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Reintroduction of Government grants for student nurses is step in right direction but more must be done, Kingston University expert says

Posted Wednesday 18 December 2019

Reintroduction of Government grants for student nurses is step in right direction but more must be done, Kingston University expert says

The British Government's decision to reintroduce grants for aspiring nurses studying at university will increase the talent pool and allow students to enjoy learning with less anxiety around financial pressures, according to the head of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 


Kingston University Stylophone Orchestra record David Bowie classic Space Oddity with super producer Tony Visconti

Posted Tuesday 17 December 2019

Kingston University Stylophone Orchestra record David Bowie classic Space Oddity with super producer Tony Visconti

World renowned super producer Tony Visconti has lent his talents to Kingston University's Stylophone Orchestra for a unique rendition of David Bowie's classic Space Oddity, created from recordings of the much loved vintage analogue synthesizer. The session, held at the Music Department's Visconti Studio at the Kingston Hill campus, revealed new layers to the song, 50 years after its original release.

The Stylophone Orchestra, thought to be the first ensemble of its kind in the world, had created a surprisingly rich sound, aided by the studio's impressive acoustics which allowed the analogue tones to resonate in new ways, Visconti said."This version is a bit like Alice in Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole and going to the land of Stylophone where the creatures have a pen with a wire attached," he said. "It was a complex session - to get it right we had to be meticulous. If one person made even the slightest mistake we had to punch in again and, with nine people playing at the same time, you never quite knew what was going to happen."...


Kingston alumni raise £96,000 for student support!

Posted Tuesday 17 December 2019

Kingston alumni raise £96,000 for student support!

Over 1,500 of our alumni picked up the phones this autumn to chat with students on our Inspire the Future Campaign. If you were one of them - thank you! Our team of thirty students, studying subjects from Aerospace Engineering to Drama, have been reaching out to our alumni to share news about Kingston University and to raise support for our students. This has been our most successful autumn campaign to date, with alumni donating a phenomenal £96,000 towards supporting Hardship Fund grants and KUCares bursaries, as well as other projects across the university. 100% of this support will benefit Kingston students directly. Thank you!

"It is incredible to learn how much Kingston University supports their students and be a part of such a vital campaign" Elisabeth, a third year LLB Law student, shared. As well as supporting students financially, alumni generously shared their career advice and wisdom for post-university life. This has given Kingston students the opportunity to gain graduate level experience and vital tips for success in the working world whilst also enabling them to support their fellow students....


2019 round up: Highlights from a fantastic year for Kingston alumni

Posted Monday 16 December 2019

2019 round up: Highlights from a fantastic year for Kingston alumni

A Dame, a Knight, and a host of industry award winners! In 2019, Kingston alumni have achieved success and been recognised for contributions in the arts, business, science, health and social care. It's been a year that has seen Kingston receive a nomination for 'University of the Year', and a calendar packed with alumni events across the globe. Here's just some of the highlights from 2019.

In January, fashion alumna and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey was named a Dame in the New Year's Honours list, recognising her distinguished career in journalism and publishing....


Kingston Business School launches funded programme to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Posted Thursday 28 November 2019

Kingston Business School launches funded programme to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Kingston Business School is inviting 50 leaders of microbusinesses to join a management programme that will help them engage with technology to boost their productivity.

Kingston is part of a consortium of business schools accredited by the Small Business Charter for their expertise in supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs who will deliver the Leading to Grow programme, which will be offered at no cost to microbusinesses across England....


Public believe more than half of fake news about healthcare spread online, major study by Kingston University reveals

Posted Wednesday 20 November 2019

Public believe more than half of fake news about healthcare spread online, major study by Kingston University reveals

With vaccine hesitancy named as one of the 10 biggest global threats by the World Health Organisation, discriminating between scientifically proven facts and fake news is becoming increasingly important in safeguarding public health. Yet a major new piece of research by leading health economists from Kingston University has revealed more than 60 per cent of fake news read online about healthcare issues is considered credible - and trust in such claims increases if a story is seen multiple times.

The study, by Professor Giampiero Favato and Dr Andrea Marcellusi from Kingston Business School, also revealed web banners warning audiences about the potential inaccuracy of information were ineffective in limiting its circulation - with users just as likely to share content labelled as unverified....


Best-selling author Rachel Joyce reveals how the imaginary world of books can create a safe haven during Kingston University Big Read campus visits

Posted Tuesday 19 November 2019

Best-selling author Rachel Joyce reveals how the imaginary world of books can create a safe haven during Kingston University Big Read campus visits

Acclaimed author and playwright Rachel Joyce has enthralled hundreds of students, staff and readers from across the community during talks about her novel, ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry', as part of Kingston University's Big Read initiative.

The author's debut novel - which started life as a BBC Radio 4 play - was selected to be sent out to all first year students and distributed among staff and current students as part of the University's award-winning shared reading scheme, which aims to make new students feel welcome before they arrive and create links between staff, students and the wider community....


Kingston University seals new three year partnership with Santander Universities to boost enterprise and education opportunities for students

Posted Monday 18 November 2019

Kingston University seals new three year partnership with Santander Universities to boost enterprise and education opportunities for students

Kingston University has signed a new three year partnership agreement with Santander Universities, creating more opportunities for students to shine through business internship scholarships, enterprise education schemes and bursaries to support their journey through higher education.

Santander has donated more than £650,000 to the University since the launch of its original partnership in 2012. The relationship focused on enhancing education, employability and entrepreneurship outcomes for students, Director of Santander Universities UK Matt Hutnell said at a celebration event held to mark the signing of the new agreement....


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