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Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Posted Monday 18 January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

The experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher will join the University, based in south west London, in mid-April following five years as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University....


Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

A pioneering scheme run by Kingston University that supports young people from marginalised groups to have equal opportunities in higher education is marking its 15 year anniversary.

KU Cares was originally launched to assist young people going to university from care and, over the years, has expanded to include students estranged from their parents and families, young adult carers and sanctuary scholars with refugee or asylum seeker status....


Kingston University access, participation and inclusion expert reflects on KU Cares' history and next steps advancing equal opportunity for students

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

Kingston University access, participation and inclusion expert reflects on KU Cares' history and next steps advancing equal opportunity for students

KU Cares is Kingston University's support programme for students who come from care backgrounds, are estranged from their families, are young adult carers or sanctuary scholars. As the scheme celebrates 15 years, he University's Head of Access, Participation and Inclusion Jenni Woods reflects on the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the next steps to advance equal opportunity for young people from marginalised groups.



Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey commends Kingston University's coronavirus testing and vaccination centres for being first class facilities

Posted Thursday 17 December 2020

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey commends Kingston University's coronavirus testing and vaccination centres for being first class facilities

Liberal Democrat leader and Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey has received a first-hand insight into the roll out of the coronavirus vaccination programme and the enormous efforts going into providing asymptomatic testing during a visit to Kingston University.

He toured two hubs set up at either end of the University's Penrhyn Road campus to provide vaccinations for borough residents aged over 80 and asymptomatic testing for students and staff in the run up to the winter break. He said he had been "bowled over" by the first class facilities and impressed at the way in which the University had stepped forward to play such a key role in the heart of the community, working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston, local GPs and medical centres in the fight against Covid-19. ...


Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

Posted Thursday 17 December 2020

Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

A Kingston University graduate, whose children's books champion inclusivity and have helped young people deal with trauma, has been included in the BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020. 

Syrian children's author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan, who graduated with an MA in Communication Design: Illustration from Kingston School of Art in 2013, features in the list of inspirational women alongside politicians, scientists, activists, and actors who have made their mark this year.  ...


Covid-19 historic archive to preserve experiences of Kingston University community for future generations

Posted Monday 14 December 2020

Covid-19 historic archive to preserve experiences of Kingston University community for future generations

Kingston University's archive is creating a special collection about the Covid-19 pandemic to record the personal experiences of students and staff during the unprecedented period. The archive of written testimonies and artefacts will be preserved as part of the University's 120-year history.

Archivists are inviting submissions of creative writing, artworks, videos or photographs to create a new collection reflecting the University's response to Covid-19 and the effect the pandemic has had on individuals' lives....


2020 round up: Kingston alumni highlights from an extraordinary year

Posted Friday 11 December 2020

2020 round up: Kingston alumni highlights from an extraordinary year

In this unparalleled year, Covid-19 has affected how we all live our lives, but Kingston University's alumni, students and staff have continued to thrive, demonstrating resilience, innovation and community spirit. Here are some of the highlights from 2020.

This year kicked off with the opening of our multi-million pound flagship Town House featuring dance studios, a studio theatre, library, cafes, roof-top garden and more. In January, three Kingston alumni were recognised in the New Year's Honours list for exceptional contributions to industry and public service, including architecture alumna and co-founder of the award-winning dRMM studio Sadie Morgan....

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