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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....


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....


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....


Kingston University-trained midwife receives award from ITV's Good Morning Britain for work helping bereaved families

Posted Friday 26 May 2017

Kingston University-trained midwife receives award from ITV's Good Morning Britain for work helping bereaved families

A former Kingston University student midwife has been recognised for her exceptional work in helping parents overcome the life-changing experience of losing a baby by winning a Health Star Award courtesy of ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Hosts Piers Morgan and Susana Reid presented Lydia Baker with the award, which was launched to acknowledge those who have gone beyond the call of duty. Lydia was nominated by a new mother who had previously suffered a stillbirth, for giving her and countless others the emotional support and specialist care in their following pregnancies....


Professor Steven Spier named new Kingston University Vice-Chancellor

Posted Wednesday 24 May 2017

Professor Steven Spier named new Kingston University Vice-Chancellor

Professor Steven Spier has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University.

Board Chair David Edmonds said Professor Spier, who had been Acting Vice-Chancellor since October last year, was a highly accomplished academic, with an extensive knowledge of the University and the challenges of securing its future in an increasingly competitive higher education environment....


Kingston University performing arts students captivate audiences at Rose Theatre with annual end of year festival

Posted Tuesday 23 May 2017

Kingston University performing arts students captivate audiences at Rose Theatre with annual end of year festival

Kingston University performing arts students studying dance, drama, film and music have taken over the Rose Theatre Kingston to showcase their talents at the annual end of year festival.

From cabaret and comedy to street dancing and acoustic sets, Kingston Onstage features an eclectic range of work created and performed by students studying both undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses....


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