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Kingston University students show off enterprising excellence around the country

Posted Tuesday 6 June 2017

Kingston University students show off enterprising excellence around the country

Kingston University's reputation as a hotbed of entrepreneurial talent was once again demonstrated with a number of entrants in recent national business competitions. Students took to various platforms around the UK to pitch their fledgling business plans and projects, with the help of the University's Enterprise service, which offers students access to high-profile speaker events and competitions along with workshops, coaching and mentoring.

University Alliance Innovating Future Business 2017...


Street punk menswear by Kingston University fashion designer shines spotlight on challenges facing young jobseekers

Posted Monday 5 June 2017

Street punk menswear by Kingston University fashion designer shines spotlight on challenges facing young jobseekers

What do you wear to an interview for a job you don't even want, but it's the only option available to you? The challenges facing young people struggling to find meaningful work are the inspiration behind a Kingston University designer's new menswear collection.

Emily Munden's garments celebrate the pride, self-worth and style of a working class generation determined to overcome the barriers they face in society....


Art, design and architecture students unveil their creative responses to modern day challenges at Kingston School of Art end-of-year degree show

Posted Friday 2 June 2017

Art, design and architecture students unveil their creative responses to modern day challenges at Kingston School of Art end-of-year degree show

Calls for London independence following Brexit and the challenges of commuter travel chaos are just some of the themes addressed by artists and designers showcasing work at this year's eagerly anticipated Kingston University undergraduate degree show. Industry professionals were greeted with installations, interactive artworks and live performance pieces at the Knights Park campus as the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture returns to its original name, re-introducing itself as Kingston School of Art....


Develop your business skills at summer school

Posted Friday 2 June 2017

Develop your business skills at summer school

Do it your way! Kingston University is famous for supporting students who are interested in working for themselves. Entrepreneurship skills are important life skills, even if you're not thinking of starting your own business.

We work on developing your ideas and creative thinking, problem solving and presentation skills, and learning to see challenges as opportunities. Great experience to take into any job!...


Kingston University students rub shoulders with royalty at Westminster Abbey event honouring pioneer of modern nursing Florence Nightingale

Posted Thursday 1 June 2017

Kingston University students rub shoulders with royalty at Westminster Abbey event honouring pioneer of modern nursing Florence Nightingale

Two students from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education were invited to quiz a panel of leading healthcare professionals before rubbing shoulders with royalty at Westminster Abbey this month as part of a celebration of the life of nurse Florence Nightingale. Each year charity organisation the Florence Nightingale Foundation holds a Students' Day, which aims to raise awareness of the founder of modern nursing and her legacy.

Florence Nightingale is famous for her nursing work during the Crimean War (1854-56), where she changed the face of nursing from mostly untrained work to a highly skilled and well-respected profession. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world annually on her birthday, 12 May....


Kingston University designer brings childhood memories to life in catwalk collection unveiled at Graduate Fashion Week

Posted Wednesday 31 May 2017

Kingston University designer brings childhood memories to life in catwalk collection unveiled at Graduate Fashion Week

As a young girl, Kate Clark revelled in a world of fantasy princesses, dressing up and playing with her beloved toys. These childhood teddy bears and dolls have now been given a new lease of life, lovingly incorporated into the Kingston University fashion student's latest collection, that has just debuted on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week.

Kate's striking garments blur the lines between work and play, featuring tailored dresses and suits with oversized sleeves - some even stuffed with her own soft toys. The young designer has sewn some of her favourite teddies and unicorns into the see-through organza netting of one of her skirts, weaving the precious souvenirs into the fabric of her womenswear collection. Other pieces are emblazoned with pastel pink, green and purple toy motifs embroidered or digitally printed onto yards of white duchess satin....


Mel Ewell: Key lessons from a 35-year career

Posted Saturday 27 May 2017

Mel Ewell: Key lessons from a 35-year career

We asked alumnus Mel Ewell to share the valuable lessons he learned throughout his 35 year career. Mel, who studied geography at Kingston University, graduating in 1981, will be awarded an honorary degree this July. Mel has had a successful career in business, including 13 years as CEO of Amey plc where he grew the business from a £600m UK-based company to one which employs 21,000 people and turns over £2.5bn. Mel stepped down in March 2016 and currently holds non-executive directorships at London City Airport, HS2 Ltd, SIG Plc and Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd. Mel is a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

35 years after graduating from Kingston University with a BSc in Geography, at the age of 58, I am stepping down from an executive career....


Queen presents adapted Motability vehicle to Kingston University disability adviser at Windsor Castle

Posted Friday 26 May 2017

Queen presents adapted Motability vehicle to Kingston University disability adviser at Windsor Castle

Kingston University staff member Edward Todino was one of five disabled people to receive keys to their first adapted vehicle provided by a charity called Motability recently. The presentation was made at a celebratory event marking the 40th anniversary of the charity at Windsor Castle.

Mr Todino, a disability adviser at Kingston University's Student Life Centre, received his first vehicle personally from her Majesty the Queen. The Mercedes TBC Sprinter – which he has on a five-year lease – has been converted with special features to specifically cater for his needs. The adaptations will allow Mr Todino to drive his motorised wheelchair in to the van and then transfer to the driver's seat....


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