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University and local community take last look at Town House construction ahead of its opening next year

Posted Thursday 28 March 2019

University and local community take last look at Town House construction ahead of its opening next year

More than 100 borough residents have joined Kingston University staff and students to take an exclusive look at progress on the Town House site. Kingston University is now on the countdown to completion of the new building on its Penrhyn Road campus, which is scheduled to open next year.

Town House will be a community resource for Kingston. Image: Peter Langdown.Working with RIBA award-winning and Stirling Prize-nominated Grafton Architects alongside three-time Education Constructor of the Year builders Willmott Dixon, Town House will provide a vibrant new face for the University and a welcoming gateway to Kingston upon Thames....


Kingston University seminar commended for raising awareness of support schools need to provide for Forces' children

Posted Tuesday 26 March 2019

Kingston University seminar commended for raising awareness of support schools need to provide for Forces' children

A Kingston University and Reading Force seminar to help trainee teachers and more experienced educators understand the needs of Armed Forces' children as they progress through the school system has been hailed by a senior Government policy advisor.

Dr Diana Beech, who supports Universities Minister Chris Skidmore, praised the push to place more emphasis on meeting the needs of Forces' children at the session held by the University's School of Education. "This Kingston University initiative is wonderful," she said. "There are so many under-represented groups in education, so anything that can be done to help them realise their potential is enormously encouraging."...


Kingston University student attends European trip to promote women in football

Posted Tuesday 26 March 2019

Kingston University student attends European trip to promote women in football

A tour around one of the world's most famous football stadiums and a training session with a footballer who won 19 trophies during his career were just part of the itinerary for Kingston University sport science student Beth Reeves during a European trip organised by Santander Universities.

Beth, who is on the committee of the Union of Kingston Students' women's football team, was selected as the University's representative for the three-day trip to Barcelona. It focused on promoting women in football and the sport's impact on business and local communities....


Leading social work researcher Professor Shulamit Ramon awarded honorary degree by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Thursday 21 March 2019

Leading social work researcher Professor Shulamit Ramon awarded honorary degree by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Being open to new challenges and constantly curious are key to social workers' ability to make a difference in the community, according to Professor Shulamit Ramon, who has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

The eminent social worker and clinical psychologist, whose career spans more than 40 years, received her award from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's. A prolific researcher, she has had more than 100 papers appearing in peer-reviewed journals, and has published extensively on themes such as mental health recovery, domestic violence, organisational change and the impact of political conflict on social work....


Bright ideas from Kingston University students celebrated at annual awards ceremony

Posted Wednesday 20 March 2019

Bright ideas from Kingston University students celebrated at annual awards ceremony

A competition for innovative entrepreneurs saw teams of students pitch their businesses to expert judges with winning entries ranging from a water bottle that helps to teach CPR, a digital coffee shop loyalty scheme and a sustainable streetwear brand.

Kingston University's annual Bright Ideas competition, now in its thirteenth year, welcomed 355 business ideas submitted by 626 entrants as part of the University's Enterprise programme. Students were allocated three minutes to pitch their ideas to the judging panel, followed by five minutes of questions. The panels were made up of illustrious Kingston alumni and friends. They included Entrepreneurs, angel investors and supporters including Santander, the Engineers in Business organisation, and Renal Services....


Kingston University students set to battle for Varsity victory

Posted Wednesday 20 March 2019

Kingston University students set to battle for Varsity victory

Back once again to battle for Varsity victory, Kingston University is set to compete against City, University of London in 20 matches spread over two days of unmissable sporting action.

The two days of events, which take place on 26 and 27 March, are split across both universities, and students from both universities are expected to attend in their thousands. ...


Government Ministers Chris Skidmore and Nadhim Zahawi praise Kingston University for support it offers care leavers throughout their studies

Posted Thursday 14 March 2019

Government Ministers Chris Skidmore and Nadhim Zahawi praise Kingston University for support it offers care leavers throughout  their studies

Two Government Ministers have praised Kingston University for its sector-leading work helping students who are care leavers or estranged from their families move on to higher education and get the opportunity to complete a degree.

In a visit coinciding with the launch of new Government guidelines encouraging universities to take a more active role supporting students from care backgrounds, Universities Minister Chris Skidmore and Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi highlighted the importance of Kingston University's pioneering work in the area....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London applaud achievements of almost 2,000 graduates

Posted Wednesday 13 March 2019

Kingston University and St George's, University of London applaud achievements of almost 2,000 graduates

Hundreds of students graduating from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have crossed the stage at the Royal Festival Hall to collect their degrees. All told, 1,966 students from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, had their achievements celebrated in front of a packed audience of families and friends during two ceremonies.

The students, from the School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care, School of Nursing and School of Education, were applauded for a range of achievements at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Prizes for outstanding academic achievement and The Kingston Award, which recognises the extra contribution students have made to campus life and the activities they have engaged in alongside their studies, were also handed out during the ceremonies....


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