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For the first time, renewable energy has generated more than half of all UK electricity – is this a one-hit wonder, asks Kingston University professor

Posted Tuesday 13 June 2017

For the first time, renewable energy has generated more than half of all UK electricity – is this a one-hit wonder, asks Kingston University professor

Professor of Innovation and Technology Management, Audley Genus, says Kingston University research is shedding new light on the success of renewable energy in the United Kingdom.

"On 8 June, as reported by the BBC, the National Grid announced that for the first time electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK had outstripped the amount generated from coal and gas combined....


Kingston University designer's sustainable fusion of denim and African fabrics modelled at Graduate Fashion Week by industry icon Caryn Franklin

Posted Monday 12 June 2017

Kingston University designer's sustainable fusion of denim and African fabrics modelled at Graduate Fashion Week by industry icon Caryn Franklin

Vibrant African fabrics and over-sized vintage denim jeans and jackets were brought together in a new sustainable collection celebrating the mixed cultural heritage of a Kingston University designer.

Kasubika Chola's garments were selected by a panel of industry experts as among the best 25 on show at this year's Graduate Fashion Week – with leading diversity campaigner and fashion icon Caryn Franklin even taking to the catwalk in one of her designs at the event....


Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus sees Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award

Posted Monday 12 June 2017

Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus sees Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award

A new test developed by Kingston University experts to quickly identify people who may be infected with the superbug MRSA when admitted to hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

The team, led by associate professor Dr Adam Le Gresley, Professor Mark Fielder and senior lecturer Dr Alex Sinclair, from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, took part in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Emerging Technologies Competition alongside a host of top global universities and companies....


Street punk menswear by Kingston University fashion designer shines spotlight on challenges facing young jobseekers

Posted Monday 5 June 2017

Street punk menswear by Kingston University fashion designer shines spotlight on challenges facing young jobseekers

What do you wear to an interview for a job you don't even want, but it's the only option available to you? The challenges facing young people struggling to find meaningful work are the inspiration behind a Kingston University designer's new menswear collection.

Emily Munden's garments celebrate the pride, self-worth and style of a working class generation determined to overcome the barriers they face in society....


Art, design and architecture students unveil their creative responses to modern day challenges at Kingston School of Art end-of-year degree show

Posted Friday 2 June 2017

Art, design and architecture students unveil their creative responses to modern day challenges at Kingston School of Art end-of-year degree show

Calls for London independence following Brexit and the challenges of commuter travel chaos are just some of the themes addressed by artists and designers showcasing work at this year's eagerly anticipated Kingston University undergraduate degree show. Industry professionals were greeted with installations, interactive artworks and live performance pieces at the Knights Park campus as the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture returns to its original name, re-introducing itself as Kingston School of Art....


Kingston University students rub shoulders with royalty at Westminster Abbey event honouring pioneer of modern nursing Florence Nightingale

Posted Thursday 1 June 2017

Kingston University students rub shoulders with royalty at Westminster Abbey event honouring pioneer of modern nursing Florence Nightingale

Two students from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education were invited to quiz a panel of leading healthcare professionals before rubbing shoulders with royalty at Westminster Abbey this month as part of a celebration of the life of nurse Florence Nightingale. Each year charity organisation the Florence Nightingale Foundation holds a Students' Day, which aims to raise awareness of the founder of modern nursing and her legacy.

Florence Nightingale is famous for her nursing work during the Crimean War (1854-56), where she changed the face of nursing from mostly untrained work to a highly skilled and well-respected profession. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world annually on her birthday, 12 May....


Kingston University designer brings childhood memories to life in catwalk collection unveiled at Graduate Fashion Week

Posted Wednesday 31 May 2017

Kingston University designer brings childhood memories to life in catwalk collection unveiled at Graduate Fashion Week

As a young girl, Kate Clark revelled in a world of fantasy princesses, dressing up and playing with her beloved toys. These childhood teddy bears and dolls have now been given a new lease of life, lovingly incorporated into the Kingston University fashion student's latest collection, that has just debuted on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week.

Kate's striking garments blur the lines between work and play, featuring tailored dresses and suits with oversized sleeves - some even stuffed with her own soft toys. The young designer has sewn some of her favourite teddies and unicorns into the see-through organza netting of one of her skirts, weaving the precious souvenirs into the fabric of her womenswear collection. Other pieces are emblazoned with pastel pink, green and purple toy motifs embroidered or digitally printed onto yards of white duchess satin....


Queen presents adapted Motability vehicle to Kingston University disability adviser at Windsor Castle

Posted Friday 26 May 2017

Queen presents adapted Motability vehicle to Kingston University disability adviser at Windsor Castle

Kingston University staff member Edward Todino was one of five disabled people to receive keys to their first adapted vehicle provided by a charity called Motability recently. The presentation was made at a celebratory event marking the 40th anniversary of the charity at Windsor Castle.

Mr Todino, a disability adviser at Kingston University's Student Life Centre, received his first vehicle personally from her Majesty the Queen. The Mercedes TBC Sprinter – which he has on a five-year lease – has been converted with special features to specifically cater for his needs. The adaptations will allow Mr Todino to drive his motorised wheelchair in to the van and then transfer to the driver's seat....


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