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Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the best institutions in the United Kingdom for fashion, journalism and publishing in this year's Guardian University Guide. There were also top 10 placings for its art, design and sport science courses in the national newspaper's 2018 listings.

For the second year in a row, the University's internationally acclaimed fashion programme came second overall in the fashion and textiles category, making Kingston University the highest-ranked institution in the country specialising in fashion specifically....


Kingston University students team up with Vintage publishing to rally east London with posters revealing entire text of historian's new book

Posted Friday 12 May 2017

Kingston University students team up with Vintage publishing to rally east London with posters revealing entire text of historian's new book

East Londoners were treated to a different kind of advertising on their way to work recently, with graphic design students plastering the walls of Shoreditch with a series of posters that published the entire text of US historian Timothy Snyder's new book, On Tyranny.

In what is believed to be a first for the publishing industry, Kingston University students worked with the Vintage design team, part of publishers Penguin Random House, to bring each chapter of the book to life and displayed them in a sequence of large-scale posters along Leonard Street. The poster installation, which took inspiration from 1930s-era propaganda tools, captured the author's lessons on how to resist tyranny with striking graphics and major political undertones themed in black, white and red....


Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects

Posted Thursday 11 May 2017

Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects

High profile internships in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and prestigious international work experiences were just some of the projects recognised at a recent event to celebrate successful Kingston University initiatives supported by banking giant, Santander.

Kingston University has been a partner of Santander Universities Division – which manages Santander's long-term strategic alliance with higher education – since 2012. During the past five years, the scheme has provided more than £350,000 of funding for Kingston University programmes, scholarships and internships benefiting thousands of students, staff and members of the surrounding community....


Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession

Posted Wednesday 10 May 2017

Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession

Kingston University and St George's, University of London are celebrating the success of a scheme supporting nurses on their journey back into the nursing profession after a career break. The Return to Practice (RTP) course refreshes nursing skills, enabling students to re-enter practice with up-to-date knowledge.

The course, which was a finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Student Nursing Times Awards, is aimed at nurses and midwifes who have lapsed registration. "They may have pursued different careers or looked after family," course leader Rosi Castle explained. "They could have been out of the nursing profession for anything from one year up to a few decades."...


Kingston University students head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival with award-winning theatre production on human rights

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University students head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival with award-winning theatre production on human rights

An award-winning piece of theatre created by two Kingston University students is set to tour the United Kingdom this summer and take on three international performing arts festivals, including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The interactive stage performance – titled Blurred Justice – was created by final-year drama and human rights students Yasemin Gava and Clarissa Kim for a competition run by Amnesty International UK which was looking for a fresh approach to help raise awareness of human right issues....


Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Teacher resilience and unsuccessful job applicants' interview experiences were the focus of original research by two Kingston University students who scooped prizes at the recent Indigogold Work Psychology Innovation Awards.

Occupational and business psychology MSc graduates Nicola Murray and Ruth Abrams represented the University at the central London event sponsored by management consultancy firm Indigogold. The annual awards bring together the cream of the crop of postgraduate students focusing on work-related psychology from universities across the United Kingdom....


Kingston University choir mixes with royalty and top celebrities during Gareth Malone flash mob at launch of new London hotel, The Ned

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University choir mixes with royalty and top celebrities during Gareth Malone flash mob at launch of new London hotel, The Ned

Kingston University community ensemble The Kingston Singers rubbed shoulders with princesses, actors and pop stars recently when they sang with TV choirmaster Gareth Malone at the opening of salubrious new London hotel, The Ned.

Among the 2,000 invited guests at the star-studded event were: Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson – who attended with daughters princesses Beatrice and Eugenie; actors Eddie Redmayne, Simon Pegg, Jenna Coleman, David Walliams, Woody Harrelson, Sadie Frost and Jack Whitehall; models Poppy Delevingne and Daisy Lowe; designer Jade Jagger and artist Tracey Emin. Along with the choirs, Gary Barlow, Paloma Faith and Tinie Tempah also performed on the night....


New Kingston University head of school Jane Pavitt to cultivate close relationship between critical studies and practice in art school environment

Posted Friday 28 April 2017

New Kingston University head of school Jane Pavitt to cultivate close relationship between critical studies and practice in art school environment

Kingston University's new head of the school of Critical Studies and Creative Industries says embedding critical and historical thinking alongside art and design practice is fundamental to a strong and diverse art school education.

Professor Jane Pavitt is joining the University to establish the new school during an exciting period of change for the faculty. "I want to cultivate an even greater relationship between critical thinking and practice within Kingston University, as well as nurturing a culture of experimentation," she said. "Critical studies and creative industries students are practitioners in their own right and that's what I'm really interested to develop. The cultural and creative industries are a core area of growth and innovation in the UK and globally, and we need to foster new kinds of teaching, professional development and research in response to this."...


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