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Kingston University nursing experts encourage British public to take up the Covid-19 vaccine

Posted Wednesday 7 April 2021

Kingston University nursing experts encourage British public to take up the Covid-19 vaccine

Academics from Kingston University's School of Nursing have encouraged the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19 when they are offered their jab, in a bid to protect the most vulnerable in society, healthcare workers, and the wider community.

The simulated skills team at the University have all had their first dose of the vaccine and are among the 31.7 million to receive it in the United Kingdom so far.  With the next phase of lockdown easing set to take place next week and the rollout of the Moderna vaccine (the third to be administered in the UK), the nursing experts are urging those yet to be vaccinated to ensure they take it up when they receive the call....


Stress Awareness Month: Kingston University mental health nursing expert on how to recognise stress and manage it effectively

Posted Tuesday 6 April 2021

Stress Awareness Month: Kingston University mental health nursing expert on how to recognise stress and manage it effectively

As part of Stress Awareness Month this April, mental health nursing lecturer at Kingston University Martyn Keen looks at stress, why it is important to recognise it and talk about it, and how it can be managed effectively.


Kingston University students reach Chartered Institute of Marketing competition final with innovative idea to promote Samsung's new mobile phone to Generation Z

Posted Tuesday 6 April 2021

Kingston University students reach Chartered Institute of Marketing competition final with innovative idea to promote Samsung's new mobile phone to Generation Z

Three Kingston University marketing students made it to the final of a prestigious national competition with their original idea to make a new mobile phone appeal to Generation Z through an incentivised online learning platform. 

They were one of only nine teams selected from universities around the country to be shortlisted for the final of the Chartered Institute of Marketing's The Pitch competition.  ...


Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

Posted Tuesday 30 March 2021

Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

A forensic scientist with a passion for outreach spoke of how helping young people shape their direction in life was what made her job so rewarding after being named the inaugural winner of Kingston University's Woman in STEM award.

STEM outreach officer Chère Reade-Edwards was nominated by colleagues for her talent for inspiring young people, enthusiasm for the role and always going the extra mile. The annual accolade, run by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, recognises a woman academic or professional staff member whose outstanding work has been making a real difference in the field....


Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

Posted Monday 29 March 2021

Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

A British business leader who spent 12 years as chief executive of private healthcare firm Bupa and had a 20-year career with British Airways has shared advice with female business students, as well as recalling some of the barriers she faced and the role models who inspired her.

Val Gooding CBE, who studied a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies at Kingston University - then Kingston Polytechnic - graduating in 1981, is currently the Senior Independent Director on the Board of Vodafone plc, having served as a non-executive director of Compass, BAA, J Sainsbury, Standard Chartered plc, and Tui, as well as being Chairman of Premier Farnell plc and Aviva UK....


Health and social care expert Professor Fiona Ross CBE appointed Emeritus Professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Friday 26 March 2021

Health and social care expert Professor Fiona Ross CBE appointed Emeritus Professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Health and social care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Fiona Ross CBE has been appointed Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education after giving more than 30 years' service.

Professor Ross joined St George's Hospital Medical School in 1990 as senior lecturer in primary care nursing. In the early nineties she was part of St George's senior team that worked with Kingston University on the contract negotiations with the NHS, which led to the launch of the Joint Faculty of Health and Social Care in 1995. She will take up the honorary role as Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Care on 1 April....


Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Posted Friday 26 March 2021

Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Women working in senior academic roles across Kingston University have shared details of their research and how it has been making a difference as part of the University's Women's History Month and International Women's Day celebrations. Alongside this, the academics discussed the importance of work to ensure more women professors and associate professors are supported through their careers, as well as offering advice for female students and early career researchers working towards promotion.

Professor Ilaria Favretto...


Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Posted Wednesday 24 March 2021

Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Kingston School of Art's Curating Contemporary Design MA, taught in partnership with London's Design Museum, has produced a notable cohort of alumni who have taken up prestigious roles in museums, galleries, universities and cultural organizations around the world.

Raphael Chikukwa graduated in 2008 and was recently appointed to the position of Executive Director at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. In this role Mr. Chikukwa provides strategic leadership for the institution, articulating the vision for the Museum's development. He also leads on the development and realization of the exhibitions programme and in developing relationships with the international museum sector....


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