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Kingston University multicultural dance troupe secures second place at national Bollywood competition

Posted Tuesday 20 June 2017

Kingston University multicultural dance troupe secures second place at national Bollywood competition

A multicultural group of Kingston University dancers fought off competition from teams across the country to secure second place in a nationwide Bollywood dance event.

The Kingston Khalnayaks is a 19-strong team made up of current Kingston students from courses ranging from business to science degrees, as well as graduates who have an interest in performing arts....


Civic reception guests invited to put Kingston University's high-impact research under the microscope at showcase event

Posted Tuesday 20 June 2017

Civic reception guests invited to put Kingston University's high-impact research under the microscope at showcase event

From getting hands-on with the latest virtual reality technology to discovering how to help pre-school children grapple with numbers and maths, visitors to Kingston University's civic reception were treated to a taste of how its researchers are playing a pivotal role in addressing real-life issues.

Guests from the local community were joined by the town's mayor Councillor Julie Pickering and a host of alumni, academics and dignitaries at the annual event at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, which shone a spotlight on an array of its high-impact research. Interactive displays exploring everything from the public's role in halting the spread of antibiotic resistance to the history of the institution itself impressed visitors, while researchers shared their big ideas first-hand in a series of talks. Topics ranged from revolutionising how women are represented in superhero comics to the role of experts in shaping the news and the benefit of multisensory rooms for people with dementia....


Award-winning Kingston University staff and leading healthcare researcher recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Posted Monday 19 June 2017

Award-winning Kingston University staff and leading healthcare researcher recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Two leading champions of diversity, inclusivity and widening access to higher education have been recognised for their achievements in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List – alongside an academic whose pioneering research is helping stroke survivors regain their independence.

Kingston University's newly appointed Director of Student Achievement Nona McDuff was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in the monarch's 91st birthday honours. Associate Director of Widening Participation Jenni Woods and Fiona Jones, Professor of Rehabilitation Research, have both been awarded MBEs for services to widening access to higher education and services to stroke rehabilitation respectively....


British Council collaboration sees Kingston University students help shape exhibition celebrating design in Kazakhstan

Posted Friday 16 June 2017

British Council collaboration sees Kingston University students help shape exhibition celebrating design in Kazakhstan

A group of Kingston University students have travelled to Kazakhstan at the invitation of the British Council to help plan an exhibition which hopes to raise the profile of Kazakh design.

The British Council gave the Curating Contemporary Design MA students a project brief - to research Kazakhstan's emerging design identity. The groups explored the Kazakh people's nomadic heritage, disrupted by Soviet rule for much of the 20th Century until independence was declared in 1991....


Kingston University dance students and graduates awarded bursaries worth £500 to showcase talents at community dance festival

Posted Thursday 15 June 2017

Kingston University dance students and graduates awarded bursaries worth £500 to showcase talents at community dance festival

Kingston University dance students and graduates have been awarded bursaries worth £500 and the chance to work with professionals in their field as part of the Ignition Dance Festival initiative.

Launched by Kingston Council in 2014 and co-produced by DanceWest with funding support from Arts Council England, the initiative forms part of the annual Ignition Dance Festival – a community event which aims to support young and upcoming choreographers and dance groups to create new work especially for the festival....


For the first time, renewable energy has generated more than half of all UK electricity – is this a one-hit wonder, asks Kingston University professor

Posted Tuesday 13 June 2017

For the first time, renewable energy has generated more than half of all UK electricity – is this a one-hit wonder, asks Kingston University professor

Professor of Innovation and Technology Management, Audley Genus, says Kingston University research is shedding new light on the success of renewable energy in the United Kingdom.

"On 8 June, as reported by the BBC, the National Grid announced that for the first time electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK had outstripped the amount generated from coal and gas combined....


Kingston University designer's sustainable fusion of denim and African fabrics modelled at Graduate Fashion Week by industry icon Caryn Franklin

Posted Monday 12 June 2017

Kingston University designer's sustainable fusion of denim and African fabrics modelled at Graduate Fashion Week by industry icon Caryn Franklin

Vibrant African fabrics and over-sized vintage denim jeans and jackets were brought together in a new sustainable collection celebrating the mixed cultural heritage of a Kingston University designer.

Kasubika Chola's garments were selected by a panel of industry experts as among the best 25 on show at this year's Graduate Fashion Week – with leading diversity campaigner and fashion icon Caryn Franklin even taking to the catwalk in one of her designs at the event....


Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus sees Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award

Posted Monday 12 June 2017

Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus sees Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award

A new test developed by Kingston University experts to quickly identify people who may be infected with the superbug MRSA when admitted to hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

The team, led by associate professor Dr Adam Le Gresley, Professor Mark Fielder and senior lecturer Dr Alex Sinclair, from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, took part in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Emerging Technologies Competition alongside a host of top global universities and companies....


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