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Kingston School of Art research paves way for Croydon Art Store and London Biennale

Posted Monday 4 December 2017

Kingston School of Art research paves way for Croydon Art Store and London Biennale

Kingston University has joined forces with Croydon Council and local visual arts organisation TURF and RISE Gallery to form Croydon Art Store, a pop-up base for art and culture within the London borough. Consisting of a gallery, studios for local artists and space for research and outreach projects, the store is based in the iconic Whitgift shopping Centre, a Croydon landmark since its opening in 1968.

Professor Louis Nixon, Associate Dean Research and Enterprise at the University's Kingston School of Art, approached Croydon Council with the idea for the borough to host a biennale - a large scale international contemporary art exhibition held every two years. "The council is very keen that art and culture are part of the ongoing regeneration," Professor Nixon explained. "This resonates with Kingston School of Art's focus on bringing art and design into people's everyday lives. As a University we also want to demonstrate the impact of our research and for it to have a positive effect on society."...


Dean says entrepreneurship in Kingston Business School's DNA as QS TopMBA.com rates it number one in world for MBA graduate start-ups

Posted Friday 1 December 2017

Dean says entrepreneurship in Kingston Business School's DNA as QS  TopMBA.com rates it number one in world for MBA graduate start-ups

Kingston Business School's longstanding focus on enterprise and innovation has seen it top a global table for producing the highest proportion of MBA graduates to have launched their own companies, according to figures published in a QS TopMBA.com Return on Investment Report.

The report consisted of information from business schools in more than 30 countries. Leading business intelligence agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) found Kingston Business School's MBA graduates to be the most entrepreneurial in the world with 33 per cent starting up their own ventures. The agency's return on investment report forms part of the new QS Global MBA Rankings unveiled this week....


Inspirational Kingston University postgraduate student and educator picks up top honour at Social Worker of the Year Awards

Posted Friday 1 December 2017

Inspirational Kingston University postgraduate student and educator picks up top honour at Social Worker of the Year Awards

A Kingston University Masters student who juggles studying and teaching with a full-time job as a manager for a social enterprise company has been honoured at the Social Worker of the Year Awards. Lynn Lock was named Practice Educator of the Year for her role in successfully motivating students to develop their careers in social work.Having first joined Kingston University in 2001 when she completed a degree in criminal justice studies with a diploma in social work, Lynn is currently studying part-time for her Masters in Professional Education and Training at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

The programme provides students like Lynn, who have a wealth of professional experience, with the opportunity to mentor and support current undergraduate social work students. As well as teaching degree students and undertaking her own postgraduate studies, Lynn volunteers with the Samaritans and holds down a full-time job as the Health and Wellbeing Hub Manager for the Youth Resilience Service at Achieving for Children – the organisation providing children's services for the Boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, and Windsor and Maidenhead....


Kingston University's Big Read project scoops Times Higher Education Award for Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year

Posted Thursday 30 November 2017

Kingston University's Big Read project scoops Times Higher Education Award for Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year

Kingston University's Big Read project has carried off one of the top honours at this year's Times Higher Education awards.

The initiative saw off stiff competition to clinch the Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year category. The award recognises the most imaginative and innovative University project to encourage students from non-traditional backgrounds to enter higher education or extend the reach of an institution in new areas of activity....


Kingston University named among top 500 institutions globally for clinical and health education by Times Higher Education

Posted Friday 24 November 2017

Kingston University named among top 500 institutions globally for clinical and health education by Times Higher Education

Kingston University has been named one of the globe's top 500 institutions for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects in the Times Higher Education's World University rankings.

The sector-leading publication's annual global rankings recognise the academic prestige, research excellence and teaching environment provided to undergraduates. The University was ranked in the 401-500 banding globally and was one of 58 United Kingdom institutions to feature in the 2018 subject tables....


Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery Fellow Oreet Ashery wins Film London Jarman Award for web series exploring death in the digital age

Posted Thursday 23 November 2017

Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery Fellow Oreet Ashery wins Film London Jarman Award for web series exploring death in the digital age

An experimental film and web series developed by visual artist Oreet Ashery for her Stanley Picker Gallery fellowship at Kingston University has scooped a prestigious filmmaking award.

Ashery's commission, called Revisiting Genesis, explores the moral and ethical issues of palliative care and death in the digital age across twelve online episodes. The series, filmed on location at the gallery and the University's Dorich House Museum, has now been named of the 10th annual Film London Jarman Award - which celebrates experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of UK-based artist filmmakers....


Kingston University symposium shines spotlight on work of king of horror fiction Stephen King

Posted Thursday 23 November 2017

 Kingston University symposium shines spotlight on work of king of horror fiction Stephen King

Kingston University has hosted a one-day symposium on the work of the world's foremost horror fiction writer, Stephen King.

Noted scholars from across the United Kingdom discussed both King's literary work and its cinematic and televisual adaptations. The symposium explored the enduring cultural fascination with one of the world's bestselling authors of popular fiction....


Kingston School of Art's Design School takes over Spitalfields Market as part of the London Design Festival

Posted Thursday 16 November 2017

Kingston School of Art's Design School takes over Spitalfields Market as part of the London Design Festival

Enterprising Kingston School of Art students, graduates and academics have taken their creative talents in to the heart of the capital, showcasing their design expertise in a pop-up event at London's Old Spitalfields Market. More than 30 stalls offered visitors the opportunity to discuss ideas, take part in a series of workshops and sample a vast array of new products.

Inspired by the surrounding East London community, the activities focused on interactions with the residents and market holders working in and around the market. Called Manufactory, the three day event saw students, graduates and academics transform into market traders to coincide with the London Design Festival. They shared projects, demonstrating their entrepreneurial spirit as well as hosting open workshops, giving visitors the opportunity to get involved....


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