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Kingston University volunteers team up with Lebara Foundation to help secure a brighter future for families in India and Sri Lanka

Posted Monday 7 November 2016

Kingston University volunteers team up with Lebara Foundation to help secure a brighter future for families in India and Sri Lanka

A group of 13 Kingston University students has been involved in a life-changing trip after taking part in a volunteering expedition facilitated by the Lebara Foundation. The majority of the students visited two slum communities in India on a cultural exchange programme where they taught English, dance and sports to children and took part in yoga and craft activities with their mothers.

It is the third year that Kingston University students, accompanied by staff, have participated in the programme, which aims to encourage them to go out in to the world to be ambassadors of humanitarian and positive social action. The joint project had been so successful in India that this year it was extended to Sri Lanka, with two members of staff and two students heading off to Kilinochchi in the northern part of the country as part of a pilot professional skills academy programme for teenagers and young adults....


Stories of 9/11 and 7/7 survivors shared as linguistics expert gives insight in to narratives describing trauma during Kingston University-hosted TEDx event

Posted Wednesday 2 November 2016

Stories of 9/11 and 7/7 survivors shared as linguistics expert gives insight in to narratives describing trauma during Kingston University-hosted TEDx event

A Kingston University academic shared her research into how people use stories to describe traumatic experiences – including survivors of the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Centre in 2001 and the London bombings in 2005 – as part of her talk on the power of stories at Saturday's TEDx event, held at the University.

Dr Marina Lambrou, Head of Department for Linguistics and Languages at the University, has spent the past ten years researching trauma narratives – analysing the story structure and language people use to describe and evaluate their experiences....


Kingston University designer Leyman Lahcine draws inspiration from Nobel Peace Prize winners in latest catwalk collection

Posted Tuesday 1 November 2016

Kingston University designer Leyman Lahcine draws inspiration from Nobel Peace Prize winners in latest catwalk collection

A painter turned fashion designer from Kingston University has woven the inspirational stories of Nobel Peace Prize winners from around the world into his latest catwalk collection.

Leyman Lahcine's striking garments – which feature knitted jumpers adorned with the faces of freedom fighters such as Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and African-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King – impressed industry experts when they were unveiled at the University's MA Fashion Show at the Vinyl Factory in Soho....


Kingston University students and alumni brave the Dragon's Den experience ahead of enterprise programme launch

Posted Friday 28 October 2016

Kingston University students and alumni brave the Dragon's Den experience ahead of enterprise programme launch

High-flying current and former Kingston University students have had the chance to take part in a Dragon's Den-style contest. The competition was held as a part of a series of activities to mark the launch of this year's enterprise programme which showed students what support is available to develop their entrepreneurial skills and turn their business and social enterprise ideas in to reality.

This year Kingston University has - for the sixth time - topped the table for graduate business start-ups. According to the latest government figures, the University helped 371 of its entrepreneurial graduates get their companies off the ground last year, meaning that Kingston University students set up one in 10 of all graduate start-up businesses launched in England in 2015....


Gold medal Student Academy Award win marks beginning of Hollywood dream for Kingston University illustration animation graduate Alicja Jasina

Posted Friday 28 October 2016

Gold medal Student Academy Award win marks beginning of Hollywood dream for Kingston University illustration animation graduate Alicja Jasina

Former Kingston University student Alicja Jasina has stepped in to the limelight after winning a gold medal in the animated film category of the 43rd Student Academy Awards. The 26 year old, who graduated from Kingston University in 2013 with a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration Animation, won the coveted prize for her ‘Once upon a line' animation, fighting off competition from other student film-makers from across the globe.

The Academy established the student Oscars in 1972 to support and encourage budding university filmmakers and the competition is judged by a panel of high-profile industry professionals. Alicja's film was one of a record-breaking 1,749 entries for the awards this year from students attending 381 schools around the world....


Kingston University graduate James Mullinger releases film about his journey from journalist to comedian

Posted Thursday 27 October 2016

Kingston University graduate James Mullinger releases film about his journey from journalist to comedian

Kingston University English literature alumnus James Mullinger secured a one-week internship at GQ magazine when he graduated in 2000, after writing to every magazine and newspaper in the country. Sixteen years later, he's celebrating the release of big-budget British comedy The Comedian's Guide to Survival - a film about that very journey.

The film has been described by NME as "funniest film of the year". It's about James' journey from journalist and wannabe comedian, interviewing real comedians as part of his job, to becoming one himself....


Astronaut Helen Sharman and chemist Dame Professor Julia Higgins unveil Kingston University's new state-of-the-art science and technology facilities

Posted Thursday 20 October 2016

Astronaut Helen Sharman and chemist Dame Professor Julia Higgins unveil Kingston University's new state-of-the-art science and technology facilities

Giving people of all ages access to cutting-edge science and technology equipment and expertise is one of the most powerful ways of convincing them of its life-changing potential, according to two top British scientists. Dr Helen Sharman and Dame Professor Julia Higgins were at Kingston University to open a new suite of laboratories named in their honour and a public outreach centre – where school children and community groups from across London will be able to explore how pioneering technologies make an impact on people's lives.

Packed with state-of-the-art equipment – including interactive floors, humanoid and patient simulator robots, virtual reality technology and forensic investigations kits – the new facilities are part of a £6.8 million project to encourage people from all backgrounds to get passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects....


Kingston and Shanghai Jiaotong University creative industries internship programme enters unchartered territory

Posted Wednesday 19 October 2016

Kingston and Shanghai Jiaotong University creative industries internship programme enters unchartered territory

Work experience programmes abroad are widely available but none offer the opportunity for designers to work in the burgeoning creative industries of Shanghai and London.  A new pioneer scheme from Kingston and SJTU tries to change this.

Three design students from Shanghai completed internships at BBH and PriestmanGoode design firms in London last month as part of a pilot internship programme that's set to double in scope in 2017....


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