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Pupils' designs built by Kingston University take centre stage at Primary Engineer launch event at Gatwick Airport

Posted Tuesday 13 August 2019

Pupils' designs built by Kingston University take centre stage at Primary Engineer launch event at Gatwick Airport

Prototypes for designs to solve engineering challenges built by Kingston University and dreamed up by school pupils have gone on show at Gatwick Airport as part of a Primary Engineer competition launch event.

The airport, Facebook and Network Rail have become national partners for the ‘If You Were An Engineer, What Would You Do?' Leaders Award competition, designed to help encourage students from schools across the country to become the engineering professionals of the future....


Engineering student setting sights on making late mum proud after securing place at Kingston University through Clearing

Posted Tuesday 13 August 2019

Engineering student setting sights on making late mum proud after securing place at Kingston University through Clearing

Ese Akpochimoraa was just 15 when her mother Marian tragically passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage weeks before her own graduation ceremony. Crossing the stage on behalf of her family to collect the degree her mother had worked so hard for, Ese was determined to make her proud by going on to study at university herself.

"Mum was a real inspiration for me," Ese, from Lewisham in south east London, said. "She was the first in our family to go to university, finding the time to study in the evenings despite working as a nurse and bringing up four children. She was always pushing me to succeed and I knew it would have meant the world to her to see me graduate."...


Mum-of-two's Clearing journey at Kingston University makes studying a family affair

Posted Friday 9 August 2019

Mum-of-two's Clearing journey at Kingston University makes studying a family affair

It was late August 2018 and single mum-of-two Stephanie Bader was sat at home pondering her next career move. She wanted to go to university but thought she had left it too late and would have to wait until the following year. Little did she know, just over a week later she would be in a lecture hall at Kingston University – all thanks to Clearing.

After raising two children, who have additional needs, on her own, the 31-year-old decided she wanted to give back to the community, after being given so much support.  That is when she discovered Kingston University's BA (Hons) Working with Children & Young People: Social Pedagogy course on the university website....


Students gearing up for Clearing should act early to secure their perfect course, Kingston University admissions expert advises

Posted Thursday 8 August 2019

Students gearing up for Clearing should act early to secure their perfect course, Kingston University admissions expert advises

With A-level and BTEC results days just around the corner it can be a tense time for students considering all their options – but a bit of forward planning could set them on their path to success, an admissions tutor at Kingston University has said.

The University is expecting thousands of calls from applicants eager to secure one of the remaining degree course places when its Clearing hotline opens at 7.30am on A-level results day. They will include students who have changed their minds about what course they want to study, as well those who have narrowly missed the grades they hoped for....


A champion of inclusivity and campus community at Kingston University and St George's, University of London awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Posted Monday 5 August 2019

A champion of inclusivity and campus community at Kingston University and St George's, University of London awarded National Teaching Fellowship

A social work expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London, who created a series of projects to help develop an inclusive curriculum, create a sense of community and promote mindfulness has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Ms Akhtar said a supportive and collaborative environment at Kingston University has enabled her to enhance the student experience. "It's brilliant that if I have an idea, the University will give me an opportunity to take it on and see it through," she added.  ...


End of life and palliative care for people with learning disabilities needs improving, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert tells House of Lords lecture

Posted Friday 2 August 2019

End of life and palliative care for people with learning disabilities needs improving, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert tells House of Lords lecture

Pioneering cancer charity Marie Curie has called on the expertise of world-leading learning disability and palliative care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne to share her insight and ground-breaking research on the topic at the House of Lords.

Professor Tuffrey-Wijne, the world's first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, told policymakers and leading thinkers in the field at the Death, Dying and Learning Disability lecture that improvement in end of life care given to people with learning disabilities is desperately needed. The lecture was one of a series being held by Marie Curie focusing on access to care and support for people living with a terminal illness....


Your brains will set you free, Director of Kingston Race and Equalities Council tells graduates as he is awarded an honorary degree by Kingston University

Posted Monday 29 July 2019

Your brains will set you free, Director of Kingston Race and Equalities Council tells graduates as he is awarded an honorary degree by Kingston University

A race and equalities campaigner who played a key role in influencing and guiding national policy on community cohesion in the wake of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence has received an honorary degree from Kingston University.

Chief executive of Kingston Race and Equalities Council (KREC) John Azah OBE has championed cultural diversity and inclusion across the borough, as well as at regional and national level, since taking up his post in 1989. The Ghanaian-born activist has dedicated his career to advising and supporting victims of hate crime and advocating for human rights across the country....


Kingston University expert designs new sensory room for local care home residents living with dementia

Posted Friday 26 July 2019

Kingston University expert designs new sensory room for local care home residents living with dementia

Residents of the dementia suite at a Kingston care home have had their lives enhanced by a new sensory room created by a leading design researcher from Kingston University. The facility at Coombe Hill Manor care home, part of the Signature Group, was co-designed by Dr Anke Jakob in collaboration with staff and families of residents. It uses multi-sensory, immersive technology to create a space that is specifically tuned to the needs of people living with dementia.

"I was approached by the care home team who were keen to transform an under-used lounge into a space where residents living with dementia could relax and enjoy activities they can manage," Dr Jakob explained. "The opportunities we've incorporated in to the design are particularly suited for people in later stages of dementia, when activities requiring more cognitive abilities become challenging. Although cognition is declining, a person with dementia still can relate to emotional and sensory memories."...


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