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Kingston University and St George's, University of London's pioneering programme helping NHS teams support people with their rehabilitation during coronavirus lockdown

Posted Monday 17 August 2020

Kingston University and St George's, University of London's pioneering programme helping NHS teams support people with their rehabilitation during coronavirus lockdown

A pioneering programme to empower people living with complex long-term conditions such as a stroke or multiple trauma manage their own rehabilitation has been kept on the road during the coronavirus pandemic – thanks to an expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London taking the service to online.

Professor Fiona Jones, founder of the Bridges Self-Management programme, and her team worked tirelessly in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown to ensure health and social care staff across the country could adapt their support to patients that were not able to receive rehabilitation in person....


Clearing: Kingston University hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places after A-level results released

Posted Friday 14 August 2020

Clearing: Kingston University hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places after A-level results released

Kingston University's Clearing operation is a hive of activity, with hundreds of applicants keen to secure a place on a course in September calling its dedicated hotline since A-level results were released on 13 August.

Some 160 friendly hotline operators and more than 300 academics, who are working from homes across the country this year, have been busy fielding queries since the lines opened, with the volume of calls consistently exceeding those received at the same time in 2019. The team, which includes course leaders, lecturers and current student ambassadors, is on hand to answer any questions from A-level students who may not have quite got the grades for their chosen institution or had accepted a place elsewhere but since changed their minds and now want to study at Kingston. The operators have also been guiding people eager to return to education by talking through the various options available....


Kingston University midwifery student advises Clearing applicants not to shy away from changing direction

Posted Thursday 13 August 2020

Kingston University midwifery student advises Clearing applicants not to shy away from changing direction

Megan Saul's friends were stunned when she decided to switch career paths and go back to university for a third time to study midwifery. But after applying for a place through Clearing at Kingston University, she is thrilled with her choice.


Kingston University student successfully juggles study, work and family after applying through Clearing to pursue legal dream

Posted Thursday 13 August 2020

Kingston University student successfully juggles study, work and family after applying through Clearing to pursue legal dream

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."...


Kingston University engineering student setting sights on creating more sustainable aerospace future after Clearing success

Posted Wednesday 12 August 2020

Kingston University engineering student setting sights on creating more sustainable aerospace future after Clearing success

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....


Kingston University student following childhood dream to rehabilitate prisoners after applying to social work degree through Clearing

Posted Tuesday 11 August 2020

Kingston University student following childhood dream to rehabilitate prisoners after applying to social work degree through Clearing

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....


Eminent arts educator Mandy Ure appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art

Posted Monday 10 August 2020

Eminent arts educator Mandy Ure appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art

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....


Keep calm and carry on through Clearing – Kingston University admissions expert urges students to plan ahead for results day

Posted Monday 10 August 2020

Keep calm and carry on through Clearing – Kingston University admissions expert urges students to plan ahead for results day

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....


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