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Kingston University announces appointments of Executive Director of Human Resources and University Clerk

Posted Friday 28 August 2020

Kingston University announces appointments of Executive Director of Human Resources and University Clerk

Kingston University is preparing to welcome two new additions to its Senior Leadership Team during this autumn.

Emily Boynton has been appointed Executive Director of Human Resources, while Andrew Boggs will be taking on the role of University Clerk. Both highly accomplished in their respective fields, they join the University at the start of November....


Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

Posted Thursday 20 August 2020

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

A researcher from Kingston University has developed a powerful new methodology to help victims of violence and trauma through imaginative writing and storytelling, with remarkable results. Her work is now being used to support vulnerable people in Lebanon and Iraq, including women who have been victims of sexual violence, and refugee families.

In recent months these ordeals have been compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has ravaged refugee camps in the region, and the economic crash in Lebanon which has fuelled further discrimination against refugees, and the devastating explosion in Beirut which has left thousands homeless overnight....


Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

Posted Wednesday 19 August 2020

Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

A leading social work expert from Kingston University is the author of a recently published book exploring the history of social services in England, at a time when the critical role of social workers has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In his new book, A History of the Personal Social Services in England: Feast, Famine and the Future, Ray Jones, Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Kingston University, draws a line from the creation of local authority personal social services in 1970 to the challenges of the modern day. "In the last 50 years, we have seen some really substantial changes that anyone coming into the social work profession today might not be aware of," Professor Jones explained. "I wanted to capture the story of how we came to be where we are today, to learn from history and inform decisions for social work in the future."...


Coronavirus Covid-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

Posted Wednesday 19 August 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students and staff remains our top priority. We will keep all our students, staff and external partners fully informed of our plans as we continue to emerge from lockdown and gradually return to campus. 

When does the University open?...


Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Posted Monday 17 August 2020

Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Drones equipped with cutting-edge 5G technology could be used to provide emergency teams with reliable communications networks in disaster zones as part of a new system being co-developed by Kingston University experts. 

The Distributed Autonomous and Resilient Emergency Management System (DARE) project involves researchers from Kingston working in collaboration with teams from the University of Surrey, the University of Glasgow and the University of Malaya....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London's pioneering programme helping NHS teams support people with their rehabilitation during coronavirus lockdown

Posted Monday 17 August 2020

Kingston University and St George's, University of London's pioneering programme helping NHS teams support people with their rehabilitation during coronavirus lockdown

A pioneering programme to empower people living with complex long-term conditions such as a stroke or multiple trauma manage their own rehabilitation has been kept on the road during the coronavirus pandemic – thanks to an expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London taking the service to online.

Professor Fiona Jones, founder of the Bridges Self-Management programme, and her team worked tirelessly in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown to ensure health and social care staff across the country could adapt their support to patients that were not able to receive rehabilitation in person....


Clearing: Kingston University hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places after A-level results released

Posted Friday 14 August 2020

Clearing: Kingston University hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places after A-level results released

Kingston University's Clearing operation is a hive of activity, with hundreds of applicants keen to secure a place on a course in September calling its dedicated hotline since A-level results were released on 13 August.

Some 160 friendly hotline operators and more than 300 academics, who are working from homes across the country this year, have been busy fielding queries since the lines opened, with the volume of calls consistently exceeding those received at the same time in 2019. The team, which includes course leaders, lecturers and current student ambassadors, is on hand to answer any questions from A-level students who may not have quite got the grades for their chosen institution or had accepted a place elsewhere but since changed their minds and now want to study at Kingston. The operators have also been guiding people eager to return to education by talking through the various options available....


Kingston University midwifery student advises Clearing applicants not to shy away from changing direction

Posted Thursday 13 August 2020

Kingston University midwifery student advises Clearing applicants not to shy away from changing direction

Megan Saul's friends were stunned when she decided to switch career paths and go back to university for a third time to study midwifery. But after applying for a place through Clearing at Kingston University, she is thrilled with her choice.


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