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Kingston University picks up three 2017 NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Kingston University picks up three 2017 NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all

Kingston University has won the NEON University of the Year Award for the second year running and has also triumphed in two other award categories. The NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards recognise commitment to increasing access to higher education for everyone – but in particular for under-represented individuals and groups.

The University won the Widening Access Initiative Award (Retention and Success) for its student engagement programme and was highly commended for its inclusive curriculum work – for which it recently won The Guardian University Award for Teaching Excellence....


Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the best institutions in the United Kingdom for fashion, journalism and publishing in this year's Guardian University Guide. There were also top 10 placings for its art, design and sport science courses in the national newspaper's 2018 listings.

For the second year in a row, the University's internationally acclaimed fashion programme came second overall in the fashion and textiles category, making Kingston University the highest-ranked institution in the country specialising in fashion specifically....


Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects

Posted Thursday 11 May 2017

Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects

High profile internships in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and prestigious international work experiences were just some of the projects recognised at a recent event to celebrate successful Kingston University initiatives supported by banking giant, Santander.

Kingston University has been a partner of Santander Universities Division – which manages Santander's long-term strategic alliance with higher education – since 2012. During the past five years, the scheme has provided more than £350,000 of funding for Kingston University programmes, scholarships and internships benefiting thousands of students, staff and members of the surrounding community....


Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession

Posted Wednesday 10 May 2017

Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession

Kingston University and St George's, University of London are celebrating the success of a scheme supporting nurses on their journey back into the nursing profession after a career break. The Return to Practice (RTP) course refreshes nursing skills, enabling students to re-enter practice with up-to-date knowledge.

The course, which was a finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Student Nursing Times Awards, is aimed at nurses and midwifes who have lapsed registration. "They may have pursued different careers or looked after family," course leader Rosi Castle explained. "They could have been out of the nursing profession for anything from one year up to a few decades."...


Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Teacher resilience and unsuccessful job applicants' interview experiences were the focus of original research by two Kingston University students who scooped prizes at the recent Indigogold Work Psychology Innovation Awards.

Occupational and business psychology MSc graduates Nicola Murray and Ruth Abrams represented the University at the central London event sponsored by management consultancy firm Indigogold. The annual awards bring together the cream of the crop of postgraduate students focusing on work-related psychology from universities across the United Kingdom....


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....

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