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Women's Engineering Society president Dawn Childs awarded honorary degree by Kingston University for work encouraging more females to enter profession

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Women's Engineering Society president Dawn Childs awarded honorary degree by Kingston University for work encouraging more females to enter profession

A leading advocate for engineering, well known for championing the need for more women and girls to enter the profession, has received an honorary degree from Kingston University. Chief Executive Officer of Operations for Pure Data Centre Group and president of the Women's Engineering Society Dawn Childs was named an Honorary Doctor of Science during a graduation ceremony for the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Twickenham Stadium.


Blog: Is it time for the UK to rise rather than crash and burn at this year's Eurovision Song Contest?

Posted Friday 13 May 2022

Blog: Is it time for the UK to rise rather than crash and burn at this year's Eurovision Song Contest?

Self-confessed Eurovision super fan and Kingston University's Head of Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Music, Helen Julia Minors, examines the hidden politics behind the competition, shares the top entries for 2022 and assesses the UK's chances of a sixth win ahead of the final in Turin on Saturday.


Kingston University appoints Dr Martin Davies as Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead knowledge exchange and innovation activity

Posted Thursday 7 April 2022

Kingston University appoints Dr Martin Davies as Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead knowledge exchange and innovation activity

A knowledge exchange leader with a track record of developing long-standing, impactful collaborations between universities, businesses and external organisations has been appointed to a senior role at Kingston University. Dr Martin Davies will join Kingston in May as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Knowledge Exchange and Innovation.


TikTok generation has unrealistic expectations about becoming a celebrity, Kingston University research reveals

Posted Thursday 3 March 2022

TikTok generation has unrealistic expectations about becoming a celebrity, Kingston University research reveals

A Kingston University study exploring social media's impact on young people has found school children as young as 11 are fame-seeking through the TikTok video-sharing platform, potentially putting their mental health at risk.


Personality traits influence whether we shop fair trade, new Kingston University research reveals

Posted Wednesday 2 March 2022

Personality traits influence whether we shop fair trade, new Kingston University research reveals

New research from a Kingston University expert shows people with one of three personality traits are more likely to support the fair trade concept. The findings highlight the potential benefits of using personality-based marketing to sell fair trade products.


Blog: 40 years of the Brit Awards – are we finally reaching equality?

Posted Tuesday 8 February 2022

Blog: 40 years of the Brit Awards – are we finally reaching equality?

Kingston University's Head of Performing Arts, Helen Minors, blogs about the introduction of genderless categories at the 2022 Brit Awards and ask whether it is a progressive step forward or a possible barrier to real equality.


New postgraduate degree in sustainable fashion to equip Kingston School of Art students with creative and ethical problem-solving skills

Posted Wednesday 26 January 2022

New postgraduate degree in sustainable fashion to equip Kingston School of Art students with creative and ethical problem-solving skills

A new course at Kingston School of Art is to focus on sustainability within the fashion industry. The masters degree aims to produce graduates focused on providing solutions to challenges, presenting them in a variety of outcomes - from apps to exhibitions, services and products.


Leading role of nurses in tackling Covid-19 has contributed to increased interest in profession, Kingston University School of Nursing experts say after record surge in national applications

Posted Thursday 20 January 2022

Leading role of nurses in tackling Covid-19 has contributed to increased interest in profession, Kingston University School of Nursing experts say after record surge in national applications

The portrayal of nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the perception of the profession and contributed to an increase in the number of people wanting to pursue a nursing career, according to experts from Kingston University's School of Nursing. A report released this week by UCAS and Health Education England revealed almost 29,000 students nationally made nursing their first choice when applying to university in 2021 – an increase of more than 28 per cent from the year before the pandemic in 2019. Welcoming the record surge in interest, Head of the School of Nursing Dr Julia Gale and Deputy Head of School Karen Elcock attributed it to an increased awareness of the nursing profession as a result of widespread media coverage during the pandemic.

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