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Mum of three social work student urges Clearing applicants not to shy away from degree study because of family commitments

Posted Tuesday 3 August 2021

Mum of three social work student urges Clearing applicants not to shy away from degree study because of family commitments

In July 2020, mum-of-three Nicole Pantony who had been put on the furlough scheme during the Covid-19 pandemic seized the opportunity to go back to full-time education to study social work - a path she had been longing to pursue. A last-minute application to Kingston University through the Clearing process secured her a place.

The 29-year-old, from Dorking in Surrey, started her academic journey in paramedic science when her first child was just two years old. She enjoyed the clinical aspect of the course but found it difficult to juggle the placements with looking after her first-born and wanted to be more involved in the full patient journey....


Sociology student gets second chance at higher education thanks to Clearing at Kingston University

Posted Monday 2 August 2021

Sociology student gets second chance at higher education thanks to Clearing at Kingston University

A first year Kingston University student is embarking on her second degree after previously graduating in health studies. Victoria Obiago wanted to expand her knowledge and Clearing opened up an opportunity to study sociology.

The 22 year old, from Sydenham in South East London, explained why she chose Kingston. "I liked the community feel around Kingston and was recommended the University by a friend in the third year who had really enjoyed her time here," she said....


Kingston University student pursues dream of university study and playing American football through Clearing

Posted Thursday 29 July 2021

Kingston University student pursues dream of university study and playing American football through Clearing

When Max Baker was completing his A-levels he had no intention of going to university. Fast forward one year and he is at Kingston University where he has found his passion for working with children and is able to pursue his dream of playing American football – all thanks to Clearing.

Upon receiving his A-level results, the then-19-year-old from Ashtead in Surrey, decided to put forward a last-minute application to Kingston University and go through the Clearing process. After an unsuccessful application for primary teaching, he was contacted by Yvalia Febrer, course leader of the Working with Children and Young People: Social Pedagogy programme and immediately enrolled....


Use pandemic resilience to apply through Clearing – Kingston University academic expert shares top tips for applicants ahead of A-level results day

Posted Wednesday 28 July 2021

Use pandemic resilience to apply through Clearing – Kingston University academic expert shares top tips for applicants ahead of A-level results day

With A-level results day just around the corner and Kingston University getting ready to receive hundreds of calls from eager Clearing applicants, an academic expert has encouraged anyone calling the virtual hotline to draw on experiences they have gained during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

"We've all been through a period of change over the past 18 months, so I'm sure everyone is quite familiar with how quickly things can change and how we've all adapted to cope," Kingston University's Dr Baljit Thatti, who has previously worked as an admissions tutor, said. "This resilience can be transferred into applicants going through Clearing because you may have to look at opportunities you weren't expecting, or you may have just changed your mind about the course you originally applied for – that's where we can help guide you through the Clearing process and find a course that suits you," Dr Baljit Thatti added. ...


Kingston University team races to institution's best ever finish in annual Formula Student competition

Posted Wednesday 28 July 2021

Kingston University team races to institution's best ever finish in annual Formula Student competition

Kingston University's team of student engineers secured the institution's best-ever Formula Student finish after a fantastic effort in the endurance event at Silverstone.

The Kingston Racing team overcame several setbacks – from having to replace cracked components to nearly running out of fuel in the final stretches – to secure seventh place overall and fourth place for first-year cars in the annual international competition. It was the first time a Kingston entry had completed all events in the five-day contest, with the team placing third overall in the endurance event – a 28 lap, 22km drive that pushes the car to its limits over 40 minutes....


Paul Bishop Design Scholarship launched at Kingston School of Art aims to increase access to design courses for aspiring students

Posted Friday 23 July 2021

Paul Bishop Design Scholarship launched at Kingston School of Art aims to increase access to design courses for aspiring students

An award-winning international designer and Kingston University graduate is funding a new design scholarship aimed at supporting talented young creatives to access higher education.

The Paul Bishop Design Scholarship will offer an opportunity for undergraduate students to study Interior Design BA (Hons) or Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) with three fully funded years of tuition. It is the first philanthropically funded scholarship within the School of Design at Kingston School of Art, aiming to attract students disproportionately affected by the financial pressures of attending university....


Kingston University politics expert examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the US elections

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

Kingston University politics expert examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the US elections

The Covid-19 pandemic set the scene for a unique electoral cycle in the USA, says senior lecturer in politics Dr Peter Finn. Here he reflects on the historical events of 2020 examined in a co-authored paper.

The 2020 US electoral cycle was like no other. In President Donald Trump and then candidate Joe Biden it featured two politicians representing two distinct, and decidedly different, versions of American politics....


Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

A team of student engineers from Kingston University is set to pit its race car against others from around the world after arriving at Silverstone for the annual Formula Student competition.

The University team, supported by academics and technicians from the Faculty of Science, Computing and Engineering, has spent the past 18 months designing and building a single seater race car which it will put to the test in a series of gruelling events at the home of British motorsport....

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