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Kingston Academy, run in partnership with Kingston University, Kingston College and Kingston Council, rated outstanding by Ofsted

Posted Wednesday 25 July 2018

Kingston Academy, run in partnership with Kingston University, Kingston College and Kingston Council, rated outstanding by Ofsted

The Kingston Academy has received an outstanding rating in its first inspection by Ofsted. The secondary school, which opened its doors to pupils in September 2015, is run by The Kingston Educational Trust (KET) - a partnership between Kingston University, Kingston College and Kingston Council.

In their report, Ofsted's inspectors highlighted the opportunities the partnership provided for staff and pupils, adding that "leaders have developed innovative and effective partnerships with local further and higher education providers, which benefit the school community". Head teacher Sophie Cavanagh said the success was the result of having a community of great people, especially their fantastic pupils who understand that hard work gets results. "As a growing school, we still have much more to do," she said. "We look forward to an exciting future and to the challenges and opportunities that we will face along the way."...


Creative school pupils' winning inventions unveiled during Primary Engineer's London Leader Awards at Kingston University

Posted Tuesday 24 July 2018

Creative school pupils' winning inventions unveiled during Primary Engineer's London Leader Awards at Kingston University

Budding young engineers from across the capital showcased their creative solutions to some of society's problems at the final of this year's Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer London Leader Awards, hosted by Kingston University.

The annual awards, run by Primary Engineer Programmes – a not-for-profit national programme promoting engineering careers for school children – gives young people the opportunity to design a solution to a problem, along with an explanation of why their idea should be made into a working prototype. Posed with the question, 'if you were an engineer, what would you do?', some 1,900 children entered this year from across the London area, with 21 selected as winners....


Business Readiness Programme reaches finals of CIPD People Management awards

Posted Thursday 14 June 2018

Kingston Business School's Business Readiness Programme has been listed as a finalist in 2018's CIPD People Management awards.

The programme is a module offered to all Kingtson Business School students that focuses specifically on employability and personal skill training, preparing students for placements and their careers after graduation.

The programme was entered into the competition as a joint submission between Interim Business Readiness programme manager Liz Machtynger of Customer Essential and Kingston Business School as a shining example of a learning and development programme.

After sifting through hundreds of entries, the judges selected the programme as a finalist, with a shortlist of just six other programmes from the rest of the UK. The final stage of judging will take place at the beginning of July when Liz Machtynger and Deborah Pinder-Young, along with a placement student from the Faculty, will present to the CIPD judging panel. The final winner will be announced at the end of September 2018.


Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

Posted Thursday 14 June 2018

Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

The University's role at the heart of the community was highlighted this week as it opened its doors for its annual Civic Reception, illustrating the diversity and breadth of the work of staff and students.

Alumni, local residents, council members and the Mayor of Kingston were among the guests at the evening event – which included a panel discussion around the future of the borough involving Kingston Council leader Councillor Liz Green, deputy chief executive Roy Thompson and Kirsten Henly, chief executive of Kingston First, an organisation that represents more than 750 local businesses....


Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe

Posted Friday 8 June 2018

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe

Kingston University has been named in the world's top 200 young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE).

The Young University Ranking 2018 rated institutions founded during the past 50 years across a series of measures including teaching, research, citations and international outlook....


Pitch perfect – Kingston University postgraduate business start-up picks up gong at Young Enterprise national final

Posted Wednesday 30 May 2018

Pitch perfect – Kingston University postgraduate business start-up picks up gong at Young Enterprise national final

A group of inventive postgraduate students from Kingston University are celebrating after winning a prestigious prize at the final of a national entrepreneurship competition.

One Minute – a team made up of Kingston Business School MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship students – was awarded Best Business Pitch at this year's Young Enterprise national final at Loughborough College, for the creation of the Tyton Case – a protective device that gym-goers can use to store mobile phones and tablets during a workout....


Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness – Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers

Posted Wednesday 16 May 2018

Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness – Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers

A new online toolkit to help employers and staff talk about mental health has been developed by a team of researchers from Kingston University, Loughborough University and Affinity Health at Work.

The Return to Work website gives bosses and employees advice and information to help them navigate the return to work process following absences due to stress, anxiety or depression. The site features templates for absence letters, facts about mental health, check lists for each stage of sick leave and a comprehensive guide for returning to work, including exercises such as identifying work priorities....


Entrepreneurial Kingston University graduates' moving documentary scoops runner up prize in Nespresso Talents filmmaking awards

Posted Wednesday 16 May 2018

Entrepreneurial Kingston University graduates' moving documentary scoops runner up prize in Nespresso Talents filmmaking awards

A short film about the inspirational journey of a former Kingston University nursing student was celebrated at this year's Nespresso Talents awards – a global filmmaking competition highlighting women who have made a difference in the world.

The three minute documentary, Who Would Have Thought, features award-winning nurse-turned-entrepreneur Neomi Bennett speaking openly about how she overcame a series of challenges in her life to become a successful businesswoman after inventing an aid to help patients don medical stockings. It was directed by fellow Kingston University graduate Sarah Begum, a filmmaker and explorer who first met Neomi at one of the University's annual entrepreneurial events....

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