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Kingston University students' Inuit-inspired sustainable fashion sculptures displayed at Canadian High Commission ahead of London Fashion Week

Posted Tuesday 7 February 2017

Kingston University students' Inuit-inspired sustainable fashion sculptures displayed at Canadian High Commission ahead of London Fashion Week

Fashion is taking centre stage at the Canadian High Commission in central London after Kingston University students put their design ingenuity to the test to create sustainable sculptures inspired by Canada's Inuit and First Nation hunters.

Eight second year BA(Hons) Fashion students worked with renowned fashion sustainability champion and artist Dr Noki, along with London based Canadian designer Todd Lynn, to create the figures, which have been installed in the large display windows of the embassy ahead of London Fashion Week....


Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist

Posted Monday 6 February 2017

Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist

Following on from the success of the last two campaigns, the Kingston University Big Read project has announced six shortlisted titles to be considered for staff and students to read before the 2017 academic year begins.

Since 2015, the University has sent a book to every undergraduate and postgraduate student about to join the institution as part of the Big Read campaign, which promotes student involvement and ensures new arrivals feel welcome before they arrive. The final shortlist, narrowed down from 140 suggested titles, includes authors from Scotland, Nigeria and Kenya:...


Antibiotics in farming: Kingston University microbiology expert highlights importance of developing rapid diagnostic tests to combat drug resistance

Posted Monday 6 February 2017

Antibiotics in farming: Kingston University microbiology expert highlights importance of developing rapid diagnostic tests to combat drug resistance

Developing new ways to quickly diagnose illnesses in farm animals – allowing vets to administer effective, targeted treatment – could play a key role in helping to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, according to a Kingston University microbiology expert.

Professor Mark Fielder said that scaling back the widespread use of antibiotics was vital if attempts to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria were to be successful. If not, diseases such as Tuberculosis would become increasingly difficult to manage and even routine operations would be at risk if supportive antibiotic therapy was no longer available, he warned....


Kingston University's Visconti Studio will be magnet for major recording artists, according to acclaimed record producer Tony Visconti

Posted Friday 3 February 2017

Kingston University's Visconti Studio will be magnet for major recording artists, according to acclaimed record producer Tony Visconti

The Visconti Studio at Kingston University will become a destination of choice for leading artists to record new material, according to iconic music producer and David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, who has lent his name to the venue.

The analogue recording studio was opened by Mr Visconti in September last year. It forms the focal point of a teaching and research project at the University which will see the award-winning producer tutor students in the techniques of tape-based recording, deliver seminars and record new music with invited guest artists....


Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities

Posted Friday 3 February 2017

Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities

A US professor who specialises in journalism education has been awarded the first PhD by Prior Publication by Kingston University's School of Humanities for her research into how developments in the profession affect teaching of the discipline.

Debora Wenger, an experienced broadcast journalist and associate professor and director of undergraduate journalism at the University of Mississippi, joined more than 2,600 fellow students to receive her award at January's graduation ceremonies, held at the borough's  Rose Theatre....


Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers

Posted Thursday 2 February 2017

Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers

An associate professor from Kingston Business School has been awarded a prestigious accolade for her work raising the profile of women in information technology.

Dr Vladlena Benson picked up this year's Editor's Choice Women in IT Award for her research in to cyber security careers for women. This work has informed teaching innovations which have recently been incorporated in to Kingston University's MBA programme....


Exceptional achievements of hundreds of students applauded at Kingston University graduation ceremonies

Posted Wednesday 1 February 2017

Exceptional achievements of hundreds of students applauded at Kingston University graduation ceremonies

It was a week that saw 2,665 undergraduates, postgraduates and research students celebrating with family and friends as they became Kingston University graduates. Alongside the pomp and ceremony of the January graduation ceremonies, the four days of events included several unexpected moments, including a mannequin challenge, a stage invasion and even a surprise proposal.

Wendy French found the flexibility offered by her postgraduate course allowed her to balance both work and family life.Almost three quarters of the attendees were postgraduates who saw further studies as an opportunity for a second chance to develop their career. Writer Wendy French, graduating with an MA in Publishing from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, already owns her own small publishing company but wanted to learn more about book marketing and the future of self-publishing. "I saw the course at Kingston as the perfect way to increase my knowledge. It encompassed everything I was looking for to lay solid foundations to relaunch the company," she explained. "The flexibility of the postgraduate course also helped me to balance my studies with the business and family life."...


Public policy leading to poverty among self-employed, Kingston Business School professor warns in awarding-winning International Small Business Journal paper

Posted Tuesday 31 January 2017

Public policy leading to poverty among self-employed, Kingston Business School professor warns in awarding-winning International Small Business Journal paper

Professor John Kitching from Kingston University's Small Business Research Centre has suggested that public policy needs to be scrutinised to ensure it is not making freelancers, entrepreneurs, contract workers, owner managers or other self-employed workers, poor. Professor Kitching won the International Small Business Journal Best Paper Award when he presented his findings in Antwerp late last year at the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship's (ECSB) annual RENT conference.

His paper, entitled ‘Is Public Policy to Blame for Poverty Self-employment?' focuses on the income of self-employed workers and questions the commonly held premise that the rising number of people working for themselves in the United Kingdom is necessarily a good thing for individuals or the national economy. His research investigates the role of policy in creating low-paid work among the self-employed and leads to the conclusion that it should carry some of the blame for the poverty being created within this section of the workforce....


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