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Academic honoured for exceptional service with prestigious award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Posted Wednesday 12 June 2024

Academic honoured for exceptional service with prestigious award from Royal Society of Chemistry

An academic expert from Kingston University has been honoured with a prestigious award for exceptional service from the Royal Society of Chemistry, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the organisation as a volunteer in the field of chemistry. Dr Baljit Thatti, the University's Head of Department for Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was selected for the annual award, which recognises volunteers who have made a personal impact by contributing to the Society through a variety of voluntary roles.


Kingston University recognised for work to advance race equality

Posted Tuesday 28 May 2024

Kingston University recognised for work to advance race equality

Kingston University has been awarded a Bronze Race Equality Charter Mark recognising the institution's ongoing commitment and action to improve race equity for our staff and students. Advance HE's Race Equality Charter (REC) aims to help universities and research institutes in their work to improve the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in higher education.


Deaf Awareness Week: Kingston University graduate reflects on working in critical care as a deaf nurse

Posted Tuesday 7 May 2024

Deaf Awareness Week: Kingston University graduate reflects on working in critical care as a deaf nurse

Laura Johncock is a critical care nurse who recently graduated from Kingston University, having completed a course in intensive care, and is deaf. To mark Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May 2024), she describes her experiences on the course and working in the NHS as someone with hearing loss and explains how she overcame barriers to realise her dreams of becoming a nurse.


Kingston University launches project to enhance pharmacy placement experience for students across London

Posted Wednesday 10 April 2024

Kingston University launches project to enhance pharmacy placement experience for students across London

Kingston University has joined forces with two other London universities to improve the placement experience of undergraduate pharmacy students, following funding from NHS England.


Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Kingston University launches pilot project to enhance learning environments for neurodivergent students

Posted Monday 18 March 2024

Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Kingston University launches pilot project to enhance learning environments for neurodivergent students

Kingston University has launched a pilot project to raise awareness of neurodiversity and make learning spaces more inclusive and supportive for neurodivergent students and staff. Recognising the value of neurodiversity as a natural aspect of human variation, the initiative seeks to foster inclusivity and support the diverse needs of all learners by understanding systemic barriers and attempting to remove them. It is led by Kingston's Inclusion and Social Justice Special Interest Group (SIG) and academics from the school of Education, Midwifery and Social Work and is supported by the Network of Equality Champions.


Kingston University receives major funding award to increase social care research capacity

Posted Wednesday 13 March 2024

Kingston University receives major funding award to increase social care research capacity

Kingston University has been awarded a significant grant by the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) to build social care research capacity.


Young Carers Action Day: Kingston University nursing student on life as young adult carer

Posted Wednesday 13 March 2024

Young Carers Action Day: Kingston University nursing student on life as young adult carer

Kingston University adult nursing student Hana Hussein is a young adult carer and is supported by the University's KU Cares programme. For Carers Trust's Young Carers Action Day (13 March), they spoke about the challenges they face juggling caring responsibilities with their studies and daily life, as well as the support Kingston has provided them.


Kingston University appoints specialist dyslexia tutor to give expert training to teaching students

Posted Wednesday 14 February 2024

Kingston University appoints specialist dyslexia tutor to give expert training to teaching students

A dyslexia expert has been appointed by Kingston University, as part of a joint project with charity Driver Youth Trust, to give initial teacher training students and partner schools the skills to support pupils who have challenges reading and writing. Caroline Bateman, who has been helping students who present with dyslexia achieve academically for almost 10 years and has dyslexia herself, has taken up a two-year appointment.

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