Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:31:11 +0000 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases First Mental Health Nurses' Day a step in right direction, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert says The introduction of the first-ever Mental Health Nurses' Day is a step forward in helping people understand the crucial role these specialist nurses play in supporting service users and challenging stigma that still surrounds mental illness, according to an expert from Kingston University and St George's University of London. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Kingston University politics expert says Labour splitters have made Brexit even more complicated - and weakened prospect of what they want to achieve Seven Labour MPs have resigned over Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and concerns around anti-semitism - but does this help or hinder their hopes of securing a second referendum? Dr Robin Pettit, senior lecturer in comparative politics at Kingston University in London, examines the decision of MPs Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Angela Smith, Ann Coffey, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes and Gavin Shuker to quit the party and whether this could spark a radical change in British politics. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:51:00 +0000 New parliamentary report could help tackle national childhood obesity crisis, Kingston University expert says A new government report could be a long-awaited step in helping to tackle the national childhood obesity crisis, according to a Kingston University expert. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:38:00 +0000 New physician associates an asset to hospital medical and surgical teams, study from Kingston University and St George's, University of London finds A first study into the impact of a new type of health worker in NHS hospitals, physician associates, has found they benefit medical and surgical teams and their patients, according to research by Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:39:00 +0000 Kingston University to host seminar to inform future teachers about the needs of Forces children A seminar focusing on the needs of Armed Forces children and how they are supported at school is being hosted by Kingston University and Reading Force. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:32:00 +0000 Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture Chairman of Metro Bank Vernon Hill has launched this year's industry-recognised Strategy into Practice seminars with a talk on how to increase business growth. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:20:00 +0000 Universities Minister Chris Skidmore hails Kingston University for its work promoting diversity and increasing access to higher education The Government's new Universities Minister has commended Kingston University for its sector-leading work on social mobility, diversity and reducing the BME attainment gap. During a visit to the University's Penrhyn Road campus, Chris Skidmore MP was given a tour of facilities, including its dedicated STEM outreach centre, which hosts primary and secondary pupils for specially tailored sessions. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:49:00 +0000 Kingston University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics secures Athena SWAN bronze award from Equality Challenge Unit The School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Kingston University has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality with an Athena SWAN bronze department award. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:04:00 +0000 Former Kingston Council chief executive Bruce McDonald, who brought Rose Theatre and Olympic cycling to borough, receives honorary degree Bruce McDonald, who was instrumental in bringing Olympic cycling to the borough and transforming the town's cultural and night life with the creation of the Rose Theatre, received an honoraryb degree at the venue he helped establish. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:23:00 +0000 Equipping ambulances with 5G video streaming: Kingston University project with global connectivity provider Pangea set to revolutionise emergency services A cutting edge 5G-enabled video streaming system that will allow A and amp;E doctors to make life-saving decisions on patient care by viewing live footage from ambulances is being developed by Kingston University and Internet of Things (IoT) company Pangea Connected. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Inspirational 82 year old proves it's never too late to learn as she graduates with MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University Grandmother Hilary Chalkly inspires the younger generation as she graduates from Kingston University with a Masters in Creative Writing more than 60 years after leaving school with just one O level. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:01:00 +0000 Congratulations to the winter graduates of the Class of 2018! Postgraduate students from Kingston School of Art and the faculties of Science, Engineering and Computing and Business and Social Sciences celebrated their achievements at our 2018 winter graduation ceremonies. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:52:00 +0000 Brexit: Kingston University expert explores what could lie in store for Britain as MPs plunge country into political paralysis As the nation waits with bated breath, Dr Robin Pettitt, senior lecturer in politics at Kingston University, explores how the latest developments surrounding Brexit could play out. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:42:00 +0000 Damian Chapman appointed Head of Design School at Kingston School of Art The recently appointed Head of the Design School sets out his vision for the future, focusing on nurturing and celebrating the creativity of students from Kingston School of Art. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Rocket scientist helping Britain reach for the stars after graduating with PhD following Kingston University studies A rocket scientist from Kingston University is hoping to help play a key role in leading Britain back in to space after capping off a decade of studies at Kingston University with a PhD. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:59:00 +0000 Kingston University's student sports stars celebrated at annual awards event Student sports stars at Kingston University have had their achievements celebrated at the 2019 annual Sports Performance Programme awards. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Kingston University fashion graduate and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey named Dame in New Year's Honours Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, who graduated from Kingston University with a fashion degree, has been named a Dame in the latest New Year's Honours list. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:02:00 +0000 New textbook showcases Kingston University's management course for scientists across UK and abroad An unusual minor field, designed to help university science students develop management skills, has received a positive response within the higher education sector and has been included in a new textbook. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 11:58:00 +0000 2018 round up: A remarkable year for Kingston University alumni From OBEs and Influential Leader lists to award-winning startups and documentaries, 2018 has been another remarkable year for Kingston University alumni. Our graduates continue to be an inspiration to current and future students at Kingston. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:13:00 +0000 Kingston University social work student wins national social mobility award at House of Lords ceremony A social work student from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has won a national social mobility award for her voluntary and charity work at the inaugural UpReach Student Social Mobility Awards. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0000 New book by Kingston University and St George's, University of London social work expert outlines ramifications of privatising services A book setting out the far-reaching implications of privatising social work has been unveiled by a leading academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:20:00 +0000 Kingston University academic's children's book selected for Reading Rampage Associate Professor Adam Baron's book, Boy Underwater, has been chosen for the Reading Rampage shortlist. Reading Rampage is an initiative for schools run by the Schools Development Support Agency (SDSA). Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:33:00 +0000 Politics and international relations students shine spotlight on Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 70th anniversary Students and academics at Kingston University are marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights by exploring the significant role the landmark manifesto has played in shaping the world since 1948. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:15:00 +0000 Discover Leveson - Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society A cutting edge new online archive created by Kingston University will give the public new insight in to the Leveson Inquiry, which examined the central role of journalism in modern society. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:39:00 +0000 Kingston University's innovative outreach work named one of UK's 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK As part of the MadeAtUni campaign, Kingston University's innovative sector-leading work to raise young people's aspirations has been named as one of the United Kingdom's 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:15:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art film making student creates Pakistan Pavilion at Somerset House as part of London Design Biennale MA student Mariam Majid used her film making and fine art talent to produce an installation for the Pakistani pavilion at the London Design Biennale at London's Somerset House. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert plays key role in study to help doctors identify when terminally ill patients are close to death Research jointly undertaken by Kingston University and St George's, University of London's new Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise has identified the key signs and symptoms expert doctors use to recognise when terminally ill patients are dying. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:43:00 +0000 Kingston University child development scientist shares expertise with politicians in Westminster as part of Royal Society scheme Child development expert Dr Jo Van Herwegen has been based in the House of Commons for a week finding out how research can effectively influence policy. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:03:00 +0000 New partnership with GISMA Business School set to deliver Kingston University postgraduate business programmes for the first time in Germany Kingston Business School has teamed up with GISMA Business School, in Hanover, to bring United Kingdom postgraduate business programmes to Germany. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:04:00 +0000 University's Small Business Research Centre analyses small firms' disputes with banks for national review by UK Finance The research centre provided evidence for the review, which examined how alternative dispute resolution procedures outside the court system could be used to provide a fair way of settling disagreements between banks and their small business customers. Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:15:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art design graduates win Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for eco-friendly Chip[s] Board material Recent graduates Rowan Minkley and Rob Nicoll, co-founders of Chip[s] Board, picked up the award in the non-tech category at the annual awards ceremony having beaten teams from 80 universities from around the country. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 16:03:00 +0000 Shifting focus from catching cheats to positive education key to protecting clean sport, Kingston University expert tells World Anti-Doping Agency conference The assumption most athletes would dope unless stopped should be abandoned, with the focus of anti-doping education shifting towards a more positive, values-based approach, according to a Kingston University public health expert. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 13:04:00 +0000 Kingston University philosophy expert wins Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to explore sex division in natural history Professor of Modern European Philosophy Stella Sandford has been awarded more than and pound;141,000 from the leading research funder to explore the philosophical basis of sex classification in natural history. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:40:00 +0000 Kingston University shortlisted for national award for supporting estranged students Kingston University's Access, Participation and Inclusion team were nominated for Stand Alone Pledge Award in the Outreach and Transition category for its work supporting students who have become estranged from their families. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:32:00 +0000 Fashion student wins audience with design icon Ralph Lauren during internship with leading label in New York Ella Barrow, a Kingston School of Art fashion student, has enjoyed a sucessful internship at the chidren's design department at the Ralph Lauren offices in New York. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:31:00 +0000 HackCentre project set to help more than 750 students put their problem-solving skills to the test in new and pound;75,000 Santander Universities' initiative A new Santander Universities-funded project will see more than 750 students involved in a series of Hackathons. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:58:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art graduate paints her way on to Sky Arts television Landscape Artist of the Year competition Kingston University graduate Lorna Wheele has earned a spot on a Sky Arts television that aims to unearth talented artists from across the country. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 International business travel increases risk taking and puts strain on mental health, research from Kingston University and International SOS reveals People who travel internationally as part of their work are more likely to engage in risky behaviour while away from home, according to a new study by Kingston University and International SOS Foundation. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:43:00 +0000 Kingston Business School celebrates 20 years of internationally respected Moscow MBA programme Kingston University has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of its Business School's MBA programme in collaboration with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:31:00 +0000 Nursing student from Cork follows family footsteps to pursue studies at Kingston University Third year Kingston University student Ellen Fox is following in her family's footsteps as she pursues a career in nursing. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:06:00 +0000 Kingston University and St George's, University of London awarded grant to study how ambulance crews can better diagnose heart attacks Kingston University and St George's, University of London are leading a study to establish the best way to diagnose people suspected of having a heart attack after being awarded a and pound;196,500 grant by the British Heart Foundation. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:13:00 +0000 Encouraging more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach that connects on an emotional level, Kingston University research finds Persuading more health workers to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their patients cannot be done through facts and statistics alone, new research by a leading behavioural scientist from Kingston University has revealed. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:43:00 +0000 Chancellor's Budget confirms mental health is high on Government's agenda and receiving long overdue recognition, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert says Kingston University and St Georges, University of London mental health expert Professor Mary Chambers evaluates the announcement of a number of new initiatives to help people with mental health problems in this year's Budget. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:10:00 +0000 From cell biology to self-identity - Kingston University pharmacy academic has first novel published A science lecturer who uses role playing during his teaching as had his first book, entitled The Book of Alexander, published by Salt Publishing. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:09:00 +0000 Kingston Business School launches its MBA Alumni Network in London Kingston University MBA alumni and students celebrated the launch of the new MBA Alumni Network. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:47:00 +0000 Napoleon called us a nation of shopkeepers but Chancellor's Budget doesn't go far enough to defend this, Kingston University retail expert says Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget plans to support the country's high street through cutting business rates is welcome, but doesn't do enough to support big chains, according to a Kingston University retail expert. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:33:00 +0000 Kingston University experts share top tips for Halloween horror with five fearsome Gothic novels, films and KPOP music videos Hankering after Halloween horror? Fear not, Kingston University film, literature and media experts Dr Simon Brown, Professor Fred Botting and Dr Colette Balmain have shared a selection of their top fives to put the frighteners on. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:14:00 +0000 Acclaimed author Gail Honeyman enthrals fans of bestseller Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine during Kingston University Big Read event Award-winning author Gail Honeyman talks to fans about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine during Big Read visit to Kingston University Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:36:00 +0000 Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic awarded Honorary Fellowship from College of Paramedics Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing Tom Quinn has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the College of Paramedics in recognition of his achievements and outstanding contribution to improving and advancing paramedic practice and, in turn, improving both patient care and population health. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:37:00 +0100 Kingston University celebrates construction milestone of its flagship Town House building Kingston University held an event to mark one year to go before the new landmark Town House building opens its doors. 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