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Kingston Business School's Moscow MBA course rated best in Russia in NARODNY 2015 and Business Journal magazine rankings

Posted Monday 12 October 2015

Kingston Business School's Moscow MBA course rated best in Russia in NARODNY 2015 and Business Journal magazine rankings

Kingston Business School's Moscow MBA course has once again been ranked best in Russia – topping two prestigious tables in quick succession.

For the fifth year running, the sought after qualification leads the NARODNY 2015 ranking, which asked students to rate their course based on salary increase, career improvement, quality of networking opportunities and new business contacts, along with personal and professional development....


Kingston University rated among top 15 per cent in globe in latest QS World University Rankings

Posted Thursday 24 September 2015

Kingston University rated among top 15 per cent in globe in latest QS World University Rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the top 15 per cent of institutions in the globe in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. The newly released 2015 tables have seen the University propelled into an elite listing of the world's 500 premier higher education providers, with its expertise in art and design recognised as among the top 100 internationally.

Regarded as one of the world's most authoritative university rankings, the QS tables are widely referenced by prospective and current students, university professionals and government policy-makers across the globe. They assess research, teaching, employability and international activity at hundreds of universities worldwide....


Kingston University MA Fashion students showcase fresh design talent on eve of London Fashion Week

Posted Friday 18 September 2015

Kingston University MA Fashion students showcase fresh design talent on eve of London Fashion Week

Kingston University's latest crop of MA Fashion students rekindled the buzz of London's famous 1980s fashion markets when they launched their new collections in the heart of Soho. Celebrating the heritage of iconic clothes emporiums such as Portobello and Kensington, the class of 2015 received a rapturous reception as they flaunted their wares to fashion experts and key industry figures on market-style stalls at the Vinyl Factory on the eve of London Fashion Week.

Designer Chi Wu recreated the drama of martial arts movies with a vibrant menswear rangeAmidst the hustle and bustle, collections by five of the young designers premiered on the catwalk. From floor length, suffragette-inspired silhouettes of Hope Hudson's ethereal womenswear to an explosion of colour created by Chi Wu's martial-arts-movie-themed menswear, the students took inspiration from far and wide for their latest work....


Kingston University's sports science and nutrition courses ranked top in the country for student satisfaction in National Student Survey

Posted Friday 14 August 2015

Kingston University's sports science and nutrition courses ranked top in the country for student satisfaction in National Student Survey

Kingston University's sports science and nutrition degrees have taken top spots on the podium in the latest National Student Survey, with third year undergraduates the most satisfied in England and Wales. Both subjects carried off the highest honours in their respective fields, with 100 per cent student satisfaction ratings in the annual survey. That score was matched by a trio of other high performers - computer science (games programming), geography and mechanical engineering - which also received a maximum 100 per cent satisfaction rating.

Sports science degree courses at Kingston University received a 100 per cent student satisfaction rating in this year's National Student Survey.Acting Dean Dr Lucy Jones said the results were a ringing endorsement of the quality of the courses based in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. "Our students have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and top quality teaching," Dr Jones said. "One of the highlights for our nutrition and sports science students is the chance to use state-of-the-art equipment in our high specification body composition suite. Our computer gaming students, meanwhile, enjoy the opportunity to create commercially-viable games in the University's games laboratory, regularly working with illustrators, developers and experts from the field. Elsewhere, our geographers are given the chance to broaden their horizons through a programme of international field trips, exploring regions of such far flung countries as South Africa and Malta."...


Kingston University professor Will Brooker transforms himself into pop icon David Bowie for year-long study of music legend

Posted Wednesday 5 August 2015

Kingston University professor Will Brooker transforms himself into pop icon David Bowie for year-long study of music legend

Have you ever wanted to live the life of a famous pop star? Or learn more about an artist's state of mind while they were in the process of creating a career-defining piece of work?

That's exactly what an academic from Kingston University is doing as part of a year-long research project. Film and cultural studies expert Professor Will Brooker will cover 40 years of music legend David Bowie's career during a year-long study, spending a few months at a time experiencing specific moments in the star's life....


Kingston University teams up with Women's Institute to fashion centenary knitwear collection

Posted Wednesday 8 July 2015

Kingston University teams up with Women's Institute to fashion centenary knitwear collection

The Women's Institute has joined forces with leading fashion educator Kingston University London to weave together a century of knitting know-how with the vision of some of fashion's future trail blazers. Twenty one members of the WI, all keen knitters or crafters, cast off the organisation's more conventional image to work with 11 up-and-coming designers from the University's fashion department in a cutting edge collaboration unveiled in a catwalk show at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the voluntary organisation's centenary celebrations.

The project was the brainchild of Kingston University knitwear specialist Associate Professor Samantha Elliott and the National Federation of Women's Institutes' Craft Council. "I have long been an admirer of the Women's Institute and Kingston University's fashion department has a strong tradition of collaborative working," Ms Elliott said. "So when I met the institution's craft adviser at industry showcase the Knitting and Stitching Show, I seized the opportunity to talk about how we could bring the two organisations together. It made perfect sense to me to blend the craft skills and heritage of the WI with the design expertise and cutting edge technology we have at Kingston University." The young designers and their Women's Institute volunteers created an eclectic range of eye-catching knitwear which included sophisticated sportswear and an androgynous trouser suit and jumper. Institute members with craft experience were invited to volunteer for the project through the organisation's magazine and website. Ms Elliot matched the 21 women chosen with the cream of Kingston University's final year knitwear students - with two WI ‘makers' assigned to each student. The teams first met at the institute's craft headquarters Denman College in Oxfordshire last September to learn a little about each other's experience and expertise. A former Vogue knitwear designer, 87 year-old Shelagh Hollingworth from Powys and Radnor Federation, and wool mill owner Karen Griffiths from Derbyshire Federation, an expert in processing specialist fleece such as Alpaca, were among the members who took part in the project....


Kingston University design graduate embarks on mission to halt decline of the humble hedgehog

Posted Thursday 25 June 2015

Kingston University design graduate embarks on mission to halt decline of the humble hedgehog

A keen conservationist and up-coming designer has turned her talents to devising a shelter for one of the United Kingdom's most treasured garden inhabitants - the hedgehog. Wildlife enthusiast Antigone Frichot, who has just completed a BA(Hons) in Product and Furniture Design at Kingston University, has come up with the concept for a garden haven light enough for human handling but robust enough to withstand the dogs, badgers and foxes who prey upon the spiny mammals and their young.

Dubbed Hoglodge, Antigone's creation is made of terracotta, which she chose for its insulating properties, and consists of a raised hollow base topped with a floor, a wall and a dome cover. The base has been designed to keep hibernating residents off the cold ground, while the wall deflects wind and blocks predators from gaining entry....


New generation of Kingston University art, design and architecture stars showcases creativity at annual undergraduate degree show

Posted Friday 29 May 2015

New generation of Kingston University art, design and architecture stars showcases creativity at annual undergraduate degree show

Graduating students from Kingston University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture have showcased their final projects in a major exhibition at the Knights Park campus.

The Kingston University undergraduate degree show has become a must-see fixture in the calendar for design aficionados and this year was no exception, providing industry experts and recruiters with an opportunity to get up close and personal with emerging creative talent. ‘Thinking Through Making' unveiled the work of students completing degree courses in architecture, design, film-making, fine art, landscape architecture, graphic design, illustration and animation, interior design, photography and product and furniture design....


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