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Kingston University's School of Education help develop international curriculum with Pingu's English and Linguaphone Group

Posted Friday 15 May 2015

Kingston University's School of Education help develop international curriculum with Pingu's English and Linguaphone Group

Kingston University's School of Education is delighted to announce a partnership with Linguaphone Group, an international global language training provider with an extensive network of licensed partners across the globe.

The 18 month project will see a talented graduate design and develop an international curriculum for young children. He or she will be supported by both education academic experts at the University, and managers at Linguaphone Group....


Are you one of Kingston's best creative businesses? Enter this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Posted Wednesday 13 May 2015

Are you one of Kingston's best creative businesses? Enter this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Kingston University is looking for the most innovative, inspirational and interesting creative companies in the borough. As sponsors of the Best Business for the Creative and Media Sector category at this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards, we want to encourage as many of the best companies in the borough to apply. So if you think your business deserves recognition - register today!

Why should your business enter?...


Staff pay tribute to 'larger than life' enterprise and engineering champion Andrew Self

Posted Friday 17 April 2015

Staff pay tribute to 'larger than life' enterprise and engineering champion Andrew Self

Professor Andrew Self was instrumental in building Kingston University's industry-wide reputation for engineering.Messages of condolence have been pouring in to Kingston University following the death of Professor Andrew Self who has died after a long battle with cancer. Professor Self was the University's Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Innovation until his retirement in 2006.

He joined Kingston University in 1994 as a professor of engineering and soon became the Head of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Production Engineering. Engineering expert Dr Akbar Aboutorabi, who worked alongside Professor Self for many years, said it had been his vision, determination and hard work that had made the school the top provider of engineering teaching in the country. "Andrew was an entrepreneurial and unconventional leader who was passionate about his work and the welfare of his colleagues," he recalled. "Through his visionary foresight and extraordinary zest for innovation, Andrew led the development of Kingston's aircraft maintenance programme in collaboration with City of Bristol College, KLM and others."...


Kingston University links up with nine local arts and health service providers to improve the local community

Posted Friday 17 April 2015

Kingston University links up with nine local arts and health service providers to improve the local community

Kingston University, together with the Rose Theatre and The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, are actively working together to improve the local community.

Following recent local and national initiatives such as the Care Act 2014, a workshop was held with the aim of strengthening links between providers and commissioners with a focus on health and wellbeing....


Kingston University alumnus Malcolm Brown appointed President of the Geological Society of London

Posted Thursday 16 April 2015

Kingston alumnus Malcolm BrownMembers of the Geological Society of London have voted Kingston alumnus, Malcolm Brown, to be their next President following a consultative ballot.

Founded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the UK national society for geoscience and is the oldest geological society in the world. Providing support to over 11,500 members worldwide, the Society aims to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, promoting Earth science education and awareness, as well as professional excellence and ethical standards in the work of Earth science.

After graduating from Kingston Polytechnic in 1976 with a BSc in Geology, Malcolm worked in Libya and Saudi Arabia before completing an MSc in Petroleum Geology at Imperial College in 1982. He has worked at BG Group (and previously British Gas) for over 30 years, leading its exploration efforts for much of the last two decades. Mr Brown was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University in 2007 and is currently Executive Vice President of Exploration at BG Group.

‘It is a great honour to have been voted President designate by the Society's Fellowship' says Malcolm, who has been a Fellow of the Society since 1982, and a Chartered Geologist since 2013. ‘The Geological Society is admired as both a learned society and a professional body, providing impartial advice to those in government and other decision makers, and is a preeminent forum for industry and academic debate. I am committed to maintaining scientific excellence in all its activities during my Presidency.'

Malcolm will serve for a year as President Designate, before taking over from current President Professor David Manning in June 2016. Malcolm regularly returns to Kingston University to share his knowledge and experience with current students. Read more about Malcolm on Kingston's 'Wall of fame'.

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Kingston University Fashion MA students give the Clifford Chance graduate hoodie a makeover

Posted Wednesday 1 April 2015

A Fashion MA student displays her designInspired by the catwalk show at Kingston University's London Fashion Week show, the graduate recruitment team at law firm Clifford Chance commissioned MA Fashion students to come up with a fresh new look for their ‘graduate hoodie' design.

Thirty students took part in a sponsored project to capture the spirit and essence of the Clifford Chance brand in a new sweatshirt design for their 2015 intake of graduate recruits.

The brief was to produce three ranges of six designs. A ‘concept range', pushing the boundaries of the design process; a ‘diffusion range' distilling ideas into a marketable store ready product and an ‘off the shelf' range that could be manufactured by Clifford Chance for a £25 per unit cost.

Eleven finalists exhibited at a showcase event on the 30th floor of Clifford Chance's Canary Wharf building on Friday - to an audience of over 200 members of the Clifford Chance community, from senior partners through to trainees.

The winning designs were decided via a vote which took place on the Clifford Chance UK graduate Facebook page with Marjade Roniet and Nikki Diep's proposals garnering the highest number of votes. Marjade's designs will be used to create a new line of merchandise that will be available accross the entire Clifford Chance firm and Nikki's design will be used primarily for the 2015/16 Graduate Marketing Campaign.

Kingston Fashion have been working to secure corporate sponsorship for their programmes, exploring the university's alumni links to unlock new funding opportunities. "It's been a great project for the students to work on, they have excelled in many ways," says course director Andrew Ibi. "These kind of creative, professional industry projects are important for our 'sponsorship' portfolio."

The Fashion MA students\' work on display at the Clifford Chance offices

Laura Yeates, a Kingston University Business graduate, and Head of Graduate Talent at Clifford Chance said "We are delighted with the execution of the project and the results exceeded all initial expectations. The students were professional, engaged and understood the commercial brief."

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Kingston University sponsors Best Creative and Media Sector category at this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Posted Wednesday 1 April 2015

Kingston University sponsors Best Creative and Media Sector category at this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Kingston University will again be sponsoring the Best Creative and Media Sector category at this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards, led by Kingston Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingstonfirst, the town's Business Improvement District (BID).

The awards are free to enter and are open to all business whether large or small, start-up or established, with entries invited from across the Royal Borough....


Enterprising Business Studies graduate Paul Soanes returns to Kingston University to support budding entrepreneurs following in his footsteps

Posted Friday 13 March 2015

Enterprising Business Studies graduate Paul Soanes returns to Kingston University to support budding entrepreneurs following in his footsteps

Worth Capital co-founders from left to right: Paul Ephremsen, Alex Johns, Matthew Cushen, Paul SoanesEntrepreneur and BA Business Studies graduate Paul Soanes returns to Kingston – without his books this time. 

Paul is coming back as a judge for our Celebrate Enterprise awards, which celebrate successful entrepreneurship and enterprise at Kingston....


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