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Teaching excellence, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency at heart of £30m Kingston School of Art campus refurbishment

Posted Thursday 25 January 2018

Teaching excellence, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency at heart of £30m Kingston School of Art campus refurbishment

Workshops and studio spaces at Kingston School of Art are undergoing a major overhaul as part of a refurbishment project due to be completed by 2019. In an extension of the art school ethos that champions collaboration between students across courses, shared flexible spaces will be at the heart of the project, alongside the highest standards of sustainability.

The works will see the exterior of the building receive an aesthetic upgrade while the interior will be transformed to provide the best possible environment for the faculty's array of designers, artists and architects. Set to be completed by December 2019, the £30m project will provide vastly improved workspaces for students with increased flexibility of studio spaces and efficient use of specialist areas....


Former advertising agency supremo and community ambassador Colonel Geoffrey Godbold awarded honorary doctorate by Kingston University

Posted Thursday 18 January 2018

Former advertising agency supremo and community ambassador Colonel Geoffrey Godbold awarded honorary doctorate by Kingston University

Embracing change and not being afraid of the unknown was the advice given by former army commander, businessman and charity director Colonel Geoffrey Godbold OBE as he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University.

The long-serving marketing consultancy boss, who took over family business Godbolds Ltd from his father, notably introduced the Kiwi fruit to Europe through an innovative advertising campaign before moving into the voluntary sector later in his career....


Graduation ceremonies shine spotlight on achievement and dedication of Kingston University students

Posted Monday 15 January 2018

Graduation ceremonies shine spotlight on achievement and dedication of Kingston University students

The hard work and dedication of Kingston University students has been highlighted in a series of graduation ceremonies at Kingston's Rose Theatre. More than 1,500 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students from four faculties celebrated completing their degrees crossing the stage to begin the next chapter of their lives as Kingston University graduates.

The excitement of the new graduates reverberated around the Rose Theatre, with each recipient given a rousing cheer and round of applause from staff, family and friends as they crossed the stage. Marina Loterijman, an International Human Recourses Management MSc graduate, who received her degree this week, said she had found amazing friends at Kingston University and learned a lot that she had already put in to practice in her career....


Tributes flow following death of professor instrumental in placing Kingston Business School at forefront of consumer behaviour research

Posted Monday 8 January 2018

Tributes flow following death of professor instrumental in placing Kingston Business School at forefront of consumer behaviour research

Messages of sympathy have been pouring in to Kingston University following the sudden death of long-serving member of staff Professor Wendy Lomax.

Professor Lomax, who was 56, passed away on New Year's Eve after a short illness. She leaves behind daughters Kate, Alice and Sophie and son Oliver....


2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni

Posted Tuesday 19 December 2017

2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni

From Hollywood Film Festival awards to BAFTA Nominations and OBEs, 2017 proved to be a memorable year for Kingston alumni. Across the globe, graduates were recognised for their skills, talents and contributions to their fields and we've shared just some of the highlights below.

The year began with four alumni receiving awards Francis Yeoh with fellow event attendees Dame Helen Mirren, Taylor Hackford and Pascal Vicedomini. in January, for contributions to criminal justice campaigning, education and literature. In entertainment news, alumnus Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (Civil Engineering, 1978) received the Capri Legend Humanitarian Award at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival, and three alumni secured BAFTA nominations for their documentaries and short films....


Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Posted Friday 15 December 2017

Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Cuts to public services at a time when more and more families were being forced into poverty was having a crippling impact on those who needed support the most, according to a leading social work expert from Kingston University.

Emeritus professor Ray Jones highlighted the issues facing both the profession and wider society after being honoured with the outstanding contribution to social work accolade at the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards....


Kingston University diversity and outreach champions receive Queen's Birthday Honours' awards during royal palace investiture ceremonies

Posted Tuesday 12 December 2017

Kingston University diversity and outreach champions receive Queen's Birthday Honours' awards during royal palace investiture ceremonies

Two  Kingston University staff members acclaimed for spearheading the drive for diversity, inclusivity and widening access to higher education have been honoured for their achievements at investiture award ceremonies at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Nona McDuff and Jenni Woods both collected their awards this month after being recognised in the Queen's 91st Birthday Honours List earlier in the year.

Director of Student Achievement Nona McDuff was awarded an OBE for services to higher education when the honours were announced, while Associate Director of Widening Participation Jenni Woods and Professor of Rehabilitation Research Fiona Jones were both awarded MBEs for services to widening access to higher education and research into stroke rehabilitation respectively. Professor Jones is set to receive her award in February next year....


University Alliance unveils Kingston University-led report highlighting research knowledge contribution to creative economy

Posted Monday 4 December 2017

University Alliance unveils Kingston University-led report highlighting research knowledge contribution to creative economy

A Kingston University-led study that maps the ways universities support the creative sector has just been released by leading sector body University Alliance.

Called The Hidden Story:Understanding Knowledge Exchange Partnerships with the Creative Economy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project looks at how universities help to build cultural infrastructure, developing a new set of guidelines for these activities which are supported by nearly £50million of public funding each year. The research places these knowledge exchange activities in 12 distinct categories, including commercialisation, festivals, place-making and curatorial investigations. Examining the drivers for successful partnerships between higher education and the arts, the findings emphasise cross-disciplinary approaches and the importance of building resilient regional networks, adapted to the creative economy ecosystem which is characterised by a high proportion of microbusinesses and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). British creative industries span a range of activities, including music, art, dance, drama and film-making.Making recommendations for policymakers on how universities and the arts can work together to create more value for creative industries, the report calls for greater diversity in funding opportunities and awards to reach the smallest firms, alongside the development of new curricula to support creative leadership. It also introduces a new evaluative tool to measure the impact of individual projects in local growth and wellbeing. Policy briefing documents, including for regional contexts, are being published alongside the research report to support the dissemination of the project's findings and the research was recently presented at a Creative Industries Federation event....


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