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PhD chemistry graduates tie the knot after Kingston University proves the perfect match

PhD chemistry graduates tie the knot after Kingston University proves the perfect match

A graduate husband and wife who realised they had a special chemistry after meeting in the first year of their Kingston University PhDs, have marked the completion of their studies crossing the stage to resounding applause in a ceremony at London's Twickenham Stadium. Tomris Coban, 30, and Cameron Robertson, 29, from Surbiton, south west London, met in the early stages of their three-year PhD programmes after being placed in the same research group in the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.

85-year-old Member of House of Lords extols benefits of lifelong learning as he collects PhD from Kingston University

85-year-old Member of House of Lords extols benefits of lifelong learning as he collects PhD from Kingston University

An 85-year-old Member of the House of Lords has collected a PhD from London's Kingston University, proudly declaring that no one is ever too old to keep learning.

Bitcoin a safe haven during national economic crises but not Covid-19 pandemic, Kingston University research finds

Bitcoin a safe haven during national economic crises but not Covid-19 pandemic, Kingston University research finds

Research by a Kingston University economist provides fresh evidence for Bitcoin being a safe haven for finance during a nation's economic crisis. The cryptocurrency proves volatile during a global crisis, however, as seen during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 Kingston University rises in research power tables in latest Research Excellence Framework

Kingston University rises in research power tables in latest Research Excellence Framework

Seventy per cent of Kingston University's research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Government's latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results represent a 10 per cent increase in the percentage of Kingston's world-leading or internationally excellent research from the previous assessment, published in 2014, with the University's overall grade point average rising to 2.89, up from 2.7 eight years ago.

April 2022

Make Film History opens up BBC Archive to 50 young filmmakers to mark BBC centenary

Make Film History opens up BBC Archive to 50 young filmmakers to mark BBC centenary

Young filmmakers will be given access to 150 films from BBC Archive to creatively reuse in short films in a project led by Kingston University. The Make Film History project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in collaboration with BBC Archive, will see 50 new films created by young filmmakers aged between 16 and 30.

Physiotherapy programme improves walking in people with poor leg circulation, study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic finds

Physiotherapy programme improves walking in people with poor leg circulation, study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic finds

Adults with poor leg circulation who took part in one-to-one physiotherapy sessions that aimed to improve motivation and commitment to walking exercise were able to walk further than those who received usual NHS care alone, new research involving Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers has found.

Kingston University appoints Dr Martin Davies as Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead knowledge exchange and innovation activity

Kingston University appoints Dr Martin Davies as Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead knowledge exchange and innovation activity

A knowledge exchange leader with a track record of developing long-standing, impactful collaborations between universities, businesses and external organisations has been appointed to a senior role at Kingston University. Dr Martin Davies will join Kingston in May as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Knowledge Exchange and Innovation.

March 2022

Kingston University experts identify important leadership mechanisms to improve national health and social care systems in research collaboration

Kingston University experts identify important leadership mechanisms to improve national health and social care systems in research collaboration

A research team led by Kingston University and King's College London has identified seven important components of leadership in integrated health and social care teams and systems.

Kingston University receives funding for research into causes of poor mental health in the rail construction industry

Kingston University receives funding for research into causes of poor mental health in the rail construction industry

Psychology experts at Kingston University are exploring why workers in the rail construction industry have been reporting higher than average levels of mental ill health, with a view to identifying what help and support may be required to address the issue.

Kingston University launches academy to support academics and PhD students to become research leaders

Kingston University launches academy to support academics and PhD students to become research leaders

A new academy designed to help academics and doctoral students develop into research leaders has been launched by Kingston University.

International study involving Kingston University demonstrates how removing hotspots from hybrid solar panels improves electrical and thermal energy output

International study involving Kingston University demonstrates how removing hotspots from hybrid solar panels improves electrical and thermal energy output

A new model that demonstrates how solar panels could more effectively harness both electrical and thermal energy by addressing the issue of hotspots on solar cells has been developed as part of a study involving Kingston University.

TikTok generation has unrealistic expectations about becoming a celebrity, Kingston University research reveals

TikTok generation has unrealistic expectations about becoming a celebrity, Kingston University research reveals

A Kingston University study exploring social media's impact on young people has found school children as young as 11 are fame-seeking through the TikTok video-sharing platform, potentially putting their mental health at risk.

National response to domestic abuse and child protection to be researched during partnership study involving Kingston University

National response to domestic abuse and child protection to be researched during partnership study involving Kingston University

A partnership study involving Kingston University aiming to better understand and enhance the UK's response to domestic abuse and child protection is being launched, thanks to funding from the Nuffield Foundation.

Personality traits influence whether we shop fair trade, new Kingston University research reveals

Personality traits influence whether we shop fair trade, new Kingston University research reveals

New research from a Kingston University expert shows people with one of three personality traits are more likely to support the fair trade concept. The findings highlight the potential benefits of using personality-based marketing to sell fair trade products.

February 2022

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

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.

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

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.

Study looking at improving end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities to be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Study looking at improving end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities to be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

A new two-year study aimed at improving end-of-life care planning for people with learning disabilities will be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London after receiving funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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

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.

December 2021

New research by Kingston University could help businesses lower their carbon footprint

New research by Kingston University could help businesses lower their carbon footprint

Kingston University is leading a new real-world research project which could help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) reduce their carbon footprint and make financial savings by encouraging them to rethink their practices around energy use.

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

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.