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First Mental Health Nurses' Day a step in right direction, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert says

Posted Thursday 21 February 2019

First Mental Health Nurses' Day a step in right direction, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert says

The introduction of a Mental Health Nurses' Day is a step forward in helping people understand the crucial role these specialist nurses play in supporting service users and challenging stigma that still surrounds mental illness, according to an expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Professor of Mental Health Nursing Mary Chambers said the new awareness day, created by the Royal College of Nursing, comes at an important time - with mental health 'receiving long overdue recognition' after the government announced a number of new initiatives in the latest Budget....


Kingston University politics expert says Labour splitters have made Brexit even more complicated – and weakened prospect of what they want to achieve

Posted Monday 18 February 2019

Kingston University politics expert says Labour splitters have made Brexit even more complicated – and weakened prospect of what they want to achieve

Seven Labour MPs have resigned over Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and concerns around anti-semitism – but does this help or hinder their hopes of securing a second referendum? Dr Robin Pettit, senior lecturer in comparative politics at Kingston University in London, examines the decision of MPs Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Angela Smith, Ann Coffey, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes and Gavin Shuker to quit the party and whether this could spark a radical change in British politics.

"The British political system is very unforgiving of new parties. Anyone who splits with one party to form something new is unlikely to win. You have to wonder what they are hoping to achieve – short term, this could well weaken the prospect of a second referendum and long term, there simply isn't room in our current electoral system for small parties. We saw this with the SDP, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP in 2015."...


New parliamentary report could help tackle national childhood obesity crisis, Kingston University expert says

Posted Monday 18 February 2019

New parliamentary report could help tackle national childhood obesity crisis, Kingston University expert says

A new government report could be a long-awaited step in helping to tackle the national childhood obesity crisis, according to a Kingston University expert.

Greg Dryer, who sits on the Fit and Healthy Childhood all-party parliamentary group which produced the report and is Director of the University's new Centre for Physical Education, Sport and Activity, said: "Schools have a key role in getting children active and playing sport and I hope this report will go some way to putting recognised measures in place to address this."...


New physician associates an asset to hospital medical and surgical teams, study from Kingston University and St George's, University of London finds

Posted Wednesday 13 February 2019

New physician associates an asset to hospital medical and surgical teams, study from Kingston University and St George's, University of London finds

A first study into the impact of a new type of health worker in NHS hospitals, physician associates, has found they benefit medical and surgical teams and their patients, according to research by Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Researchers found physician associates safely support the workloads of clinical teams and help provide team continuity, as well as positively contributing to patients' experience and journeys....


Kingston University to host seminar to inform future teachers about the needs of Forces children

Posted Monday 11 February 2019

Kingston University to host seminar to inform future teachers about the needs of Forces children

A seminar focusing on the needs of Armed Forces children and how they are supported at school is being hosted by Kingston University and Reading Force.

The event will see the University's teacher training students hear from policy makers and education and military professionals about issues facing Forces children, how they can be supported as they transition between schools, how to reach and engage Forces parents, and how to connect Forces children with their peers in school....


Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

Posted Tuesday 5 February 2019

Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

This year's series of Kingston University industry-respected Strategy into Practice seminars has launched with American entrepreneur and chairman of Metro Bank Vernon Hill speaking to a packed lecture theatre at Kingston Business School.

Mr Hill told the audience of students, staff, alumni and local business people that when he had founded Metro Bank in 2010 it had been Britain's first new high street bank for more than 100 years. "It now boasts 66 stores and assets of more than £20 billion," he said. "Building a growth company, or not-for-profit, in a slow growth world, as I did, is all about having fans rather than customers."...


Universities Minister Chris Skidmore hails Kingston University for its work promoting diversity and increasing access to higher education

Posted Thursday 31 January 2019

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore hails Kingston University for its work promoting diversity and increasing access to higher education

The Government's new Universities Minister has commended Kingston University for its sector-leading work on social mobility, diversity and reducing the BME attainment gap. During a visit to the University's Penrhyn Road campus, Chris Skidmore MP was given a tour of facilities, including its dedicated STEM outreach centre, which hosts primary and secondary pupils for specially tailored sessions.

He also met students including Rochelle Watson, who is the first in her family to go to university and was last year named one of the winners at the UpReach Student Social Mobility Awards. She shared her thoughts on the way university education can transform lives along with other students who have come through the University's KU Cares scheme, which supports care leavers and students estranged from their families. They spoke to the Kingswood MP about their experiences and the support they have received overcoming barriers to success....


Kingston University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics secures Athena SWAN bronze award from Equality Challenge Unit

Posted Tuesday 29 January 2019

Kingston University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics secures Athena SWAN bronze award from Equality Challenge Unit

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Kingston University has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity with an Athena SWAN bronze department award.

The accreditation from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is the second such award for the University, after the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry was recognised by the Government-funded organisation last year. The ECU aims to promote diversity and improve the experience of all those working and learning in institutions in the United Kingdom....

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