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Kingston Praised for Promoting Diversity

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The Government's University Minister has praised Kingston University for its work on social mobility, diversity and reducing the BME attainment gap.

As part of a visit to the university, Chris Skidmore MP was given a tour of its facilities, including the university's dedicated STEM outreach centre, which hosts primary and secondary pupils for specially tailored sessions.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier said the visit had provided the opportunity to outline the benefits of raising young people's aspirations and widening access to higher education to Mr Skidmore.

Mr Spier commented: "Our discussions also gave me an opportunity to share some of the sector-leading work we do and the role we've been playing to nudge the Government to continue taking the issues of social inclusion, attainment for all and the value of diversity seriously."

After the tour, the Minister of State for Universities spoke about the importance of learning how best practice in these areas was being implemented and how the Government could support it being taken forward by institutions across the country.