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Kingston University leaps 23 places in Guardian University Guide rankings – with sport science, pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design top in London

Posted Tuesday 29 May 2018

Kingston University leaps 23 places in Guardian University Guide rankings – with sport science, pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design top in London

Kingston University has soared 23 places in the Guardian University Guide league tables, coming in at joint 58th position in the newly released rankings for 2019.

The University's performance puts it in high profile company. It shares the 58th spot with four other institutions – King's College London, SOAS, Cardiff and Brunel – and is placed among the top 10 London institutions....


From Hollywood glamour to regal splendour – Kingston School of Art fashion students showcase their own takes on a royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle

Posted Friday 18 May 2018

From Hollywood glamour to regal splendour – Kingston School of Art fashion students showcase their own takes on a royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle

With speculation mounting as to what Meghan Markle will wear when she walks down the aisle to wed Prince Harry this weekend, Kingston University fashion students have been letting their imaginations run wild to create their own perfect dress for the royal bride. Drawing on themes ranging from the American television star's work on gender equality to the floral patterns worn by the Queen during visits abroad, the young designers have each come up with their own unique, alternative take on a traditional royal wedding dress.

Emily Radforth, a first year student on the BA(Hons) Fashion course at the University's Kingston School of Art, decided to eschew the usual white to go with a floaty, black design inspired by old Hollywood films, accented with flashes of red as a nod to the iconic outfits worn by the Queen's guards and royal princes. "I wanted to weave in the tailoring, decoration and embellishment of the guard jackets at Buckingham Palace," the 20 year old, from Liverpool, said....


Kingston School of Art's Studylab programme wins prestigious NEON widening access award for improving students' retention and success

Posted Thursday 17 May 2018

Kingston School of Art's Studylab programme wins prestigious NEON widening access award for improving students' retention and success

Kingston School of Art's Studylab project, aimed at supporting students' academic progress, has won the widening access initiative for student retention and success category at this year's NEON Awards. Run by the National Education Opportunities Network, the awards celebrate successes and best practice in widening access to higher education, in particular recognising students from under-represented groups and how they made their journey.

The Studylab project is a tailored programme that provides extra academic support and guidance for Level 4 and Level 5 students on architecture, interior design, photography and filmmaking courses through email contact, workshops, seminars, and tutorials....


Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers

Posted Thursday 17 May 2018

Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers

Using the Research Excellence Framework (REF) to encourage universities to support the careers of all academic staff equally is an opportunity that must not be missed, according a senior healthcare researcher from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Professor Fiona Ross, a leading expert in nursing and services for older people, is a member of the REF's Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel - set up to advise the REF funding bodies and 34 subject panels on all aspects of equality and diversity. Her appointment to the prestigious group followed recent work leading and commissioning and promoting research on equality, gender and ethnicity for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Leadership Foundation (now AdvanceHE)....


Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness – Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers

Posted Wednesday 16 May 2018

Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness – Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers

A new online toolkit to help employers and staff talk about mental health has been developed by a team of researchers from Kingston University, Loughborough University and Affinity Health at Work.

The Return to Work website gives bosses and employees advice and information to help them navigate the return to work process following absences due to stress, anxiety or depression. The site features templates for absence letters, facts about mental health, check lists for each stage of sick leave and a comprehensive guide for returning to work, including exercises such as identifying work priorities....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves

Posted Friday 11 May 2018

Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves

Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following the sudden death of Professor Scott Reeves, a globally respected academic in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St Georges, University of London.

An internationally renowned health care specialist and social scientist whose career saw him take up the role of professor at leading institutions across three countries, Professor Reeves worked in health professions education and health services research for more than 20 years.The much cited academic, who joined the Faculty's Centre for Health and Social Care Research as Professor in Interprofessional Research in 2013, had also been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inter-professional Care since 2009....


Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade

Posted Wednesday 9 May 2018

Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade

Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry has received an Athena SWAN bronze award, recognising its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.

The School, based in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, is the first department at the University to receive the accreditation from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). The Government-funded organisation aims to promote diversity and improve the experience of all those working and learning in institutions in the United Kingdom....


Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature

Posted Tuesday 8 May 2018

Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature

A leading expert in Gothic literature from Kingston University, renowned for his critically acclaimed work on texts such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, has been honoured by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA).

Professor of English literature and creative writing Fred Botting, from the Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), received the Distinguished Scholar Award for his influential work in the area of Gothic, the fantastic and science fiction. He was presented with the lifetime achievement award at the organisation's annual international conference in Orlando, Florida....


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