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Kingston University fine art graduate gets it spot on with 101 Dalmatian-inspired installation

Posted Friday 3 July 2015

Kingston University fine art graduate gets it spot on with 101 Dalmatian-inspired installation

To the uninitiated observer, the latest work from Kingston University fine art student Sophie Filipiuk might simply look like a collection of cuddly canines straight off the set of much-loved children's movie 101 Dalmatians. To its creator, however, there is a far more serious message behind the assembled soft toys, trinkets and spotted objects on which they're perched - her 201-piece installation is an examination of obsession, greed and the often complex world of the hoarder.

June 2015

Kingston University design graduate embarks on mission to halt decline of the humble hedgehog

Posted Thursday 25 June 2015

Kingston University design graduate embarks on mission to halt decline of the humble hedgehog

A keen conservationist and up-coming-designer has turned her talents to devising a shelter for one of the United Kingdom's most treasured garden inhabitants - the hedgehog. Wildlife enthusiast Antigone Frichot, who has just completed a BA(Hons) in Product and Furniture Design at Kingston University, has come up with the concept for a garden haven light enough for human handling but robust enough to withstand the dogs, badgers and foxes who prey upon the spiny mammals and their young.


Finalists from Kingston University and St George's, University of London carry off top honours in Student Nursing Times Awards

Posted Tuesday 9 June 2015

Finalists from Kingston University and St George's, University of London carry off top honours in Student Nursing Times Awards

The School of Nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has clinched three of the top honours at this year's Student Nursing Times Awards. Nikki Yun and Laura Hart have been named Most Inspirational Student of the Year and Post-registration Nurse of the Year respectively, while lecturers Karen Elliott, Michelle McBride and Neesha Oozageer have scooped the Teaching Innovation of the Year award.

May 2015

New generation of Kingston University art, design and architecture stars showcases creativity at annual undergraduate degree show

Posted Friday 29 May 2015

New generation of Kingston University art, design and architecture stars showcases creativity at annual undergraduate degree show

Graduating students from Kingston University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture have showcased their final projects in a major exhibition at the Knights Park campus.


Kingston University Graduate Fashion Week star Josh Read lands dream role at Dior after winning prestigious LVMH Prize

Posted Friday 29 May 2015

Kingston University Graduate Fashion Week star Josh Read lands dream role at Dior after winning prestigious LVMH Prize

An up-and-coming designer from Kingston University has landed a sought-after role at Dior. Josh Read, who has just unveiled his collection on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week, has been snapped up by the French fashion label after being named one of the winners of the coveted LVMH Graduate Prize. He will take up a one-year internship at Dior's French headquarters in Paris in August.


Kingston alumnus and singer songwriter Kjetil Morland represents Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with his song 'A Monster Like Me'

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015

Kingston alumnus and singer songwriter Kjetil Morland represents Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with his song 'A Monster Like Me'

Kingston graduate Kjetil Morland will duet with Debrah Scarlett to represent Norway in the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest, which is this year hosted in Vienna, Austria following Conchita Wurst's victory in 2014.


Kingston University experts to play key role in European Commission-backed project to help stamp out doping on the amateur sport and fitness circuit

Posted Wednesday 13 May 2015

Kingston University experts to play key role in European Commission-backed project to help stamp out doping on the amateur sport and fitness circuit

Kingston University is playing a key role in a major European initiative to educate young fitness and sports enthusiasts about the dangers of doping and ways to avoid falling victim to the perils of performance and image-enhancing substances. Project SAFE YOU (Strengthening the Anti-doping Fight in Fitness and Exercise in Youth) is being launched with more than €400,000 backing from the European Commission. It will lead to the development of an online tool that will also serve as a comprehensive source of support for teachers, coaches and instructors responsible for anti-doping education.


Kingston University legacy campaign asking how graduates would like to be remembered strikes a chord with alumni

Posted Wednesday 13 May 2015

Kingston University legacy campaign asking how graduates would like to be remembered strikes a chord with alumni

Legacy marketing - when a university gets in touch with its alumni with the aim of encouraging them to remember their alma mater in their wills - is an increasingly important aspect of higher education fundraising. Following in the footsteps of charities, for which legacies have long been a major income stream, universities have begun to step up their communication with potential will donors.

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