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Kingston University pays tribute to alumnus and architect of London Eye, David Marks

Kingston University pays tribute to alumnus and architect of London Eye, David Marks

David Marks, who designed the London Eye and British Airways i360 tower, has died at the age of 64, following a long illness.

Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been named in the 176-200 category globally for business and economics education by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education

New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

A study by Kingston University occupational psychology expert Dr Emma Russell is challenging some of the commonly-held beliefs around the best way to manage - and use - emails in the workplace.

September 2017

Launch of Kingston University Big Read: Alumni Chapter

Launch of Kingston University Big Read: Alumni Chapter

We are delighted to announce the launch of an Alumni Chapter of the award-nominated Kingston University Big Read

Obituary: Marking the achievements of Roy Lunn, Kingston University alumnus and ‘Godfather of the Ford GT40'

Obituary: Marking the achievements of Roy Lunn, Kingston University alumnus and ‘Godfather of the Ford GT40'

Roy Lunn, whose design teams created renowned American cars such as Ford's GT40 and the original Mustang, has passed away at the age of 92.

Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been named among the globe's most international institutions in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

A month after graduating from the University's BA(Hons) fashion degree, Kate Clark, Giorgia Presti, Rebecca Holmes and Tara Khemiri are getting set for roles in Chanel's textiles department, Banana Republic's knitwear section and Stella McCartney's London headquarters.

Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture

Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture

Kingston University has been shortlisted for a Higher Education Academy (HEA) award for a collaborative project between sociology and arts courses that explores the themes or race and culture.

August 2017

Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education

Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education

Kingston University academics Dr Annie Hughes and Hilary Wason have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy in recognition of innovations in the fields of inclusivity and critical thinking.

Recognised for spearheading equality – The Queen honours Kingston University staff

Recognised for spearheading equality – The Queen honours Kingston University staff

Two outstanding women who have led the Kingston University programme to widen access to higher education, have been recognised for their achievements in the Queen's Birthdays honours list. Nona McDuff OBE and Jenni Woods MBE have led their team to national acclaim in their work to enable disadvantaged young people to access and thrive in higher education.

Kingston University students create coming of age story inspired by BBC's Bad Education star Jack Binstead's life as a disabled teen

Kingston University students create coming of age story inspired by BBC's Bad Education star Jack Binstead's life as a disabled teen

The star of BBC Three's hit series Bad Education Jack Binstead has been the inspiration for a play written by a group of Kingston University drama students which is being being performed at this year's International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF). The group's have been nominated for the ‘Best of the Fest' award and Matthew Mahoney has been nominated for the best actor award.

Kingston University rated among top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Kingston University rated among top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Kingston University has been named in the top 50 English institutions for student job prospects in the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey - maintaining a year-on-year increase in students achieving positive career outcomes since 2012.

International Business graduate caps first class week with a proposal and an exclusive takeover of Kingston University's Snapchat

International Business graduate caps first class week with a proposal and an exclusive takeover of Kingston University's Snapchat

From donning the iconic gown and mortarboard hat, to snapping selfies with friends and family on the steps of the Guildhall, graduation days are full of celebration and memories. And those moments have been made all the more special for one graduate, who shared the highlights of her graduation day in a behind the scenes exclusive for the Kingston University Snapchat account – fresh from celebrating a proposal from her partner.

Virtual reality seaside adventures and vivid jewellery: Kingston University graduates use design to raise awareness and help people with dementia

Virtual reality seaside adventures and vivid jewellery: Kingston University graduates use design to raise awareness and help people with dementia

Two graphic design students have created visual aids for their final year projects, which aim to help people with dementia and their carers.

July 2017

Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Matt Haig shares top tips on life after graduation as he receives honorary degree from Kingston University

Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Matt Haig shares top tips on life after graduation as he receives honorary degree from Kingston University

Sunday Times best-selling author Matt Haig shared some life advice with graduates after he was awarded with Honorary Doctor of Arts by Kingston University, for his services to literature and reading pleasure.

Join us in congratulating the graduating class of 2017 as they cross the stage at their graduation ceremonies this week

Join us in congratulating the graduating class of 2017 as they cross the stage at their graduation ceremonies this week

This week nearly 3,000 graduands of the class of 2017 will cross the stage at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, to mark the end of their successful journeys at the University.

Kingston University student Sophie Kamlish sets new world record and wins T44 100m gold medal at World Para Athletics Championships

Kingston University student Sophie Kamlish sets new world record and wins T44 100m gold medal at World Para Athletics Championships

First year Kingston University student Sophie Kamlish told of the incredible moment she became a world champion after taking gold in the T44 100m at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Kingston University has been recognised as among the best international institutions founded in the last half century in the latest QS Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 Under 50 rankings

Acclaimed authors, artists and entrepreneurs receive honorary degrees from Kingston University in recognition of exemplary achievements

Acclaimed authors, artists and entrepreneurs receive honorary degrees from Kingston University in recognition of exemplary achievements

An award-winning author, international artist and business moguls are among those receiving honorary awards at Kingston University's summer graduation ceremonies, taking place at the town's Rose Theatre this week.

Kingston University architecture student draws on personal experience to scoop second prize in Business Disability Forum short film competition

Kingston University architecture student draws on personal experience to scoop second prize in Business Disability Forum short film competition

A Kingston University postgraduate architecture student has won a prestigious prize for his short film about coping with disability while being a film-maker.

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Alumni relations:
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Hind Court
106–114 London Road
Kingston Upon Thames
KT2 6TN

Alumni relations:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3178
Email us

Fundraising and Annual Fund:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3299
Email us

Any other queries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664

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