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Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Posted Monday 24 April 2017

Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Students and staff from Kingston University came together for this year's Celebrate Enterprise awards ceremony, an annual event to reward and recognise entrepreneurial successes.

Prizes were awarded by Enterprise – the University's support service for aspiring student entrepreneurs – to members of the University who have shown exceptional business acumen or supported others developing enterprise in the university across the last 12 months....


Alumni, students and staff ‘Upgrade' their LinkedIn skills with Kingston University alumnus Mark Walton

Posted Monday 24 April 2017

More than 90 alumni, students and staff joined law alumnus Mark Walton as he shared his inside knowledge on using LinkedIn as a professional networking tool. 

Returning to campus to deliver the final Upgrade masterclass of this year's series, Mark divulged the secrets of a successful LinkedIn profile, how to grow and engage your network, and top tips for marketing your business online.

Mark, who graduated with an LLB from Kingston University in 1996, has worked at LinkedIn for nearly six years, joining as an Enterprise Account Executive in 2011. Mark has since risen to Global Client Executive, leading the overall business relationship between LinkedIn and a number of their largest and most strategic global clients.

After the masterclass, guests were given the chance to ask questions and share ideas with Mark, as well as each other.

We hope you enjoyed this year's series, and we look forward to seeing you later in the year at the 2017/18 Upgrade masterclasses!


Kingston University showcases entrepreneurial excellence in competition final as students pitch sustainable business ideas to the Mayor of London

Posted Monday 10 April 2017

Kingston University showcases entrepreneurial excellence in competition final as students pitch sustainable business ideas to the Mayor of London

Budding entrepreneurs from Kingston University pitched their business plans to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after reaching the final of a prestigious London universities business contest.

The annual Mayor's Entrepreneur competition invites the capital's students and graduates to come up with smart ideas to improve their city, with sustainable products and processes that are financially viable. Design engineering postgraduate Nidhin Jayaprakash, manufacturing systems alumnus Josue Vivas Hernandez and communication design & creative economy alumna Irene Canuti made up two of the ten teams, selected from more than 300 entries across 37 universities and colleges....


Alumni share their stories of failure with Kingston University students

Posted Friday 7 April 2017

Alumni share their stories of failure with Kingston University students

Six Kingston University alumni returned to campus last month, to share their stories of failure with current students.

The event aimed to teach the students about the different paths to success, preparing them to expect hurdles and challenges along the way....


Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions

Posted Wednesday 5 April 2017

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions

Kingston University has been named as one of the globe's top young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE). The 2017 Young University Rankings rated institutions under 50 years of age using a series of measures, including teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Kingston University, founded in 1992, was named in the top 50 universities worldwide of a similar age – dubbed "Generation Y" institutions by THE – and among the best 200 established during the past half century....


Kingston University graduate revamps hospital waiting room with 11kg of Duplo Lego to bring colour and positivity to patients

Posted Monday 3 April 2017

Kingston University graduate revamps hospital waiting room with 11kg of Duplo Lego to bring colour and positivity to patients

A hospital waiting room has been uniquely redesigned by a Kingston University graduate. Lili Giacobino used colourful Duplo Lego blocks to make the modification at Kingston Hospital in an effort to reduce patient stress and encourage positivity.

Lili aimed to bring happiness and positive thinking to a place that is often associated with anxiety and boredom. "I wanted to transform the experience of sitting in a waiting room at a hospital," she said. "It is an uncomfortable place for patients - particularly children - so my aim was to add colour and warmth, and give them other things to focus their minds on in the room."...


Kingston University wins 2017 Guardian University Award for teaching excellence

Posted Thursday 30 March 2017

Kingston University wins 2017 Guardian University Award for teaching excellence

Kingston University has scooped the teaching excellence gong at the Guardian 2017 University Awards, receiving specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of its courses.

The Guardian panel commended Kingston University on its groundbreaking work reducing the attainment gap between black and minority ethnic (BME) and white students. In particular, the panel highlighted the inclusive curriculum framework  which provides staff with access to short animations, research findings and case studies that help demystify inclusivity....


Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School

Posted Tuesday 28 March 2017

Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School

Legendary music producer Tony Visconti has returned to Kingston University's bespoke Visconti Studio for the first ever Winter School, sharing his expert knowledge in analogue recording techniques with a select group of students from across the globe.

The week long intensive programme saw ten lucky participants join forces to assist the producer record a single with the London based band Artbreak. Under the guidance of Visconti, the students engaged in analogue recording techniques and experimented with vintage equipment and mixing techniques....

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