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Posted Thursday 13 August 2020
Syed Rizvi has become adept at multi-tasking after taking on a law degree at Kingston University at the same time as working at Heathrow Airport, and parenting a one year old daughter. Despite the challenges, he is thriving on his course, achieving a First grade overall in his first year.
The 28 year old from Greenford, West London, applied through Clearing to fulfil his long held ambition to study law. "It was something I always wanted to do when the time was right," he explained. "I got married fairly young and needed to find a solid job first which offered a good amount of flexibility. But now I'm really pleased to be here."...
Posted Wednesday 12 August 2020
An engineering student who came to Kingston University through Clearing is hoping to be a part of a drive to increase sustainability in the aerospace industry once she graduates.
Sagal Dualeh wasn't sure what to do next when she found out she had narrowly missed out on the grades for both her firm and insurance choices on A-level results day. But a call to the Kingston University Clearing hotline soon put her mind at ease, and she hasn't looked back since....
Posted Tuesday 11 August 2020
Katie Ross wanted to work in the prison system from a young age, but feared her dyslexia might hold her back. A last minute application through the Clearing process secured her a place on a social work degree run jointly by Kingston University and St. George's University, London, and one year on Katie said it was the best decision she has ever made.
Katie, from Plymouth in Devon, admitted not many little girls dream of working in a prison. "The real draw for me was the idea of rehabilitation and being able to help someone at their lowest point - to give them some hope for the future when everyone else might have given up on them," she explained....
Posted Monday 10 August 2020
A respected arts educator and practitioner with a wealth of senior leadership experience has been appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art.
Mandy Ure, who has served as interim Dean for the past year, takes up the permanent post with immediate effect. She originally joined the staff at Kingston University in November 2015, becoming Head of Department for Fine Art the following year. She subsequently served as acting Head of the School of Art and Architecture before assuming the top job at Kingston School of Art last summer....
Posted Monday 10 August 2020
Kingston University is getting set to handle hundreds of calls from applicants eager to secure one of the remaining degree course places when its virtual Clearing hotline swings into action at 8am on A-level results day. While the long awaited date can inevitably be a tense time as university hopefuls weigh up all their options, Kingston's admissions experts are reassuring students that, by planning ahead, they can be in with a chance of snapping up a place.
Dr Robin Pettitt, a senior lecturer in politics at the University, will be among the admissions tutors answering students' questions on the day and advises callers to keep calm if they miss out on their expected grades. Students calling the hotline will also include those who have changed their minds about what course they want to study, or the campus location, as well as applicants who have changed their minds about taking a gap year, or are returning to education as a mature student....
Posted Thursday 6 August 2020
A nursing expert and inclusivity champion from Kingston University and St George's University of London has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship after setting up a pioneering programme to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health nurses develop the skills and confidence to access more senior roles.
Senior lecturer in clinical leadership and management in Kingston's School of Nursing, Judith Francois, is one of 56 new National Teaching Fellows announced by higher education charity Advance HE, as part of an initiative celebrating individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education....
Posted Wednesday 5 August 2020
Mental health nursing student Sam Godfrey took a rather unconventional path to university, working in the fitness industry for several years after leaving school.
Posted Monday 3 August 2020
A group of illustration animation students from Kingston School of Art have created a stunning animated film to accompany a song written by young refugees living in the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Third year undergraduates Cat Baskerville, Rhian Jenkins, Bella McEvoy and Nathan Ward collaborated with Compass Collective - a non-profit theatre company that works with people seeking sanctuary after fleeing persecution in their home countries. The students' animation work is featured in a special film, Imagine, which was released to raise awareness of World Refugee Day, in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe theatre and Migration Matters, a non-profit organisation which promotes evidence-based conversations about migration....