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Q&A with Creative Writing tutor Dr Adam Baron on publication of his book You Won't Believe This (HarperCollins, 2019)

Posted Friday 19 July 2019

Q&A with Creative Writing tutor Dr Adam Baron on publication of his book You Won't Believe This (HarperCollins, 2019)

Adam, what made you decide to start writing for younger readers? I just had an idea for a novel narrated by a young boy who's mother has a breakdown due to a traumatic incident in her past. It was my agent who decided that it was a novel for children, which was fine by me. HarperCollins then asked me to write three books for this age group, so here I am.

Adam BaronHow do you describe your readers without using an age range that might exclude those at either end of the range? I say that readers from nine up will enjoy it. I've had letters from all age groups, including adult readers....


Inspirational entrepreneurs, campaigners for justice and industry pioneers to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Posted Tuesday 16 July 2019

Inspirational entrepreneurs, campaigners for justice and industry pioneers to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

A dedicated race and human rights campaigner, an innovator in fashion branding and an influential legal expert are among a group of industry leaders set to receive honorary awards from Kingston University as thousands of students celebrate their graduations.

More than 2,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students will cross the stage at ceremonies held at the borough's Rose Theatre during the next fortnight to collect awards from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing and Kingston School of Art....


Innovative school pupils' designs showcased at Kingston University as part of Primary Engineer's London Leaders Awards

Posted Monday 8 July 2019

Innovative school pupils' designs showcased at Kingston University as part of Primary Engineer's London Leaders Awards

Creative solutions to global engineering problems dreamed up by young innovators of the future were unveiled at Kingston University as part of an annual Primary Engineer competition.

The London awards ceremony of this year's 'if you were an engineer, what would you do?' contest, run by Primary Engineer Programmes – a not-for-profit national organisation promoting engineering careers for school children – was supported by Siemens and held at the University's Penrhyn Road campus. Pupils between the ages of three and 18 were challenged to interview engineers, identify problems and design solutions to them....


Four Kingston University subjects secure 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey

Posted Wednesday 3 July 2019

Four Kingston University subjects secure 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey

Four Kingston University subjects have achieved a 100 per cent score for overall student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).

In figures just released by the Office for Students, the University's learning disability nursing, information systems, journalism and nutrition with exercise and health programmes received the maximum satisfaction ratings from final year students. The annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions, was carried out earlier this year....


Kingston University leadership training programme for black, Asian and minority ethnic mental health nurses up for Royal College of Nursing award

Posted Monday 24 June 2019

Kingston University leadership training programme for black, Asian and minority ethnic mental health nurses up for Royal College of Nursing award

A Kingston University and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust programme to help black, Asian and minority ethnic mental health nurses develop the skills and confidence to access more senior roles has been shortlisted for a Royal College of Nursing Institute award.

The Harnessing BAME Mental Health Nurses' Talent programme, which offers nurses an opportunity to build leadership skills, explore how cultural backgrounds influence professional development and provides one-to-one coaching, is in the running for the national Leadership Award....


International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Posted Thursday 20 June 2019

 International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Ensuring young girls understand the creative potential of engineering and science careers could play a key part in addressing the sector's gender imbalance, according to industry expert and Kingston University visiting professor Dawn Childs.

The group engineering director for global theme park operator Merlin and current president of the Women's Engineering Society also spoke of the need for more female engineers to visit schools and act as powerful role models to children ahead of International Women in Engineering Day this Sunday....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London programme first undergraduate degree in UK to receive Social Pedagogy Professional Association endorsement

Posted Friday 14 June 2019

Kingston University and St George's, University of London programme first undergraduate degree in UK to receive Social Pedagogy Professional Association endorsement

A Kingston University and St George's, University of London course has become the first undergraduate programme in the United Kingdom to receive an endorsement from the Social Pedagogy Professional Association.

The seal of approval from the association, which has recently been granted charitable status, highlights the quality of teaching and learning of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education's, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, three-year BA (Hons) in Working with Children and Young People: Social Pedagogy and recognises that it meets expected standards of education, training and proficiency....


Kingston University construction management student who swapped accountancy career for design honoured at Women in Property awards

Posted Wednesday 12 June 2019

Kingston University construction management student who swapped accountancy career for design honoured at Women in Property awards

A mum-of-one who left an accountancy career behind to pursue her creative dreams at Kingston University has been hailed as an inspirational role model at a regional construction industry award ceremony.

Lily Dixon embarked on a Construction Management BSc (Hons) degree in 2016 after a decade as a legal cashier and accountant, firstly for a law firm and then a media company. Returning to work after having daughter Cassidy, she realised accountancy wasn't providing the creative outlet she needed and began considering alternative careers....

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