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Posted Friday 27 November 2020
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....
Posted Friday 27 November 2020
Estrangement is when a person has lost or broken contact with their family. People can become estranged for any number of reasons, such as abuse, a clash of beliefs, religion or values and parental rejection of their LGBTQI+ identity among many others. This can be a long slow process, or a sharp and sudden break. For young students who experience estrangement from their parents, this often results in their university being their only network of support with the absence of a ‘safety net'.
Unlike a lot of students, the estranged learners we support through KU Cares do not have the security of family and the comfort of knowing that they will be there to support them when things get tough - even if it's just in regards to borrowing a bit of money or having a parent message to see if they're ok....
Posted Friday 20 November 2020
John Lewis and Waitrose and Partners have recruited four Kingston School of Art Illustration Animation BA (Hons) graduates to produce a 30-second advert encouraging the nation to raise much-needed funds for charities Home-Start and FareShare. The much anticipated advert signals the run up to the Christmas period and is a key element of the retailers ‘Give A Little Love' campaign aimed at making a lasting difference to some of those affected by the pandemic in 2020.
The footage tells the story of a beautifully wrapped present on a journey from a child's Christmas tree to a grateful family in need by a selection of animated characters. Inspired by the kindness of the British public during the pandemic, the advert reinforces the message of caring for others throughout the festive period, with information on how people can donate to support the two charities....
Posted Wednesday 18 November 2020
A project showing how children can influence sustainable living has been shortlisted for a Green Gown Award.
The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges across the world. The project, shortlisted in the Research with Impact category, is the work of Kingston University Sustainable Design MA graduate, Cibele Machado Fontoura....
Posted Monday 16 November 2020
Movember is an annual event every November that encourages men to grow a moustache to raise the awareness of men's health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, suicide, and mental health. Senior lecturer in mental health at Kingston University Laurie Dahl speaks about the importance of staying mentally health in a year when people have been confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Our mental health, and the wellbeing of all in our communities has never been at a higher profile. Awareness of the relevance of mental health has never been higher. Until relatively recently, few now are unaware of issues such as anxiety, depression, and suicide. Campaigns such as Time to Change have had a considerable impact in challenging the stigma around mental health but the withdrawal of government funding for Time to Change shows that we have not arrived at a nirvana....
Posted Tuesday 10 November 2020
To help entrepreneurs in developing their company's resilience and recovery from the impact of Covid-19, Kingston Business School has launched the Small Business Leadership Programme. The programme is led by Dr Bahare Afrahi, the director of highly successful undergraduate course in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management within Kingston University.
The 10-week course will be held online and has been designed to help entrepreneurs develop the skills and the confidence to make difficult decisions about how to keep their enterprise afloat and boost growth and productivity during these challenging times, and beyond....
Posted Friday 6 November 2020
Kingston University has signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a show of support for the military community days before Remembrance Sunday.
Posted Thursday 29 October 2020
A children's nursing expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been named Educator of the Year at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards.
Zoe Clark beat off stiff competition from eight other nursing academics from across the UK to land the gong. The achievements of her Kingston and St George's colleague Edwin Chamanga were also recognised, as he was a finalist in the same category....