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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....


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....


QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design

Kingston University has been named among the top 100 institutions in the globe for art and design education in the prestigious annual QS World University Rankings – and rated as a top performing international university in six other areas.

The newly-released 2017 QS subject league tables ranked the University's art and design offering in the 51-100 band worldwide, placing it among the top five per cent globally and the best 25 in Europe. In total, six other course areas were rated as being in the UK's top 50 and top 400 internationally. Education was placed in the 151-200 category globally – and the top 70 in Europe – while economics and econometrics courses were ranked in the 201-250 band....


Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards

Kingston University students who have been involved in community activity, shown commitment to their studies, demonstrated determination in climbing their career ladders or perseverance in overcoming obstacles, have all been celebrated for their achievements at the University's Talent Awards.

Comedian, actor and broadcaster Sir Lenny Henry, who was special guest at the much-anticipated annual event, gave an inspirational speech, imploring students to put their all in to careers which made the most of their natural talents. Sir Lenny, who co-founded Comic Relief and has been a popular fixture in British television and theatre for more than 40 years, said he had been incredibly impressed by the talent on show. "Young people never cease to amaze me. It shows that everyone can make the best of themselves and the students tonight have proved that - they are really exemplary," he said....


Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win

Kingston University's careers service - KU Talent - has scooped an accolade at the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development Awards, in the best preparation for work strategy by a HE careers service category.

KU Talent has been shortlisted for three other awards this year, putting it in the top ten university careers services in the United Kingdom for its commitment to helping boost students' job prospects. Through training and events, KU Talent provides support to students and recent graduates to raise confidence and aspirations and equip them with the best chance of success in industry....


Fake news: Why the future of journalism lies in earning and deserving the trust of the public

Posted Wednesday 15 March 2017

Fake news: Why the future of journalism lies in earning and deserving the trust of the public

Brian Cathcart is a Professor of journalism in Kingston University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In this opinion piece he echoes world wide web creator Sir Tim Burners-Lee's recent comments that the spread of misinformation - or fake news - is one of the biggest challenges the internet now faces.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has added his authoritative voice to the chorus of calls for action against fake news....


Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design

Posted Monday 13 March 2017

Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design

Kingston University is set to play an integral part in shaping tomorrow's gaming geniuses with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility that will give its computer science students a perfect platform to launch their industry careers.

The University has invested £53,000 to create the Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality Environments - more familiarly known as the CAVE - at Penrhyn Road campus. It gives students access to a treasure trove of equipment such as virtual reality headsets that can transport the wearer into an immersive alternative environment and equipment that tracks eye movements and brain activity to monitor how much someone is enjoying playing a game....


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