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Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables

Posted Friday 19 May 2017

Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables

Kingston University has helped British army officer and ultra runner Tom Evans to achieve medal success in the 32nd Marathon de Sables which took place recently. The annual 250km footrace sees those taking part run a total of six marathons over six days across the sands of the Sahara Desert, enduring temperatures of up to 50°C.

The University provided heat acclimation support for Tom and 19 other athletes training to compete in this year's race. Tom – until recently a relative unknown on the ultra-marathon circuit – came in third overall in a very strong field, making him the highest placed British runner in the race's history.Exercise physiology technician Chris Howe from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing gave expert guidance to athletes during March and April in the University's specialised environmental chamber at the Penrhyn Road campus. The heat acclimation lab is in high demand in the run up to the Marathon des Sables as it replicates the conditions in the Sahara. The facilities are also used for practical work and research by students on several of the Faculty's courses; including the sport science degree which recently retained its place as the highest ranked in London and 10th in the country in the Guardian newspaper's 2018 University rankings....


Kingston University students head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival with award-winning theatre production on human rights

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University students head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival with award-winning theatre production on human rights

An award-winning piece of theatre created by two Kingston University students is set to tour the United Kingdom this summer and take on three international performing arts festivals, including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The interactive stage performance – titled Blurred Justice – was created by final-year drama and human rights students Yasemin Gava and Clarissa Kim for a competition run by Amnesty International UK which was looking for a fresh approach to help raise awareness of human right issues....


European Union students applying to study at Kingston University in 2018/19 get funding assurance

Posted Friday 28 April 2017

European Union students applying to study at Kingston University in 2018/19 get funding assurance

Students from the European Union planning to apply to Kingston University will continue to pay the same fees as home (UK) students for the 2018/2019 academic year, as recently confirmed by the UK government.

The government's announcement on funding for EU students applying to universities in England also included confirmation that EU nationals will remain eligible for loans, grants and Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions in 2018/19....


Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Posted Tuesday 25 April 2017

Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Kingston Business School's Leadership and Management in Health MSc has been ranked 78th in the world and its Real Estate Management MSc 83rd by global leader in higher education information, Eduniversal. This positions Kingston Business School as one of the top seven providers of health management MScs and among the top 12 for postgraduate real estate management courses in the United Kingdom.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Kingston Business School Professor Ronald Tuninga said the Eduniversal Best Masters rankings were further proof of the impact the University's postgraduate business programmes were making both at home and abroad. Kingston Business School courses have achieved international recognition in recent global rankings. "The Business School is still riding high after achieving international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and being recently named among the top 100 in Europe for business and management studies in the QS World University Rankings," he added. "Our recipe for success combines innovative approaches to industry-informed teaching and learning, pioneering research and productive links with companies which are leading the vanguard in their respective fields." Founded in 1994, Eduniversal Group provides students with up-to-date information about higher education. Each year, more than four million students from all four corners of the globe use Eduniversal materials in their search for the right course programme....


Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions

Posted Wednesday 5 April 2017

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions

Kingston University has been named as one of the globe's top young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE). The 2017 Young University Rankings rated institutions under 50 years of age using a series of measures, including teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Kingston University, founded in 1992, was named in the top 50 universities worldwide of a similar age – dubbed "Generation Y" institutions by THE – and among the best 200 established during the past half century....


Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School

Posted Tuesday 28 March 2017

Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School

Legendary music producer Tony Visconti has returned to Kingston University's bespoke Visconti Studio for the first ever Winter School, sharing his expert knowledge in analogue recording techniques with a select group of students from across the globe.

The week long intensive programme saw ten lucky participants join forces to assist the producer record a single with the London based band Artbreak. Under the guidance of Visconti, the students engaged in analogue recording techniques and experimented with vintage equipment and mixing techniques....


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....


QS Global 250 Business Schools report ranks Kingston Business School among top 33 in United Kingdom

Posted Friday 24 February 2017

QS Global 250 Business Schools report ranks Kingston Business School among top 33 in United Kingdom

Kingston Business School has been ranked among the 33 best full-time MBA programmes in the United Kingdom in the QS GlobalBusiness Schools Report. The school is listed as a ‘superior' business school for employability and research and is also placed among the 38 best business schools in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic Countries region.

The QS report is based on a survey of more than 12,000 international MBA employers, who were asked to select the schools they consider most attractive for hiring MBA graduates from. The QS Intelligence Unit also carried out a five-year survey of 76,798 academics from all over the world - the largest survey of academics conducted - asking them which institutions they considered excellent for research. The results from both the employers and academics were combined to produce the final ranking....

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