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April 2017

Kingston University wins Guardian University Award for teaching excellence

Kingston University wins Guardian University Award for teaching excellence

Kingston University has won the Guardian's 2017 Award for Teaching Excellence.

Kingston University graduate revamps hospital waiting room with 11kg of Duplo Lego to bring colour and positivity to patients

Kingston University graduate revamps hospital waiting room with 11kg of Duplo Lego to bring colour and positivity to patients

Lili Giacobino, a Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) graduate from Kingston University has re-designed a waiting room at Kingston Hospital using colourful Lego Duplo blocks.

March 2017

QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design

QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design

Kingston University was rated a top-performing global institution in seven subject areas in the latest prestigious QS World University Rankings - with art and design, education and business all placed in the top 100 in Europe.

Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards

Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards

Comedian, actor and broadcaster Sir Lenny Henry praises 'amazing' students at Kingston University's Talent Awards

Kingston University-led project secures £500k from Government to expand successful approach to tackling BME attainment gap

Kingston University-led project secures £500k from Government to expand successful approach to tackling BME attainment gap

A Kingston University-led project has been awarded £500k of Government funding to expand its successful approaches to reducing the BME attainment gap to six other higher education institutions.

Aspiring filmmakers at Kingston University given chance to step into the spotlight through Channel 4 programme Random Acts

Aspiring filmmakers at Kingston University given chance to step into the spotlight through Channel 4 programme Random Acts

Kingston University supports the Stop Play Record initiative, which opens the door for 16-24 year olds to apply for the chance to have their short film produced for Channel 4's Random Acts programme.

February 2017

Former Kingston University engineering student Anthony Sahota steps into spotlight on BBC 1's Let It Shine after surprise graduation ceremony visit from Take That's Gary Barlow

Former Kingston University engineering student Anthony Sahota steps into spotlight on BBC 1's Let It Shine after surprise graduation ceremony visit from Take That's Gary Barlow

Mechanical engineering graduate Anthony Sahota received the surprise of his life at his graduation as Gary Barlow visited Kingston University to invite him to audition for the BBC's primetime show 'Let it Shine'.

Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist

Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist

A list of 140 titles has been narrowed down to a final shortlist of six contenders for this year's KU Big Read..

Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities

Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities

A US professor who specialises in journalism education has been awarded a PhD by Prior Publication by Kingston University's School of Humanities for her research into changes in journalism and how that impacts on teaching of the discipline.

Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers

Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers

Kingston Business School's Dr Vladlena Benson has won the Editor's Choice award at the latest Women in IT Awards for her cyber security research.

Exceptional achievements of hundreds of students applauded at Kingston University graduation ceremonies

Exceptional achievements of hundreds of students applauded at Kingston University graduation ceremonies

More than 2,600 undergraduates, postgraduates and research students have taken part in Kingston University's latest crop of graduation ceremonies.

January 2017

Kingston University graduates secure host of BAFTA award nominations for documentary and short animation films

Kingston University graduates secure host of BAFTA award nominations for documentary and short animation films

Three Kingston University graduates have scored nominations in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2017 awards, in the categories of British Short Animation, Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut and Documentary.

Kingston University names best-selling author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby Honorary Doctor of Arts

Kingston University names best-selling author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby Honorary Doctor of Arts

Acclaimed author and screenwriter Nick Hornby has been awarded an honorary degree from Kingston University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature and reading pleasure.

Kingston University celebrates success of research, postgraduate and undergraduate students during week of graduation ceremonies

Kingston University celebrates success of research, postgraduate and undergraduate students during week of graduation ceremonies

This week, 2,668 graduates join a thriving global alumni network of 200,000 as they cross the stage at the Rose Theatre at their graduation ceremony.

Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri Francis Yeoh receives Capri Legend Humanitarian Award at Capri Hollywood Film Festival

Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri Francis Yeoh receives Capri Legend Humanitarian Award at Capri Hollywood Film Festival

Kingston alumnus Tan Sri Francis Yeoh was awarded the Capri Legend Humanitarian Award last month in recognition of his philanthropic endeavours through music.

Kingston University's international outlook highlighted as particular strength in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University's international outlook highlighted as particular strength in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has risen 13 places in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings to be placed 123 in the world for international outlook in its 2017 table.

Kingston University alumni success in 2016

Kingston University alumni success in 2016

Graduates across the globe were recognised for their skills, talents and contributions to their fields and we've shared just some of the highlights below. From Olympic medals and OBEs to big-budget films and Hollywood aspirations, 2016 offered dozens of memorable moments for our alumni.

English national rugby captain, OBE, and former Kingston University student Lawrence Dallaglio is a man of many talents

English national rugby captain, OBE, and former Kingston University student Lawrence Dallaglio is a man of many talents

National rugby superstar and OBE Lawrence Dallaglio was also an Urban Estate Management student at Kingston University in the 1990s. Today Lawrence runs his own charity helping 14-17 year olds outside of mainstream education to develop the skills they need to succeed in life.

New design internship programme in China gives Kingston University students opportunity to showcase talents on global stage

New design internship programme in China gives Kingston University students opportunity to showcase talents on global stage

Students from Kingston University's design school have hit the ground running on a successful trip to Shanghai to build their industry knowledge through a pioneering work experience programme.

Co-founder of country's first prison radio station among Kingston University alumni celebrated in New Year's Honours list

Co-founder of country's first prison radio station among Kingston University alumni celebrated in New Year's Honours list

A criminal justice campaigner who co-founded the country's first prison radio station and a college principal who's dedicated more than 40 years of his life to education are among the Kingston University alumni who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year's Honours list.

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106–114 London Road
Kingston Upon Thames
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Alumni relations:
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Email us

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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:
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