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Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Posted Monday 18 January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

The experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher will join the University, based in south west London, in mid-April following five years as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University....


Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Posted Friday 18 December 2020

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

As countries around the world imposed lockdowns earlier this year, one of the direct benefits to the planet was the short-term positive impact reducing emissions had on the environment. Now, as the first consignments of a vaccine for Covid-19 are being made available to the public, attention is shifting to Christmas and how sustainable practice can be incorporated into traditional end of the year celebrations.

Sustainable Design MA course leader Paul Micklethwaite has identified three areas - gifts, decorations and games - he believes can prompt positive change and encourage new conversations about the environment, climate crisis and sustainability....


Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

Posted Thursday 17 December 2020

Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

A Kingston University graduate, whose children's books champion inclusivity and have helped young people deal with trauma, has been included in the BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020. 

Syrian children's author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan, who graduated with an MA in Communication Design: Illustration from Kingston School of Art in 2013, features in the list of inspirational women alongside politicians, scientists, activists, and actors who have made their mark this year.  ...


Quality of Kingston University's landmark Town House and Mill Street Building recognised in raft of architecture and industry award commendations

Posted Wednesday 16 December 2020

Quality of Kingston University's landmark Town House and Mill Street Building recognised in raft of architecture and industry award commendations

Kingston University has topped off a year of widespread praise for boosting students' learning through its investment in campus facilities with its iconic Town House named runner up in the Guardian University Awards.

Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning practice Grafton Architects, the multi-million pound Town House in Penrhyn Road is transforming the learning experience for students and acts as a gateway to the University for residents and businesses. Some 5,000 students, staff and members of the Kingston community poured through its doors on its opening day in January, and many more have done so since....


Supporting Kingston University's KU Cares students over Christmas

Posted Wednesday 9 December 2020

Supporting Kingston University's KU Cares students over Christmas

As millions of people get together with their families and friends for Christmas, in line with government guidelines, Kingston University is planning to ensure its care leavers and estranged students are supported throughout the festive period. Access and support adviser for the KU Cares scheme Beth Taswell explains how the programme has adapted in light of the coronavirus pandemic.


Kingston University and Kingston Council join forces to offer students and staff free, rapid Covid-19 tests

Posted Saturday 5 December 2020

Kingston University and Kingston Council join forces to offer students and staff free, rapid Covid-19 tests

Kingston University students now have an opportunity to receive a free, rapid Covid-19 test on campus so they can help keep families, friends and the wider community as safe as possible when they travel home for the festive period. 

"While the tests are voluntary, we are encouraging our students to take up this opportunity, which will enable them to spend time with families and friends over the festive period with the reassurance they are reducing the risk of spreading the virus to loved ones and local communities."...


International Day of People with Disabilities – Kingston University staff and students call for better support for people with learning disabilities during and after coronavirus pandemic

Posted Thursday 3 December 2020

International Day of People with Disabilities – Kingston University staff and students call for better support for people with learning disabilities during and after coronavirus pandemic

The International Day of People with Disabilities takes place on 3 December every year and was created by the United Nations to promote an understanding of disability issues, support the dignity, rights, and wellbeing of people with disabilities and highlight the benefits of integrating them into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

To mark this year's awareness day, staff and students from Kingston University's learning disabilities nursing department discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has affected those with learning disabilities mentally, physically, and socially....


Kingston University nursing lecturer Judith Francois receives Most Innovative Teacher of the Year accolade at Times Higher Education awards

Posted Friday 27 November 2020

Kingston University nursing lecturer Judith Francois receives Most Innovative Teacher of the Year accolade at Times Higher Education awards

A Kingston University nursing expert who established a pioneering programme to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health nurses progress into senior roles has been named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in the Times Higher Education awards.

Senior lecturer in clinical leadership and management in the University's School of Nursing Judith Francois received the prestigious accolade during a virtual ceremony which recognised institutions and staff from across the UK for exceptional teaching, research, student support, entrepreneurship, collaborations and outreach....

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