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Kingston University rated among top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Posted Friday 4 August 2017

Kingston University rated among top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Kingston University has been named as one of the top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

The newly-released figures show that 95.1 per cent of students graduating from the University in 2015-16 were in work or further study six months on – up from 93.5 per cent the previous year....


Kingston University's new degree apprenticeship set to provide next generation of civil engineers with skills and experience to meet industry needs

Posted Monday 24 July 2017

Kingston University's new degree apprenticeship set to provide next generation of civil engineers with skills and experience to meet industry needs

Providing budding engineers with the opportunity to gain vital, hands-on industry experience alongside their studies was key to addressing a skills shortage in the profession, according to Kingston University's Professor Mukesh Limbachiya.

Responding to the evolving demands of the sector, the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing is now launching a new Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, creating unique opportunities for collaboration across the construction industry....


Kingston University graphic design students' innovative creations celebrated at inaugural Mike Bond Awards

Posted Friday 21 July 2017

Kingston University graphic design students' innovative creations celebrated at inaugural Mike Bond Awards

A mobile phone app that creates personalised maps of a city's art, and biodegradable pop-up hoardings made using potato peelings were among the winning entries of a new Kingston University award founded by a leading brand design expert.

Final-year Graphic Design BA(Hons) students Celia Delaney and Rowan Minkley saw their innovative creations recognised in the inaugural Mike Bond Awards for strategic design thinking....


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. ...


Developing country's young talents vital to borough's growth, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier tells Kingston Futures conference

Posted Monday 3 July 2017

Developing country's young talents vital to borough's growth, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier tells Kingston Futures conference

Continuing to forge strong links with local businesses, community groups and the council was key to developing the country's brightest young talents – and then keeping them in the area, according to Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier.

Speaking at the second annual Kingston Futures conference at the borough's Rose Theatre, Professor Spier outlined the role the University can play in the regeneration and growth of Kingston-upon-Thames to ensure it continues to be a leading London destination to visit, work and study in....


Kingston University graduate's backpack design offers music fans a sleek option to stay hydrated and keep drinks out of harm's way at festivals

Posted Wednesday 28 June 2017

Kingston University graduate's backpack design offers music fans a sleek option to stay hydrated and keep drinks out of harm's way at festivals

With festival season well and truly underway across the United Kingdom, music lovers are seeking fresh ways to stay hydrated in soaring temperatures. Enter the Pikpäk – a Kingston University graduate's innovative answer to the call for safe and responsible drinking at outdoor concerts.

Graphic design alumna Magdalena Huber's prototype backpack allows festival-goers to carry drinks on their backs, with the pack fastening around the shoulders with fabric cords. The eco-friendly design is refillable, lightweight and sealed with a cap, ensuring the contents are kept safe....


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....

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