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Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds

Posted Wednesday 20 September 2017

Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds

Brain scans may be a more accurate indicator of how people are going to vote than opinion polls or pre-electoral surveys, claim researchers at Kingston University, after they studied brain activity of voters during the EU referendum.

The researchers examined patterns of brain activity in a group of pro-remain and pro-leave voters in the five weeks up to the EU referendum last summer. The group also included those who said they were undecided on how they would vote....


Kingston University pays tribute following death of Patron, world renowned theatre great Sir Peter Hall

Posted Tuesday 12 September 2017

Kingston University pays tribute following death of Patron, world renowned theatre great Sir Peter Hall

Kingston University's Patron and former Chancellor Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, former director of the National Theatre and founding artistic director of the borough's Rose Theatre, has died at the age of 86.

One of Britain's most distinguished directors, Sir Peter became Chancellor of the University in July 2000 and played a hugely influential role in developing the institution as a place that led the way in bridging the gap between artists in training and the professional theatre world. He remained University Chancellor until 2013, when he was appointed Patron. ...


Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the globe's top international institutions in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Some 1,102 universities from 77 countries around the world were featured in the sector leading publication's 2018 global rankings, which judge institutions across a range of key areas including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, citations and industry income....


Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Four talented young fashion designers from Kingston University are preparing for graduate positions at some of the world's leading fashion companies in Paris, London and New York.

Just one month after graduating from the University's BA(Hons) fashion degree, Kate Clark, Giorgia Presti, Rebecca Holmes and Tara Khemiri are getting set to break into the industry with roles in Chanel's textiles department, Banana Republic's knitwear section and Stella McCartney's London headquarters....


Kingston University fashion student scoops grand prize with recycled garment design for new campaign by retail brand Zara

Posted Monday 4 September 2017

Kingston University fashion student scoops grand prize with recycled garment design for new campaign by retail brand Zara

Postgraduate fashion student Dardana Djantio-Etchiko has redesigned the humble trench coat to take the top prize for Kingston University at an international fashion competition.

In a feat that took Dardana three months to complete alongside her studies, she brought her creation to life by recycling previous seasons' garments from retail giant Zara, for their new Shaping the Invisible campaign....


Kingston University expert's study into impact of planning policies on London's affordable housing provision commended at major research awards

Posted Tuesday 29 August 2017

Kingston University expert's study into impact of planning policies on London's affordable housing provision commended at major research awards

Research by a Kingston University expert into how planning policy changes have inadvertently had a negative impact on affordable housing delivery in London has been commended at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The study, called Viability and the Planning System, was a finalist in the Academic Award category of this year's Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI) Awards for Research Excellence, receiving a commendation during the ceremony on September 12....


Kingston University sociology lecturer joins select group of academics to visit former top secret nuclear power plant in Russia

Posted Monday 21 August 2017

Kingston University sociology lecturer joins select group of academics to visit former top secret nuclear power plant in Russia

A Kingston University researcher has secured access to one of Russia's once highly secret nuclear power plants, as the nation looks to shed light on the legacy of its Cold War past.

Dr Egle Rindzeviciute, researcher and lecturer in Criminology and Sociology at Kingston University, was granted entry to a number of the country's nuclear heritage sites as part of an international team of academics investigating the impact of the nuclear industry across Russia, Ukraine, France and Sweden....


Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition, exercise and health degrees secure 100 per cent National Student Survey satisfaction score

Posted Wednesday 9 August 2017

Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition, exercise and health degrees secure 100 per cent National Student Survey satisfaction score

Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition (exercise and health) courses have topped the national leader board for student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). The programmes each received the gold standard 100 per cent satisfaction rating from final year students in the annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions.

The survey also highlighted other successes across the University, with its learning resources – including information technology facilities and library services – once again receiving a resounding endorsement from students with an 86.24 percent satisfaction rating....

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