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International business travel increases risk taking and puts strain on mental health, research from Kingston University and International SOS reveals

Posted Friday 9 November 2018

International business travel increases risk taking and puts strain on mental health, research from Kingston University and International SOS reveals

People who travel internationally as part of their work are more likely to engage in risky behaviour while away from home, according to a new study by Kingston University, Affinity Health at Work and International SOS Foundation.

While 67 per cent of international business travellers surveyed reported being more engaged with their jobs due to travel, the research by occupational psychology expert Dr Rachel Lewis from Kingston Business School and Affinity Health at Work found 34 per cent of people were more likely to do things such as consume excessive alcohol, travel in a vehicle without adequate protection, start a sexual relationship with a new partner, have unprotected sex or use drugs when travelling internationally for work....


Kingston Business School celebrates 20 years of internationally respected Moscow MBA programme

Posted Thursday 8 November 2018

Kingston Business School celebrates 20 years of internationally respected Moscow MBA programme

More than 200 people – including students, alumni, current and former teaching staff – joined together at the Marriott Hotel in Moscow recently to celebrate the 20th birthday of Kingston University's highly successful Moscow MBA programme.

In excess of 1,500 students have graduated from the programme since the partnership with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was first launched by Kingston University academics in 1998....


Encouraging more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach that connects on an emotional level, Kingston University research finds

Posted Tuesday 6 November 2018

Encouraging more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach that connects on an emotional level, Kingston University research finds

Persuading more health workers to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their patients cannot be done through facts and statistics alone, new research by a leading behavioural scientist from Kingston University has revealed. Instead it demands a new approach that connects with people emotionally to sustain immunisation rates at effective levels.

Nearly one third of nurses, GPs and other health professionals surveyed by professor of organisational behaviour Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau from Kingston Business School and her co-researcher Dr George Kassianos, national immunisation lead for the Royal College of General Practitioners, were hesitant about having the vaccine....


Kingston University experts share top tips for Halloween horror with five fearsome Gothic novels, films and KPOP music videos

Posted Tuesday 30 October 2018

Kingston University experts share top tips for Halloween horror with five fearsome Gothic novels, films and KPOP music videos

Looking for the best scream-out-loud movies or spine-chilling Gothic horror tales this Halloween? Fancy marking October 31 with some macabre music videos courtesy of Korean phenomenon KPOP? Fear not, Kingston University film, literature and media experts Dr Simon Brown, Professor Fred Botting and Dr Colette Balmain have shared a selection of their top fives to put the frighteners on.

Film and television expert Dr Simon Brown specialises in horror and the work of Stephen King. He revealed his top five Netflix horrors to get your teeth into....


Kingston University climbs in latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Posted Wednesday 26 September 2018

Kingston University climbs in latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Kingston University has risen seven places in the newly released Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide league table for 2019. The University is ranked at 110 out of 132 universities, up from 117 in last year's table and a rise of 12 places during the past two years.

Kingston shares its position with Middlesex and the University of South Wales. The guide ranks universities across nine separate indicators. The University improved its national position in both the student experience and teaching quality categories, ranking 83 and 95 respectively. These metrics are based on the results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS)....


Leading fashion retailer White Stuff collaborates with Kingston School of Art students as part of its Nurturing Talent initiative

Posted Wednesday 19 September 2018

Leading fashion retailer White Stuff collaborates with Kingston School of Art students as part of its Nurturing Talent initiative

A range of T-shirts inspired by the great outdoors has been designed by creative Kingston School of Art students. The exclusive collection is flying off the shelves at White Stuff stores across the United Kingdom, as the result of a project launched by the leading lifestyle brand to support emerging designers.

As part of its Nurturing Talent initiative, White Stuff challenged nine groups of Kingston School of Art students completing degrees across a variety of subject areas including fashion, illustration and graphic design, to come up with concepts for the clothing. The new range, unveiled in stores as part of the retailer's autumn/winter collections, was based on the theme of Mountains and Men, with the final looks resulting from close creative collaboration between the students....


Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award

Posted Friday 31 August 2018

Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award

A Kingston School of Art professor has won the Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award for a rubble-filled sleeping bag that was placed on the eminent art institution's main staircase. One of the most significant prizes for art in the United Kingdom, the award is presented to the most distinguished work in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition.

Sculptor and installation artist Professor Mike Nelson was presented with the prize for his work Untitled (public sculpture for a redundant space). He created the prototype ahead of a series of installations for the High Line – a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park in New York....


Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship

Posted Thursday 30 August 2018

Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship

A publishing expert from Kingston University, who pioneered an award-winning shared reading scheme and developed an industry-focused approach to learning, has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Associate professor Dr Alison Baverstock has become one of 54 new National Teaching Fellows announced by Advance HE, as part of an initiative celebrating individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and teaching in higher education....


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