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New Kingston University study aims to shed light on people's beliefs and opinions on coronavirus testing

Posted Friday 1 May 2020

New Kingston University study aims to shed light on people's beliefs and opinions on coronavirus testing

The public's understanding of and attitudes towards coronavirus testing – and the factors shaping them – is being explored by a team of Kingston University researchers.

The study is being launched as the issue of testing becomes an increasing focus during the Covid-19 pandemic, with different approaches being undertaken by countries around the world and various types of tests being discussed, developed and introduced. The researchers are keen to gain an insight into the views of both the wider public and health professionals towards testing, which could inform how such information is communicated in the future....


Coronavirus Covid-19 – Information for our students

Posted Monday 13 April 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 – Information for our students

The University has been working hard to support our students' academic and personal needs throughout the coronavirus pandemic in line with the latest government and Public Health England advice. The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students and staff remains our top priority.

Useful guides for students...


A support package from the Student Health and Wellbeing service

Posted Thursday 9 April 2020

A support package from the Student Health and Wellbeing service

This guide provides helpful information on how you can look after yourself during the coronavirus outbreak. Information is available for those who are self-isolating or social distancing.

During this time of uncertainty, the Student Health and Wellbeing Service is available to provide support to all students. This guide explains what we are now providing and suggests lots of useful apps, websites and guidance about taking care of your wellbeing and mental health. ...


A student guide to support and services

Posted Thursday 9 April 2020

A student guide to support and services

This guidance has been developed in response to the current Coronavirus situation. The guide will provide information and advice on how you can access services and support at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and this guidance will be reviewed and any changes to it communicated at regular points.

We know that this is an uncertain and anxious time and you will almost certainly have further questions about the detail of the changes. While we may not be able to answer them straight away, we will continue to give you regular updates via My Kingston as more information becomes available....


Kingston University appoints new Chair of Board of Governors

Posted Wednesday 8 April 2020

Kingston University appoints new Chair of Board of Governors

Corporate finance expert Francis Small has been appointed Chair of Kingston University's Board of Governors.

 Following a 36-year career with professional services multinational Ernst & Young, Mr Small joined the University's governing body in 2015 as chair of its Finance Committee. A Cambridge University law graduate, he has extensive experience in audit and risk management, strategic oversight and leadership in professional and business services....


Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Posted Monday 6 April 2020

Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Gloves, safety glasses, lab coats and masks are among the items Kingston University has donated to local NHS services to help protect front-line staff from coronavirus.

The personal protective equipment, usually used in the University's laboratories and workshops, has been packaged up and delivered to Kingston Health Centre and Kingston Hospital during the past few weeks....


Coronavirus Covid-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

Posted Thursday 2 April 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students and staff remains our top priority as the United Kingdom continues to deal with the ongoing public health implications of the coronavirus pandemic. We have put a number of precautions in place to minimise the risk of infection across our university community, acting in line with the latest advice from the government to help slow the spread of the virus.

Following the introduction of further government restrictions and, as a result of developments at a national level, we have closed all buildings used for teaching, learning and administration across our campuses. The only exception to this is our halls of residence, which remain open for those student residents still in Kingston. The More Energy gym at our Penrhyn Road campus is also closed. ...


Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

Posted Wednesday 18 March 2020

Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

The Mayor of Kingston Margaret Thompson and Leader of Kingston Council Liz Green joined a host of other key representatives including local councillors, members of Kingston University's board of governors and former staff and students for an exclusive preview event to celebrate the landmark Town House building ahead of its official opening later this year.

Guests were treated to jazz and hip hop performances by the University's dance society in the cathedral-like courtyard space on the ground floor before hearing from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier on how the building, designed by RIBA Gold Award winning Grafton Architects, is already transforming the lives of those who use it....

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