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Use pandemic resilience to apply through Clearing – Kingston University academic expert shares top tips for applicants ahead of A-level results day

Posted Wednesday 28 July 2021

Use pandemic resilience to apply through Clearing – Kingston University academic expert shares top tips for applicants ahead of A-level results day

With A-level results day just around the corner and Kingston University getting ready to receive hundreds of calls from eager Clearing applicants, an academic expert has encouraged anyone calling the virtual hotline to draw on experiences they have gained during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

"We've all been through a period of change over the past 18 months, so I'm sure everyone is quite familiar with how quickly things can change and how we've all adapted to cope," Kingston University's Dr Baljit Thatti, who has previously worked as an admissions tutor, said. "This resilience can be transferred into applicants going through Clearing because you may have to look at opportunities you weren't expecting, or you may have just changed your mind about the course you originally applied for – that's where we can help guide you through the Clearing process and find a course that suits you," Dr Baljit Thatti added. ...


Kingston University politics expert examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the US elections

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

Kingston University politics expert examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the US elections

The Covid-19 pandemic set the scene for a unique electoral cycle in the USA, says senior lecturer in politics Dr Peter Finn. Here he reflects on the historical events of 2020 examined in a co-authored paper.

The 2020 US electoral cycle was like no other. In President Donald Trump and then candidate Joe Biden it featured two politicians representing two distinct, and decidedly different, versions of American politics....


Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

A team of student engineers from Kingston University is set to pit its race car against others from around the world after arriving at Silverstone for the annual Formula Student competition.

The University team, supported by academics and technicians from the Faculty of Science, Computing and Engineering, has spent the past 18 months designing and building a single seater race car which it will put to the test in a series of gruelling events at the home of British motorsport....


National Food Strategy: Kingston University nutrition expert outlines value of proposals and potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

National Food Strategy: Kingston University nutrition expert outlines value of proposals and potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Last week saw the publication of the government-commissioned National Food Strategy – an independent report led by restaurateur Henry Dimbleby which outlined how the country's food system and our diets need to change to meet health, climate and nature targets. Here, Kingston University associate professor in nutrition Dr Hilda Mulrooney, a member of the British Dietetic Association's specialist obesity group, analyses the findings and sets out the importance of taking forward some of the key recommendations.

The National Food Strategy takes a holistic view of food from the ground up, with one of the headline recommendations being the proposed introduction of a tax on sugar and salt. What's really important to make clear here is that this would not be a tax on individual consumers and families – it is a levy on companies, which would create a level playing field for industry and try to ensure those least well off in our society are not disadvantaged further....


Covid-19 anxiety syndrome still causing one in five to struggle with return to normal living, new survey involving Kingston University expert finds

Posted Tuesday 6 July 2021

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome still causing one in five to struggle with return to normal living, new survey involving Kingston University expert finds

A new survey by Kingston University in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU) has found that Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome is still causing many people to struggle with reintegration into daily life.

The new UK-wide survey of 975 people, conducted in late June, comes in the week the government set out plans to remove most Covid-19 restrictions from 19th July....


Kingston University expert welcomes extra Health Education England funding for nursing and midwifery placements but says more support still needed

Posted Friday 18 June 2021

Kingston University expert welcomes extra Health Education England funding for nursing and midwifery placements but says more support still needed

Health Education England announced this week it has pledged an additional £15 million towards clinical placements for nursing and midwifery students. The Deputy Head of Kingston University's School of Nursing and head of the pre-registration nursing programmes, Karen Elcock, shares her thoughts on news of the funding, which focuses on increasing opportunities in community, primary and social care settings. 

We welcome the news of the additional funding from Health Education England for nursing, midwifery and allied health care placements. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on placements for all healthcare students but particularly for student nurses who are required to complete 2,300 hours of practice in order to meet the course requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Deputy Head of Kingston University's School of Nursing Karen Elcock said the extra funding is welcome but not enough....


Kingston School of Art sustainable design projects feature in London Design Biennale alongside work from world's most forward-thinking creatives

Posted Friday 4 June 2021

Kingston School of Art sustainable design projects feature in London Design Biennale alongside work from world's most forward-thinking creatives

A series of sustainable design research projects from Kingston School of Art, covering subjects ranging from architecture in India to reusable packaging for beauty products, will have pride of place at this year's London Design Biennale.

The exhibition, running at Somerset House in the heart of the capital from 1 to 27 June, brings together the world's most imaginative and forward-thinking designers, curators, and design institutes, providing a prestigious platform for collaboration and sharing ideas....


Untold stories of nuclear power stations to be uncovered in cultural heritage research led by Kingston University Cold War expert

Posted Thursday 3 June 2021

Untold stories of nuclear power stations to be uncovered in cultural heritage research led by Kingston University Cold War expert

A Cold War expert from Kingston University is expecting a cache of untold stories to be unearthed from the communities who worked at decommissioned nuclear power stations and raised their families nearby during a new cultural heritage project.

Associate Professor Dr Egle Rindzeviciute is leading the Europe-wide Nuclear Spaces: Communities, Materialities and Locations of Nuclear Cultural Heritage (NuSPACES) research project, being conducted in collaboration with Linköping University in Sweden and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. She hopes the project will bring together two distinct fields – nuclear industry governance and cultural and heritage policy – to preserve the past of the physically and politically complex sites for future generations....

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