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Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Posted Monday 18 January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

The experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher will join the University, based in south west London, in mid-April following five years as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University....


Kingston University retains European HR Excellence in Research Award

Posted Monday 4 January 2021

  Kingston University retains European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University's commitment to supporting and empowering its researchers throughout their careers has been recognised by retaining the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

The University was one of 14 institutions who retained the award this year following the successful completion of a four, six or eight year review. Some 97 United Kingdom institutions and 467 other European institutions currently hold the award....


Quality of Kingston University's landmark Town House and Mill Street Building recognised in raft of architecture and industry award commendations

Posted Wednesday 16 December 2020

Quality of Kingston University's landmark Town House and Mill Street Building recognised in raft of architecture and industry award commendations

Kingston University has topped off a year of widespread praise for boosting students' learning through its investment in campus facilities with its iconic Town House named runner up in the Guardian University Awards.

Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning practice Grafton Architects, the multi-million pound Town House in Penrhyn Road is transforming the learning experience for students and acts as a gateway to the University for residents and businesses. Some 5,000 students, staff and members of the Kingston community poured through its doors on its opening day in January, and many more have done so since....


International Day of People with Disabilities – Kingston University staff and students call for better support for people with learning disabilities during and after coronavirus pandemic

Posted Thursday 3 December 2020

International Day of People with Disabilities – Kingston University staff and students call for better support for people with learning disabilities during and after coronavirus pandemic

The International Day of People with Disabilities takes place on 3 December every year and was created by the United Nations to promote an understanding of disability issues, support the dignity, rights, and wellbeing of people with disabilities and highlight the benefits of integrating them into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

To mark this year's awareness day, staff and students from Kingston University's learning disabilities nursing department discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has affected those with learning disabilities mentally, physically, and socially....


Life, work and eco-socialism of William Morris inspires Wallpaper Man exhibition from Kingston School of Art students, academics and alumni

Posted Monday 30 November 2020

Life, work and eco-socialism of William Morris inspires Wallpaper Man exhibition from Kingston School of Art students, academics and alumni

A sustainable tracksuit made from hemp and natural dyes, an Artificial Intelligence algorithm creating patterns from archival data and a typeface developed from chisel marks are just a few of the many innovative projects inspired by the work of William Morris at a newly launched exhibition. Originally conceived before the lockdown, the exhibition hopes to encourage a new audience to discover the life and work of the British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist.

Launched in collaboration with the William Morris Society, the exhibition showcases new works from designers, fine artists, journalists and creative writers each responding to one of three curated quotes from William Morris around protest and social commentary, innovation and technology, and usefulness and beauty. The students, alumni and academics from Kingston School of Art work under the banner of the StoryBox Collective, named after a collection of objects that together tell a story about a theme or aspect of a subject or artist....


Report showing higher number of coronavirus deaths in people with learning disabilities highlights need for immediate action, Kingston University expert says

Posted Wednesday 18 November 2020

Report showing higher number of coronavirus deaths in people with learning disabilities highlights need for immediate action, Kingston University expert says

A newly-published Public Health England report which shows people with learning disabilities are 6.3 times more likely to die from coronavirus than the rest of the population shows urgent action is required, according to a learning disability and palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

The report also revealed that young adults with learning disabilities, aged 18-34, are 30 times more likely to die of Covid-19 than those without. Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne said these worrying figures highlighted just how vulnerable people with learning disabilities are during a pandemic. ...


Research into athletes' views on doping reveal issue cannot be dealt with in isolation, Kingston University expert outlines ahead of clean sport conference

Posted Monday 9 November 2020

Research into athletes' views on doping reveal issue cannot be dealt with in isolation, Kingston University expert outlines ahead of clean sport conference

Kingston University anti-doping expert Professor Andrea Petroczi will take part in a panel discussion exploring athletes' views on the impact doping has on elite sport at a virtual conference next month.

The second annual Clean Sport Insight Forum, organised by the Clean Sport Alliance as part of the RESPECT project, will bring together athletes, policymakers and anti-doping researchers on 8-9 December to discuss a range of anti-doping topics and issues....


Kingston University partnership to teach school pupils essential life skills through sport

Posted Thursday 5 November 2020

Kingston University partnership to teach school pupils essential life skills through sport

A programme to help primary school pupils learn core subjects and develop essential life skills through the power of sport is being launched by a Kingston University partnership.

Move.Learn.Grow. will see experienced sports teachers, coaches and internationally acclaimed educators from Harlequins Foundation, Sport Impact and Kingston University's Centre for Physical Education, Sport and Activity (CPESA) working together to provide schools in London with unique learning solutions....

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