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Driven Kingston University economics graduate overcomes tough upbringing to land top job in the City

Posted Tuesday 16 April 2019

Driven Kingston University economics graduate overcomes tough upbringing to land top job in the City

Growing up on a council estate in East London, teenager Reggie Nelson was told he had three options when the time came to leave school - play football, make music or get in to crime.

For the now Kingston University economics graduate, none of these was an option. He had lost interest in football, despite playing for Woking Football Club as an apprentice, was never any good at music and his mother, Rita, wouldn't let him get in to crime, even if he had remotely considered it. This conundrum left Reggie at a crossroads....


Students deliver creative ideas to boost borough's economy in Kingston Business Society and Kingston Chamber of Commerce hackathon

Posted Thursday 11 April 2019

Students deliver creative ideas to boost borough's economy in Kingston Business Society and Kingston Chamber of Commerce hackathon

Students from Kingston University have been putting their creativity and entrepreneurial acumen to the test to come up with solutions to challenges faced by the borough's businesses and Kingston Council. They took over the Council chamber in the town's Guildhall for a hackathon event organised by the Union of Kingston Students' business society, Kingston Chamber of Commerce and the University's Enterprise team.

Pop-up container farms with juice bars, interactive street furniture and a campaign that would see students use skills developed during their studies to grow local businesses were just some of the ideas suggested to breathe life back in to Kingston's economy....


Sir Brian Leveson hails Kingston University's online archive of landmark public inquiry in to journalism during Discover Leveson project launch event

Posted Thursday 4 April 2019

Sir Brian Leveson hails Kingston University's online archive of landmark public inquiry in to journalism during Discover Leveson project launch event

Sir Brian Leveson highlighted the importance of ensuring the lessons of his landmark examination of standards in journalism were not forgotten at an event to launch Kingston University's online archive of the Leveson Inquiry. Addressing an audience of leading journalists, lawyers, MPs and inquiry witnesses, he praised the University's DiscoverLeveson.com project for providing easy access to the wealth of evidence from his inquiry in to the culture, practice and ethics of the press, conducted during 2011 and 2012.

The website is a user-friendly, state-of-the-art resource giving free access to the public testimony and submissions at the inquiry, which was established in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. It includes Sir Brian's final report along with video and written evidence from prime ministers, police chiefs, newspaper proprietors and editors as well as victims of press abuse....


Health economist claims Government's failure to offer HPV catch-up vaccinations to older boys is discriminatory

Posted Thursday 28 March 2019

Health economist claims Government's failure to offer HPV catch-up vaccinations to older boys is discriminatory

Professor Giampiero Favato is a health economist and director of doctoral programmes at Kingston University's Business School. His research assessing the cost and benefits of a gender-neutral Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme contributed to the decision by health ministers in England, Scotland and Wales to offer the vaccine to 13 year old boys from September this year. Professor Favato outlines below why he believes this is not enough – and how the omission of older boys poses serious risks.

The British Government's refusal to offer boys aged 14 to 18 years old catch-up HPV vaccination based on the argument that it will provide "limited additional benefit" is quite possibly the thinnest argument ever used in public health policy ­– particularly while the Department for Health and Social Care's stated priority is to "vaccinate adolescents before they reach sexual maturity"....


Kingston University student attends European trip to promote women in football

Posted Tuesday 26 March 2019

Kingston University student attends European trip to promote women in football

A tour around one of the world's most famous football stadiums and a training session with a footballer who won 19 trophies during his career were just part of the itinerary for Kingston University sport science student Beth Reeves during a European trip organised by Santander Universities.

Beth, who is on the committee of the Union of Kingston Students' women's football team, was selected as the University's representative for the three-day trip to Barcelona. It focused on promoting women in football and the sport's impact on business and local communities....


Bright ideas from Kingston University students celebrated at annual awards ceremony

Posted Wednesday 20 March 2019

Bright ideas from Kingston University students celebrated at annual awards ceremony

A competition for innovative entrepreneurs saw teams of students pitch their businesses to expert judges with winning entries ranging from a water bottle that helps to teach CPR, a digital coffee shop loyalty scheme and a sustainable streetwear brand.

Kingston University's annual Bright Ideas competition, now in its thirteenth year, welcomed 355 business ideas submitted by 626 entrants as part of the University's Enterprise programme. Students were allocated three minutes to pitch their ideas to the judging panel, followed by five minutes of questions. The panels were made up of illustrious Kingston alumni and friends. They included Entrepreneurs, angel investors and supporters including Santander, the Engineers in Business organisation, and Renal Services....


Expertise from Kingston University and St George's, University of London provides rock solid foundation for launch of Gibraltar's first social work degree

Posted Tuesday 26 February 2019

Expertise from Kingston University and St George's, University of London provides rock solid foundation for launch of Gibraltar's first social work degree

Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have joined forces with health educators in Gibraltar to launch the British Overseas Territory's first social work degree.

The three-year bachelor's programme, which has now accepted its first students, will see academics from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, fly out to Gibraltar's School of Health Studies at St Bernard's Hospital to impart their knowledge....


Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

Posted Tuesday 5 February 2019

Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

This year's series of Kingston University industry-respected Strategy into Practice seminars has launched with American entrepreneur and chairman of Metro Bank Vernon Hill speaking to a packed lecture theatre at Kingston Business School.

Mr Hill told the audience of students, staff, alumni and local business people that when he had founded Metro Bank in 2010 it had been Britain's first new high street bank for more than 100 years. "It now boasts 66 stores and assets of more than £20 billion," he said. "Building a growth company, or not-for-profit, in a slow growth world, as I did, is all about having fans rather than customers."...

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