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Kingston University and St George's, University of London fellow appointed to prestigious panel for Research Excellence Framework

Posted Wednesday 20 January 2021

Kingston University and St George's, University of London fellow appointed to prestigious panel for Research Excellence Framework

A leading researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has become the fourth in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to be appointed to a prestigious panel for the Government's Research Excellence Framework (REF).


Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Posted Monday 18 January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

The experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher will join the University, based in south west London, in mid-April following five years as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University....


Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

A pioneering scheme run by Kingston University that supports young people from marginalised groups to have equal opportunities in higher education is marking its 15 year anniversary.

KU Cares was originally launched to assist young people going to university from care and, over the years, has expanded to include students estranged from their parents and families, young adult carers and sanctuary scholars with refugee or asylum seeker status....


Kingston University access, participation and inclusion expert reflects on KU Cares' history and next steps advancing equal opportunity for students

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

Kingston University access, participation and inclusion expert reflects on KU Cares' history and next steps advancing equal opportunity for students

KU Cares is Kingston University's support programme for students who come from care backgrounds, are estranged from their families, are young adult carers or sanctuary scholars. As the scheme celebrates 15 years, he University's Head of Access, Participation and Inclusion Jenni Woods reflects on the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the next steps to advance equal opportunity for young people from marginalised groups.


A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

Emily Dawson was supported by KU Cares at Kingston University while caring for her mum and seven younger siblings. As part of the 15 year anniversary of the programme, Emily tells us in her own words the challenges she faced and how she managed them. 

I graduated from Kingston University last year with a BA (Hons) in English literature and managed to achieve a 2:1, despite my caring responsibilities. ...


Architecture experts rate Kingston University's Town House among best of 2020 as landmark building marks first anniversary of opening

Posted Wednesday 6 January 2021

Architecture experts rate Kingston University's Town House among best of 2020 as landmark building marks first anniversary of opening

Kingston University's Town House has been named among the best architecture of 2020 by two eminent national critics, topping off a year of accolades for the iconic building that takes pride of place on the Penrhyn Road campus.


Kingston University retains European HR Excellence in Research Award

Posted Monday 4 January 2021

  Kingston University retains European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University's commitment to supporting and empowering its researchers throughout their careers has been recognised by retaining the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

The University was one of 14 institutions who retained the award this year following the successful completion of a four, six or eight year review. Some 97 United Kingdom institutions and 467 other European institutions currently hold the award....


Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Posted Friday 18 December 2020

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

As countries around the world imposed lockdowns earlier this year, one of the direct benefits to the planet was the short-term positive impact reducing emissions had on the environment. Now, as the first consignments of a vaccine for Covid-19 are being made available to the public, attention is shifting to Christmas and how sustainable practice can be incorporated into traditional end of the year celebrations.

Sustainable Design MA course leader Paul Micklethwaite has identified three areas - gifts, decorations and games - he believes can prompt positive change and encourage new conversations about the environment, climate crisis and sustainability....


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