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Posted Thursday 3 February 2022
As part of LGBT+ History Month celebrations, Christine Budhan-Mills, Senior Lecturer in Education at Kingston University reflects on what belonging to a family means to her as a Guyanese LGBTQIA+ mother, wife and academic.
Posted Wednesday 2 February 2022
A computer science expert whose research could lead to potentially lifesaving early and better diagnosis of certain cancers and heart disease has been named the second annual winner of the Kingston University Woman in STEM Award.
Posted Wednesday 26 January 2022
A new course at Kingston School of Art is to focus on sustainability within the fashion industry. The masters degree aims to produce graduates focused on providing solutions to challenges, presenting them in a variety of outcomes - from apps to exhibitions, services and products.
Posted Thursday 20 January 2022
The portrayal of nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the perception of the profession and contributed to an increase in the number of people wanting to pursue a nursing career, according to experts from Kingston University's School of Nursing. A report released this week by UCAS and Health Education England revealed almost 29,000 students nationally made nursing their first choice when applying to university in 2021 – an increase of more than 28 per cent from the year before the pandemic in 2019. Welcoming the record surge in interest, Head of the School of Nursing Dr Julia Gale and Deputy Head of School Karen Elcock attributed it to an increased awareness of the nursing profession as a result of widespread media coverage during the pandemic.
Posted Wednesday 19 January 2022
Kingston University has launched a project to give health and social care students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge by supporting people living with dementia. The Special Interest Group (SIG) is being led by senior lecturer in social work Maria Brent and aims to raise awareness of dementia and provide students with volunteering opportunities in the local community, which will benefit them both professionally and personally, as well as supporting those living with dementia and their families and carers.
Posted Friday 14 January 2022
One of the country's leading speech and language therapy experts, based at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has received awards from two national organisations for her key work in spinal cord injury research and in the battle against Covid-19. Dr Jackie McRae, Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Centre for Allied Health at Kingston and St George's, has been given the Giving Voice award by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for her work promoting speech and language therapy for Covid-19 patients, and the Spinal Research Institute's Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing prize for her article on work to overcome swallowing and communication issues in spinal cord injury patients.
Posted Thursday 13 January 2022
A new two-year study aimed at improving end-of-life care planning for people with learning disabilities will be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London after receiving funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Posted Monday 10 January 2022
A new scholarship has been set up in memory of Kingston University postgraduate student Niloufar Ebrahim, one of 176 passengers and crew who lost their lives when a Ukraine International Airlines flight was shot down in Iran two years ago.