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Kingston University nursing students learn drama techniques to help cope with working on coronavirus frontline

Posted Tuesday 16 June 2020

Kingston University nursing students learn drama techniques to help cope with working on coronavirus frontline

A set of drama-based resources to help Kingston University nursing students working during the Covid-19 pandemic have been put together through a collaboration with world-leading performing arts school Guildhall School of Music & Drama.


Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Posted Thursday 11 June 2020

Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Hundreds of face shields to help protect frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic are being produced by a team of technicians at Kingston University.

The protective face shields are being made using both laser-cutting and 3D-printing equipment in the University's workshops at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing's Roehampton Vale campus and at Kingston School of Art's Knights Park campus....


A support guide from the Student Health and Wellbeing service

Posted Monday 8 June 2020

A support guide from the Student Health and Wellbeing service

During this time of uncertainty, the Student Health and Wellbeing service is available to provide support to all students. This guide explains what services we are currently providing as well as useful apps, websites and guidance on how to look after your health and wellbeing at any point, including these unprecedented times.

Please ensure you are up to date with the current government guidelines....


Kingston University stands together as a community to say Black Lives Matter

Posted Friday 5 June 2020

Kingston University stands together as a community to say Black Lives Matter

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

The killing of George Floyd and subsequent shocking events in the United States have caused outrage, anger and distress around the world, bringing into sharp focus the inequality that continues to blight society....


Kingston University students create innovative solutions to challenges facing borough businesses during Covid-19

Posted Thursday 4 June 2020

Kingston University students create innovative solutions to challenges facing borough businesses during Covid-19

Kingston Business School students have been coming up with novel ways to overcome problems facing local companies during the coronavirus pandemic after teaming up with Kingston Chamber of Commerce for a virtual hackathon.

With many employees working remotely and having to carve out new ways of operating, business leaders presented undergraduates with a number of challenges as part of a two-day HackCentre event, which tested their consultancy, communication and innovation skills....


Emergency appeal raises over £140,000 for students in financial crisis

Posted Tuesday 2 June 2020

Emergency appeal raises over £140,000 for students in financial crisis

Kingston University's first ever emergency appeal, launched in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, saw incredible responses from all sectors of our community - alumni, staff, current students and friends and partners including Santander Universities, the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers and The Will Houghton Foudation. In just over two months, more than £140,000 was donated to support students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is already being distributed to students in need.

The current crisis has hit many people hard, with job losses, the struggle of juggling work and childcare, and isolation taking a toll on people's mental health. At Kingston University, we work hard to make a high-quality degree education available to people from any background, and we don't believe financial background, age, or disability should limit chances of going to university. We are proud that 39 per cent of our students come from families with household incomes of under £25,000 and that we have one of the highest populations of care-experienced students in the UK. We also work hard to attract mature students (who are more likely to have children or other caring responsibilities) and students with disabilities, who are also less likely to progress on to higher education. We believe a diverse student body makes for a more enriching academic environment and a better experience for all students. As so many of our students have overcome significant odds to simply attend university, this means many have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic....


Community-minded Kingston School of Art students use digital technology to bring primary school pupils' drawings to life during coronavirus lockdown

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2020

Community-minded Kingston School of Art students use digital technology to bring primary school pupils' drawings to life during coronavirus lockdown

Everyday objects drawn by primary school pupils are being digitally transformed by two Kingston School of Art students as part of an innovative community project.

Developed in collaboration with The Community Brain, the Colouring in Kingston project was the brainchild of second year art direction students Izzi Toovey and Josephine Miller. It was set up to help provide children with an exciting and interactive set of challenges they could complete from home during the Covid-19 outbreak....


Kingston University's Town House building named finalist in Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards

Posted Monday 18 May 2020

Kingston University's Town House building named finalist in Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards

Kingston University's flagship Town House building has been unveiled as one of the finalists in the prestigious Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards. Shortlisted in the Building of the Year over £10 million category alongside six other projects, it caught the judges' eyes for its social impact, sustainability and the way the University, architects and contractors had collaborated during its construction.

The six storey structure that opened at the Penrhyn Road campus in January was designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects and built by three-time Education Constructor of the Year winner Willmott Dixon. Acting as a gateway between the University and the surrounding borough, the £50 million building houses a three-floor library, a courtyard-style lecture and performance space, dance studios and a studio theatre. It also boasts cafes and two rooftop gardens with stunning views across Kingston and nearby Hampton Court Palace....


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