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Clearing: Kingston University hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places after A-level results released

Posted Friday 14 August 2020

Clearing: Kingston University hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places after A-level results released

Kingston University's Clearing operation is a hive of activity, with hundreds of applicants keen to secure a place on a course in September calling its dedicated hotline since A-level results were released on 13 August.

Some 160 friendly hotline operators and more than 300 academics, who are working from homes across the country this year, have been busy fielding queries since the lines opened, with the volume of calls consistently exceeding those received at the same time in 2019. The team, which includes course leaders, lecturers and current student ambassadors, is on hand to answer any questions from A-level students who may not have quite got the grades for their chosen institution or had accepted a place elsewhere but since changed their minds and now want to study at Kingston. The operators have also been guiding people eager to return to education by talking through the various options available....


Kingston University engineering student setting sights on creating more sustainable aerospace future after Clearing success

Posted Wednesday 12 August 2020

Kingston University engineering student setting sights on creating more sustainable aerospace future after Clearing success

An engineering student who came to Kingston University through Clearing is hoping to be a part of a drive to increase sustainability in the aerospace industry once she graduates.

Sagal Dualeh wasn't sure what to do next when she found out she had narrowly missed out on the grades for both her firm and insurance choices on A-level results day. But a call to the Kingston University Clearing hotline soon put her mind at ease, and she hasn't looked back since....


Eminent arts educator Mandy Ure appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art

Posted Monday 10 August 2020

Eminent arts educator Mandy Ure appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art

A respected arts educator and practitioner with a wealth of senior leadership experience has been appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art.

Mandy Ure, who has served as interim Dean for the past year, takes up the permanent post with immediate effect. She originally joined the staff at Kingston University in November 2015, becoming Head of Department for Fine Art the following year. She subsequently served as acting Head of the School of Art and Architecture before assuming the top job at Kingston School of Art last summer....


Kingston University halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill to undergo multi-million pound refurbishment

Posted Thursday 30 July 2020

Kingston University halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill to undergo multi-million pound refurbishment

A £100 million project to upgrade Kingston University's halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill gets under way this month.

The scheme will be delivered by Kingston Student Living - a consortium made up of infrastructure investment firm Equitix and energy, services and regeneration company ENGIE, who will work in partnership with the University. It will provide a suite of new, energy-efficient and state-of-the-art bedrooms, as well as a range of enhanced facilities that will transform the experience for student residents living at both sites....


Kingston University's actions to tackle racism – a message from Vice-Chancellor Steven Spier

Posted Friday 24 July 2020

Kingston University's actions to tackle racism – a message from Vice-Chancellor Steven Spier

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

In my statement on 5 June I confirmed that Kingston University stands together as a community with our black staff, students and alumni in condemning racism and in support of the issues that Black Lives Matter raises in our community. We are committed to tackling inequality, and we will continue to work to address disadvantage and prejudice in all its forms....


Kingston University's Town House building and Kingston School of Art campus regeneration shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

Posted Tuesday 7 July 2020

Kingston University's Town House building and Kingston School of Art campus regeneration shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

Two Kingston University buildings that have transformed the learning experience for students have been named among the finalists of the Royal Institute of British Architects' annual awards for the London region.

The flagship Town House project and the regeneration of Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building are among 18 schemes shortlisted by RIBA in the West London category of its London regional awards, which celebrate the best new architecture across the capital....


Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Posted Wednesday 24 June 2020

  Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

An expert in analytical and forensic science from Kingston University has received the Royal Society of Chemistry's exceptional service award for his outstanding contribution to proactively and inclusively supporting his colleagues and the wider scientific community.

Dr James Barker, from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, has been involved with the Royal Society of Chemistry for more than 20 years, and is currently vice chair of its registration committee, assessor of science teaching and in-house training schemes, and an analytical chemistry branch assessor....


Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

Posted Tuesday 23 June 2020

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

On International Women in Engineering Day, students, staff and graduates from Kingston University share their experiences and ambitions, as well as offering tips for young women considering a career in STEM and highlighting those who have inspired them on the way. 

Now in its seventh year, the international awareness campaign aims to raises the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the wide range of career opportunities available to women in the industry....


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