Posted Friday 24 June 2016
Kingston University is proud of its role as a dynamic, cosmopolitan university right on the doorstep of one of the most vibrant capital cities in the globe. Our students and staff come from across Europe and beyond - more than 140 countries in total - and the rich cultural heritage, diverse range of experiences, expertise and talent they bring makes Kingston University the very special seat of learning we are all so proud to be part of.
Posted Wednesday 22 June 2016
Leading businesspeople, borough councillors and influential members of the local community have had a chance to explore the work of future stars in the worlds of art, design and architecture at Kingston University's annual civic reception. Held at the University's Knights Park campus, the event offered an opportunity for guests to soak up the atmosphere and admire exhibits from the Faculty's undergraduate degree show, while finding out more about the inspiration behind the work from the student designers themselves.Deputy Mayor of Kingston Councillor Rowena Bass was full of praise for the ideas and ingenuity she had observed during what was her first visit to the University's Knights Park campus. "I was mesmerised by the range and high quality of work on display and was impressed that the campus is clearly a real hub of creativity," she said. "The civic reception was an inspiring event and a wonderful way to bring together people from right across the borough so they could see what a dynamic role the University plays."Associate Dean of Research Professor Louis Nixon said having the opportunity to unveil their work to so many influential borough figures was particularly exciting for the Faculty's graduating students. "The undergraduate degree show is the culmination of hours spent thinking, making and manifesting thoughts and ideas into actual things – products, furniture, paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, films, clothing, books and buildings to name but a few of the creations given life at this campus," he added.
Posted Tuesday 21 June 2016
Two members of staff from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, have been recognised in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours. Professor Vari Drennan, director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research and associate dean for research, was awarded an MBE for her work in health policy research, development and nursing while Professor Ian Peate received an OBE for services to nursing and nurse education.
Posted Tuesday 21 June 2016
At Kingston University we take great pride in the difference we make to the lives of our 20,000 students and the wider community we serve. We are constantly striving to provide excellent services and to make a significant contribution to the wider economic, social and cultural life of the borough. For instance, in 2014/15 we generated £600,000 for the local economy every day, sustained 3,800 local jobs and supported many cultural activities, such as those at the Rose Theatre, Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum.
Posted Friday 17 June 2016
England's Chief Nursing Officer Professor Jane Cummings will share her vision for the future of patient care with staff and students at Kingston University and St George's, University of London after becoming a visiting professor at the two institutions' Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.
Posted Thursday 16 June 2016
Dance, drama and music students from Kingston University wowed audiences when they took centre stage at Kingston's Rose Theatre to showcase their talents in performances ranging from flamenco dancing and Indonesian gamelan to cabaret and physical theatre. Kingston Onstage was a day filled with innovation and creativity, including musical performances from singer-songwriters as well as appearances from swing dancers, comedy actors and musical theatre.
Posted Friday 10 June 2016
A Kingston University designer whose colourful military-inspired collection puts a modern spin on the traditional soldier's uniform has carried off the prestigious menswear prize at Graduate Fashion Week.
Posted Wednesday 8 June 2016
A visually impaired young designer from Kingston University has been shortlisted for a coveted award after impressing industry experts with her womenswear collection during Graduate Fashion Week. Bianca Von Stempel, whose garments are inspired by the way she sees the world, was one of 22 final year BA(Hons) Fashion students who unveiled their looks on the runway at the Old Truman Brewery in east London as part of Kingston University's show.