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Kingston School of Art graduates help John Lewis and Waitrose give a little love in animated advert promoting charitable Christmas campaign

Posted Friday 20 November 2020

Kingston School of Art graduates help John Lewis and Waitrose give a little love in animated advert promoting charitable Christmas campaign

John Lewis and Waitrose and Partners have recruited four Kingston School of Art Illustration Animation BA (Hons) graduates to produce a 30-second advert encouraging the nation to raise much-needed funds for charities Home-Start and FareShare. The much anticipated advert signals the run up to the Christmas period and is a key element of the retailers ‘Give A Little Love' campaign aimed at making a lasting difference to some of those affected by the pandemic in 2020.

The footage tells the story of a beautifully wrapped present on a journey from a child's Christmas tree to a grateful family in need by a selection of animated characters. Inspired by the kindness of the British public during the pandemic, the advert reinforces the message of caring for others throughout the festive period, with information on how people can donate to support the two charities....


Sustainable design graduate shortlisted for Green Gown award for B Susty programme supporting teaching of environmental messages in the classroom

Posted Wednesday 18 November 2020

Sustainable design graduate shortlisted for Green Gown award for B Susty programme supporting teaching of environmental messages in the classroom

A project showing how children can influence sustainable living has been shortlisted for a Green Gown Award.

The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges across the world. The project, shortlisted in the Research with Impact category, is the work of Kingston University Sustainable Design MA graduate, Cibele Machado Fontoura....


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. ...


Kingston University postgraduate wins prestigious creative writing award with first novel inspired by climate change and Russian author Dostoyevsky

Posted Tuesday 17 November 2020

Kingston University postgraduate wins prestigious creative writing award with first novel inspired by climate change and Russian author Dostoyevsky

Climate change, Dostoyevsky and lockdown is the unlikely combination that saw a Kingston University postgraduate win a prestigious first novel award.


Movember – Kingston University academic highlights importance of staying mentally healthy

Posted Monday 16 November 2020

Movember – Kingston University academic highlights importance of staying mentally healthy

Movember is an annual event every November that encourages men to grow a moustache to raise the awareness of men's health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, suicide, and mental health. Senior lecturer in mental health at Kingston University Laurie Dahl speaks about the importance of staying mentally health in a year when people have been confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Our mental health, and the wellbeing of all in our communities has never been at a higher profile. Awareness of the relevance of mental health has never been higher. Until relatively recently, few now are unaware of issues such as anxiety, depression, and suicide. Campaigns such as Time to Change have had a considerable impact in challenging the stigma around mental health but the withdrawal of government funding for Time to Change shows that we have not arrived at a nirvana....


Kingston University supports small businesses hit by Covid-19 pandemic by delivering government-funded leadership programme

Posted Tuesday 10 November 2020

Kingston University supports small businesses hit by Covid-19 pandemic by delivering government-funded leadership programme

To help entrepreneurs in developing their company's resilience and recovery from the impact of Covid-19, Kingston Business School has launched the Small Business Leadership Programme. The programme is led by Dr Bahare Afrahi, the director of highly successful undergraduate course in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management within Kingston University.

The 10-week course will be held online and has been designed to help entrepreneurs develop the skills and the confidence to make difficult decisions about how to keep their enterprise afloat and boost growth and productivity during these challenging times, and beyond....


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 supports military personnel and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Posted Friday 6 November 2020

Kingston University supports military personnel and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Kingston University has signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a show of support for the military community days before Remembrance Sunday.

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