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Kingston University students help community reimagine suburban Tolworth through Greater London Authority-funded SHEDx project

Posted Friday 8 March 2019

Kingston University students help community reimagine suburban Tolworth through Greater London Authority-funded SHEDx project

Kingston University students are working with Tolworth residents to transform the areas they live and work in as part of a creative community-led project.

From designing mobile gardening sheds to breathing new life in to Tolworth station, students from across the University are playing a key role in the two year scheme, supported by Kingston Council with funding from the Greater London Authority and the Heritage Lottery Fund....


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 University's Big Read Project turns exciting new page as six shortlisted novels revealed

Posted Thursday 7 March 2019

Kingston University's Big Read Project turns exciting new page as six shortlisted novels revealed

This year's shortlisted books for Kingston University's award-winning shared reading initiative the Big Read has been revealed, boasting the most diverse range of titles so far, including a thriller by international bestselling author Robert Harris and debuts from staff and students.

Now in its fifth year, the Big Read scheme is proving more popular than ever with more than 400 books having been submitted by staff and students from across the whole University - as well as our collaborating partners. These titles have been narrowed down, with the panel dedicating their time to reviewing and reading each of the books put forward....


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....


Kingston University to host seminar to inform future teachers about the needs of Forces children

Posted Monday 11 February 2019

Kingston University to host seminar to inform future teachers about the needs of Forces children

A seminar focusing on the needs of Armed Forces children and how they are supported at school is being hosted by Kingston University and Reading Force.

The event will see the University's teacher training students hear from policy makers and education and military professionals about issues facing Forces children, how they can be supported as they transition between schools, how to reach and engage Forces parents, and how to connect Forces children with their peers in school....


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."...


Universities Minister Chris Skidmore hails Kingston University for its work promoting diversity and increasing access to higher education

Posted Thursday 31 January 2019

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore hails Kingston University for its work promoting diversity and increasing access to higher education

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore has commended Kingston University for its sector-leading work on social mobility, diversity and reducing the BME attainment gap.

During a visit to the University's Penrhyn Road campus, the Kingswood MP was given a tour of facilities, including its dedicated STEM outreach centre, which hosts primary and secondary pupils for specially tailored sessions. He also met students including Rochelle Watson, who is the first in her family to go to university and was last year named one of the winners at the UpReach Student Social Mobility Awards. She shared her thoughts on the way university education can transform lives along with other students who have come through the University's KU Cares scheme, which supports care leavers and students estranged from their families....


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