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Politics expert Dr Robin Pettitt analyses domestic and international costs of Brexit

Posted Wednesday 27 March 2019

Politics expert Dr Robin Pettitt analyses domestic and international costs of Brexit

With the date the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union now delayed until at least 12 April and MPs unable to agree on how the current Brexit deadlock should be broken, Dr Robin Pettitt, senior lecturer in politics at Kingston University, considers the longer term costs for the United Kingdom.

A lot has been said and written about the expected economic impact of Brexit - and rightly so as it looks to be considerable, with or without a deal. However, equally ominous are the political costs, both domestically and internationally - costs that are rapidly mounting....


Inspiring young girls through strategic approach key to driving more women in to STEM careers and closing skills gap, experts say at Kingston University event

Posted Friday 8 March 2019

Inspiring young girls through strategic approach key to driving more women in to STEM careers and closing  skills gap, experts say at Kingston University event

What needs to be done to encourage more women to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths – and why are so many girls being turned away from STEM disciplines at an early age?

A panel of leading advocates for gender equality in the sciences discussed the reasons behind the underrepresentation of women in these subjects during a public event organised by Kingston University. Among the topics covered were the importance of role models, the cultural barriers to be overcome and the impact addressing the gender imbalance could have on closing the STEM skills gap....


Kingston School of Art academic spearheads national scheme giving student filmmakers access to historic footage from BBC and BFI archives

Posted Tuesday 5 March 2019

Kingston School of Art academic spearheads national scheme giving student filmmakers access to historic footage from BBC and BFI archives

A scheme led by an academic from Kingston University's Kingston School of Art is set to give student filmmakers in universities across the country access to archive material held in the BBC and BFI moving image collections. The national roll out of the Archives for Education project will enable short extracts from 39 historic archive films to be licensed for creative reuse by student filmmakers in higher education for the first time.

Developed with the support of the BFI, BBC Archive Editorial and Learning on Screen, the initiative opens up access to a rich range of audio-visual content held in the BBC and BFI collections. Exploring the footage, which spans a period from 1957 to 1992, will enable students to immerse themselves in both film and social history, pinpointing parallels and accentuating differences between their lives and those of their parents and grandparents....


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."...


Kingston University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics secures Athena SWAN bronze award from Equality Challenge Unit

Posted Tuesday 29 January 2019

Kingston University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics secures Athena SWAN bronze award from Equality Challenge Unit

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Kingston University has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity with an Athena SWAN bronze department award.

The accreditation from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is the second such award for the University, after the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry was recognised by the Government-funded organisation last year. The ECU aims to promote diversity and improve the experience of all those working and learning in institutions in the United Kingdom....


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....


Kingston University fashion graduate and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey named Dame in New Year's Honours

Posted Thursday 3 January 2019

Kingston University fashion graduate and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey named Dame in New Year's Honours

Kingston University graduate Glenda Bailey, the longstanding editor-in-chief of acclaimed fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar, has been named a Dame in the New Year's Honours list. The prestigious accolade comes following a distinguished career in journalism and publishing that has seen Bailey much lauded for her role at the helm of a series of iconic style titles.

Originally from Derbyshire, Bailey graduated from Kingston University with a Fashion BA(Hons) degree in 1983, returning to the University to receive an Honorary Master of Design in 1994. After commencing her career in fashion journalism at Honey and Folio magazines, she was appointed launch editor of the British edition of Marie Claire in 1988. Carrying off a string of awards during her seven year tenure, she moved on to serve as Marie Claire's US editor from June 1996 before taking the top job at Harper's Bazaar in 2001....


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