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Community-minded Kingston School of Art students use digital technology to bring primary school pupils' drawings to life during coronavirus lockdown

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2020

Community-minded Kingston School of Art students use digital technology to bring primary school pupils' drawings to life during coronavirus lockdown

Everyday objects drawn by primary school pupils are being digitally transformed by two Kingston School of Art students as part of an innovative community project.

Developed in collaboration with The Community Brain, the Colouring in Kingston project was the brainchild of second year art direction students Izzi Toovey and Josephine Miller. It was set up to help provide children with an exciting and interactive set of challenges they could complete from home during the Covid-19 outbreak....


Kingston University's Town House building named finalist in Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards

Posted Monday 18 May 2020

Kingston University's Town House building named finalist in Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards

Kingston University's flagship Town House building has been unveiled as one of the finalists in the prestigious Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards. Shortlisted in the Building of the Year over £10 million category alongside six other projects, it caught the judges' eyes for its social impact, sustainability and the way the University, architects and contractors had collaborated during its construction.

The six storey structure that opened at the Penrhyn Road campus in January was designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects and built by three-time Education Constructor of the Year winner Willmott Dixon. Acting as a gateway between the University and the surrounding borough, the £50 million building houses a three-floor library, a courtyard-style lecture and performance space, dance studios and a studio theatre. It also boasts cafes and two rooftop gardens with stunning views across Kingston and nearby Hampton Court Palace....


Going above and beyond – Kingston University and St George's, University of London nursing students tackle coronavirus pandemic head on

Posted Friday 15 May 2020

Going above and beyond – Kingston University and St George's, University of London nursing students tackle coronavirus pandemic head on

Hundreds of nursing students from Kingston University have been on the frontline to help in the national fight against coronavirus, with many going above and beyond to assist their NHS colleagues and the wider community.

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Kingston University pharmacy student and disability campaigner performs vital community role as key worker during coronavirus pandemic

Posted Thursday 14 May 2020

Kingston University pharmacy student and disability campaigner performs vital community role as key worker during coronavirus pandemic

A Kingston University pharmacy student has been raising awareness of the role people with disabilities are playing during the Covid-19 outbreak to ensure they don't face barriers getting to and from work.

Alongside her studies, Osayuki Igbinoba has been working as a pharmacy adviser in Croydon throughout the pandemic....


Chernobyl mini-series highlights questions of public trust in science and governance paralleled in Covid-19 pandemic, says Kingston University Cold War expert

Posted Thursday 14 May 2020

Chernobyl mini-series highlights questions of public trust in science and governance paralleled in Covid-19 pandemic, says Kingston University Cold War expert

The television mini-series, Chernobyl, shines a light on questions of public trust in science and the role of scientific experts in governance, which have returned to the forefront during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Kingston University expert in the Cold War.

Dr Egle Rindzeviciute is chairing a webinar called (Re)Placing Chernobyl, which brings together international experts in science, sociology, politics and culture to examine the Chernobyl mini-series and explore the politics of aesthetics, the power of television mediation of scientific expertise and the wide-ranging impacts of this cultural representation of the disaster....


Vital intensive care training delivered to frontline NHS workers during Covid-19 pandemic by nursing experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Wednesday 13 May 2020

Vital intensive care training delivered to frontline NHS workers during Covid-19 pandemic by nursing experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Leading critical care and nursing experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have been seconded to deliver vital intensive care training to NHS staff on the frontline to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.


Award-winning broadcaster Emily Maitlis chosen as next Kingston University Big Read with Airhead book

Posted Tuesday 5 May 2020

Award-winning broadcaster Emily Maitlis chosen as next Kingston University Big Read with Airhead book

Broadcast journalist Emily Maitlis has said she has a lot to learn from Kingston University students as she embarks on her new journey as this year's chosen Big Read author with Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News.

The Big Read is an award-winning shared reading initiative which creates a sense of community for Kingston University by posting students a free copy of the chosen title, providing a common talking point. Now in its sixth year, the project has an even bigger role to play while staff and students work remotely due to the coronavirus lockdown....


Rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients at Nightingale Hospital led by speech and language expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Monday 4 May 2020

Rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients at Nightingale Hospital led by speech and language expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London

One of the country's leading speech and language therapists, who works for Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has been called upon to spearhead the rehabilitation of patients recovering from coronavirus at London's new Nightingale Hospital.

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