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February 2018

Enterprising Kingston University students impress judges with creative business concepts at annual Bright Ideas final

Enterprising Kingston University students impress judges with creative business concepts at annual Bright Ideas final

Entrepreneurial Kingston University students showcased their creative concepts and designs to expert panels of judges at the Enterprise team's annual Bright Ideas event. Winners of each category were awarded £1,000 towards turning their idea into a business and getting it off the ground.

AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite

AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite

Kingston Business School's place among the top business institutions internationally has been confirmed with AMBA re-accreditation of its MBA, DBA and MSc in International Business Management up to 2023.

Entrepreneurial Kingston School of Art graduates cook up Chip[s] Board – an eco-friendly alternative to MDF made from potato peelings

Entrepreneurial Kingston School of Art graduates cook up Chip[s] Board – an eco-friendly alternative to MDF made from potato peelings

The duo, graduates of Kingston School of Art, created Chip[s] Board while studying graphic design at the University. They are now looking to grow the brand and help reduce potato waste and the use of MDF and chipboard.

January 2018

The Graduating Class of 2017 is breaking records

The Graduating Class of 2017 is breaking records

The Class of 2017 did more than celebrate their own success, however; they also gave back in record numbers to current and future students as part of the Graduating Class Gift.

Former advertising agency supremo and community ambassador Colonel Geoffrey Godbold awarded honorary doctorate by Kingston University

Former advertising agency supremo and community ambassador Colonel Geoffrey Godbold awarded honorary doctorate by Kingston University

Colonel Geoffrey Godbold OBE has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Royal Borough of Kingston and the community.

Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language

Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language

Kingston University nursing alumna Katrina Sealey, who has scooped the Rising Star accolade at this year's Nursing Times Awards, has written an illustrated book that helps children to understand emotions through language.

Entrepreneurial nurse innovator Neomi Bennett and honorary graduate Helen Sharman among Kingston University stars recognised in New Year's Honours list

Entrepreneurial nurse innovator Neomi Bennett and honorary graduate Helen Sharman among Kingston University stars recognised in New Year's Honours list

A host of Kingston University alumni and honorary graduates have been recognised for their achievements in the New Year's Honours list – including a nursing graduate who used her innovation skills to create a pioneering aid to assist patients in wearing medical stockings in order to prevent deep vein thrombosis.

December 2017

2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni

2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni

From Hollywood Film Festival awards to BAFTA Nominations and OBEs, 2017 proved to be a memorable year for Kingston alumni. Across the globe, graduates were recognised for their skills, talents and contributions to their fields and we've shared just some of the highlights below.

Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Emeritus professor Ray Jones, from Kingston University, saw his 50 year career in the social work profession honoured with the outstanding contribution accolade at the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards.

Economics alumnus Simon Owen, CEO of Deloitte AG Switzerland, shares his insight on implementing change within business as part of Strategy into Practice lecture series

Economics alumnus Simon Owen, CEO of Deloitte AG Switzerland, shares his insight on implementing change within business as part of Strategy into Practice lecture series

In a record breaking show of attendance, over 200 students and staff joined Economics alumnus Simon Owen as he shared his inside knowledge on implementing change within a business

Kingston University diversity and outreach champions receive Queen's Birthday Honours' awards during royal palace investiture ceremonies

Kingston University diversity and outreach champions receive Queen's Birthday Honours' awards during royal palace investiture ceremonies

Director of Student Achievement Nona McDuff has been awarded an OBE for services to higher education while Associate Director of Widening Participation Jenni Woods has been awarded an MBE.

Dean says entrepreneurship in Kingston Business School's DNA as QS  TopMBA.com rates it number one in world for MBA graduate start-ups

Dean says entrepreneurship in Kingston Business School's DNA as QS TopMBA.com rates it number one in world for MBA graduate start-ups

Kingston Business School's MBA graduates have been rated the most entrepreneurial in the world by QS TopMBA.com.

Inspirational Kingston University postgraduate student and educator picks up top honour at Social Worker of the Year Awards

Inspirational Kingston University postgraduate student and educator picks up top honour at Social Worker of the Year Awards

Kingston University Masters student Lynn Lock has been named Practice Educator of the Year for her role in successfully motivating students to develop their careers in social work.

November 2017

Kingston University's Big Read project scoops Times Higher Education Award for Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year

Kingston University's Big Read project scoops Times Higher Education Award for Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year

Kingston University's shared reading initiative - the Big Read - has picked up one of the top honours at this year's Times Higher Education Awards.

Kingston University named among top 500 institutions globally for clinical and health education by Times Higher Education

Kingston University named among top 500 institutions globally for clinical and health education by Times Higher Education

Kingston University has been named one of the globe's top 500 institutions for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects in the Times Higher Education's World University rankings.

Economics alumnus Stefano Ciampolini returns to campus to share his insights into entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry

Economics alumnus Stefano Ciampolini returns to campus to share his insights into entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry

More than 90 alumni, students and staff joined Economics alumnus Stefano Ciampolini as he shared his inside knowledge on entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry.

Kingston School of Art's Design School takes over Spitalfields Market as part of the London Design Festival

Kingston School of Art's Design School takes over Spitalfields Market as part of the London Design Festival

Students from Kingston School of Art's Design School have showcased their creative talents in a take over of London's Spitalfields Market.

Architecture firm founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh awarded prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Hastings Pier

Architecture firm founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh awarded prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Hastings Pier

A firm co-founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh has scooped the prestigious Stirling Prize for its work on Hastings Pier.

Kingston University fashion graduate combines art and science to create bold collection at MA Fashion show

Kingston University fashion graduate combines art and science to create bold collection at MA Fashion show

A Kingston University fashion graduate has combined influence from art and science to create a bold and colourful collection that added a touch of sparkle to the catwalk at the MA Fashion show.

October 2017

Executive stress and invisible medical conditions among themes explored by Kingston University graphic design MA students in central London showcase

Executive stress and invisible medical conditions among themes explored by Kingston University graphic design MA students in central London showcase

Students from Kingston University's graphic design MA have displayed their final projects at a central London gallery covering a diverse range of themes over a range of design solutions.

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