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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. ...


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....


How Black History Month has inspired research into the stories and achievements of Black figures from Kingston and Surrey's past

Posted Monday 5 October 2020

How Black History Month has inspired research into the stories and achievements of Black figures from Kingston and Surrey's past

Kingston University historian Dr Steven Woodbridge explores how recent research inspired by Black History Month is shining a light on the Black history of Kingston and its surrounding areas.

Although Black people have lived in this country since Roman times, members of Britain's Black community were first recorded officially in the Tudor period - and one talented Black musician was a regular presence just down the road at Hampton Court Palace, during the reign of King Henry VIII. Paintings from the time show that John Blanke was a Black trumpeter, one of the six elite trumpeters in the Royal retinue to the King (the other five were white). Blanke was clearly well-regarded by Henry, as he successfully petitioned the King for a wage increase....


Black History Month at Kingston University – a message from the Vice-Chancellor

Posted Thursday 1 October 2020

Black History Month at Kingston University – a message from the Vice-Chancellor

A message to students, staff and alumni from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier:

As October gets under way, so too does Black History Month - an opportunity for us all to reflect on and celebrate the many achievements of the Black community in Britain and the rich and longstanding contribution people of African and Caribbean descent have made to British society and culture....


Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

Posted Friday 25 September 2020

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

As the UK enters a new phase of government-imposed measures designed to combat Covid-19, a team of experts from Kingston University has released a report examining the initial response of eight democratic countries to the pandemic, and how local, national and international politics played a pivotal role in the outcomes.

The report, Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, looks at how the eight countries responded from April to June 30, during the early stages of the pandemic. The UK, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and the USA were all included in the study....


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