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January 2017

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.

2016 proves year of success, accomplishment and recognition for Kingston University staff and students

2016 proves year of success, accomplishment and recognition for Kingston University staff and students

Highlights of 2016 at Kingston University include outstanding student achievements, major improvements to facilities and groundbreaking research.

December 2016

Geology alumni return to campus to celebrate 70 years of the subject at Kingston University

Geology alumni return to campus to celebrate 70 years of the subject at Kingston University

More than 120 alumni, students and staff (past and present) from the department of geology and geography returned to Kingston last month to celebrate 70 years since geology was first taught at Kingston University.

November 2016

Kingston University graduate Chay Watkins recognised in Top New Talent Awards

Kingston University graduate Chay Watkins recognised in Top New Talent Awards

Kingston University alumnus Chay Watkins has been recognised in The Grocer's 2016 Top New Talent List.

Kingston University student scoops Creative Conscience Award for helping to transform the heart of his hometown with community project

Kingston University student scoops Creative Conscience Award for helping to transform the heart of his hometown with community project

Kingston University graphic design student Liam Dargan is making waves in his hometown of Darwen, Lancashire, having created the Heart of Darwen branded website to encourage community members to have their say on the redevelopment of the town's marketplace.

Kingston University volunteers team up with Lebara Foundation to help secure a brighter future for families in India and Sri Lanka

Kingston University volunteers team up with Lebara Foundation to help secure a brighter future for families in India and Sri Lanka

Students and staff from Kingston University embark on a life-changing trip to teach children in impoverished communities

Kingston University designer Leyman Lahcine draws inspiration from Nobel Peace Prize winners in latest catwalk collection

Kingston University designer Leyman Lahcine draws inspiration from Nobel Peace Prize winners in latest catwalk collection

Designer Leyman Lahcine impressed industry experts at Kingston University's MA Fashion Show in Soho with a collection focusing on inspirational freedom fighters and garments embroidered with messages of peace.

October 2016

Kingston University students and alumni brave the Dragon's Den experience ahead of enterprise programme launch

Kingston University students and alumni brave the Dragon's Den experience ahead of enterprise programme launch

As part of the ‘enterprise circle pitch', start-up entrepreneurs presented their business ideas to a panel of funding dragons made up of industry professionals.

Gold medal Student Academy Award win marks beginning of Hollywood dream for Kingston University illustration animation graduate Alicja Jasina

Gold medal Student Academy Award win marks beginning of Hollywood dream for Kingston University illustration animation graduate Alicja Jasina

Kingston University illustration and animation graduate Alicja Jasina has her sights set on a Hollywood career after winning a coveted gold medal at the 43rd Student Academy Awards for her short film, Once upon a Line.

Kingston University graduate James Mullinger releases film about his journey from journalist to comedian

Kingston University graduate James Mullinger releases film about his journey from journalist to comedian

Kingston University English Literature alumnus James Mullinger secured a one-week internship at GQ magazine when he graduated in 2000, after writing to every magazine and newspaper in the country. Sixteen years later, he's celebrating the release of big-budget British comedy The Comedian's Guide to Survival, a film about that very journey.

Astronaut Helen Sharman and chemist Dame Professor Julia Higgins unveil Kingston University's new state-of-the-art science and technology facilities

Astronaut Helen Sharman and chemist Dame Professor Julia Higgins unveil Kingston University's new state-of-the-art science and technology facilities

Kingston University has unveiled it's new £6.8m state-of-the-art science and technology facilities for students and the wider community, with cutting-edge new laboratories, a public outreach centre and mobile labs that will take science out on the road to local schools.

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.

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106–114 London Road
Kingston Upon Thames
KT2 6TN

Alumni relations:
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Email us

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Contact us

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Kingston University
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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