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Health economist claims Government's failure to offer HPV catch-up vaccinations to older boys is discriminatory

Posted Thursday 28 March 2019

Health economist claims Government's failure to offer HPV catch-up vaccinations to older boys is discriminatory

Professor Giampiero Favato is a health economist and director of doctoral programmes at Kingston University's Business School. His research assessing the cost and benefits of a gender-neutral Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme contributed to the decision by health ministers in England, Scotland and Wales to offer the vaccine to 13 year old boys from September this year. Professor Favato outlines below why he believes this is not enough – and how the omission of older boys poses serious risks.

The British Government's refusal to offer boys aged 14 to 18 years old catch-up HPV vaccination based on the argument that it will provide "limited additional benefit" is quite possibly the thinnest argument ever used in public health policy ­– particularly while the Department for Health and Social Care's stated priority is to "vaccinate adolescents before they reach sexual maturity"....


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....


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....


Expertise from Kingston University and St George's, University of London provides rock solid foundation for launch of Gibraltar's first social work degree

Posted Tuesday 26 February 2019

Expertise from Kingston University and St George's, University of London provides rock solid foundation for launch of Gibraltar's first social work degree

Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have joined forces with health educators in Gibraltar to launch the British Overseas Territory's first social work degree.

The three-year bachelor's programme, which has now accepted its first students, will see academics from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, fly out to Gibraltar's School of Health Studies at St Bernard's Hospital to impart their knowledge....


Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

Posted Tuesday 5 February 2019

Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

This year's series of Kingston University industry-respected Strategy into Practice seminars has launched with American entrepreneur and chairman of Metro Bank Vernon Hill speaking to a packed lecture theatre at Kingston Business School.

Mr Hill told the audience of students, staff, alumni and local business people that when he had founded Metro Bank in 2010 it had been Britain's first new high street bank for more than 100 years. "It now boasts 66 stores and assets of more than £20 billion," he said. "Building a growth company, or not-for-profit, in a slow growth world, as I did, is all about having fans rather than customers."...


Former Kingston Council chief executive Bruce McDonald, who brought Rose Theatre and Olympic cycling to borough, receives honorary degree

Posted Monday 21 January 2019

Former Kingston Council chief executive Bruce McDonald, who brought Rose Theatre and Olympic cycling to borough, receives honorary degree

The former chief executive of Kingston Council who was instrumental in bringing Olympic cycling to the borough and transforming the town's cultural and night life with the creation of the Rose Theatre has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Kingston University.

Bruce McDonald served as the Royal Borough's most senior non-political appointee for 15 years, from 2000 to 2015. A champion of equality and an expert in leadership, he rose through the ranks of the local authority after joining the organisation as a personnel officer in 1980, following a stint as a lock keeper on the River Thames. He started his transformation from waterman to HR professional with a personnel qualification from the University's predecessor Kingston Regional Management Centre, part of Kingston Polytechnic....


Equipping ambulances with 5G video streaming: Kingston University project with global connectivity provider Pangea set to revolutionise emergency services

Posted Monday 21 January 2019

Equipping ambulances with 5G video streaming: Kingston University project with global connectivity provider Pangea set to revolutionise emergency services

A cutting edge 5G-enabled video streaming system that will allow A&E doctors to make life-saving decisions on patient care by viewing live footage from ambulances is being developed by Kingston University and Internet of Things (IoT) company Pangea Connected.

With accident and emergency services facing ever-increasing demand across the country – NHS ambulance trusts responded to seven million separate incidents in 2017 alone – finding ways to reduce patient turnaround time upon arrival at hospital could play a key role in helping alleviate the pressure....


Rocket scientist helping Britain reach for the stars after graduating with PhD following Kingston University studies

Posted Wednesday 16 January 2019

Rocket scientist helping Britain reach for the stars after graduating with PhD following Kingston University studies

A rocket scientist from Kingston University is hoping to help play a key role in leading Britain back into space after joining Scottish firm Skyrora. Dr Jack-James Marlow, from Kirkby, in Liverpool, first enrolled on a foundation year at the University a decade ago, before going on to secure a first class degree in aerospace engineering, astronautics and space technology.

His quest for knowledge propelled him on to complete a PhD in 2017. After a subsequent stint at Kingston as a postdoctoral researcher, the 30 year old is now taking everything he learned at the University in to his work in the industry. As head of propulsion group at the space firm, Dr Marlow is now responsible for both the construction and testing of engines in the United Kingdom. He is currently overseeing and managing a test campaign of the company's 3.5kN LEO engine, which is set to be used for the upper stage of its orbital launch vehicle....


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