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Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Posted Monday 17 July 2017

Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Kingston University has been named as one of the best young institutions in the world – and among the top two in the United Kingdom – in the latest prestigious QS rankings of universities under 50 years of age.

Universities from a total of 25 different countries feature in this year's QS Top 50 Under 50 and Next 50 Under 50 league tables. First published in 2012, the rankings list the fastest-rising global stars of the higher education world founded less than half a century ago....


Kingston University students win prestigious D&AD New Blood Black Pencil award for animation exploring mother's relationship with autistic son

Posted Friday 14 July 2017

Kingston University students win prestigious D&AD New Blood Black Pencil award for animation exploring mother's relationship with autistic son

An animation that brings to life a conversation between a mother and her autistic son has won the top prize at the D&AD New Blood Awards. Kingston University BA(Hons) Illustration Animation students Martha Halliday and Hannah McNally scooped the prestigious Black Pencil at a ceremony in Central London celebrating the best creative work by people under 23 years old in the United Kingdom.

The animation, titled Mm-hmm, delves into the imagination of the narrator's autistic son Joel as he talks to his mother about his plans for the future, when he is a "grown-up man". The audio clip allows the audience to listen in to the intimate conversation while the hand drawn visuals hint at the flights of fancy taken by Joel as he thinks about his future and his present. However the subtext of the short poignantly imagines what might happen when Joel's mother is no longer able to look after him, addressing the fears lurking in the back of her mind....


Acclaimed authors, artists and entrepreneurs receive honorary degrees from Kingston University in recognition of exemplary achievements

Posted Friday 14 July 2017

Acclaimed authors, artists and entrepreneurs receive honorary degrees from Kingston University in recognition of exemplary achievements

Professionals at the top of their field in the arts and across industry shared the stage with more than 3,500 students at Kingston University's graduation ceremonies this week as they received honorary degrees and fellowships.

Honorary graduates are recognised each year for their outstanding contribution to a particular field of expertise, ranging from innovation and creativity to education and the economy. Many of those named this year have studied or taught at Kingston University....


Kingston University advises A-level students to have a plan for securing their perfect course place in Clearing

Posted Thursday 13 July 2017

Kingston University advises A-level students to have a plan for securing their perfect course place in Clearing

With A-level results winging their way to students on Thursday, Kingston University is urging students to plan ahead in the remaining few days in case they don't quite achieve the exam grades they expect.

Director of Admissions Dr Andy Homer, who oversees Kingston University's annual confirmation and Clearing operation, recommends students research their choices carefully ahead of 17 August. "Thinking through some contingency options will put students in a much stronger position if things haven't gone quite the way they had hoped, or they've just had a change of heart regarding their course choice," he explained.  "Being organised before A-level results day will also alleviate some of the anxiety and pressure they might feel when they receive their exam grades."...


Kingston University lecturer's sport and exercise psychology expertise informs pioneering programme to nurture Wimbledon stars of the future

Posted Thursday 13 July 2017

Kingston University lecturer's sport and exercise psychology expertise informs pioneering programme to nurture Wimbledon stars of the future

As the world's leading players take to the court at this year's Wimbledon Championships, a Kingston University sport psychology expert is playing a leading role in helping parents nurture the next generation of British tennis stars.

A number of the sport's top names have highlighted the pressures facing mothers and fathers supporting, and sometimes coaching, children on the junior circuit. Andy Murray's mother Judy – who trained the Wimbledon champion as well as his older brother Jamie – is among those to have shared stories of witnessing pushy and over-involved parents on the sidelines....


Kingston's Rose Theatre hosts royalty as special gala showcases talent from Kingston University performing arts staff and students

Posted Wednesday 12 July 2017

Kingston's Rose Theatre hosts royalty as special gala showcases talent from Kingston University performing arts staff and students

A piece of theatre created by Kingston University staff, students and graduates received the royal stamp of approval on Thursday at a special gala reception held at the borough's Rose Theatre.

Part of  the International Youth Arts Festival – an annual event co-hosted by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames – this year's showpiece was performed at Thursday evening's charity reception in aid of the Creative Youth charity, in the presence of the President of the charity, HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO....


MPs Sir Ed Davey and Zac Goldsmith highlight benefits of greater collaboration with Kingston University at Kingston Business Expo

Posted Tuesday 11 July 2017

MPs Sir Ed Davey and Zac Goldsmith highlight benefits of greater collaboration with Kingston University at Kingston Business Expo

Newly re-elected Member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton Sir Ed Davey highlighted the crucial part Kingston University plays in making the borough a vibrant place in which to do business at the launch of the fifth annual Kingston Business Expo.

Business leaders and local entrepreneurs joined members of the Chamber of Commerce and Kingston Mayor Councillor Julie Pickering at the event. The only major business exhibition in the area, the Expo provides the single biggest networking opportunity of the year with exhibition stands and seminars on offer throughout the day. Held at the University's Kingston Hill campus, where business courses are delivered, staff and visitors were given a flavour of the breadth of businesses across the borough....


Kingston University students raise the curtains with royalty and Game of Thrones star for the International Youth Arts Festival

Posted Monday 10 July 2017

Kingston University students raise the curtains with royalty and Game of Thrones star for the International Youth Arts Festival

A number of Kingston University's performing arts students, academics and alumni will be joined by royalty and stars of the small screen as they take to the stage to form part of the renowned International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF). Hosted by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, this year's productions reflect a number of contemporary hard-hitting issues - including the pressures of life on a council estate and the crumbling decline of the human mind caused by dementia.

Now in its ninth year, the Festival has long been a platform for budding actors, dancers and musicians to flex their talents, with participants coming from across the globe to perform at local venues The Rose Theatre and the Arthur Cotterell Theatre (ACT) at Kingston College. For second year Drama and Psychology student Luke Williams, the opportunity to network with other performers is not to be missed. "This has been my first time taking part in IYAF and I could not be more excited or motivated. It's amazing to be part of an explosion of art and self-expression," he said. ...


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