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Kingston University's new Product and Furniture Design MA course director Sebastian Bergne highlights impact designers could have on modern world through creative problem solving

Posted Monday 27 February 2017

Kingston University's new Product and Furniture Design MA course director Sebastian Bergne highlights impact designers could have on modern world through creative problem solving

Designers have an increasingly important role to play in society by helping find creative solutions to issues affecting our communities, according to the new course director of Kingston University's Product and Furniture Design MA.

Sebastian Bergne highlighted the impact design professionals were having on shaping the modern world, either by creating more responsible and thoughtful products and services but also by applying their skills to areas traditionally reserved for politicians and community leaders....


QS Global 250 Business Schools report ranks Kingston Business School among top 33 in United Kingdom

Posted Friday 24 February 2017

QS Global 250 Business Schools report ranks Kingston Business School among top 33 in United Kingdom

Kingston Business School has been ranked among the 33 best full-time MBA programmes in the United Kingdom in the QS GlobalBusiness Schools Report. The school is listed as a ‘superior' business school for employability and research and is also placed among the 38 best business schools in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic Countries region.

The QS report is based on a survey of more than 12,000 international MBA employers, who were asked to select the schools they consider most attractive for hiring MBA graduates from. The QS Intelligence Unit also carried out a five-year survey of 76,798 academics from all over the world - the largest survey of academics conducted - asking them which institutions they considered excellent for research. The results from both the employers and academics were combined to produce the final ranking....


Kingston University's new creative partnership with British Film Institute (BFI) gives film students access to historic moving image archive

Posted Thursday 23 February 2017

Kingston University's new creative partnership with British Film Institute (BFI) gives film students access to historic moving image archive

Kingston University London is partnering with the British Film Institute (BFI) on a new pilot which allows students to reuse material from the world's leading moving image archive as part as their degree. It marks the first time that the BFI has licensed its archive for reuse by university students on a course-related project in the United Kingdom.

The pilot will see first-year students on Kingston University's BA(Hons) Film degree creating short documentaries inspired by a selection of British films from the BFI National Archive. Students will film creative responses – in the form of video essays – to one of twelve archive films carefully chosen for use within the scheme, integrating archival representations of London into contemporary stories of life in the capital city today....


Kingston University secures €900,000 grant to explore how drones, smart wristbands and cameras could transform future of concert security

Posted Thursday 9 February 2017

Kingston University secures €900,000 grant to explore how drones, smart wristbands and cameras could transform future of concert security

How a network of drones, smart wristbands and body-mounted video cameras could be used to help keep people safe at large outdoor concerts will be explored by Kingston University experts as part of a major new European research project.

Sound and technology experts from 28 partner institutions across the continent have come together for the three-year €15m European Commission-funded project MONICA. The international study initially arose from attempts to find a solution to mitigating the impact of noise levels on residents during outdoor rock shows held at Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens....


Kingston University lecturer Pascal Anson has brush with fame as mentor on new BBC television programme The Big Painting Challenge

Posted Tuesday 7 February 2017

Kingston University lecturer Pascal Anson has brush with fame as mentor on new BBC television programme The Big Painting Challenge

A senior lecturer from Kingston University has stepped out of the classroom and on to the screen to lend his expertise to amateur artists on new BBC One show The Big Painting Challenge.

Pascal Anson, tutor on the graphic design, product and furniture design and art foundation courses, draws on his experience of teaching to help five contestants find their inner Da Vinci through weekly challenges set by the judges. "We're there to give them confidence, steer them in the right direction to and ask the right questions of their work," Anson explained....


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....


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