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Kingston University psychology graduate uses art and drama therapy to assist people with mental health issues in Sri Lanka

Posted Wednesday 30 March 2016

Kingston University psychology graduate uses art and drama therapy to assist people with mental health issues in Sri Lanka

A Kingston University psychology graduate has embarked on a life-changing trip to the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka to work with people affected by two events which have shaped the country's recent history.

Charlotte Rose, who graduated in 2015, spent five weeks in South Asia working with people affected by the long-running civil war, which ended in 2009, and the 2004 tsunami. She put into practice the skills developed during her degree working at psychiatric hospitals and leading therapeutic activity sessions at centres for people with variety of mental health needs. The placement was organised by Sri Lanka Volunteers (SLV), an organisation founded by psychology graduates to provide work experience opportunities in their subject field....


Twin win for Kingston University Norwegian graduates as they scoop British Animation and Royal Television Society awards

Posted Wednesday 23 March 2016

Twin win for Kingston University Norwegian graduates as they scoop British Animation and Royal Television Society awards

Kingston University graduate identical twins Tommy and Markus Vad Flaaten have had double the reason to celebrate since their short film Bluebarry secured two prestigious awards.

In February the quirky film, which features an assortment of zany birds preying on two daring blueberries, was awarded a Royal Television Society London Student Award and this month it received the public choice accolade at the British Animation Awards....


Kingston University scores success for third year running at Guardian newspaper's 2016 Awards

Posted Thursday 17 March 2016

Kingston University scores success for third year running at Guardian newspaper's 2016 Awards

Kingston University has once again been successful at the Guardian University Awards. At the award ceremony – held at the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place, London – the University was named runner-up in the national newspaper's 2016 student experience category for its student engagement programme.

The award recognises a project or initiative that has had a positive impact on students' experience - either on their personal wellbeing or in their academic lives....


Kingston University highlights enterprise credentials at London university promotion drive in UAE and Qatar

Posted Wednesday 16 March 2016

Kingston University highlights enterprise credentials at London university promotion drive in UAE and Qatar

Kingston University has been demonstrating its entrepreneurial achievements alongside other London institutions this month in a bid to promote the capital's universities in the Middle East. Representatives from the University's international development and enterprise departments travelled to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to attend a series of events during a five-day tour.

The promotional campaign, which focused on the theme of ‘Building the Smart City', was backed by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's GREAT campaign alongside UK Trade and Investment. It showcased the research, projects and innovations of 11 of the London universities which form LUIP - the London Universities International Partnership - a group of institutions working to promote the city as the best place in the world to study. The showcase tour featured a striking 26-metre exhibition stand resembling the curve of the River Thames.From a striking 26-metre exhibition stand resembling the curve of the River Thames, the universities outlined their unique selling points to business leaders and officials in Abu Dhabi and Doha....


Kingston University music expert leads tributes to commemorate renowned French composer Henri Dutilleux's 100th anniversary

Posted Wednesday 2 March 2016

Kingston University music expert leads tributes to commemorate renowned French composer Henri Dutilleux's 100th anniversary

A Kingston University French music specialist has hailed the inspiring legacy of late composer Henri Dutilleux, as figures from the world of classical music gather to mark 100 years since his birth.

Dr Caroline Potter is widely regarded as a prominent authority on Dutilleux, seen as one the greatest composers of the twentieth century by leading music critics. Her 1997 book ‘Henri Dutilleux: His Life and Works' explored the evolution of his musical style and also included personal interviews with the composer himself. "What I find particularly interesting about Dutilleux is that he was inspired by the work of artists from other disciplines, such as the literature of Charles Baudelaire and Marcel Proust and the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh," Dr Potter explained. "He explored connections between different artistic genres - something I find fascinating as a researcher," she added....


Kingston University achieves European HR Excellence in Research Award

Posted Tuesday 1 March 2016

Kingston University achieves European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University's commitment to research has been recognised with a European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award. Kingston joins an elite group of 268 institutions across Europe to have received the award, 95 of which are in the United Kingdom.

The accolade is awarded by Vitae, a programme dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through transforming their professional development. It acknowledges the fact that Kingston University meets the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment. The UK process incorporates both the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. It also includes ongoing national evaluation and benchmarking....


Ultra runner Susie Chan sets new 12-hour treadmill world record at Kingston University

Posted Saturday 30 January 2016

Ultra runner Susie Chan sets new 12-hour treadmill world record at Kingston University

Ultra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts from Kingston University. The 40 year old, from Farnham, Surrey, ran a total distance of 68.54 miles (110.3km) in 12 hours in the human performance laboratory at the University's Penrhyn Road campus on Saturday - beating the previous women's record for the same time period of 66.79 miles.

The record attempt was supervised by senior lecturer in health, exercise and physiology Dr Hannah Moir and technician Chris Howe, along with a team of 10 sport science and nutrition students acting as timekeepers and witnesses....


Hats off to our newest graduates as they share their stories from their graduation ceremonies

Posted Tuesday 19 January 2016

Hats off to our newest graduates as they share their stories from their graduation ceremonies

Kingston University has been celebrating the achievements of undergraduates and postgraduates as they cross the stage at their graduation ceremonies and join our thriving global network of 175,000 alumni. It is a great opportunity to celebrate our graduates' achievements and wish them well as they make the transition from study to the next chapter of their lives.

You can watch the events unfold and see tweets and images shared by our graduates by clicking on the links below that will appear each day....


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