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Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist

Posted Monday 6 February 2017

Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist

Following on from the success of the last two campaigns, the Kingston University Big Read project has announced six shortlisted titles to be considered for staff and students to read before the 2017 academic year begins.

Since 2015, the University has sent a book to every undergraduate and postgraduate student about to join the institution as part of the Big Read campaign, which promotes student involvement and ensures new arrivals feel welcome before they arrive. The final shortlist, narrowed down from 140 suggested titles, includes authors from Scotland, Nigeria and Kenya:...


Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities

Posted Friday 3 February 2017

Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities

A US professor who specialises in journalism education has been awarded the first PhD by Prior Publication by Kingston University's School of Humanities for her research into how developments in the profession affect teaching of the discipline.

Debora Wenger, an experienced broadcast journalist and associate professor and director of undergraduate journalism at the University of Mississippi, joined more than 2,600 fellow students to receive her award at January's graduation ceremonies, held at the borough's  Rose Theatre....


Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers

Posted Thursday 2 February 2017

Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers

An associate professor from Kingston Business School has been awarded a prestigious accolade for her work raising the profile of women in information technology.

Dr Vladlena Benson picked up this year's Editor's Choice Women in IT Award for her research in to cyber security careers for women. This work has informed teaching innovations which have recently been incorporated in to Kingston University's MBA programme....


Exceptional achievements of hundreds of students applauded at Kingston University graduation ceremonies

Posted Wednesday 1 February 2017

Exceptional achievements of hundreds of students applauded at Kingston University graduation ceremonies

It was a week that saw 2,665 undergraduates, postgraduates and research students celebrating with family and friends as they became Kingston University graduates. Alongside the pomp and ceremony of the January graduation ceremonies, the four days of events included several unexpected moments, including a mannequin challenge, a stage invasion and even a surprise proposal.

Wendy French found the flexibility offered by her postgraduate course allowed her to balance both work and family life.Almost three quarters of the attendees were postgraduates who saw further studies as an opportunity for a second chance to develop their career. Writer Wendy French, graduating with an MA in Publishing from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, already owns her own small publishing company but wanted to learn more about book marketing and the future of self-publishing. "I saw the course at Kingston as the perfect way to increase my knowledge. It encompassed everything I was looking for to lay solid foundations to relaunch the company," she explained. "The flexibility of the postgraduate course also helped me to balance my studies with the business and family life."...


Kingston University graduates secure host of BAFTA award nominations for documentary and short animation films

Posted Wednesday 25 January 2017

Kingston University graduates secure host of BAFTA award nominations for documentary and short animation films

A heart-rending look into a world without sight is among the productions that have thrust three Kingston University graduates into the BAFTA spotlight, securing five nominations between them.

Peter Middleton, 34, graduated from the University's BA Fine Art course in 2005 and has since co-written and co-directed the documentary Notes on Blindness with fellow filmmaker James Spinney. Fellow Kingston University alumnus James Ewers also worked on the film as a composer. The film is celebrating three nominations for Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut and Documentary in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2017 awards....


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.

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter – who studied for his Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University after reading English at Cambridge – was named an Honorary Doctor of Arts in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature and reading pleasure during a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences graduation ceremony at the borough's Rose Theatre....


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.

Alongside conferring the student awards, the University is pleased to honour alumnus, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and award-winning author Nick Hornby with the award of Doctor of Arts honoris causa in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature and reading pleasure. Nick has written several novels, one of which About a boy, was chosen as the inaugural title for the Kingston University Big Read, a shared reading scheme that helps new students settle in to life on campus....


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.

"It is a true honour to be awarded the Capri Legend Award," Tan Sri Francis said. "We cannot underestimate the place of the arts in today's global society and I'm extremely proud to be amongst those recognised for their support."...


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