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Obituary: Marking the achievements of Roy Lunn, Kingston University alumnus and ‘Godfather of the Ford GT40'

Posted Thursday 7 September 2017

Obituary: Marking the achievements of Roy Lunn, Kingston University alumnus and ‘Godfather of the Ford GT40'

Roy Lunn, whose design teams created renowned American cars such as Ford's GT40 and the original Mustang, has passed away at the age of 92. Roy studied Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Kingston College of Technology (which later became part of Kingston University) in 1954, and attributed many of his engineering skills to his time here.

Known as the ‘Godfather of the Ford GT40', Roy's influence on the industry is said to have changed the automotive landscape in America and beyond, with his work set to continue to benefit the industry far into the future. As well as his illustrious achievements at Ford, Roy created both the iconic Jeep Cherokee and the Eagle four-wheel drive car, engineered the Presidential limousine to withstand small arms, gas and ballistic attacks, and headed the military compliance programme for the Pentagon....


Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the globe's top international institutions in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Some 1,102 universities from 77 countries around the world were featured in the sector leading publication's 2018 global rankings, which judge institutions across a range of key areas including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, citations and industry income....


Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Four talented young fashion designers from Kingston University are preparing for graduate positions at some of the world's leading fashion companies in Paris, London and New York.

Just one month after graduating from the University's BA(Hons) fashion degree, Kate Clark, Giorgia Presti, Rebecca Holmes and Tara Khemiri are getting set to break into the industry with roles in Chanel's textiles department, Banana Republic's knitwear section and Stella McCartney's London headquarters....


Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture

Kingston University has been shortlisted for a top Higher Education Academy (HEA) award for an influential project designed to bring students from a number of courses together to creatively explore themes of race, ethnicity and culture.

The University is one of 15 institutions named as a finalist in the HEA's Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in recognition of its Taking Race Live project. The awards celebrate outstanding contributions to teaching by teams at higher education providers – with finalists being required to demonstrate direct student involvement in their work....


Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education

Posted Thursday 31 August 2017

Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education

Two award-winning Kingston University academics have seen their commitment to driving forward innovations in critical thinking and inclusivity recognised with National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy.

The prestigious accolades – for associate professor Dr Annie Hughes, head of the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) centre, and marketing and communications lecturer Hilary Wason, from Kingston Business School – celebrate individuals who have demonstrated the very best in teaching excellence. A total of 55 new National Teaching Fellows have been announced by the HEA nationally....


Recognised for spearheading equality – The Queen honours Kingston University staff

Posted Friday 11 August 2017

Recognised for spearheading equality – The Queen honours Kingston University staff

Two outstanding women who have led the Kingston University programme to widen access to higher education, have been recognised for their achievements in the Queen's Birthdays honours list. Nona McDuff OBE and Jenni Woods MBE have led their teams to national acclaim in their work to enable disadvantaged young people to access and thrive in higher education.

The issue of widening participation is an important one. Our starting points and our paths to success aren't all even, and Kingston University is proudly committed to fair access and opportunities for all with the talent to succeed. As a result we are one of the most diverse and vibrant universities in the UK.  Our student community spans many ethnicities and all socio-economic groups and includes a significant proportion of care leavers, mature learners, and young people who are the first in their family to go to university....


Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition, exercise and health degrees secure 100 per cent National Student Survey satisfaction score

Posted Wednesday 9 August 2017

Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition, exercise and health degrees secure 100 per cent National Student Survey satisfaction score

Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition (exercise and health) courses have topped the national leader board for student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). The programmes each received the gold standard 100 per cent satisfaction rating from final year students in the annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions.

The survey also highlighted other successes across the University, with its learning resources – including information technology facilities and library services – once again receiving a resounding endorsement from students with an 86.24 percent satisfaction rating....


Kingston University students create coming of age story inspired by BBC's Bad Education star Jack Binstead's life as a disabled teen

Posted Monday 7 August 2017

Kingston University students create coming of age story inspired by BBC's Bad Education star Jack Binstead's life as a disabled teen

The star of BBC Three's hit series Bad Education Jack Binstead has praised a group of Kingston University drama students after they produced a touching portrayal of his real life experience as a teenager with brittle bones for a theatre show which debuted at the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF).

Sticks and Stones was shown at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre studio at Kingston College, forming part of the annual festival, which is seen as a spring board for new and emerging talent and included performances from Kingston University staff, students and graduates. The group's efforts have been commended, after they were nominated for the ‘Best of the Fest' award and Best Actor gong for Matthew Mahoney in the process....


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