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Kingston University nursing lecturer Judith Francois receives Most Innovative Teacher of the Year accolade at Times Higher Education awards

Posted Friday 27 November 2020

Kingston University nursing lecturer Judith Francois receives Most Innovative Teacher of the Year accolade at Times Higher Education awards

A Kingston University nursing expert who established a pioneering programme to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health nurses progress into senior roles has been named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in the Times Higher Education awards.

Senior lecturer in clinical leadership and management in the University's School of Nursing Judith Francois received the prestigious accolade during a virtual ceremony which recognised institutions and staff from across the UK for exceptional teaching, research, student support, entrepreneurship, collaborations and outreach....


Estranged Students Solidarity Week – how Kingston University supports estranged students throughout their studies

Posted Friday 27 November 2020

Estranged Students Solidarity Week – how Kingston University supports estranged students throughout their studies

Estrangement is when a person has lost or broken contact with their family. People can become estranged for any number of reasons, such as abuse, a clash of beliefs, religion or values and parental rejection of their LGBTQI+ identity among many others. This can be a long slow process, or a sharp and sudden break. For young students who experience estrangement from their parents, this often results in their university being their only network of support with the absence of a ‘safety net'.

Unlike a lot of students, the estranged learners we support through KU Cares do not have the security of family and the comfort of knowing that they will be there to support them when things get tough  - even if it's just in regards to borrowing a bit of money or having a parent message to see if they're ok....


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....


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....


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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