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Pupils' designs built by Kingston University take centre stage at Primary Engineer launch event at Gatwick Airport

Posted Friday 16 August 2019

Pupils' designs built by Kingston University take centre stage at Primary Engineer launch event at Gatwick Airport

Prototypes for designs to solve engineering challenges built by Kingston University and dreamt up by school pupils went on show at Gatwick Airport as part of a launch event for a Primary Engineer competition.

The airport, Facebook and Network Rail have become national partners for the ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?' Leaders Award competition, designed to help encourage students from schools across the country to become the engineering professionals of the future....


Clearing hotline phones buzzing as A-level results students jostle for a course place at Kingston University

Posted Thursday 15 August 2019

Clearing hotline phones buzzing as A-level results students jostle for a course place at Kingston University

Kingston University's Clearing hotline headquarters has been bustling with activity all morning as thousands of eager applicants receiving their A-level results try to snap up one of the remaining course places for September.

The University has a dedicated team of 120 specially trained hotline operators who have already taken more than 1,900 calls from prospective students. The atmosphere in the headquarters has been electric as operators and admissions tutors have been able to offer a place instantly to some of the eager callers....


Engineering student setting sights on making late mum proud after securing place at Kingston University through Clearing

Posted Tuesday 13 August 2019

Engineering student setting sights on making late mum proud after securing place at Kingston University through Clearing

Ese Akpochimoraa was just 15 when her mother Marian tragically passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage weeks before her own graduation ceremony. Crossing the stage on behalf of her family to collect the degree her mother had worked so hard for, Ese was determined to make her proud by going on to study at university herself.

"Mum was a real inspiration for me," Ese, from Lewisham in south east London, said. "She was the first in our family to go to university, finding the time to study in the evenings despite working as a nurse and bringing up four children. She was always pushing me to succeed and I knew it would have meant the world to her to see me graduate."...


Students gearing up for Clearing should act early to secure their perfect course, Kingston University admissions expert advises

Posted Thursday 8 August 2019

Students gearing up for Clearing should act early to secure their perfect course, Kingston University admissions expert advises

With A-level and BTEC results days just around the corner it can be a tense time for students considering all their options – but a bit of forward planning could set them on their path to success, an admissions tutor at Kingston University has said.

The University is expecting thousands of calls from applicants eager to secure one of the remaining degree course places when its Clearing hotline opens at 7.30am on A-level results day. They will include students who have changed their minds about what course they want to study, as well those who have narrowly missed the grades they hoped for....


Exhibition sheds light on women's experiences in the era of mass introduction of electricity to rural homes in Ireland

Posted Wednesday 7 August 2019

Exhibition sheds light on women's experiences in the era of mass introduction of electricity to rural homes in Ireland

The transformative impact electrification had on rural Ireland - and how the fantasy and reality of housework in the 1950s and 1960s compared - is explored in a major new exhibition co-curated by a Kingston University researcher.

Focusing directly on the lives and experiences of women who lived through the country's rural electrification programme, the exhibition features a mixture of objects, oral histories, documentation and interpretations of period environments in Ireland from the late 1940s up until the 1970s....


Should a Theresa May memoir be released? Experts at Kingston University create novel formula to guide publishers on the potential success or failure of political biographies

Posted Tuesday 6 August 2019

Should a Theresa May memoir be released? Experts at Kingston University create novel formula to guide publishers on the potential success or failure of political biographies

A recent debate on social media about whether or not the book-buying public has an appetite for an autobiography of former Prime Minister Theresa May has prompted a publishing expert and economist from Kingston University to team up to analyse how to predict if a political memoir will be a hit or a flop.

Political autobiographies often feature highly on bestsellers lists, said Alison Baverstock, Professor of Publishing at Kingston University. "But commissioning such titles does involve large financial risk for publishers. If someone falls out of favour or in to obscurity then copies of their memoirs are a waste of money - either left to gather dust on the shelves or needing to be pulped, the fate of much unsold stock," she added....


A champion of inclusivity and campus community at Kingston University and St George's, University of London awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Posted Monday 5 August 2019

A champion of inclusivity and campus community at Kingston University and St George's, University of London awarded National Teaching Fellowship

A social work expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London, who created a series of projects to help develop an inclusive curriculum, create a sense of community and promote mindfulness has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Ms Akhtar said a supportive and collaborative environment at Kingston University has enabled her to enhance the student experience. "It's brilliant that if I have an idea, the University will give me an opportunity to take it on and see it through," she added.  ...


End of life and palliative care for people with learning disabilities needs improving, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert tells House of Lords lecture

Posted Friday 2 August 2019

End of life and palliative care for people with learning disabilities needs improving, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert tells House of Lords lecture

Pioneering cancer charity Marie Curie has called on the expertise of world-leading learning disability and palliative care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne to share her insight and ground-breaking research on the topic at the House of Lords.

Professor Tuffrey-Wijne, the world's first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, told policymakers and leading thinkers in the field at the Death, Dying and Learning Disability lecture that improvement in end of life care given to people with learning disabilities is desperately needed. The lecture was one of a series being held by Marie Curie focusing on access to care and support for people living with a terminal illness....

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