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Kingston University supports military personnel and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Posted Friday 6 November 2020

Kingston University supports military personnel and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Kingston University has signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a show of support for the military community days before Remembrance Sunday.


Kingston University partnership to teach school pupils essential life skills through sport

Posted Thursday 5 November 2020

Kingston University partnership to teach school pupils essential life skills through sport

A programme to help primary school pupils learn core subjects and develop essential life skills through the power of sport is being launched by a Kingston University partnership.

Move.Learn.Grow. will see experienced sports teachers, coaches and internationally acclaimed educators from Harlequins Foundation, Sport Impact and Kingston University's Centre for Physical Education, Sport and Activity (CPESA) working together to provide schools in London with unique learning solutions....


Renowned designer Jasper Morrison and charity workers among Kingston University alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted Wednesday 4 November 2020

Renowned designer Jasper Morrison and charity workers among Kingston University alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

A world-renowned furniture designer and Kingston University alumnus has described his surprise at being awarded a CBE in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours. Jasper Morrison, who graduated in 1982 from Kingston School of Art with a BA in 3D Design, was recognised for services to design.

Mr Morrison, 60, is an acclaimed designer of furniture, lighting and a diverse range of products known for their simple elegance. He has collaborated with companies globally and his designs have been showcased at numerous exhibitions all over the world....


Determined care leavers should be given more job opportunities, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor tells key summit during National Care Leavers' Week

Posted Monday 2 November 2020

Determined care leavers should be given more job opportunities, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor tells key summit during National Care Leavers' Week

Businesses have been called upon to employ more care leavers by Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier during a panel talk to celebrate National Care Leavers' Week.

The discussion was a key part of the Empathy Summit, organised by the Care Leaver Covenant and social value agency Spectra, which highlighted the challenges care leavers face, the importance of empathy and what education and business can do to support them....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic scoops Educator of the Year at Student Nursing Times Awards

Posted Thursday 29 October 2020

Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic scoops Educator of the Year at Student Nursing Times Awards

A children's nursing expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been named Educator of the Year at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards.

Zoe Clark beat off stiff competition from eight other nursing academics from across the UK to land the gong. The achievements of her Kingston and St George's colleague Edwin Chamanga were also recognised, as he was a finalist in the same category....


Memento from 1936 Berlin Olympics held in Kingston University archive documents important moment in Black history

Posted Thursday 29 October 2020

Memento from 1936 Berlin Olympics held in Kingston University archive documents important moment in Black history

Established in 2004, the archive at Kingston University has built a fascinating range of collections to support the learning, teaching and research of the University and the wider community. Among the many treasures is a 15th Century hand-illuminated armorial, items from the University's predecessor bodies such as a visitors' book dating to 1899, photographs from the early 1900s and even a ceremonial spade. Among other unique holdings are collections relating to Stephen Sondheim, Wendy Perriam and Iris Murdoch, for which the archive has gained an international reputation.

Here, Kingston University archivist Dayna Miller explains how a photograph from the extensive collection of shipping merchant, diplomat and Olympic athlete, Vane Ivanovic, documents an important moment in Black history....


National Care Leavers' Week 2020 – how Kingston University is helping care leavers through their studies

Posted Thursday 29 October 2020

National Care Leavers' Week 2020 – how Kingston University is helping care leavers through their studies

This week marks National Care Leavers' Week 2020 – a week that brings awareness of this group of young people, highlights some of the challenges they face and celebrates their successes. Access and support adviser for Kingston University's KU Cares scheme Beth Taswell explains how the programme supports students during their time at the University.


Reactions to three tiered Covid-19 restrictions demonstrate the importance of nuanced communication strategies, Kingston University politics expert warns

Posted Tuesday 27 October 2020

Reactions to three tiered Covid-19 restrictions demonstrate the importance of nuanced communication strategies, Kingston University politics expert warns

As the number of coronavirus related cases and deaths rises in the UK, senior lecturer in politics at Kingston University, Dr Peter Finn, examines how the public are adjusting to the three tiered restrictions system

The UK is in the grip of a second wave of Covid-19. It has regularly recorded in the region of 20,000 new cases of Covid-19, with deaths also rising in recent weeks. Wales has announced a firebreak lockdown, with similar restrictions in place in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland. In England, there is a three tiered restrictions system brought in by the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson In mid-October....


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