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Posted Wednesday 12 May 2021
Two nursing academics from Kingston University won prestigious awards for teaching excellence late last year and, to celebrate this year's International Nurses Day on Wednesday 12 May, they recently came together to discuss their passion for teaching, the methods they use and why they got into academia.
Posted Wednesday 12 May 2021
Kingston University's commitment to gender equality and inclusivity has been recognised with two further Athena SWAN bronze department awards.
The latest accreditation from Advance HE follows successful applications from teams within the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly with St George's, University of London....
Posted Wednesday 5 May 2021
Life as a midwife has looked rather different since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, but the job at hand has remained the same during this time – deliver the baby and keep mother and child safe. To mark the International Day of the Midwife on Wednesday 5 May, senior lecturer in midwifery at Kingston University Jane Forman gives her account on bringing lives into the world during a pandemic.
Posted Tuesday 4 May 2021
A Kingston University PhD student has created a set of toys to help children with complex needs learn how to express grief and deal with other difficult emotions.
Sarah Helton is in the first stage of a three-year PhD looking at ways children can be supported to communicate about bereavement and grief when they don't have the verbal skills to articulate how they are feeling. She has created Good Grief Toys to help children understand and communicate about death, bereavement, grief and loss....
Posted Thursday 29 April 2021
Student and graduate entrepreneurs are receiving a £40,000 boost through Kingston University's longstanding partnership with Santander Universities to launch and develop their start-ups this year.
The partnership focuses on enhancing education, employability and entrepreneurship outcomes for students and the latest round of funding will support the most promising business ideas. ...
Posted Wednesday 28 April 2021
Two Kingston University students have helped eminent British artist Mat Collishaw produce his latest work, recently unveiled in the Undercoft, near the riverside in Kingston upon Thames.
Echolocation - an 11 metre long, three-channel video installation - is being projected onto a mesh screen in the tunnelled walkway, located between Cote brasserie and the Bishop Pub, in the heart of Kingston leading to the Riverside Walk. The piece highlights the borough's rich heritage by recreating a historic church using lidar scanning, a process similar to echolocation utilised by several species of bats inhabiting a nearby conservation area....
Posted Thursday 22 April 2021
Posted Wednesday 21 April 2021
Kingston University has teamed up with Salutem Care and Education in a £220,000 technology project to improve care for people with autism and learning difficulties. Experts from the University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics will work with the homecare provider to design and develop a sophisticated sensor system that will alert carers when urgent support is needed.
The digital alert system will use wearable technology to monitor physiological data such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, breathing and other stress responses. It will be designed with end users so that it can be tailored to individual needs, with unobtrusive sensors placed in a watch or clothing for continuous heath monitoring or in a room to constantly check movement, along with light and noise levels. ...