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Borough leaders mark start of construction on Kingston University's landmark Town House building

Posted Monday 22 May 2017

Borough leaders mark start of construction on Kingston University's landmark Town House building

A ceremony has been held at Kingston University to mark the beginning of construction work for the University's new flagship building, Town House.

Around 40 people – including University staff, a number of local councillors and representatives from construction company Willmott Dixon – congregated at the University's Penrhyn Road campus. They were there to catch a glimpse of the diggers, trenches and piles of earth that represented the start of work on the landmark building....


Kingston University student's research into fiction habits and personality types reveals reading may make us kinder

Posted Monday 22 May 2017

Kingston University student's research into fiction habits and personality types reveals reading may make us kinder

A Kingston University postgraduate research student has produced a study that examines the effects of reading and watching television on social behaviour - concluding that literature lovers have the edge over their remote control-loving counterparts when it comes to being nicer people.

Rose Turner's study, under the supervision of Dr Fatima Felisberti, featured 123 adults of various ages participating in an anonymous online survey. They were asked to select their preferences for books, television and plays, alongside being tested on their interpersonal skills, which included how much they considered others' feelings and their desire to help those around them. The results revealed that readers had greater awareness and empathy for other people's feelings, while those who preferred watching television came across as less friendly and less understanding of others' views....


Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables

Posted Friday 19 May 2017

Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables

Kingston University has helped British army officer and ultra runner Tom Evans to achieve medal success in the 32nd Marathon de Sables which took place recently. The annual 250km footrace sees those taking part run a total of six marathons over six days across the sands of the Sahara Desert, enduring temperatures of up to 50°C.

The University provided heat acclimation support for Tom and 19 other athletes training to compete in this year's race. Tom – until recently a relative unknown on the ultra-marathon circuit – came in third overall in a very strong field, making him the highest placed British runner in the race's history.Exercise physiology technician Chris Howe from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing gave expert guidance to athletes during March and April in the University's specialised environmental chamber at the Penrhyn Road campus. The heat acclimation lab is in high demand in the run up to the Marathon des Sables as it replicates the conditions in the Sahara. The facilities are also used for practical work and research by students on several of the Faculty's courses; including the sport science degree which recently retained its place as the highest ranked in London and 10th in the country in the Guardian newspaper's 2018 University rankings....


Kingston University picks up three NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Kingston University picks up three NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all

Kingston University has won the NEON University of the Year Award for the second year running and has also triumphed in two other award categories. The NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards recognise commitment to increasing access to higher education for everyone – but in particular for under-represented individuals and groups.

The University won the Widening Access Initiative Award (Retention and Success) for its student engagement programme and was highly commended for its inclusive curriculum work – for which it recently won The Guardian University Award for Teaching Excellence....


Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the best institutions in the United Kingdom for fashion, journalism and publishing in this year's Guardian University Guide. There were also top 10 placings for its art, design and sport science courses in the national newspaper's 2018 listings.

For the second year in a row, the University's internationally acclaimed fashion programme came second overall in the fashion and textiles category, making Kingston University the highest-ranked institution in the country specialising in fashion specifically....


Kingston University fashion student wins Creative Skillset Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award

Posted Monday 15 May 2017

Kingston University fashion student wins Creative Skillset Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award

A fashion collection inspired by the Renaissance, surrealist art and the abstract prints of fashion designer Zandra Rhodes has won a Kingston University student the prestigious Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award.

Megan Greenfield scooped the award and a £5,000 prize for a project she named Illogical Fantasies. The judging panel highlighted her use of print and pattern, the modern and innovative shapes she created, and praised her sophisticated colour palette. "I'm currently influenced by the glamour and experimentalism of the late seventies, personified in style icons like Bianca Jagger and David Bowie," she explained. "I like to work with print designs, I love the work of potter Betty Woodman whose designs are very abstract. I like to combine contemporary prints with details from vintage garments. This could be a difference in cuff length or a different collar size – these are the small details that make clothes unique."...


Kingston University students team up with Vintage publishing to rally east London with posters revealing entire text of historian's new book

Posted Friday 12 May 2017

Kingston University students team up with Vintage publishing to rally east London with posters revealing entire text of historian's new book

East Londoners were treated to a different kind of advertising on their way to work recently, with graphic design students plastering the walls of Shoreditch with a series of posters that published the entire text of US historian Timothy Snyder's new book, On Tyranny.

In what is believed to be a first for the publishing industry, Kingston University students worked with the Vintage design team, part of publishers Penguin Random House, to bring each chapter of the book to life and displayed them in a sequence of large-scale posters along Leonard Street. The poster installation, which took inspiration from 1930s-era propaganda tools, captured the author's lessons on how to resist tyranny with striking graphics and major political undertones themed in black, white and red....


Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects

Posted Thursday 11 May 2017

Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects

High profile internships in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and prestigious international work experiences were just some of the projects recognised at a recent event to celebrate successful Kingston University initiatives supported by banking giant, Santander.

Kingston University has been a partner of Santander Universities Division – which manages Santander's long-term strategic alliance with higher education – since 2012. During the past five years, the scheme has provided more than £350,000 of funding for Kingston University programmes, scholarships and internships benefiting thousands of students, staff and members of the surrounding community....


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