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International Nurses Day: Award-winning nursing experts at Kingston University reflect on teaching excellence and helping students thrive

Posted Wednesday 12 May 2021

International Nurses Day: Award-winning nursing experts at Kingston University reflect on teaching excellence and helping students thrive

Two nursing academics from Kingston University won prestigious awards for teaching excellence late last year and, to celebrate this year's International Nurses Day on Wednesday 12 May, they recently came together to discuss their passion for teaching, the methods they use and why they got into academia.

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Kingston University students and graduates benefit from continued Santander Universities funding to nurture the creative business talent of the future

Posted Thursday 29 April 2021

Kingston University students and graduates benefit from continued Santander Universities funding to nurture the creative business talent of the future

Student and graduate entrepreneurs are receiving a £40,000 boost through Kingston University's longstanding partnership with Santander Universities to launch and develop their start-ups this year.

The partnership focuses on enhancing education, employability and entrepreneurship outcomes for students and the latest round of funding will support the most promising business ideas. ...


Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

Posted Tuesday 30 March 2021

Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

A forensic scientist with a passion for outreach spoke of how helping young people shape their direction in life was what made her job so rewarding after being named the inaugural winner of Kingston University's Woman in STEM award.

STEM outreach officer Chère Reade-Edwards was nominated by colleagues for her talent for inspiring young people, enthusiasm for the role and always going the extra mile. The annual accolade, run by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, recognises a woman academic or professional staff member whose outstanding work has been making a real difference in the field....


Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

Posted Monday 29 March 2021

Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

A British business leader who spent 12 years as chief executive of private healthcare firm Bupa and had a 20-year career with British Airways has shared advice with female business students, as well as recalling some of the barriers she faced and the role models who inspired her.

Val Gooding CBE, who studied a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies at Kingston University - then Kingston Polytechnic - graduating in 1981, is currently the Senior Independent Director on the Board of Vodafone plc, having served as a non-executive director of Compass, BAA, J Sainsbury, Standard Chartered plc, and Tui, as well as being Chairman of Premier Farnell plc and Aviva UK....


Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Posted Wednesday 24 March 2021

Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Kingston School of Art's Curating Contemporary Design MA, taught in partnership with London's Design Museum, has produced a notable cohort of alumni who have taken up prestigious roles in museums, galleries, universities and cultural organizations around the world.

Raphael Chikukwa graduated in 2008 and was recently appointed to the position of Executive Director at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. In this role Mr. Chikukwa provides strategic leadership for the institution, articulating the vision for the Museum's development. He also leads on the development and realization of the exhibitions programme and in developing relationships with the international museum sector....


Women's History Month: Female Lead founder and Kingston University honorary degree recipient Edwina Dunn OBE on encouraging more girls to follow STEM careers

Posted Friday 12 March 2021

Women's History Month: Female Lead founder and Kingston University honorary degree recipient Edwina Dunn OBE on encouraging more girls to follow STEM careers

A data science pioneer who received an honorary degree from Kingston University has shared insights from her career during Women's History Month, as well as outlining some of the barriers she believes prevent girls from pursuing careers in STEM at an early age.

Edwina Dunn OBE, who was recognised by the University for her outstanding contribution to the marketing industry and to gender equality and women's involvement in STEM in 2018, helped transform the way the country shops after founding data analytics company dunnhumby with husband Clive Humby.  The company, which was behind loyalty schemes that allowed the likes of Tesco to better understand their customers, was sold in 2011 when it had grown to an organisation of 1,500 people - 50 per cent of which were female - across 25 countries....


Kingston University students and staff share #ChooseToChallenge commitments on International Women's Day

Posted Monday 8 March 2021

Kingston University students and staff share #ChooseToChallenge commitments on International Women's Day

The theme for International Women's Day this year is #ChooseToChallenge, with people being encouraged to share photographs of themselves on social media raising a hand to demonstrate a commitment to calling out inequality, alongside the campaign hashtag.

As part of this year's theme, Kingston University has been inviting members of its community to share their own commitment to choosing to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world. Some of the responses  are below, with others being shared across our social media platforms....


Letterpress printed book, organic tracksuit and chiseled typeface among Kingston School of Art works inspired by William Morris on display at online event

Posted Thursday 25 February 2021

Letterpress printed book, organic tracksuit and chiseled typeface among Kingston School of Art works inspired by William Morris on display at online event

The creative endeavours of students, graduates and academics from Kingston School of Art form the heart of an event devoted to the life, work and eco-socialism of 19th century designer and writer William Morris. Launched in collaboration with the William Morris Society, under the banner of the StoryBox Collective, the online event is part of a larger exhibition displaying a range of responses to Morris' design, writing and thinking.

With the majority of the work produced during the first UK lockdown, the participants found themselves with more time than they had anticipated to complete their explorations. This led to a huge variety of outputs informed by three curated quotes looking at protest and social commentary, innovation and technology, and usefulness and beauty....


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