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A-level results day: Kingston University Clearing hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places

Posted Thursday 13 August 2020

A-level results day: Kingston University Clearing hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places

Kingston University's Clearing hotline operation has swung into action, with hundreds of applicants keen to secure a place on a course in September calling its dedicated hotline after A-level results were released.

Some 160 friendly hotline operators and more than 300 academics, who are working from homes across the country this year, have been busy fielding calls since the lines opened. The team, which includes course leaders, lecturers and current student ambassadors, is on hand to answer any questions from A-level students who may not have quite got the grades for their chosen institution or had accepted a place elsewhere but since changed their minds and now want to study at Kingston. The operators have also been guiding people eager to return to education by talking through the various options available....


Kingston University art students create inspirational animation film for young refugee project

Posted Friday 7 August 2020

Kingston University art students create inspirational animation film for young refugee project

A group of illustration animation students from Kingston School of Art have created a stunning animated film to accompany a song written by young refugees living in the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Third year undergraduates Cat Baskerville, Rhian Jenkins, Bella McEvoy and Nathan Ward collaborated with Compass Collective - a non-profit theatre company that works with people seeking sanctuary after fleeing persecution in their home countries. The students' animation work is featured in a special film, Imagine, which was released to raise awareness of World Refugee Day, in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe theatre and Migration Matters, a non-profit organisation which promotes evidence-based conversations about migration....


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

Posted Wednesday 15 July 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. The University remains closed for teaching, learning and administration with the only exception being our halls of residence, which remain open for those students.

When does the University open?...


Coronavirus Covid-19 – Information for our students

Posted Wednesday 15 July 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.

When does the University open?...


Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Posted Wednesday 24 June 2020

  Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

An expert in analytical and forensic science from Kingston University has received the Royal Society of Chemistry's exceptional service award for his outstanding contribution to proactively and inclusively supporting his colleagues and the wider scientific community.

Dr James Barker, from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, has been involved with the Royal Society of Chemistry for more than 20 years, and is currently vice chair of its registration committee, assessor of science teaching and in-house training schemes, and an analytical chemistry branch assessor....


Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

Posted Tuesday 23 June 2020

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

On International Women in Engineering Day, students, staff and graduates from Kingston University share their experiences and ambitions, as well as offering tips for young women considering a career in STEM and highlighting those who have inspired them on the way. 

Now in its seventh year, the international awareness campaign aims to raises the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the wide range of career opportunities available to women in the industry....


A support guide from the Student Health and Wellbeing service

Posted Monday 8 June 2020

A support guide from the Student Health and Wellbeing service

During this time of uncertainty, the Student Health and Wellbeing service is available to provide support to all students. This guide explains what services we are currently providing as well as useful apps, websites and guidance on how to look after your health and wellbeing at any point, including these unprecedented times.

Please ensure you are up to date with the current government guidelines....


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....

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