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Clearing hotline phones buzzing as A-level results students jostle for a course place at Kingston University

Posted Thursday 15 August 2019

Clearing hotline phones buzzing as A-level results students jostle for a course place at Kingston University

Kingston University's Clearing hotline headquarters has been bustling with activity all morning as thousands of eager applicants receiving their A-level results try to snap up one of the remaining course places for September.

The University has a dedicated team of 120 specially trained hotline operators who have already taken more than 1,900 calls from prospective students. The atmosphere in the headquarters has been electric as operators and admissions tutors have been able to offer a place instantly to some of the eager callers....


‘They're rooting for you' – call handlers want applicants to succeed, Kingston University Clearing student turned hotline operator says

Posted Wednesday 14 August 2019

‘They're rooting for you' – call handlers want applicants to succeed, Kingston University Clearing student turned hotline operator says

When calling Kingston University's clearing hotline two years ago, Katie Needham was nervous and concerned her tone of voice and everything she said could count against her as she looked to secure a place on the BSc Adult Nursing (Hons) course. However, as she found out one year later when being a hotline operator for Kingston University on the other side of the call, things couldn't be further from the truth.

This week, tens of thousands students will find out their A-level and BTEC results, with many calling Clearing hotlines to confirm their university places and apply to snap up one of the few remaining spots on degree courses, particularly those who have changed their minds about what course they want to study and those who have narrowly missed the grades they hoped for....


Pupils' designs built by Kingston University take centre stage at Primary Engineer launch event at Gatwick Airport

Posted Tuesday 13 August 2019

Pupils' designs built by Kingston University take centre stage at Primary Engineer launch event at Gatwick Airport

Prototypes for designs to solve engineering challenges built by Kingston University and dreamed up by school pupils have gone on show at Gatwick Airport as part of a Primary Engineer competition launch event.

The airport, Facebook and Network Rail have become national partners for the ‘If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?' Leaders Award competition, designed to help encourage students from schools across the country to become the engineering professionals of the future....


Engineering student setting sights on making late mum proud after securing place at Kingston University through Clearing

Posted Tuesday 13 August 2019

Engineering student setting sights on making late mum proud after securing place at Kingston University through Clearing

Ese Akpochimoraa was just 15 when her mother Marian tragically passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage weeks before her own graduation ceremony. Crossing the stage on behalf of her family to collect the degree her mother had worked so hard for, Ese was determined to make her proud by going on to study at university herself.

"Mum was a real inspiration for me," Ese, from Lewisham in south east London, said. "She was the first in our family to go to university, finding the time to study in the evenings despite working as a nurse and bringing up four children. She was always pushing me to succeed and I knew it would have meant the world to her to see me graduate."...


Mum-of-two's Clearing journey at Kingston University makes studying a family affair

Posted Friday 9 August 2019

Mum-of-two's Clearing journey at Kingston University makes studying a family affair

It was late August 2018 and single mum-of-two Stephanie Bader was sat at home pondering her next career move. She wanted to go to university but thought she had left it too late and would have to wait until the following year. Little did she know, just over a week later she would be in a lecture hall at Kingston University – all thanks to Clearing.

After raising two children, who have additional needs, on her own, the 31-year-old decided she wanted to give back to the community, after being given so much support.  That is when she discovered Kingston University's BA (Hons) Working with Children & Young People: Social Pedagogy course on the university website....


Students gearing up for Clearing should act early to secure their perfect course, Kingston University admissions expert advises

Posted Thursday 8 August 2019

Students gearing up for Clearing should act early to secure their perfect course, Kingston University admissions expert advises

With A-level and BTEC results days just around the corner it can be a tense time for students considering all their options – but a bit of forward planning could set them on their path to success, an admissions tutor at Kingston University has said.

The University is expecting thousands of calls from applicants eager to secure one of the remaining degree course places when its Clearing hotline opens at 7.30am on A-level results day. They will include students who have changed their minds about what course they want to study, as well those who have narrowly missed the grades they hoped for....


Your brains will set you free, Director of Kingston Race and Equalities Council tells graduates as he is awarded an honorary degree by Kingston University

Posted Monday 29 July 2019

Your brains will set you free, Director of Kingston Race and Equalities Council tells graduates as he is awarded an honorary degree by Kingston University

A race and equalities campaigner who played a key role in influencing and guiding national policy on community cohesion in the wake of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence has received an honorary degree from Kingston University.

Chief executive of Kingston Race and Equalities Council (KREC) John Azah OBE has championed cultural diversity and inclusion across the borough, as well as at regional and national level, since taking up his post in 1989. The Ghanaian-born activist has dedicated his career to advising and supporting victims of hate crime and advocating for human rights across the country....


Kingston Business School programme shortlisted for international CIPD award

Posted Friday 26 July 2019

Kingston Business School programme shortlisted for international CIPD award

A learning and development programme devised by Kingston Business School to help ensure students are ready for the workplace when they graduate is in the running for an international  Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) award.

The Kingston Business Experience Programme is one of seven projects shortlisted for the best learning and development initiative in the public sector in this year's CIPD People Management Awards. Other finalists include Hampshire County Council and West Midlands Police....


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