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Kingston University dance student uses his experience as a young carer to inspire final graduate performance

Posted Wednesday 16 March 2022

Kingston University dance student uses his experience as a young carer to inspire final graduate performance

A Kingston University dance student has choreographed a performance based on his lived experience as a carer for his younger brother and the sacrifices his mother had to make as a working single parent.


Kingston University ranked in the top 10 in the UK for social mobility in landmark report

Posted Wednesday 1 December 2021

Kingston University ranked in the top 10 in the UK for social mobility in landmark report

Kingston University has been ranked in the top 10 universities in the United Kingdom for social mobility in a new research report that provides a clear picture on the role of higher education in social mobility.


Care leaver and single mum overcomes obstacles to graduate at Kingston University after emigrating from Africa

Posted Friday 16 July 2021

Care leaver and single mum overcomes obstacles to graduate at Kingston University after emigrating from Africa

After losing her mother and giving birth to a baby girl in her teenage years, Zainab Sillah decided she wanted to make a better life for herself and move to England from her native Gambia. Upon arrival in the country, with her daughter following her as soon as she was allowed to, she was placed into care as an unaccompanied minor. Just seven years later, she is about to graduate from Kingston University with a degree in Working with Children and Young People: Social Pedagogy.


KU Cares' Emily Hughes awarded NEON Lifetime Achievement Award for significant achievements during her life and career

Posted Wednesday 7 July 2021

KU Cares' Emily Hughes awarded NEON Lifetime Achievement Award for significant achievements during her life and career

?Emily Hughes, who was instrumental in developing Kingston University's KU Cares programme in her role as access and inclusion manager, has been recognised with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's NEON Awards.


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.


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

As the KU Cares scheme celebrates 15 years, Kingston University's Head of Access, Participation and Inclusion Jenni Woods reflects on the challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic and the next steps to advance equal opportunity for young people in higher education.


A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

Emily Dawson was supported by KU Cares at Kingston University while caring for her mum and seven younger siblings. As part of the 15 year anniversary of the programme, Emily tells us in her own words the challenges she faced and how she managed them.


Supporting Kingston University's KU Cares students over Christmas

Posted Wednesday 9 December 2020

Supporting Kingston University's KU Cares students over Christmas

As millions of people get together with their families and friends for Christmas, in line with government guidelines, Kingston University is planning to ensure its care leavers and estranged students are supported throughout the festive period. Access and support adviser for the KU Cares scheme Beth Taswell explains how the programme has adapted in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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