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Social enterprise ambassador Claudine Reid joins Kingston University as entrepreneur in residence

Posted Monday 2 November 2015

Social enterprise ambassador Claudine Reid joins Kingston University as entrepreneur in residence

Kingston University has appointed social enterprise champion Claudine Reid as its third entrepreneur in residence.

Ms Reid, who has worked as a social enterprise ambassador for the Cabinet Office, brings 23 years' experience as director of PJ's Community Service, a social enterprise providing care services to vulnerable adults and education services for young people. Her role at Kingston University will include working with students and graduates on Kingston's Enterprise! programme, delivering workshops and seminars to help shape would-be entrepreneurs as well as coaching and mentoring those already running their own fledgling business ventures....


Kingston University names Figment Agency as Best Creative and Media Sector Business

Posted Thursday 22 October 2015

Kingston University names Figment Agency as Best Creative and Media Sector Business

Hosted by broadcaster and columnist, Julia Hartley-Brewer, this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards was a sell-out event and attended by over 200 representatives from the local business community. Judges from Kingston University's Business and Enterprise Centre were delighted to award local website design and digital marketing company, Figment Agency with the Best Creative and Media Sector Business award. Ron Tuninga, Pro Vice Chancellor of Enterprise and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, presented the prize and said: "The winner of this category is an entrepreneurial business with great creative and technical initiative. They have big plans for future expansion with excellent marketing and financial analysis." After the event, Steve Grant, Managing Director of Figment Agency said: "The award has given an instant boost to team spirit; it's been fantastic for PR and has already fuelled our drive to achieve even greater things in the future. I also think it gives a nod of acknowledgement to the smaller business and would urge other businesses in the area to enter next year, whatever their size".  Steve Grant, Managing Director, Figment AgencyKingston University is pleased to sponsor the annual awards which are developed and organised by Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and held in partnership with Kingstonfirst and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The programme aims to celebrate the outstanding talent and entrepreneurship that enables our borough to prosper. Find out more about the Kingston Business Excellence Awards Find out more about Figment Agency


Learn to teach adults - new online short course

Posted Thursday 22 October 2015

Learn to teach adults - new online short course

Kingston University has launched a new online short course in "Learning to teach for further and higher education".The seven-week distance learning course is for anyone with an interest in teaching adults. Designed to provide a taste of the profession, it will give participants the confidence to undertake teaching and lecturing assignments.The course requires no previous knowledge of teaching and is suitable for new and aspiring lecturers, visiting lecturers, professional people wishing to pass on expertise and anyone with an interest in finding out more about the profession.Course tutor Dr Colin Clarke says the real strengths of the course are the flexibility it offers by being delivered online, as well as the use of practical case studies.  "We will look at examples of successful and effective teaching practice to highlight what works, how it works, and importantly why it works which you can then adapt to your own teaching interests," he added.Courses start in February and July 2016.Find out more and book your place online.


Kingston Business School's Moscow MBA course rated best in Russia in NARODNY 2015 and Business Journal magazine rankings

Posted Monday 12 October 2015

Kingston Business School's Moscow MBA course rated best in Russia in NARODNY 2015 and Business Journal magazine rankings

Kingston Business School's Moscow MBA course has once again been ranked best in Russia – topping two prestigious tables in quick succession.

For the fifth year running, the sought after qualification leads the NARODNY 2015 ranking, which asked students to rate their course based on salary increase, career improvement, quality of networking opportunities and new business contacts, along with personal and professional development....


Kingston University FixShop initiative receives £15,000 boost from London Mayor Boris Johnson's High Street Fund

Posted Thursday 8 October 2015

Kingston University FixShop initiative receives £15,000 boost from London Mayor Boris Johnson's High Street Fund

A Kingston University academic's fundraising campaign to establish a design hub in the heart of the borough has received a £15,000 boost from London Mayor Boris Johnson. Fixshop was one of a select group of 20 projects earmarked for a cash injection after the Mayor announced plans to pledge £285,000 from his High Street Fund to community ventures across the capital.

Spearheaded by Professor Alex Williams, Associate Dean of Enterprise at the University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Fixshop is due to open its doors in November. It will give members of the public looking for creative ways to solve everyday problems the chance to tap into the ingenuity of design experts face to face....


Kingston University and Entryphone announce new KTP award

Posted Friday 31 July 2015

Kingston University and Entryphone announce new KTP award

Kingston University and The Entryphone Company Ltd have been awarded a £335,000 grant from Innovate UK to fund a double Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), lasting 30 months.

Entryphone is a 55-year-old family business based in south-west London. The company specialises in hard-wired door intercom systems for private residences and also offers installation services....


Kingston gets silver as Business School secures prestigious Small Business Charter Award

Posted Friday 10 July 2015

Kingston gets silver as Business School secures prestigious Small Business Charter Award

Kingston University's Business School is celebrating after achieving a silver Small Business Charter award in recognition of the role it has played in helping to kick-start British enterprise. The Small Business Charter Award scheme - of which Kingston Business School is a trailblazing member - acknowledges institutions which have, between them, already helped 4,700 students to find work placements in Britain's important micro-business and start-up sector.

Small Business Charter business schools in the United Kingdom have also directly helped more than 8,000 small businesses through a range of support including; on-site incubators with dedicated space for students and start-up businesses, growth and leadership programmes and full-time networks of alumni and local business experts supporting both students and small businesses. More than 800 new businesses have already been started as a result of business schools like Kingston....


Kingston University wins double KTP award to fund wireless communications project

Posted Thursday 25 June 2015

Kingston University wins double KTP award to fund wireless communications project

Kingston University is delighted to announce a new partnership with Vocality International Ltd, an IP communications company based near Guildford.

A knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) grant worth £262,000 has been awarded to develop new technologies enabling seamless, ubiquitous connectivity over wireless technologies....


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