Kingston University London offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for UK and international students. We also conduct high-quality research in a variety of subject areas. Kingston University features in the latest QS World University Rankings league table of the world's top universities.
Kingston University has scooped the teaching excellence gong at the Guardian 2017 University Awards, receiving specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of its courses.
The Guardian panel commended Kingston University on its groundbreaking work reducing the attainment gap between black and minority ethnic (BME) and white students. In particular, the panel highlighted the inclusive curriculum framework which provides staff with access to short animations, research findings and case studies that help demystify inclusivity.
The University's Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Nona McDuff explained the concept behind the award-winning initiative. "The framework often provides a ‘light bulb' moment for staff, prompting them to consider accessibility and inclusion within the content, delivery, assessment, feedback and evaluation of all their courses," she explained.
Activities that have driven the development of the framework include equality and unconscious bias seminars for staff, as well as academic and multicultural diversity training for students. "The ultimate aim is to design our degrees in a way that enables our students to become graduates who make an effective contribution to today's diverse and competitive global economy," Ms McDuff said.