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Clearing call of Destiny provides new international business opportunity for Kingston University student

Posted Tuesday 17 July 2018

Clearing call of Destiny provides new international business opportunity for Kingston University student

When Destiny Fakayode didn't quite secure the A-level grades she needed for her initial nursing degree choices last summer, she didn't despair and instead took it as a sign to think again about what she wanted to study.

While many of her friends had been keen for her to take up the subject, the 19 year old from Hornchurch in Essex had been having a few niggling doubts about whether nursing was really right for her so once she'd opened her results she set about looking at other courses available in Clearing that might better match her entrepreneurial drive....


Kingston University in top 15 in Europe for gender equality of staff and students in new Times Higher Education teaching excellence ranking

Posted Thursday 12 July 2018

Kingston University in top 15 in Europe for gender equality of staff and students in new Times Higher Education teaching excellence ranking

Kingston University has been rated among the top 250 institutions in Europe for teaching excellence in the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings. The University scored particularly highly on gender equality, rated fourteenth best in Europe for the gender balance of its staff and student community.

The table includes universities from eight countries across the continent and is the first international ranking to focus solely on teaching and learning. Overall Kingston University featured in the 151-200 band, alongside 22 other UK institutions....


Kingston University students step into the spotlight as International Youth Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

Posted Friday 6 July 2018

Kingston University students step into the spotlight as International Youth Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

The impact of mental health on relationships, issues plaguing working class society and how people deal with conflict are some of the topics Kingston University performing arts students are shining a light on as the borough hosts the 10th anniversary of the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF).

Taking place in venues across Kingston upon Thames, the annual showcase will host more than 200 events across 10 days from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 July, encompassing music, dance, theatre, visual art, comedy, carnival, circus and workshops and providing a platform for rising stars and established performers from across the globe....


Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Posted Thursday 5 July 2018

Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

An eminent business management expert and academic leader has been appointed Dean of Kingston University's new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. Professor Jill Schofield joins the University as Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor on 13 August.

Educated at St Anne's College, Oxford and Manchester University, Professor Schofield completed her postgraduate studies at Manchester Business School, while working as a national administration trainee in the NHS. She subsequently spent 10 years in healthcare management, both in the NHS and as the national operations manager for BUPA Hospitals....


Healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London reflect on the challenges facing the NHS at 70

Posted Thursday 5 July 2018

Healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London reflect on the challenges facing the NHS at 70

Mortality rates among people with learning disabilities should be a wake-up call for all health professionals, according to a leading nursing expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Daniel Marsden, senior lecturer in learning disability nursing, said addressing these kind of health inequalities was one of the key challenges facing the NHS as it turned 70.

"The national mortality rate for people with learning disabilities was published in May, and what that said was people with learning disabilities die twenty years younger than you or I," Mr Marsden said. "That should be a wake-up call to professionals in all services. It's something we all need to be thinking about and looking at - to ask ourselves whether we find that acceptable or not."...


Kingston School of Art designer wins Penguin Random House Student Design Award for minimalist Animal Farm book cover inspired by childhood song

Posted Tuesday 3 July 2018

Kingston School of Art designer wins Penguin Random House Student Design Award for minimalist Animal Farm book cover inspired by childhood song

A song that teaches children how to draw animals has proved to be the inspiration behind a Kingston School of Art designer's winning entry in the prestigious Penguin Random House Student Design Award. Raemarie Lee, who is studying MA Communication Design: Graphic Design, has won the publishing giant's adult fiction cover award for her bold interpretation of George Orwell's classic satirical novel Animal Farm.

Raemarie, originally from Singapore, explained how the minimalistic design was inspired by a song her mother sang to her when she was a child. "When I first thought about the animals in the book, I was transported back to my childhood and recalled a simple song I learned about drawing pigs," she said. "The image of the snout on the cover of the book matches the instructions of the first line of the song - ‘small circle, small circle, big circle'," she explained. "I employed basic shapes to create a symbol which, in the context of Animal Farm, is clearly recognizable as a reference to the story's central characters."...


Second World War-era wristwatches could pose cancer risk due to radon exposure, according to new study by experts from Kingston University and University of Northampton

Posted Friday 15 June 2018

 Second World War-era wristwatches could pose cancer risk due to radon exposure, according to new study by experts from Kingston University and University of Northampton

Wristwatches passed down by Second World War soldiers to their families could emit potentially dangerous levels of radiation, new research by experts from Kingston University and the University of Northampton has found. Collectors and descendants of ex-servicemen could be at risk of radon exposure  – a leading cause of lung cancer deaths – from the antique timepieces, according to the study.

The gas comes from the paints used to make their dials glow in the dark, and the research sought to establish how harmful it could be. Kingston University's Professor of Environmental Geoscience Gavin Gillmore and Dr Robin Crockett, from the University of Northampton, tested a collection of 30 antique, radium-dial watches which were found to collectively emit radon concentrations 134 times greater than the United Kingdom's recommended safe level when kept in a space the size of a typical boxroom....


Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

Posted Thursday 14 June 2018

Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

The University's role at the heart of the community was highlighted this week as it opened its doors for its annual Civic Reception, illustrating the diversity and breadth of the work of staff and students.

Alumni, local residents, council members and the Mayor of Kingston were among the guests at the evening event – which included a panel discussion around the future of the borough involving Kingston Council leader Councillor Liz Green, deputy chief executive Roy Thompson and Kirsten Henly, chief executive of Kingston First, an organisation that represents more than 750 local businesses....


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