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New Kingston University study aims to shed light on people's beliefs and opinions on coronavirus testing

Posted Friday 1 May 2020

New Kingston University study aims to shed light on people's beliefs and opinions on coronavirus testing

The public's understanding of and attitudes towards coronavirus testing – and the factors shaping them – is being explored by a team of Kingston University researchers.

The study is being launched as the issue of testing becomes an increasing focus during the Covid-19 pandemic, with different approaches being undertaken by countries around the world and various types of tests being discussed, developed and introduced. The researchers are keen to gain an insight into the views of both the wider public and health professionals towards testing, which could inform how such information is communicated in the future....


Kingston University graduate and champion of diversity and inclusion to publish fascinating life story

Posted Tuesday 28 April 2020

Kingston University graduate and champion of diversity and inclusion to publish fascinating life story

An economics graduate from Kingston University is set to publish a memoir about how he defied the odds to go to study for a degree before embarking on a successful career in investment banking in the City of London.

Reggie Nelson grew up on a council estate in East London and had to overcome many hurdles to go to university when many of his peers didn't pursue higher education. He was told he had three options when it was time to leave school - play football, make music or get into crime....


Kingston University appoints new Chair of Board of Governors

Posted Wednesday 8 April 2020

Kingston University appoints new Chair of Board of Governors

Corporate finance expert Francis Small has been appointed Chair of Kingston University's Board of Governors.

 Following a 36-year career with professional services multinational Ernst & Young, Mr Small joined the University's governing body in 2015 as chair of its Finance Committee. A Cambridge University law graduate, he has extensive experience in audit and risk management, strategic oversight and leadership in professional and business services....


Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Posted Monday 6 April 2020

Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Gloves, safety glasses, lab coats and masks are among the items Kingston University has donated to local NHS services to help protect front-line staff from coronavirus.

The personal protective equipment, usually used in the University's laboratories and workshops, has been packaged up and delivered to Kingston Health Centre and Kingston Hospital during the past few weeks....


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

Posted Thursday 2 April 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 as the United Kingdom continues to deal with the ongoing public health implications of the coronavirus pandemic. We have put a number of precautions in place to minimise the risk of infection across our university community, acting in line with the latest advice from the government to help slow the spread of the virus.

Following the introduction of further government restrictions and, as a result of developments at a national level, we have closed all buildings used for teaching, learning and administration across our campuses. The only exception to this is our halls of residence, which remain open for those student residents still in Kingston. The More Energy gym at our Penrhyn Road campus is also closed. ...


Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

Posted Wednesday 18 March 2020

Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

The Mayor of Kingston Margaret Thompson and Leader of Kingston Council Liz Green joined a host of other key representatives including local councillors, members of Kingston University's board of governors and former staff and students for an exclusive preview event to celebrate the landmark Town House building ahead of its official opening later this year.

Guests were treated to jazz and hip hop performances by the University's dance society in the cathedral-like courtyard space on the ground floor before hearing from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier on how the building, designed by RIBA Gold Award winning Grafton Architects, is already transforming the lives of those who use it....


Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

Posted Monday 16 March 2020

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

A North London schoolgirl's idea for an automated height-adjusting sink to help her mum during her cancer battle has become a reality thanks to Kingston University staff and students.

Abacus Belsize Primary School pupil Savannagh Dunne, from Camden, has been helping care for her mother Faye Hamilton throughout her five-year fight with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow – and has had to help her get to the bathroom when she is struggling....


Ambitious 20 year old PhD graduate from Kingston University set to inspire the next generation of women into STEM careers

Posted Monday 16 March 2020

Ambitious 20 year old PhD graduate from Kingston University set to inspire the next generation of women into STEM careers

A scientist with an insatiable appetite for knowledge has embarked on a fellowship in neuroscience at the age of 20 after becoming one of the youngest PhD graduates from Kingston University. Angela Medvedeva, who did not excel at science and maths in school, hopes her story will encourage other young women to pursue careers in STEM.

The high-achiever from Houston, Texas studied for the equivalent of A-levels on day release from high school, then completed two university degrees in psychology and liberal studies, before moving to London aged 17 to embark on a PhD in cognitive neuroscience in the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences....

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