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Olympian Asha Philip encourages promising athletes to dream big while on Kingston University's Sports Performance Programme

Posted Tuesday 20 June 2017

Olympian Asha Philip encourages promising athletes to dream big while on Kingston University's Sports Performance Programme

Students taking part in the Kingston University Sports Performance Programme have been encouraged by Olympic athlete Asha Philip to dream big and make the most of their time on the scheme.

A former Kingston University student, Philip was a member of the Sports Performance Programme when she studied for a drama degree at Kingston University, before graduating in 2012. The Olympic bronze medallist, who helped secure a new British record for the 4 x 100 metres relay at the Rio 2016 Olympics, spoke about how grateful she was to have been included on the Sports Performance Programme, which allowed her to fulfil two of her passions at the same time....


Kingston University multicultural dance troupe impress judges to secure second place at national Bollywood competition

Posted Tuesday 20 June 2017

Kingston University multicultural dance troupe impress judges to secure second place at national Bollywood competition

A multicultural group of Kingston University dancers fought off competition from teams across the country to secure second place in a nationwide Bollywood dance event.

The Kingston Khalnayaks is a 19-strong team made up of current Kingston students from courses ranging from business to science degrees, as well as graduates who have an interest in performing arts....


Award-winning Kingston University staff and leading healthcare researcher recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Posted Monday 19 June 2017

Award-winning Kingston University staff and leading healthcare researcher recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Two leading champions of diversity, inclusivity and widening access to higher education have been recognised for their achievements in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List – alongside an academic whose pioneering research is helping stroke survivors regain their independence.

Kingston University's newly appointed Director of Student Achievement Nona McDuff was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in the monarch's 91st birthday honours. Associate Director of Widening Participation Jenni Woods and Fiona Jones, Professor of Rehabilitation Research, have both been awarded MBEs for services to widening access to higher education and services to stroke rehabilitation respectively....


Kingston University animation graduate wins Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award with tribute to mother's Tough love

Posted Thursday 15 June 2017

Kingston University animation graduate wins Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award with tribute to mother's Tough love

A Kingston University graduate has won the Undergraduate Animation award at this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards with her short animation Tough – continuing an impressive sweep of accolades for her final year work.

Along with a nomination for best British Short Animation at the BAFTA awards earlier this year, Jennifer Zheng's moving film about her complex relationship with her Chinese mother has amassed a number of commendations and secured a host of screenings – most notably at the prestigious Sundance festival....


Kingston University dance students and graduates awarded bursaries worth £500 to showcase talents at community dance festival

Posted Thursday 15 June 2017

Kingston University dance students and graduates awarded bursaries worth £500 to showcase talents at community dance festival

Kingston University dance students and graduates have been awarded bursaries worth £500 and the chance to work with professionals in their field as part of the Ignition Dance Festival initiative.

Launched by Kingston Council in 2014 and co-produced by DanceWest with funding support from Arts Council England, the initiative forms part of the annual Ignition Dance Festival – a community event which aims to support young and upcoming choreographers and dance groups to create new work especially for the festival....


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....


Postgraduate HRM alumni share how their career journeys have been influenced by their time at Kingston

Posted Thursday 8 June 2017

Postgraduate HRM alumni share how their career journeys have been influenced by their time at Kingston

The Kingston Business School welcomed alumni and students from the postgraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) and International HRM programmes onto campus for an evening networking reception on Wednesday 24th May. A panel of alumni shared their insights from their diverse career paths in the HR field, following their Master's degree at Kingston.

The panel comprised of MSc HRM and MSc International HRM alumni Lisa Henderson, Lorenzo Chiozzi, Emma-Louise Mills and Louise Casey, who discussed how their career journeys had been influenced by their time at Kingston, and gave advice to students and alumni on how to launch their careers after their studies. There was a great dynamic amongst the alumni panel, and the wealth of experiences and diverse backgrounds created an inspiring and informative session for everyone attending. ...


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....

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