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Kingston University scores 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in social work, sport science and mathematics in National Student Survey.

Posted Friday 27 July 2018

Kingston University scores 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in social work, sport science and mathematics in National Student Survey.

Kingston University's social work, sport science, mathematics and actuarial mathematics and statistics courses have topped the national leader board for student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). The programmes each received 100 per cent satisfaction ratings from final year students in the annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions.

The results come on the back of a successful year for sport science students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, who have even had the opportunity to put their knowledge through its paces supporting BBC journalist Sophie Raworth and ultra runner Susie Chan in their heat acclimation training for the grueling Marathon de Sables through the Sahara desert. The specialised environment chamber at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, which has previously provided training support for British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, is part of the state-of-the-art facilities students have access to during the course of their exercise, sport science and health programmes....


Hard work, dedication and success of Kingston University students applauded during week of graduation ceremonies at borough's Rose Theatre

Posted Thursday 26 July 2018

Hard work, dedication and success of Kingston University students applauded during week of graduation ceremonies at borough's Rose Theatre

Thousands of graduating Kingston University students have celebrated their achievements with family and friends during a week of ceremonies marking the culmination of their hard-earned degrees.

More than 2,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students received a resounding round of applause as they crossed the stage at the borough's Rose Theatre during the University's eagerly anticipated summer graduation ceremonies.They were just some of the 3,522 students awarded degrees this summer from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston Business School, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing and Kingston School of Art....


Founders of data science firm behind Tesco Clubcard Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby awarded honorary degrees by Kingston University

Posted Thursday 26 July 2018

Founders of data science firm behind Tesco Clubcard Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby awarded honorary degrees by Kingston University

Finding your opposite and being able to adapt and innovate in an ever-changing world were among the key career tips shared with students by Tesco Clubcard pioneers Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby, as they were recognised with honorary doctorates by Kingston University.

The husband-and-wife team helped transform the way the country shops after founding data analytics company dunnhumby, which was behind a number of loyalty schemes that allowed companies such as Tesco to better understand their customers....


Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Wednesday 25 July 2018

Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Ensuring the 14 allied health professions - including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and paramedic science - have robust, strategic-level leadership in place is key to unlocking their potential to transform patient care across the NHS, new research by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has revealed.

Deborah Harding and Elizabeth Treadwell from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, were commissioned by healthcare regulator NHS Improvement to examine current leadership of the allied health professions (AHPs) across NHS provider Trusts in England....


Creative school pupils' winning inventions unveiled during Primary Engineer's London Leader Awards at Kingston University

Posted Tuesday 24 July 2018

Creative school pupils' winning inventions unveiled during Primary Engineer's London Leader Awards at Kingston University

Budding young engineers from across the capital showcased their creative solutions to some of society's problems at the final of this year's Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer London Leader Awards, hosted by Kingston University.

The annual awards, run by Primary Engineer Programmes – a not-for-profit national programme promoting engineering careers for school children – gives young people the opportunity to design a solution to a problem, along with an explanation of why their idea should be made into a working prototype. Posed with the question, 'if you were an engineer, what would you do?', some 1,900 children entered this year from across the London area, with 21 selected as winners....


Campaign supported by Kingston University Professor's research leads to extension of HPV vaccine to 400,000 UK boys to protect against certain cancers

Posted Friday 20 July 2018

Campaign supported by Kingston University Professor's research leads to extension of HPV vaccine to 400,000 UK boys to protect against certain cancers

Research by Kingston University professor Giampiero Favato has contributed to the decision by health ministers in England, Scotland and Wales to extend the national HPV vaccination programme to include adolescent boys by September next year.

Professor Favato – Director of Kingston Business School's Institute for Leadership and Management in Health – modelled the complexities of human sexual behaviour and the impact this could have on the transmission of HPV. The results demonstrated the limitations of previous research in to the cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination and raised the concern that public healthcare policy might have been built upon incomplete studies. His research was published on Vaccine, the most authoritative scientific journal in the field of public health immunisation....


Influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and leading diplomat to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Posted Friday 20 July 2018

Influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and leading diplomat to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Entrepreneurs, public servants and leading figures from the worlds of business and the arts will join more than 2,700 students crossing the stage at the borough's Rose Theatre during the next fortnight when they receive honorary awards at Kingston University graduation ceremonies.

Each year the University recognises honorary graduates for their outstanding contribution to a specific field or society in general. Eight awards are being made during the ceremonies, which will also celebrate the academic achievements of undergraduate and postgraduate students from four of the University's faculties. Those being applauded across the stage are some of the 3,522 students awarded degrees this summer from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston Business School, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing and Kingston School of Art....


Maths student bags prize for design of tote bags to be given to all enrolling Kingston University students

Posted Thursday 19 July 2018

Maths student bags prize for design of tote bags to be given to all enrolling Kingston University students

A talented Kingston University maths student will see her design depicting iconic Kingston landmarks adorning hundreds of bags on campus when new students arrive this autumn.

Lucy Spencer, who has just finished her first year, won a bag design competition devised by the University's Directorate for Student Achievement as part of preparations for Welcome Week, when hundreds of new students arrive on campus. Her design, which highlights notable local locations including the Thames and the Bentalls centre, fought off competition from a strong field of submissions. It will now appear on fabric tote bags given to all new students at enrolment in September....


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