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Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016

Posted Thursday 21 July 2016

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016

More than 10,000 graduates and their guests will be descending on Kingston this July to celebrate the achievements of Kingston University's newest alumni.

As our graduates cross the stage at the Rose Theatre, we are thrilled to welcome them to our thriving global network of 175,000 Kingston alumni....


Kingston University students, staff and graduates bring dance and drama talents to borough stage during International Youth Arts Festival

Posted Friday 15 July 2016

Kingston University students, staff and graduates bring dance and drama talents to borough stage during International Youth Arts Festival

For the eighth year running, Kingston has played host to the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) – regarded by some as a warm up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – and this year the borough-wide event was organised by a Kingston University alumnus.

The ten day-long showcase featured some of the best emerging young talent, both nationally and internationally, ranging from comedy performances to circus acts. This year saw a range of Kingston University students, academics and alumni taking part onstage and working behind the scenes at venues such as Rose Theatre Kingston and the Arthur Cotterell Theatre....


Scholars of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers converge on Kingston University for conference examining work of writer and director Joss Whedon

Posted Wednesday 6 July 2016

Scholars of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers converge on Kingston University for conference examining work of writer and director Joss Whedon

Kingston University has played host to an international conference dedicated to the work of Joss Whedon – creator of cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and writer and director of blockbuster film Avengers Assemble.

Taking place every two years, the Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, brings together academics from across the globe to discuss the various works of Whedon – who is widely regarded as one of the most significant figures in popular culture. This is the first time the event has been held outside North America....


Embedding dementia care training in degree studies key priority for healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Friday 1 July 2016

Embedding dementia care training in degree studies key priority for healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London

With more than 850,000 people living with dementia in the United Kingdom – and that figure set to rise to more than one million within the next 10 years – Kingston University and St George's, University of London have made a commitment to provide all nursing, health and social care students with specialist dementia care training as part of their studies.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, wants to ensure that all its student nurses are equipped with the appropriate skills and compassion to prepare them for working with dementia patients in hospitals, care homes and the wider community....


EU referendum result – a message from Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg

Posted Friday 24 June 2016

EU referendum result – a message from Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg

Kingston University is proud of its role as a dynamic, cosmopolitan university right on the doorstep of one of the most vibrant capital cities in the globe. Our students and staff come from across Europe and beyond – more than 140 countries in total – and the rich cultural heritage, diverse range of experiences, expertise and talent they bring makes Kingston University the very special seat of learning we are all so proud to be part of.

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is a huge decision. There will inevitably be significant issues for higher education institutions across the country to weigh up as more becomes clear about the implications for the sector during the coming weeks and months....


Rose Theatre plays host to wealth of talent from Kingston University's performing arts students at annual end of year festival

Posted Thursday 16 June 2016

Rose Theatre plays host to wealth of talent from Kingston University's performing arts students at annual end of year festival

Dance, drama and music students from Kingston University wowed audiences when they took centre stage at Kingston's Rose Theatre to showcase their talents in performances ranging from flamenco dancing and Indonesian gamelan to cabaret and physical theatre. Kingston Onstage was a day filled with innovation and creativity, including musical performances from singer-songwriters as well as appearances from swing dancers, comedy actors and musical theatre.

The one-day annual festival  gave the local community and industry experts an opportunity to get a flavour of the array of dance, drama and music Kingston University students have been developing throughout the year. Luis Echeverria, who is studying a Masters in Production of Popular Music, was one of the students to step into the spotlight. He performed three sets featuring covers of rock, folk, rhythm and blues and funk. "The reception we received from the audience was very warm and encouraging," he said...


Kingston University designer Caoimhe Savage earns industry acclaim and carries off Graduate Fashion Week menswear award for military-inspired collection

Posted Friday 10 June 2016

Kingston University designer Caoimhe Savage earns industry acclaim and carries off Graduate Fashion Week menswear award for military-inspired collection

A Kingston University designer whose colourful military-inspired collection puts a modern spin on the traditional soldier's uniform has carried off the prestigious menswear prize at Graduate Fashion Week.

Caoimhe Savage was presented with the coveted award, which comes with a £5,000 cash prize, during a star-studded gala event which marked the end of the annual industry showpiece in East London. The judging panel was impressed by her vibrant oversized garments, which blended elements of Japanese Second World War uniforms with those worn by German and British soldiers....


Visually impaired Kingston University fashion student Bianca Von Stempel makes waves with braille-inspired Graduate Fashion Week collection

Posted Wednesday 8 June 2016

Visually impaired Kingston University fashion student Bianca Von Stempel makes waves with braille-inspired Graduate Fashion Week collection

A visually impaired young designer from Kingston University has been shortlisted for a coveted award after impressing industry experts with her womenswear collection during Graduate Fashion Week. Bianca Von Stempel, whose garments are inspired by the way she sees the world, was one of 22 final year BA(Hons) Fashion students who unveiled their looks on the runway at the Old Truman Brewery in east London as part of Kingston University's show.

The 23 year old, who is registered blind and has no central vision, uses her heightened sense of touch to decide how pieces of fabric should be put together. Her feminine, asymmetrical designs are made from sheer and mottled fabrics such as organza, lace and silk chiffon, which are layered to create a blurred effect that represents how she sees the world around her....

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