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Congratulations to the Kingston University graduating class of 2016

Posted Tuesday 26 July 2016

Congratulations to the Kingston University graduating class of 2016

More than 10,000 graduates and their guests descended on Kingston in July to celebrate becoming Kingston University's newest alumni.

As our graduates crossed the stage at the Rose Theatre, we were thrilled to welcome them to our thriving global network of 175,000 Kingston alumni....


Unsung heroes share their stories from behind the scenes at Kingston University's graduation ceremonies

Posted Monday 25 July 2016

Unsung heroes share their stories from behind the scenes at Kingston University's graduation ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies are a highpoint in the Kingston University calendar; they mark the culmination of students' hard work and endeavour, and are a chance for staff, family and friends to celebrate students' successes publically. The fifteen ceremonies being held at Kingston's Rose Theatre in July will see 3,475 Kingston University students cross the stage to formally receive their degrees. While the week-long celebrations put the spotlight firmly on the new graduates, there are a host of people working behind the scenes to ensure the events are a memorable occasion for everyone who attends.

From robers and photographers to caterers and ushers, more than 20 different teams are involved in organising the ceremonies and, for many, preparation started last summer. Sarah Wilden, from the University's graduation and events team, said every team has a crucial part to play in ensuring that the events run smoothly. "While one member of the team is busy counting chairs, another might be preparing thousands of tickets and certificates for collection," she said. "The smallest details make a difference. Before each ceremony, we even place Post-it notes on the seats in the very middle of the stage so that the academic staff can see where they need to stop after the procession."...


Aerospace engineer, artist and choreographer among leading figures to join elite line up of Kingston University honorary graduates

Posted Thursday 21 July 2016

Aerospace engineer, artist and choreographer among leading figures to join elite line up of Kingston University honorary graduates

While the main focus of Kingston University's graduation ceremonies is to celebrate the achievements of students, they are also an opportunity to recognise outstanding contributions from outside the University.  Each year, a small number of honorary awards are conferred upon people who have demonstrated excellence in their field, many of whom have studied or taught at Kingston University.

This July, eight notable figures will join students on stage to receive their awards at Kingston's Rose Theatre....


Kingston University students, staff and graduates bring dance and drama talents to borough stage during International Youth Arts Festival

Posted Friday 15 July 2016

Kingston University students, staff and graduates bring dance and drama talents to borough stage during International Youth Arts Festival

For the eighth year running, Kingston has played host to the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) – regarded by some as a warm up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – and this year the borough-wide event was organised by a Kingston University alumnus.

The ten day-long showcase featured some of the best emerging young talent, both nationally and internationally, ranging from comedy performances to circus acts. This year saw a range of Kingston University students, academics and alumni taking part onstage and working behind the scenes at venues such as Rose Theatre Kingston and the Arthur Cotterell Theatre....


New science laboratories set to open at Kingston University as first stage of £6.8m project part-funded by Government grant nears completion

Posted Thursday 14 July 2016

New science laboratories set to open at Kingston University as first stage of £6.8m project part-funded by Government grant nears completion

The first stage of a £6.8m project to create new state-of -the-art science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) facilities at Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus has been completed and is set to open to students in September.

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing secured £1.9m of Government funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) towards the project, which is delivering cutting-edge new laboratories and science and technology facilities for the benefit of the public as well as current and future students....


Green light for new sports hall at Kingston University's Kingston Hill campus

Posted Monday 11 July 2016

Green light for new sports hall at Kingston University's Kingston Hill campus

Kingston University has been given the green light to create a sustainable sports hall at its Kingston Hill campus, providing new indoor sporting facilities for students.

Councillors on the Malden and Coombe neighbourhood committee approved the proposals for the new building at a meeting on 7 July. Catering for a range of sports including netball, badminton, basketball and five-a-side football, it will become a central hub for the University's indoor students' sports clubs....


Alumni reunion in Mumbai

Posted Thursday 7 July 2016

Alumni reunion in Mumbai

On Saturday 21 May 2016 over 35 Kingston University alumni joined us for a reunion in The Club Mumbai. It was a balmy summer evening and there was a great atmosphere when Kingston graduates, applicants and staff came together to eat, drink, dance, network, reminisce and strike up new friendships.

Kingston's alumni community in Mumbai is particularly strong and engaged due to the BA Business Administration programme we have been running there in collaboration with SVKM for the past ten years. We look forward to building on this success story in the future....


Fans' Euro 2016 passion captured in Kingston University fashion student's football-themed menswear collection

Posted Thursday 30 June 2016

Fans' Euro 2016 passion captured in Kingston University fashion student's football-themed menswear collection

While sports fans have been descending on France for Euro 2016, a Kingston University designer has been scoring accolades for a football-themed collection inspired by supporters' devotion to their beloved teams. Centred around the theme of obsession, James Geraghty's striking menswear range focuses on the people and passion at the heart of football clubs.

Recalling childhood memories of cheering on Queens Park Rangers FC with his father Keith and brother Robert, the final year BA(Hons) Fashion student's garments bring together the instantly-recognisable emblems of top Premier League sides such as Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC, but with a twist - each now features the name of his own, fictional team, Geraghty FC. "The whole collection is about when someone becomes so obsessed with something in their lives that it takes over, it's all they think about," James said. "Football is the perfect thing to represent that. I remember the feeling of going to games as a teenager with my family, and for some people, it's part of their identity, who they are....


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