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Posted Tuesday 23 February 2021
Bright Ideas, Kingston University's annual enterprise competition, saw almost 700 entrepreneurial students pitch their innovative ideas at the first ever virtual Grand Final. Many students harnessed inspiration from the global pandemic as they came up with solutions to help those whose lives have been affected by the virus.
Each year, students aim to win up to £1,000 by pitching ideas that solve real-life issues to a judging panel of renowned l entrepreneurs and notable University alumni. This year the University invited back some of its most successful business alumni in judging the competition. They included Marit Mohn, Chair of The Mohn Westlake Foundation, Albert Roberson, Equal Opportunity & Diversity Officer at Chapman University, and Paule Carine Dao, Digital Project Manager, Bright/Shift and Founder, Daolondon, who was also one of the winners in the competition last year....
Posted Monday 22 February 2021
Dr Max Morris is a lecturer in criminology at Kingston University. For LGBT+ History Month, Dr Morris reflects on media representations of and research about HIV. They gave a guest talk for students and staff hosted by the Union of Kingston Students.
Although other HIV positive people have critiqued associations between sex and death, guilt and blame in It's A Sin, I want to provide a partial defence of the screenwriter's intentions. In an interview with the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, Russell T Davies said: "There are characters in it, who are HIV positive, and who carry on having sex. That was the thing that I was determined to write because, frankly, I've seen ten million dramas in which that's the villain. And I don't think that's villainy."...
Posted Thursday 18 February 2021
A 10-year project to reduce the number of inpatient falls has saved the NHS more than £13 million, thanks to a team of researchers including an academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.
Posted Monday 15 February 2021
As part of LGBT+ History Month, Dr Mark Brown, senior lecturer in learning disability nursing at Kingston University, explains why people with learning disabilities still face barriers to expressing their sexuality identity and what should be done about it.
Posted Thursday 11 February 2021
Award-winning artist and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder has spoken of the importance of enjoying the creative journey, as he credited his time at the University with equipping him with the skills to succeed.
In December, Curtis was revealed as the winner of the seventh series of Sky Arts' annual Portrait Artist of the Year competition. More than 1,000 people applied to take part in the show last year and the 52-year-old from South London triumphed over 72 selected artists to reach the final, where he drew a portrait of comedy star Eddie Izzard and another of Curtis' partner Steve with their dog Freddie....
Posted Wednesday 10 February 2021
Award-winning broadcast journalist and BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has entralled students, staff, and alumni during a virtual author talk as part of Kingston University's Big Read initiative.
Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021
Kingston University is set to share the talents and expertise of its staff and students, research expertise and specialist facilities as part of a new programme of support for businesses across South London.
BIG (Business, Innovation and Growth) in South London has been launched at a leadership summit attended by the vice-chancellors of partner universities and leaders of partner borough councils, with former Universities Minister Chris Skidmore MP as the keynote speaker. ...
Posted Wednesday 20 January 2021
A leading researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has become the fourth in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to be appointed to a prestigious panel for the Government's Research Excellence Framework (REF).