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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."...


Kingston University names best-selling author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby Honorary Doctor of Arts

Posted Thursday 19 January 2017

Kingston University names best-selling author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby Honorary Doctor of Arts

Not being afraid to take risks and embracing the value of wrong turns along the way were two of the life lessons shared by acclaimed novelist Nick Hornby as he was awarded an honorary degree from Kingston University.

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter – who studied for his Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University after reading English at Cambridge – was named an Honorary Doctor of Arts in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature and reading pleasure during a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences graduation ceremony at the borough's Rose Theatre....


Kingston University's international outlook highlighted as particular strength in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Thursday 12 January 2017

Kingston University's international outlook highlighted as particular strength in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has cemented its place as one of the world's most international institutions in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings - a list of the top 980 institutions from 79 countries across the globe. The Times Higher Education named Kingston University at number 123 in its list of the world's most international institutions.The sector-leading publication placed the University 123 in the world for international outlook in the 2017 table, a rise of 13 places compared to the previous year and 47 out of 91 institutions in the United Kingdom. This places Kingston University in an elite group of higher education providers able to attract students, staff and research partners from around the world - attributes the magazine describes as key to success on a global stage. Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Professor Martyn Jones said recognition of the University's strong global outlook was testament to the value placed on diversity throughout the institution. "Kingston University prides itself on delivering a dynamic international experience - bringing together a diverse range of staff, students and alumni from more than 150 countries, along with worldwide study, research and internship opportunities," Professor Jones said. "This is enriched by our location in one of the most cosmopolitan capital cities in the world." The THE defined most outward looking institutions as those with the highest proportions of international staff and students, as well as the largest percentage of published research papers with at least one co-author from another country.

Kingston University's Study Abroad International Learning Manager Joan-Anton Carbonell Porro said being able to attract the very best students and staff from across the world was of significant importance and benefitted all at the institution. "In an increasingly global society, international outlook is critical," Mr Carbonell Porro said. "Being able to partner with organisations from around the world to undertake ground breaking research, offer a wide range of international work placements and Study Abroad opportunities to students and develop graduates with truly global perspectives is of paramount importance. This is a key requirement for employers and will help ensure our graduates are best placed to succeed."...


New design internship programme in China gives Kingston University students opportunity to showcase talents on global stage

Posted Monday 9 January 2017

New design internship programme in China gives Kingston University students opportunity to showcase talents on global stage

A project to bring a famous Chinese painting to life has provided a platform for design students from Kingston University to build their industry expertise, through a new work experience programme that bridges the gap between London and Shanghai.

Talking Through Internships (TTI), created in partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University, offers students from the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture the chance to finesse their skills with design firms in one of the world's fastest growing economies....


Co-founder of country's first prison radio station among Kingston University alumni celebrated in New Year's Honours list

Posted Monday 9 January 2017

Co-founder of country's first prison radio station among Kingston University alumni celebrated in New Year's Honours list

A criminal justice campaigner who co-founded a prison radio station to keep offenders company at night following an increase in suicides among young inmates has been made an OBE in the New Year's Honours list.

Roma Hooper, 64, a graduate of English Literature and Sociology from Kingston University in 1999, was approached by her friend and neighbour, Mark Robinson, who was deeply concerned about an increase in incidence of self-harm and suicides among young men and children at Feltham Young Offender Institute and together they set up the country's first prison radio station....


Kingston University academics play key part in project to devise smartphone app that uses games technology to help smokers kick the habit

Posted Wednesday 4 January 2017

Kingston University academics play key part in project to devise smartphone app that uses games technology to help smokers kick the habit

A smartphone app that could help smokers stick to New Year's resolutions to quit by playing games to combat cravings has been developed by academics at Kingston University and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Cigbreak Free was the brainchild of games creation processes lecturer Hope Caton, from Kingston University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Robert Walton, Professor of Primary Medical Care at QMUL.

Ms Caton - who has extensive experience in video games, having worked on global hit TombRaider IV: The Last Revelation - teamed up with Professor Walton to see if they could combine a fun gaming experience with educational health messages to help smokers fight the urge to light up....


2016 proves year of success, accomplishment and recognition for Kingston University staff and students

Posted Sunday 1 January 2017

2016 proves year of success, accomplishment and recognition for Kingston University staff and students

A lot happens in the life of a University over the course of a year. Our students took on exciting projects that showcased their extraordinary talents, multi-million pound improvements to our buildings and facilities were announced and our research continued to inform thinking across the world.

In 2016 Kingston University was twice recognised by Times Higher Education, firstly as one of the top 150 most international institutions and then as one of the world's top 150 young universities, and was a runner-up in The Guardian University Awards' student experience category for its student engagement programme. The University's Widening Participation team was also recognised as University of the Year at the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) awards, with head of department Jenni Woods scooping the Outstanding Contribution to Widening Access award....


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