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Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic scoops Educator of the Year at Student Nursing Times Awards

Posted Thursday 29 October 2020

Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic scoops Educator of the Year at Student Nursing Times Awards

A children's nursing expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been named Educator of the Year at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards.

Zoe Clark beat off stiff competition from eight other nursing academics from across the UK to land the gong. The achievements of her Kingston and St George's colleague Edwin Chamanga were also recognised, as he was a finalist in the same category....


Memento from 1936 Berlin Olympics held in Kingston University archive documents important moment in Black history

Posted Thursday 29 October 2020

Memento from 1936 Berlin Olympics held in Kingston University archive documents important moment in Black history

Established in 2004, the archive at Kingston University has built a fascinating range of collections to support the learning, teaching and research of the University and the wider community. Among the many treasures is a 15th Century hand-illuminated armorial, items from the University's predecessor bodies such as a visitors' book dating to 1899, photographs from the early 1900s and even a ceremonial spade. Among other unique holdings are collections relating to Stephen Sondheim, Wendy Perriam and Iris Murdoch, for which the archive has gained an international reputation.

Here, Kingston University archivist Dayna Miller explains how a photograph from the extensive collection of shipping merchant, diplomat and Olympic athlete, Vane Ivanovic, documents an important moment in Black history....


National Care Leavers' Week 2020 – how Kingston University is helping care leavers through their studies

Posted Thursday 29 October 2020

National Care Leavers' Week 2020 – how Kingston University is helping care leavers through their studies

This week marks National Care Leavers' Week 2020 – a week that brings awareness of this group of young people, highlights some of the challenges they face and celebrates their successes. Access and support adviser for Kingston University's KU Cares scheme Beth Taswell explains how the programme supports students during their time at the University.


Racism widespread in justice system and all lawyers have part to play in bringing about change, eminent barrister Leslie Thomas QC tells Kingston University Law Society lecture

Posted Monday 26 October 2020

Racism widespread in justice system and all lawyers have part to play in bringing about change, eminent barrister Leslie Thomas QC tells Kingston University Law Society lecture

Racism in many forms, from overt discrimination to micro-aggression, exists at every level in the justice system and all lawyers have a responsibility to tackle it, eminent barrister Professor Leslie Thomas QC told students and academics during a return visit to his alma mater, Kingston University.

The human rights advocate was invited back to give a virtual lecture to Kingston University Law Society. He took the opportunity to share stories from his humble beginnings through to an illustrious career that has seen him take on the police, state and corporate bodies in some of the UK's most high profile inquests and public inquiries....


Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

Posted Friday 23 October 2020

 Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

This month, the careers and employability service at Kingston University is launching ELEVATE - an accelerator programme designed to help provide Black (home) students with the support, guidance and tools to aim high and achieve their full potential. Here, careers and employability advisers Hawa Mansaray and Zion Sengulay discuss the reasons behind the development of the programme and how they hope it will help overcome some of the barriers black students face on their employment journey.

This year, one particular phenomenon has shaken our understanding of what it means to be human, to be diverse, and for all to have access to equal opportunity - Black Lives Matter. ...


Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Posted Wednesday 21 October 2020

Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Kingston University has joined a ground-breaking higher education employability programme which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.


Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor leads part of landmark study on support for older people with learning disabilities

Posted Monday 19 October 2020

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor leads part of landmark study on support for older people with learning disabilities

A palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London is teaming up with the University of Oxford and The Open University to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and their family carers.

Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, who was the world's first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, is part of a team of researchers who have been called on to take the £900,000 project forward. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funding the research....


Black History Month - students, staff and alumni share stories of the influential Black people who have inspired them

Posted Friday 16 October 2020

Black History Month - students, staff and alumni share stories of the influential Black people who have inspired them

Throughout Black History Month, Kingston University is highlighting some of the inspirational Black figures and role models that have had an impact on members of our community.

Here, students, staff and alumni from across the University tell us about the people they have been inspired by, as well as sharing what Black History Month means to them. Find out more about how Kingston University is celebrating Black History Month, including upcoming events organised by the University and the Union of Kingston Students....


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