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Union of Kingston Students calls for compensation over accommodation problems

Kingston University’s students’ union has called for compensation for students who were prevented from occupying their chosen accommodation due to maintenance issues.

The students had booked rooms in 75 Penrhyn Road, one of the university’s halls of residence, expecting to occupy them from September onwards. However, due to unplanned maintenance work they were instead given rooms in the nearby Hilton DoubleTree hotel.

Then, at a meeting on October 20, less than two weeks before they were due t

Kingston Borough Business Awards announces finalists – Kingston Courier

The finalists for the 2021 Kingston Borough Business Awards, which celebrate the contributions of local businesses, were announced on December 10.

The inaugural awards were organised by the Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Kingston University serves as the awards’ headline sponsor, while its gold sponsors are Kingston College and Kingston Council. Other sponsors include prominent consumer goods company Unilever.

Camilla Wheal, communications officer at Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, w