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Ice hockey star skates towards success on Kingston Business School marketing course after competing at World University Winter Games

Posted Wednesday 12 April 2017

Ice hockey star skates towards success on Kingston Business School marketing course after competing at World University Winter Games

A Kingston University marketing student put his studies on ice recently to represent his country at the World University Winter Games – and is now hoping the experience will give him the edge in his budding business career.

Sam Cheema, who is in the final year of his Marketing Communications and Advertising Planning BSc(Hons) course, was part of the 22-strong British Universities and Colleges Sport men's ice hockey squad that jetted out for the two-week tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan at the end of January. During the event, Team GB took on the United States and eventual bronze medallists Canada, and went on to record their first ever victory in the competition – defeating Korea....


New partnership between Tate and Kingston University sees fine art students unveil artwork for No Working Title research project

Posted Tuesday 11 April 2017

New partnership between Tate and Kingston University sees fine art students unveil artwork for No Working Title research project

How do you turn an instruction into art? This was the challenge set to 10 of Kingston University's fine art students as part of No Working Title - a research project which saw one student complete a gruelling crawl through the Tate gallery and another strive to create the perfect cup of tea, all in the name of art.

The aim of the project, which launched at Tate's new building on London's Southbank, was to examine how artists play with and reinterpret rules. The event was the first since Kingston University became a Tate Exchange Associate and was part of the Tate Late series, attracting more than 1,500 people to see the students' work and hear guest speakers including Tate Curator Ann Coxon and author David Gauntlett. Tate Exchange is an ambitious ‘open experiment' which allows other organisations and members of the public to participate in Tate's creative process, running events and projects on site and using art as a way of addressing wider issues in the world around us....


Kingston University showcases entrepreneurial excellence in competition final as students pitch sustainable business ideas to the Mayor of London

Posted Monday 10 April 2017

Kingston University showcases entrepreneurial excellence in competition final as students pitch sustainable business ideas to the Mayor of London

Budding entrepreneurs from Kingston University pitched their business plans to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after reaching the final of a prestigious London universities business contest.

The annual Mayor's Entrepreneur competition invites the capital's students and graduates to come up with smart ideas to improve their city, with sustainable products and processes that are financially viable. Design engineering postgraduate Nidhin Jayaprakash, manufacturing systems alumnus Josue Vivas Hernandez and communication design & creative economy alumna Irene Canuti made up two of the ten teams, selected from more than 300 entries across 37 universities and colleges....


Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions

Posted Wednesday 5 April 2017

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions

Kingston University has been named as one of the globe's top young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE). The 2017 Young University Rankings rated institutions under 50 years of age using a series of measures, including teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Kingston University, founded in 1992, was named in the top 50 universities worldwide of a similar age – dubbed "Generation Y" institutions by THE – and among the best 200 established during the past half century....


Kingston University wins Guardian University Award for teaching excellence

Posted Tuesday 4 April 2017

Kingston University wins Guardian University Award for teaching excellence

Kingston University has scooped the teaching excellence gong at the Guardian 2017 University Awards, receiving specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of its courses.

The Guardian panel commended Kingston University on its groundbreaking work reducing the attainment gap between black and minority ethnic (BME) and white students. In particular, the panel highlighted the inclusive curriculum framework  which provides staff with access to short animations, research findings and case studies that help demystify inclusivity....


Kingston University graduate revamps hospital waiting room with 11kg of Duplo Lego to bring colour and positivity to patients

Posted Monday 3 April 2017

Kingston University graduate revamps hospital waiting room with 11kg of Duplo Lego to bring colour and positivity to patients

A hospital waiting room has been uniquely redesigned by a Kingston University graduate. Lili Giacobino used colourful Duplo Lego blocks to make the modification at Kingston Hospital in an effort to reduce patient stress and encourage positivity.

Lili aimed to bring happiness and positive thinking to a place that is often associated with anxiety and boredom. "I wanted to transform the experience of sitting in a waiting room at a hospital," she said. "It is an uncomfortable place for patients - particularly children - so my aim was to add colour and warmth, and give them other things to focus their minds on in the room."...


New research into meningitis bacteria by Kingston University experts could hold key to developing improved vaccines

Posted Friday 31 March 2017

New research into meningitis bacteria by Kingston University experts could hold key to developing improved vaccines

Kingston University scientists have completed the genome sequence for a deadly strain of the bacteria that causes meningitis and septicaemia – a breakthrough which could lead to improved vaccines to help prevent its spread.

Meningococcal infections are the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the United Kingdom, a life-threatening disease that poses a continuing threat worldwide. With growing fears around the increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, understanding why certain strains don't respond to vaccines could prove vital in helping reduce the number of global deaths from the disease....


Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School

Posted Tuesday 28 March 2017

Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School

Legendary music producer Tony Visconti has returned to Kingston University's bespoke Visconti Studio for the first ever Winter School, sharing his expert knowledge in analogue recording techniques with a select group of students from across the globe.

The week long intensive programme saw ten lucky participants join forces to assist the producer record a single with the London based band Artbreak. Under the guidance of Visconti, the students engaged in analogue recording techniques and experimented with vintage equipment and mixing techniques....


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