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Update: Arrangements for reopening Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses

Posted Thursday 23 May 2019

Update: Arrangements for reopening Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses

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UPDATE - Friday 24 May, 6.40pm: The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that the World War II bomb discovered on a construction site in Kingston has now been successfully detonated....


Kingston University teams up with the University of Gibraltar to launch territory's first PGCE teacher training degree

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2019

Kingston University teams up with the University of Gibraltar to launch territory's first PGCE teacher training degree

Kingston University's strong relationship with educators in Gibraltar has led to the launch of the British Overseas Territory's first PGCE teacher training degree.


Kingston University's award-winning nursing project helps breaks down barriers for young people with learning disabilities

Posted Thursday 16 May 2019

Kingston University's award-winning nursing project helps breaks down barriers for young people with learning disabilities

An award-winning project from Kingston University and St George's, University of London's School of Nursing is bringing together student nurses and young people with learning disabilities to help build trust, confidence and understanding through writing and performance.



Kingston University and St George's, University of London win three awards at national Student Nursing Times Awards

Posted Friday 3 May 2019

Kingston University and St George's, University of London win three awards at national Student Nursing Times Awards

There was success for Kingston University and St George's, University of London as they picked up three accolades at this year's national Student Nursing Times Awards.

Ms Nash said: "The award was a testament to the passion and commitment of the whole team,  in particular the pupils from St Philips Special Needs School, their teacher Neil Mears, Director of StoryAID Eli Anderson and Buddy Student Nurses."...


Kingston University's leading role in closing BME attainment gap highlighted in new report by Universities UK and National Union of Students

Posted Thursday 2 May 2019

Kingston University's leading role in closing BME attainment gap highlighted in new report by Universities UK and National Union of Students

​Kingston University's sector-leading work in reducing the BME attainment gap has been highlighted in a new report by Universities UK and the National Union of Students.

The report, led by Baroness Amos, director of SOAS, and Amatey Doku, vice-president of higher education for the NUS, sets out five key recommendations for the sector to adopt as a framework for closing the gap. These include providing strong leadership, having conversations about race and changing the culture, developing racially diverse and inclusive environments, getting evidence and analysing the data and understanding what works....


Illustration animation graduate collects gong at Royal Television Society regional student awards

Posted Friday 26 April 2019

Illustration animation graduate collects gong at Royal Television Society regional student awards

A Kingston School of Art graduate's film capturing the way brass music has symbolised both the resilience of New Orleans' residents following Hurricane Katrina and the impact of the mine closures in Yorkshire has carried off a coveted sector award. Matt Armitage's three-minute production, Brass, won the animation category in the regional final of the Royal Television Society's London regional student awards.

Produced as part of his final degree project on the Illustration Animation BA(Hons) course, the film, made up of thousands of sketches drawn on a tablet before being traced over with chalk pastel, helped Matt secure a first class degree. Its distinctive hand-drawn aesthetic and fast paced editing were brought to life through a vibrant colour palette with warm reds, passionate pinks and dramatic purples showcasing New Orleans, while earthy greens and murky yellows alluded to the mining communities of Yorkshire....


Award-winning debut novel by Rachel Joyce becomes this year's Kingston University Big Read book as project celebrates fifth birthday

Posted Wednesday 24 April 2019

Award-winning debut novel by Rachel Joyce becomes this year's Kingston University Big Read book as project celebrates fifth birthday

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce has been named as the winning title for the fifth Big Read – Kingston University's award-winning shared-reading initiative. The Big Read aims to create a sense of community between students, staff and the wider Kingston borough, by providing a common topic to talk about. The project launched in 2015 to help new students settle in to university by giving them the chance to read the same book before they arrived. Since then, Kingston University has sent a copy of the chosen title every year to all new students to help make them feel welcome when joining the University.

In the intervening years, the project has attracted interest from several other institutions and, in 2017, won the prestigious Times Higher Education award for ‘Widening Participation Initiative of the Year'....

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