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QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design

Kingston University has been named among the top 100 institutions in the globe for art and design education in the prestigious annual QS World University Rankings – and rated as a top performing international university in six other areas.

The newly-released 2017 QS subject league tables ranked the University's art and design offering in the 51-100 band worldwide, placing it among the top five per cent globally and the best 25 in Europe. In total, six other course areas were rated as being in the UK's top 50 and top 400 internationally. Education was placed in the 151-200 category globally – and the top 70 in Europe – while economics and econometrics courses were ranked in the 201-250 band....


Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards

Kingston University students who have been involved in community activity, shown commitment to their studies, demonstrated determination in climbing their career ladders or perseverance in overcoming obstacles, have all been celebrated for their achievements at the University's Talent Awards.

Comedian, actor and broadcaster Sir Lenny Henry, who was special guest at the much-anticipated annual event, gave an inspirational speech, imploring students to put their all in to careers which made the most of their natural talents. Sir Lenny, who co-founded Comic Relief and has been a popular fixture in British television and theatre for more than 40 years, said he had been incredibly impressed by the talent on show. "Young people never cease to amaze me. It shows that everyone can make the best of themselves and the students tonight have proved that - they are really exemplary," he said....


Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win

Kingston University's careers service - KU Talent - has scooped an accolade at the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development Awards, in the best preparation for work strategy by a HE careers service category.

KU Talent has been shortlisted for three other awards this year, putting it in the top ten university careers services in the United Kingdom for its commitment to helping boost students' job prospects. Through training and events, KU Talent provides support to students and recent graduates to raise confidence and aspirations and equip them with the best chance of success in industry....


Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design

Posted Monday 13 March 2017

Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design

Kingston University is set to play an integral part in shaping tomorrow's gaming geniuses with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility that will give its computer science students a perfect platform to launch their industry careers.

The University has invested £53,000 to create the Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality Environments - more familiarly known as the CAVE - at Penrhyn Road campus. It gives students access to a treasure trove of equipment such as virtual reality headsets that can transport the wearer into an immersive alternative environment and equipment that tracks eye movements and brain activity to monitor how much someone is enjoying playing a game....


Kingston University students impress judges with their Bright Ideas in entrepreneurship competition

Posted Wednesday 22 February 2017

Kingston University students impress judges with their Bright Ideas in entrepreneurship competition

An upcycling fashion brand, a nail-painting service for children's parties and an on-demand flexible work smartphone app for employers were just three of the innovative winning entries by students at this year's Bright Ideas event, a Dragon's Den-style competition for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Each year creative students aim to win up to £1,000 by pitching their business ideas to a judging panel of successful entrepreneurs and notable University alumni. This year saw 359 business ideas submitted by 665 entrants, underlining Kingston University's reputation as a leading national entrepreneurial institution....


Kingston University secures €900,000 grant to explore how drones, smart wristbands and cameras could transform future of concert security

Posted Thursday 9 February 2017

Kingston University secures €900,000 grant to explore how drones, smart wristbands and cameras could transform future of concert security

How a network of drones, smart wristbands and body-mounted video cameras could be used to help keep people safe at large outdoor concerts will be explored by Kingston University experts as part of a major new European research project.

Sound and technology experts from 28 partner institutions across the continent have come together for the three-year €15m European Commission-funded project MONICA. The international study initially arose from attempts to find a solution to mitigating the impact of noise levels on residents during outdoor rock shows held at Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens....


Kingston University case study featured in new CBI report about the role of universities in the UK-India relationship

Posted Tuesday 7 February 2017

Kingston University case study featured in new CBI report about the role of universities in the UK-India relationship

As the UK forges a new economic role in the world following the EU referendum, strengthening our global links is more important than ever. India's rapid economic growth and growing middle class population highlight its importance as a key partner for the UK.

The report, Bridges to the Future: India, was presented by CBI Director, General Carolyn Fairbairn, at the meeting of the UK-India CEO forum in New Delhi in November 2016.  Carolyn said that the UK is India's biggest investor among the G20 countries, supporting nearly 700,000 jobs.  With higher education an increasing priority for India, the vibrant range of existing research partnerships, high-quality teaching and business incubators demonstrate how both nations can benefit from a closer working relationship....


Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist

Posted Monday 6 February 2017

Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist

Following on from the success of the last two campaigns, the Kingston University Big Read project has announced six shortlisted titles to be considered for staff and students to read before the 2017 academic year begins.

Since 2015, the University has sent a book to every undergraduate and postgraduate student about to join the institution as part of the Big Read campaign, which promotes student involvement and ensures new arrivals feel welcome before they arrive. The final shortlist, narrowed down from 140 suggested titles, includes authors from Scotland, Nigeria and Kenya:...

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