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Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Posted Monday 24 April 2017

Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Students and staff from Kingston University came together for this year's Celebrate Enterprise awards ceremony, an annual event to reward and recognise entrepreneurial successes.

Prizes were awarded by Enterprise – the University's support service for aspiring student entrepreneurs – to members of the University who have shown exceptional business acumen or supported others developing enterprise in the university across the last 12 months....


International bestseller Kit de Waal's debut novel chosen for third chapter of Kingston University's Big Read project

Posted Thursday 13 April 2017

International bestseller Kit de Waal's debut novel chosen for third chapter of Kingston University's Big Read project

Students joining Kingston University for the first time in September will receive a special edition of acclaimed author Kit de Waal's novel My Name is Leon to read before arriving, as part of the University's Big Read project.

The story will be the third novel in the annual initiative that sends a selected title out to new undergraduate and postgraduate students over the summer break, to promote student involvement and welcome them to the University. The book is also made available for free to current staff and students....


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."...


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