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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....
Posted Friday 31 July 2020
When a Kingston School of Art music and performing arts expert watched a documentary about Covid-19 hospital patients, she was struck by how many people being treated in intensive care units lay face-down for long periods of time, not able to read or watch TV. With few, or no visitors, the experience reminded associate professor Dr Helen Julia Minors of how hospital radio can be an essential medium for isolated patients and the staff caring for them.
The programme left such a lasting impression on Dr Minors, who is head of the department of performing arts at the University, that she was inspired to pitch a new radio show, Helen's Classical Story Time, to hospital station Radio Wey, where she already volunteered presenting a weekly music show....
Posted Thursday 30 July 2020
A £100 million project to upgrade Kingston University's halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill gets under way this month.
The scheme will be delivered by Kingston Student Living - a consortium made up of infrastructure investment firm Equitix and energy, services and regeneration company ENGIE, who will work in partnership with the University. It will provide a suite of new, energy-efficient and state-of-the-art bedrooms, as well as a range of enhanced facilities that will transform the experience for student residents living at both sites....
Posted Monday 27 July 2020
Kingston University is to offer a four-week course to boost the mental fitness of new students and help them bounce back from the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted Friday 24 July 2020
A message to students, staff and alumni from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier:
In my statement on 5 June I confirmed that Kingston University stands together as a community with our black staff, students and alumni in condemning racism and in support of the issues that Black Lives Matter raises in our community. We are committed to tackling inequality, and we will continue to work to address disadvantage and prejudice in all its forms....
Posted Wednesday 22 July 2020
A distinguished artist and former fellow of Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery has been awarded a prestigious Turner Bursary. Oreet Ashery has received one of the coveted accolades, announced after this year's Turner Prize exhibition was cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. She joins a line-up of 10 eminent artists being celebrated by Tate Britain for their significant contributions to new developments in contemporary art.
The honour recognises a body of work produced by the London-based artist, whose projects include moving image, performance, photography, workshops, writing and assemblages. The award acknowledges the success of Revisiting Genesis, commissioned by Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery in 2016, Dying Under Your Eyes, produced for the Wellcome Collection in 2019, the book How We Die Is How We Live Only More So, released by Mousse Publishers in 2019, the exhibition Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery and a range of other exhibitions, events and performances centred around the themes of care, death, dying and technology....