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October 2016

Kingston and Shanghai Jiaotong University creative industries internship programme enters unchartered territory

Kingston and Shanghai Jiaotong University creative industries internship programme enters unchartered territory

Work experience programmes abroad are widely available but none offer the opportunity for designers to work in the burgeoning creative industries of Shanghai and London. A new pioneer scheme from Kingston and SJTU tries to change this.

Kingston University's lab in a lorry takes to the road to nurture school children's passion for science and technology

Kingston University's lab in a lorry takes to the road to nurture school children's passion for science and technology

Budding scientists could step into the shoes of forensic crime scene investigators or robotics engineers as part of a new Kingston University scheme that is taking state-of-the-art mobile laboratories in to schools across London.

September 2016

Author Matt Haig captivates audience with views on writing, reading and what it means to be human as part of Kingston University's Big Read project

Author Matt Haig captivates audience with views on writing, reading and what it means to be human as part of Kingston University's Big Read project

Author Matt Haig has shared his experiences of writing acclaimed novel The Humans during an event staged as part of Kingston University's Big Read initiative.

Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration

Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration

Legendary record producer Tony Visconti – who has worked with some of the world's greatest names in rock and pop such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Morrissey and U2 – is opening a new analogue recording studio at Kingston University, named in his honour.

Kingston University's MA Fashion students showcase latest collections to industry experts on eve of London Fashion Week

Kingston University's MA Fashion students showcase latest collections to industry experts on eve of London Fashion Week

A computer game that generates graphic prints and freedom-fighter inspired knitwear are among the works set to wow visitors at this year's showcase.

Kingston University expert shares teaching expertise and research knowledge as educator in residence at National University of Singapore

Kingston University expert shares teaching expertise and research knowledge as educator in residence at National University of Singapore

The programmes director for Kingston University's Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice has been sharing his academic expertise as educator in residence at the National University of Singapore.

Pop star Kate Nash dons Kingston University fashion graduate Lydia Bolton's designs to perform David Bowie tribute at Wilderness Festival

Pop star Kate Nash dons Kingston University fashion graduate Lydia Bolton's designs to perform David Bowie tribute at Wilderness Festival

Award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Nash wowed fans at this year's Wilderness festival in a prom-inspired tracksuit created by Kingston University fashion graduate Lydia Bolton.

August 2016

Kingston University graduate Asha Philip gets a hero's welcome after scooping Olympic bronze as part of  Team GB women's relay squad at Rio 2016

Kingston University graduate Asha Philip gets a hero's welcome after scooping Olympic bronze as part of Team GB women's relay squad at Rio 2016

A former Kingston University student was part of the Team GB women's relay team that raced to bronze medal victory at the Rio Olympics.

Kingston University's BA(Hons) Fashion degree elevated to second place in prestigious Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings

Kingston University's BA(Hons) Fashion degree elevated to second place in prestigious Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings

Kingston University's internationally-acclaimed BA(Hons) Fashion degree has been ranked number two in the world by leading website Business of Fashion.

Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Kingston Business School has joined a prestigious line up of leading global institutions awarded accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Forensic science student highlights benefits of living in halls as Kingston University unveils new Clearing accommodation offer

Forensic science student highlights benefits of living in halls as Kingston University unveils new Clearing accommodation offer

Second-year student Lily Sears is getting set to help new students settle in to life in halls of residence at Kingston University after being selected to become a halls connector.

Kingston University art graduate's installation celebrating women's suffrage movement unveiled in Parliament

Kingston University art graduate's installation celebrating women's suffrage movement unveiled in Parliament

A Kingston University alumna's artwork celebrating the campaign for women's right to vote has been unveiled at the Houses of Parliament. New Dawn, by artist Mary Branson is positioned directly above the spot where thousands of women and men demonstrated for equal rights during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

July 2016

Kingston University product and furniture design student comes up with concept for meditation chair to help tired travellers unwind during airport stopovers

Kingston University product and furniture design student comes up with concept for meditation chair to help tired travellers unwind during airport stopovers

A Kingston University graduate is aiming to take the stress out of travelling with her design for a meditation chair to help weary travellers relax as they pass through airports.

Kingston University names businessman Colin Squire, chairman of award-winning firm Squire's Garden Centres, Honorary Doctor of Art and Design

Kingston University names businessman Colin Squire, chairman of award-winning firm Squire's Garden Centres, Honorary Doctor of Art and Design

An entrepreneurial horticulturalist, whose family business has blossomed in to one of the South East's best-known garden centre companies, has been awarded an honorary degree by Kingston University.

Congratulations to the Kingston University graduating class of 2016

Congratulations to the Kingston University graduating class of 2016

More than 10,000 graduates and their guests have descended on Kingston to celebrate the completion of their degrees.

Unsung heroes share their stories from behind the scenes at Kingston University's graduation ceremonies

Unsung heroes share their stories from behind the scenes at Kingston University's graduation ceremonies

From robers and photographers to caterers and ushers, more than 20 different teams are involved in organising the ceremonies and, for many, preparation started last summer.

Aerospace engineer, artist and choreographer among leading figures to join elite line up of Kingston University honorary graduates

Aerospace engineer, artist and choreographer among leading figures to join elite line up of Kingston University honorary graduates

While the main focus of Kingston University's graduation ceremonies is to celebrate the achievements of students, they are also an opportunity to recognise outstanding contributions from outside the University.

Kingston University students, staff and graduates bring dance and drama talents to borough stage during International Youth Arts Festival

Kingston University students, staff and graduates bring dance and drama talents to borough stage during International Youth Arts Festival

A Kingston University graduate has taken the lead in organising this year's International Youth Arts Festival which has showcased the talents of emerging performers across the borough.

New science laboratories set to open at Kingston University as first stage of £6.8m project part-funded by Government grant nears completion

New science laboratories set to open at Kingston University as first stage of £6.8m project part-funded by Government grant nears completion

The first stage of a £6.8m project to create new state-of -the-art science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) facilities at Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus has been completed and is set to open to students in September. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing secured £1.9m of Government funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) towards the project, which is delivering cutting-edge new laboratories and science and technology facilities for the benefit of the public as well as current and future students.

Green light for new sports hall at Kingston University's Kingston Hill campus

Green light for new sports hall at Kingston University's Kingston Hill campus

Kingston University has been given the green light to create a sustainable sports hall at its Kingston Hill campus, providing new indoor sporting facilities for students. Councillors on the Malden and Coombe neighbourhood committee approved the proposals for the new building at a meeting on 7 July. Catering for a range of sports including netball, badminton, basketball and five-a-side football, it will become a central hub for the University's indoor students' sports clubs.

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