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New book by Kingston University and St George's, University of London social work expert outlines ramifications of privatising services

Posted Monday 10 December 2018

New book by Kingston University and St George's, University of London social work expert outlines ramifications of privatising services

A book setting out the far-reaching implications of privatising social work is being unveiled by a leading academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

In Whose Interest? The Privatisation of Child Protection and Social Work, by Emeritus Professor of Social Work Ray Jones, explores the impact of outsourcing crucial services, including those for families and children, to private companies. It discusses the challenges privatisation poses in the sector and the effect this approach is having on the quality and continuity of care....


Politics and international relations students shine spotlight on Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 70th anniversary

Posted Friday 7 December 2018

Politics and international relations students shine spotlight on Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 70th anniversary

Students and academics at Kingston University are marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights by exploring the significant role the landmark manifesto has played in shaping the world since 1948.

Kingston University's head of politics Professor Radu Cinpoes said the anniversary was a momentous occasion as it gave people a chance to reflect on what had happened in the world of human rights since the declaration was signed....


Discover Leveson – Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society

Posted Thursday 6 December 2018

Discover Leveson – Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society

A cutting-edge online archive of the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press has been launched in a project led by Kingston University. The Discover Leveson website is a comprehensive, fully searchable and freshly curated educational resource, providing the public with easy access to the wealth of evidence from the landmark inquiry, which examined the central role of news and journalism in modern society.

Established by then-Prime Minister David Cameron in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, the public inquiry led by judge Sir Brian Leveson ran from July 2011 to November 2012. Hearing evidence for more than eight months of that time, it explored the media's relationship with the public, politicians and the police....


Kingston University's innovative outreach work named one of UK's 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK

Posted Thursday 6 December 2018

Kingston University's innovative outreach work named one of UK's 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK

Kingston University's sector-leading work to raise young people's aspirations has been named as one of the United Kingdom's 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK for its significant impact on people's everyday lives.

The University has been working with more than 300 schools and colleges across Greater London and the South East to help inspire pupils from a range of underrepresented backgrounds to consider moving on to higher education. Its outreach programme delivers hundreds of interactive and engaging activities for learners of all ages - including science, technology, engineering and maths activities using a mobile lab in a lorry packed with cutting edge equipment....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert plays key role in study to help doctors identify when terminally ill patients are close to death

Posted Tuesday 4 December 2018

Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert plays key role in study to help doctors identify when terminally ill patients are close to death

Research jointly undertaken by Kingston University and St George's, University of London's new Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise has identified the key signs and symptoms expert doctors use to recognise when terminally ill patients are close to death.

Professor Priscilla Harries, who is also the Director of the Centre of Health and Social Care Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, co-authored the study led by researchers at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London....


Kingston School of Art design graduates win Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for eco-friendly Chip[s] Board material

Posted Thursday 22 November 2018

Kingston School of Art design graduates win Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for eco-friendly Chip[s] Board material

A business formed by Kingston School of Art graduates that offers an eco-friendly alternative to MDF made from potato peelings has won top honours at the annual Santander Entrepreneurship Awards, landing £25,000 of seed funding in the process.

Chip[s] Board®, founded by design graduates Rowan Minkley and Rob Nicoll, saw off competition from 80 entries from universities across the country to pick up the award in the non-tech category. The pair pitched their business to a packed room of industry experts and entrepreneurs at the final in London alongside six other hopeful graduate businesses - scooping top prize as selected by a panel of judges....


Shifting focus from catching cheats to positive education key to protecting clean sport, Kingston University expert tells World Anti-Doping Agency conference

Posted Thursday 22 November 2018

Shifting focus from catching cheats to positive education key to protecting clean sport, Kingston University expert tells World Anti-Doping Agency conference

The assumption most athletes would dope unless stopped should be abandoned, with the focus of anti-doping education shifting towards a more positive, values-based approach, according to a Kingston University public health expert.

Professor Andrea Petroczi outlined the importance of ensuring this education was provided in a way that enabled and supported athletes to compete clean after speaking at the second World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Global Education Conference in Beijing, where she reflected on athletes own views around clean sport....


Kingston University shortlisted for national award for supporting estranged students

Posted Wednesday 21 November 2018

Kingston University shortlisted for national award for supporting estranged students

Kingston University has been shortlisted for an award for its work supporting students who have become estranged from their families.

The University's Access, Participation and Inclusion team was  nominated for top honours in the Outreach and Transition category at the inaugural Stand Alone Pledge Awards. The accolades recognised higher education institutions for their outstanding commitment and innovative approaches to supporting estranged students....

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