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Posted Wednesday 8 April 2020
Leading learning disability and palliative care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, who recently became the world's first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, shares her views on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the elderly and most vulnerable – and how she has produced two illustrative books to help those most in need feel supported at this difficult time.
Posted Wednesday 8 April 2020
Corporate finance expert Francis Small has been appointed Chair of Kingston University's Board of Governors.
Following a 36-year career with professional services multinational Ernst & Young, Mr Small joined the University's governing body in 2015 as chair of its Finance Committee. A Cambridge University law graduate, he has extensive experience in audit and risk management, strategic oversight and leadership in professional and business services....
Posted Monday 6 April 2020
Gloves, safety glasses, lab coats and masks are among the items Kingston University has donated to local NHS services to help protect front-line staff from coronavirus.
The personal protective equipment, usually used in the University's laboratories and workshops, has been packaged up and delivered to Kingston Health Centre and Kingston Hospital during the past few weeks....
Posted Thursday 2 April 2020
The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students and staff remains our top priority as the United Kingdom continues to deal with the ongoing public health implications of the coronavirus pandemic. We have put a number of precautions in place to minimise the risk of infection across our university community, acting in line with the latest advice from the government to help slow the spread of the virus.
Following the introduction of further government restrictions and, as a result of developments at a national level, we have closed all buildings used for teaching, learning and administration across our campuses. The only exception to this is our halls of residence, which remain open for those student residents still in Kingston. The More Energy gym at our Penrhyn Road campus is also closed. ...
Posted Monday 30 March 2020
Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building has re-opened following a transformation of studios and workshop spaces. First constructed as an extension to the original building on Knights Park campus in the 1970s, the £29 million regeneration has produced state of the art facilities while maintaining the unique creative atmosphere on campus.
The visionary upgrade has been designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and deliver much improved workshop and studio space while enhancing the environmental performance of the building. The exterior has been transformed with a new entrance to the workshops from Mill Street while the main section of the building, which stands next to the Hogsmill River, is rejuvenated with weathering steel solar shading canopies to keep the studios cool in summer and improved insulation to keep the heat in the winter....
Posted Friday 27 March 2020
Tributes have been paid to a highly respected and popular academic at Kingston Business School. Professor David Smallbone, Associate Director of Kingston University's renowned Small Business Research Centre (SBRC) and an internationally significant scholar on enterprise and small business, has sadly passed away aged 73.
A much admired colleague and friend to many across the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Smallbone was a leading expert on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and SME policy. He joined Kingston Business School's SBRC in July 2004, having previously founded and led the successful development of the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research at Middlesex University....
Posted Friday 20 March 2020
Kingston University and St George's, University of London have been shortlisted in five categories at this year's Student Nursing Times Awards.
Students and staff from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, have been nominated in four categories of the prestigious annual awards while the Pan London Learning Practice Group, which the two Universities are part of, is in the running for Partnership of the Year....
Posted Wednesday 18 March 2020
The Mayor of Kingston Margaret Thompson and Leader of Kingston Council Liz Green joined a host of other key representatives including local councillors, members of Kingston University's board of governors and former staff and students for an exclusive preview event to celebrate the landmark Town House building ahead of its official opening later this year.
Guests were treated to jazz and hip hop performances by the University's dance society in the cathedral-like courtyard space on the ground floor before hearing from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier on how the building, designed by RIBA Gold Award winning Grafton Architects, is already transforming the lives of those who use it....