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Racism widespread in justice system and all lawyers have part to play in bringing about change, eminent barrister Leslie Thomas QC tells Kingston University Law Society lecture

Posted Monday 26 October 2020

Racism widespread in justice system and all lawyers have part to play in bringing about change, eminent barrister Leslie Thomas QC tells Kingston University Law Society lecture

Racism in many forms, from overt discrimination to micro-aggression, exists at every level in the justice system and all lawyers have a responsibility to tackle it, eminent barrister Professor Leslie Thomas QC told students and academics during a return visit to his alma mater, Kingston University.

The human rights advocate was invited back to give a virtual lecture to Kingston University Law Society. He took the opportunity to share stories from his humble beginnings through to an illustrious career that has seen him take on the police, state and corporate bodies in some of the UK's most high profile inquests and public inquiries....


Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

Posted Friday 23 October 2020

 Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

This month, the careers and employability service at Kingston University is launching ELEVATE - an accelerator programme designed to help provide Black (home) students with the support, guidance and tools to aim high and achieve their full potential. Here, careers and employability advisers Hawa Mansaray and Zion Sengulay discuss the reasons behind the development of the programme and how they hope it will help overcome some of the barriers black students face on their employment journey.

This year, one particular phenomenon has shaken our understanding of what it means to be human, to be diverse, and for all to have access to equal opportunity - Black Lives Matter. ...


Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Posted Wednesday 21 October 2020

Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Kingston University has joined a ground-breaking higher education employability programme which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.


International guidelines to preserve the cultural heritage of the world's nuclear science and technology developed by Kingston University expert

Posted Tuesday 20 October 2020

International guidelines to preserve the cultural heritage of the world's nuclear science and technology developed by Kingston University expert

The secrets of how nuclear power stations have shaped the cultural, social and physical landscapes of the communities in which they are built are set to be unlocked by an international partnership convened by a Cold War expert from Kingston University.

Dr Egle Rindzeviciute has brought together a network of experts based at universities, nuclear and heritage institutions to examine the legacy of the nuclear industry and explore the cultural and social implications of its rise and fall....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor leads part of landmark study on support for older people with learning disabilities

Posted Monday 19 October 2020

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor leads part of landmark study on support for older people with learning disabilities

A palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London is teaming up with the University of Oxford and The Open University to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and their family carers.

Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, who was the world's first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, is part of a team of researchers who have been called on to take the £900,000 project forward. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funding the research....


Black History Month - students, staff and alumni share stories of the influential Black people who have inspired them

Posted Friday 16 October 2020

Black History Month - students, staff and alumni share stories of the influential Black people who have inspired them

Throughout Black History Month, Kingston University is highlighting some of the inspirational Black figures and role models that have had an impact on members of our community.

Here, students, staff and alumni from across the University tell us about the people they have been inspired by, as well as sharing what Black History Month means to them. Find out more about how Kingston University is celebrating Black History Month, including upcoming events organised by the University and the Union of Kingston Students....


Vacant shop fronts transformed into creative canvases as Kingston School of Art students bring vibrant and inventive artwork to Kingston's high street

Posted Thursday 15 October 2020

Vacant shop fronts transformed into creative canvases as Kingston School of Art students bring vibrant and inventive artwork to Kingston's high street

A striking image of the tree-lined path through Fairfield Park, a collage of Kingston's architectural wonders and a digital rendering of swans on the River Thames are among the first artworks to go on display in a collaborative project between Kingston School of Art and the Kingston First business support group.

The student artists' work will adorn shopfronts in the central shopping district with the windows of unoccupied retail units in Kingston upon Thames' town centre covered in bespoke designs inspired by the past, present and future of the Royal Borough....


Kingston University masters graduate joins national Covid-19 testing effort by supporting scientists at UK Biocentre

Posted Wednesday 14 October 2020

Kingston University masters graduate joins national Covid-19 testing effort by supporting scientists at UK Biocentre

After completing his MSc in cancer biology earlier this year,  Mergim Krasniqi started volunteering at the UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes in May, where he has been supporting scientists in the lab processing tests for Covid-19. Alongside his role at the Lighthouse Lab, he has been working part time at a pharmacy as a trainee pharmacist advisor and completing applications for a PhD. 

Lighthouse Labs were set up across the country through a partnership between the Department of Health, Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow. Their development has been closely supported by both the NHS and Public Health England. Below, Mergim talks about the experience of being part of the volunteer effort to meet the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic....


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