

Kingston University's rocket engineering team aiming to build most powerful 3D-printed rocket to be produced by students in the UK

Kingston University's rocket engineering team is setting its sights on creating the most powerful 3D-printed rocket engine ever produced by students in the UK.


International Nurses Day: The value of role play in nursing education at Kingston University

Posted Sunday 12 May 2024

International Nurses Day: The value of role play in nursing education at Kingston University

Nursing students at Kingston University are being prepared for their careers with the opportunity to learn using real-life scenarios in simulation with role players. The University first employed around 10 role players in 2010, which has grown to approximately 70 in 2024 – a unique addition to simulation learning at Kingston that few universities offer.


Deaf Awareness Week: Kingston University graduate reflects on working in critical care as a deaf nurse

Posted Tuesday 7 May 2024

Deaf Awareness Week: Kingston University graduate reflects on working in critical care as a deaf nurse

Laura Johncock is a critical care nurse who recently graduated from Kingston University, having completed a course in intensive care, and is deaf. To mark Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May 2024), she describes her experiences on the course and working in the NHS as someone with hearing loss and explains how she overcame barriers to realise her dreams of becoming a nurse.


Alumni, staff, students and school pupils celebrate 75 years of Geography, Geology and the Environment at Kingston University

Posted Tuesday 7 May 2024

Alumni, staff, students and school pupils celebrate 75 years of Geography, Geology and the Environment at Kingston University

Kingston University celebrated 75 years of the Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment with two special events at its award-winning Town House Building. The subjects first began at the University's predecessor Kingston Technical College in 1949 and have remained a key area of Kingston's teaching and research right up to the present day.

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