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Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade

Posted Wednesday 9 May 2018

Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade

Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry has received an Athena SWAN bronze award, recognising its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.


Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature

Posted Tuesday 8 May 2018

Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature

A leading expert in Gothic literature from Kingston University, renowned for his critically acclaimed work on texts such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, has been honoured by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA).

April 2018

Care leavers and estranged learners to receive free accommodation through Kingston University and Unite Foundation partnership

Posted Monday 30 April 2018

Care leavers and estranged learners to receive free accommodation through Kingston University and Unite Foundation partnership

A new partnership between Kingston University and the Unite Foundation has been set up to provide accommodation scholarships for young people while they are studying. From this September, the Unite Foundation the charitable arm of student accommodation providers Unite Students will house Kingston University care leavers and estranged learners accepted on to the programme for the full three years of their undergraduate studies.


Sunday Times bestseller Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman named latest Kingston University Big Read novel

Posted Thursday 26 April 2018

Sunday Times bestseller Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman named latest  Kingston University Big Read novel

Gail Honeyman's debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – a number one Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the 2017 Costa First Novel Award – has been selected as this year's Kingston University Big Read title. Now in its fourth year, the award-winning shared reading scheme helps new students settle in to campus life by giving them the chance to read the same book before they arrive.


Kingston University rises seven places in latest Complete University Guide league tables

Posted Wednesday 25 April 2018

Kingston University rises seven places in latest Complete University Guide league tables

Kingston University has climbed seven places up the Complete University Guide's rankings of the top higher education institutions across the United Kingdom for the second year running. In the newly released tables, the University has been rated 95 overall, up from equal 102 last year and 109 the year before. In the subject league tables, Kingston was placed 13 in the United Kingdom for art and design. The University also made the top 30 list in five further areas – town and country planning and landscape design (24), forensic science (27), architecture (28), building (28), and history of art, architecture and design (28). While 22 of the 131 institutions in this year's overall rankings are from the capital, 13 of those have dropped one or more places this year, with Kingston University bucking the regional trend by climbing seven places.This year's edition of the Complete University Guide league tables rated all 131 eligible universities in Britain for the first time since its inception in 2007, up from 129 featured last year. The guide uses data from the National Student Survey, the Research Excellence Framework and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) to compare institutions.The annual rankings are based on 10 key performance measures including student satisfaction, research quality and intensity, entry standards and student staff ratio. They also take into account spending on academic services and student facilities, the number of good honours – either a first-class or upper second-class honours degree – achieved by students, as well as graduate prospects and completion rates.The University's growing reputation has been recognised in a number of global rankings tables. Last year Kingston University was named as one of the best young institutions in the world in the prestigious QS rankings of universities under 50 years of age.


Kingston University teams up with Fulham Football Club Foundation to kick off new summer school dedicated to the business of professional sport

Posted Monday 23 April 2018

Kingston University teams up with Fulham Football Club Foundation to kick off new summer school dedicated to the business of professional sport

Kingston University has teamed up with Fulham Football Club Foundation to kick off a new summer school offering students an insight in to the business world of professional sport.


YouTube star and Kingston School of Art graduate Sean Elliott O'Connor unleashes creative talents as he revisits Knights Park campus

Posted Friday 20 April 2018

YouTube star and Kingston School of Art graduate Sean Elliott O'Connor unleashes creative talents as he revisits Knights Park campus

YouTube sensation Sean Elliott O'Connor returned to Kingston School of Art to remake his favourite piece of coursework – and offer his online audience a glimpse of life at Kingston University.


Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi

Posted Thursday 12 April 2018

Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi

A Kingston University lecturer has co-curated a major exhibition examining the relationship between club culture and design. Held at Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the exhibition presents nightclubs as important cultural artefacts that merge architecture and design with sound, light, fashion and visual effects to create an all-encompassing art form.

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