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Friday 12th February 2016

Street Triage reduces police detentions at no additional cost

Street Triage reduces police detentions at no additional cost
Description
The Government's 'street triage'initiative - which sees mental health nurses accompany police officers to incidents where people need mental health support - could reduce police detentions without increasing cost to the public purse, suggests a new study by researchers from King's College London.
Date:
12 February 2016
Thursday 11th February 2016

'Grit' adds little to prediction of academic achievement

'Grit' adds little to prediction of academic achievement
Description
Personality characteristics – especially conscientiousness - have previously been shown to have a significant but moderate influence on academic achievement. However, a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, suggests that 'grit', defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, adds little to the prediction of school achievement.
Date:
11 February 2016

BME attainment – university statement

BME attainment – university statement
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King's takes issues of race equality very seriously. Our most up to date analysis shows that the attainment gap at King's between home undergraduate BME students and White students achieving first class or upper second class degrees on standard degree programmes* in 2014/15 is 12%.
Date:
11 February 2016

Mayor of London visits King's exhibition

Mayor of London visits King's exhibition
Description
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, visited King's newly opened exhibition, By me William Shakespeare, a life in writing, on Friday 5 February.
Date:
11 February 2016
Wednesday 10th February 2016

Astronaut Tim Peake talks to King's students from space

Astronaut Tim Peake talks to King's students from space
Description
UK astronaut Tim Peake made a surprise call from the International Space Station to students during one of their lectures last month. The students spent 15 minutes chatting to Tim via a conference calling facility set up by teaching staff and were able to ask him questions about his experiences travelling into, and living in space.
Date:
10 February 2016
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