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Covid-19 conspiracy theories led to lower uptake of vaccine and testing among Black community, research by Kingston University finds

Posted Wednesday 11 January 2023

Covid-19 conspiracy theories led to lower uptake of vaccine and testing among Black community, research by Kingston University finds

A belief that Covid-19 was a myth created to control ethnic populations, or a virus created to eliminate the Black community were among the conspiracy theories that caused a lower engagement of health prevention methods among UK Black communities, research by Kingston University experts has shown.


Setback with Virgin Orbit satellite launch unlikely to significantly impact country‘s space aspirations, Kingston University astronautics expert says

Posted Tuesday 10 January 2023

Setback with Virgin Orbit satellite launch unlikely to significantly impact country‘s space aspirations, Kingston University astronautics expert says

The failed launch of nine satellites from Spaceport Cornwall shouldn't hamper what is set to be an exciting new era for the UK's space industry, according to a Kingston University expert in space and launch propulsion.


Kingston University's Future Skills campaign scoops top prize at PRCA-PoliMonitor Public Affairs Awards

Posted Wednesday 7 December 2022

Kingston University's Future Skills campaign scoops top prize at PRCA-PoliMonitor Public Affairs Awards

Kingston University's sector-leading work highlighting the importance of future skills to a thriving national economy has been named exceptional campaign of the year at the annual PRCA-PoliMonitor Public Affairs Awards.


Kingston School of Art researchers join forces with Kingston Library Service to shape storytelling workshops for borough community groups

Posted Wednesday 7 December 2022

Kingston School of Art researchers join forces with Kingston Library Service to shape storytelling workshops for borough community groups

Researchers from Kingston School of Art have evaluated a Kingston Libraries Services storytelling workshop and helped to develop a toolkit which can be used by other organisations looking to run similar projects.


Food banks evolving to survive cost of living crisis, Kingston University experts find

Posted Thursday 24 November 2022

Food banks evolving to survive cost of living crisis, Kingston University experts find

Researchers from Kingston University in London and London Metropolitan University have found that community and social supermarkets and pay-as-you-feel services are increasingly being adopted by food aid charities so they can meet demand, become more sustainable, provide choice and reduce the stigma sometimes associated with being referred to a food bank.


Younger generation experienced most workplace stress during Covid-19 pandemic, Kingston University researcher finds

Posted Monday 14 November 2022

Younger generation experienced most workplace stress during Covid-19 pandemic, Kingston University researcher finds

A study undertaken by management experts at Kingston University's Business School and Maynooth University in Ireland has shown people in the early stages of their careers were more likely to be impacted by workplace stress during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Impact of bird flu is a potential risk to UK economy and could cause impact on Christmas food supply, Kingston University microbiology expert says

Posted Monday 7 November 2022

Impact of bird flu is a potential risk to UK economy and could cause impact on Christmas food supply, Kingston University microbiology expert says

The largest ever bird flu outbreak has hit England, with hundreds of cases being identified within the last year and more than 5.5 million birds dead or culled since October 2021 – with both figures set to rise significantly in the next few months. The UK Government has announced all poultry and captive birds must be kept indoors from Monday 7 November to combat the spread. Kingston University Professor of Medical Microbiology Mark Fielder explains why the current strain is so contagious, how best to control the spread and the effect the outbreak is having on farmers, retailers and the UK economy.


Vital for graduates to possess future skills the country's workforce needs if economy is to thrive, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor tells House of Lords inquiry

Posted Thursday 27 October 2022

Vital for graduates to possess future skills the country's workforce needs if economy is to thrive, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor tells House of Lords inquiry

Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier has set out the need for a progressive new model of education focused on delivering the skills for innovation required by industry during a House of Lords select committee hearing.

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