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New season of Kingston University graduation ceremonies kicks off at Twickenham Stadium

Posted Thursday 12 May 2022

 New season of Kingston University graduation ceremonies kicks off at Twickenham Stadium

Almost 5,000 graduates are gearing up to celebrate their academic achievements at the home of rugby as the first Kingston University graduation ceremonies in more than two years kick off this week at Twickenham Stadium. The undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students are the first in Kingston's history to have their graduation ceremonies at the venue, and will collect their awards in a suite next door to one of the most famous rugby pitches in the world, after the University decided it wanted to honour students who have had their graduations delayed in a special one-off celebration at Twickenham.


Kingston University nominated for five Student Nursing Times Awards

Posted Wednesday 6 April 2022

Kingston University nominated for five Student Nursing Times Awards

Kingston University has been shortlisted in five categories at the Student Nursing Times Awards. The nominations for the School of Nursing, which is rated number one in London in the latest Guardian University Guide, follows on from the 13 it has received over the last three years.


Psychological distress higher in UK than other countries during pandemic, finds new survey involving Kingston University academic

Posted Friday 25 February 2022

Psychological distress higher in UK than other countries during pandemic, finds new survey involving Kingston University academic

The UK had the highest levels of psychological distress in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with other economically developed nations, according to new research by Kingston University in partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU) and Imperial College Business School.


Kingston University social care students develop skills to support people with dementia

Posted Wednesday 19 January 2022

Kingston University social care students develop skills to support people with dementia

Kingston University has launched a project to give health and social care students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge by supporting people living with dementia. The Special Interest Group (SIG) is being led by senior lecturer in social work Maria Brent and aims to raise awareness of dementia and provide students with volunteering opportunities in the local community, which will benefit them both professionally and personally, as well as supporting those living with dementia and their families and carers.


Leading speech and language therapy expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives national recognition for Covid-19 work and spinal cord injury research

Posted Friday 14 January 2022

Leading speech and language therapy expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives national recognition for Covid-19 work and spinal cord injury research

One of the country's leading speech and language therapy experts, based at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has received awards from two national organisations for her key work in spinal cord injury research and in the battle against Covid-19. Dr Jackie McRae, Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Centre for Allied Health at Kingston and St George's, has been given the Giving Voice award by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for her work promoting speech and language therapy for Covid-19 patients, and the Spinal Research Institute's Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing prize for her article on work to overcome swallowing and communication issues in spinal cord injury patients.


Ethnically diverse communities more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation, according to Kingston University study

Posted Tuesday 4 January 2022

Ethnically diverse communities more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation, according to Kingston University study

A Kingston University study has found people from Black and Asian backgrounds more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation and lack of trust in government and healthcare agencies.


Dean of Kingston University and St George's, University of London's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Professor Andy Kent retires after long career in healthcare

Posted Wednesday 15 December 2021

Dean of Kingston University and St George's, University of London's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Professor Andy Kent retires after long career in healthcare

Plaudits have been flowing for the Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Professor Andy Kent, who is retiring after a 37-year career in healthcare and higher education. Andy, who has spent almost seven years leading the Faculty, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has overseen a suite of major developments during his tenure as Dean. They have included the addition of a suite of high quality simulation facilities to enhance students' learning and the creation of a host of award-winning degree programmes. He has also steered the Faculty through the Covid-19 pandemic, with many students and staff contributing to the national response.


Kingston School of Art graduates showcase creativity in Saatchi Gallery exhibition that shines light on emerging talent

Posted Tuesday 7 December 2021

Kingston School of Art graduates showcase creativity in Saatchi Gallery exhibition that shines light on emerging talent

Kingston School of Art's MFA Fine Art students are showing their final projects in an exhibition at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London designed to support and highlight talented new artists after a challenging year of restrictions.

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