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Posted Wednesday 12 February 2020
As the global outbreak of coronavirus continues to dominate headlines, a leading microbiologist from Kingston University says it is inevitable the United Kingdom will see more cases, but has called on people not to stigmatise particular communities.
Professor Mark Fielder, an expert in the rapid detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, has been studying the likelihood of a new virus emerging through animal to human transmission with his research team. He has been tracking the development of the new coronavirus since it first came to light late last year....
Posted Wednesday 12 February 2020
The newly refurbished Mill Street Building at Knights Park campus was the centre of a community event to mark the official opening following a two year refurbishment project.
More than 300 local residents, staff and students explored Kingston School of Art's state of the art workshops and studios and were invited to take part in specially curated activities throughout the day....
Posted Friday 31 January 2020
Managers should encourage time for non-work chats as part of maintaining a productive team with strong working relationships, new research by a chartered psychologist from Kingston University London has revealed.
Dr Antonia Dietmann, who recently completed a Professional Doctorate in Occupational and Business Psychology at Kingston Business School, presented the findings of her thesis at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology in Stratford-upon-Avon....
Posted Thursday 30 January 2020
Is there life on Mars? A Kingston University engineering graduate is hoping to help answer that question when Europe's first Mars rover blasts off for the red planet.
Mahilal De Silva has been playing a leading role in the construction of the six-wheeled robotic vehicle for the landmark mission at Airbus' Stevenage facility. Named the Rosalind Franklin after the British DNA pioneer, it is the first Mars rover specifically designed to find evidence of past or present life....
Posted Monday 27 January 2020
Kingston University has continued its sector-leading work in closing the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) attainment gap through an externally funded Office for Students project.
The programme, led by Kingston, focused on addressing the attainment gap using two specific interventions – the value added metric and the inclusive curriculum framework – both of which have been used successfully to reduce the attainment gap at the University over the last six years, from 29.5 percentage points to 11....
Posted Thursday 23 January 2020
A Kingston University design graduate and co-founder of RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architecture practice dRMM has been awarded an OBE for services to design in the built environment.
As well as running a busy practice, Sadie Morgan uses her design and architectural expertise to advise the government and other organisations, with the over-arching aim to make ‘joyful, thoughtful buildings that are more than just bricks and mortar'....
Posted Tuesday 14 January 2020
Hundreds of Kingston University students are celebrating their exceptional achievements this week in front of proud family, friends, staff members and special guests – as they become the University's first graduates of the new decade.
Posted Monday 13 January 2020
Around 6.5 million people in the United Kingdom are responsible for caring for loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill. It is estimated these unpaid carers save the NHS £136 billion pounds every year, yet alongside the rewards many carers highlight - such as a sense of fulfilment and increased closeness with the person they care for - there are consistent reports of the pressures it places on those doing the caring, including stress, anxiety and debt.
In an effort to explore these issues psychologists, researchers, support workers and carers came together at Kingston University to discuss how to improve support for people with caring responsibilities. Dr Tushna Vandrevala from the University's Faculty of Business and Social Sciences has conducted extensive research with families who care for children with special needs and says the toll it takes is underestimated....