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

Posted Thursday 19 January 2017

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

Not being afraid to take risks and embracing the value of wrong turns along the way were two of the life lessons shared by acclaimed novelist Nick Hornby as he was awarded an honorary degree from Kingston University.


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

Posted Tuesday 17 January 2017

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

Posted Monday 16 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 was awarded the Capri Legend Humanitarian Award last month in recognition of his philanthropic endeavours through music. The Malaysian entrepreneur was presented the award during the Capri Hollywood Film Festival late last year. Previous recipients of the award include Oscar-winning director James Cameron.


Kingston University placed 123 in world for international outlook in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Thursday 12 January 2017

Kingston University placed 123 in world for international outlook in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has cemented its place as one of the world's most international institutions in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings - a list of the top 980 institutions from 79 countries across the globe. The sector-leading publication placed the University 123 in the world for international outlook in the 2017 table, a rise of 13 places compared to the previous year and 47 out of 91 institutions in the United Kingdom. This places Kingston University in an elite group of higher education providers able to attract students, staff and research partners from around the world - attributes the magazine describes as key to success on a global stage. Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Professor Martyn Jones said recognition of the University's strong global outlook was testament to the value placed on diversity throughout the institution. "Kingston University prides itself on delivering a dynamic international experience - bringing together a diverse range of staff, students and alumni from more than 150 countries, along with worldwide study, research and internship opportunities," Professor Jones said. "This is enriched by our location in one of the most cosmopolitan capital cities in the world." The THE defined most outward looking institutions as those with the highest proportions of international staff and students, as well as the largest percentage of published research papers with at least one co-author from another country.


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

Posted Monday 9 January 2017

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

A project to bring a famous Chinese painting to life has provided a platform for design students from Kingston University to build their industry expertise, through a new work experience programme that bridges the gap between London and Shanghai.


Associate professor hits the high notes with Rolling Stones cover tribute to former MP Jo Cox

Posted Monday 9 January 2017

Associate professor hits the high notes with Rolling Stones cover tribute to former MP Jo Cox

A Kingston University associate professor sang her way in to the recent Christmas iTunes Top 10 with a musical tribute to late Member of Parliament Jo Cox. Dr Alison Baverstock, from the University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was part of the Friends of Jo Cox choir which recorded a cover of The Rolling Stones' song ‘You can't always get what you want' in memory of the former MP.


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

Posted Monday 9 January 2017

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 a prison radio station to keep offenders company at night following an increase in suicides among young inmates has been made an OBE in the New Year's Honours list.


Professor Will Brooker helps Bowie fans celebrate their idol on the eve of the late icon's 70th birthday

Posted Sunday 8 January 2017

Professor Will Brooker helps Bowie fans celebrate their idol on the eve of the late icon's 70th birthday

More than 120 David Bowie fans packed in to the University's Knights Park bar on 7 January for a gig performed by tribute band The Thin White Duke.

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