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New Kingston University head of school Jane Pavitt to cultivate close relationship between critical studies and practice in art school environment

Posted Friday 28 April 2017

New Kingston University head of school Jane Pavitt to cultivate close relationship between critical studies and practice in art school environment

Kingston University's new head of the school of Critical Studies and Creative Industries says embedding critical and historical thinking alongside art and design practice is fundamental to a strong and diverse art school education.

Professor Jane Pavitt is joining the University to establish the new school during an exciting period of change for the faculty. "I want to cultivate an even greater relationship between critical thinking and practice within Kingston University, as well as nurturing a culture of experimentation," she said. "Critical studies and creative industries students are practitioners in their own right and that's what I'm really interested to develop. The cultural and creative industries are a core area of growth and innovation in the UK and globally, and we need to foster new kinds of teaching, professional development and research in response to this."...


Kingston University to play leading role in study examining how state-of-the-art camera that mimics human eye could benefit robots and smart devices

Posted Thursday 27 April 2017

Kingston University to play leading role in study examining how state-of-the-art camera that mimics human eye could benefit robots and smart devices

Kingston University experts will explore how an artificial vision system inspired by the human eye could be used by robots of the future – opening up new possibilities for securing footage from deep forests, war zones and even distant planets.

The three-year research project, in collaboration with King's College London and University College London, will examine how data from these state-of-the-art cameras could be captured, compressed and transmitted between machines at a fraction of the current energy cost....


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....


Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Posted Monday 24 April 2017

Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence

Students and staff from Kingston University came together for this year's Celebrate Enterprise awards ceremony, an annual event to reward and recognise entrepreneurial successes.

Prizes were awarded by Enterprise – the University's support service for aspiring student entrepreneurs – to members of the University who have shown exceptional business acumen or supported others developing enterprise in the university across the last 12 months....


Kingston University psychology expert warns of emotional challenges facing NHS healthcare professionals working in intensive care units

Posted Monday 24 April 2017

Kingston University psychology expert warns of emotional challenges facing NHS healthcare professionals working in intensive care units

A study led by a Kingston University academic into the working lives of doctors and nurses in NHS intensive care units (ICUs) has revealed a workforce battling to cope with the critical demands of their jobs - leading to a crippling inability to switch off from life on the wards once their shift is over.

The study explores the theme of rumination, looking at how ICU staff reflect on and think about their jobs when they're not in the workplace. Almost 100 doctors and nurses from four NHS ICUs in the United Kingdom completed a questionnaire on burnout, ICU-related stress factors and general health....


International bestseller Kit de Waal's debut novel chosen for third chapter of Kingston University's Big Read project

Posted Thursday 13 April 2017

International bestseller Kit de Waal's debut novel chosen for third chapter of Kingston University's Big Read project

Students joining Kingston University for the first time in September will receive a special edition of acclaimed author Kit de Waal's novel My Name is Leon to read before arriving, as part of the University's Big Read project.

The story will be the third novel in the annual initiative that sends a selected title out to new undergraduate and postgraduate students over the summer break, to promote student involvement and welcome them to the University. The book is also made available for free to current staff and students....


Ice hockey star skates towards success on Kingston Business School marketing course after competing at World University Winter Games

Posted Wednesday 12 April 2017

Ice hockey star skates towards success on Kingston Business School marketing course after competing at World University Winter Games

A Kingston University marketing student put his studies on ice recently to represent his country at the World University Winter Games – and is now hoping the experience will give him the edge in his budding business career.

Sam Cheema, who is in the final year of his Marketing Communications and Advertising Planning BSc(Hons) course, was part of the 22-strong British Universities and Colleges Sport men's ice hockey squad that jetted out for the two-week tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan at the end of January. During the event, Team GB took on the United States and eventual bronze medallists Canada, and went on to record their first ever victory in the competition – defeating Korea....


Kingston University showcases entrepreneurial excellence in competition final as students pitch sustainable business ideas to the Mayor of London

Posted Monday 10 April 2017

Kingston University showcases entrepreneurial excellence in competition final as students pitch sustainable business ideas to the Mayor of London

Budding entrepreneurs from Kingston University pitched their business plans to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after reaching the final of a prestigious London universities business contest.

The annual Mayor's Entrepreneur competition invites the capital's students and graduates to come up with smart ideas to improve their city, with sustainable products and processes that are financially viable. Design engineering postgraduate Nidhin Jayaprakash, manufacturing systems alumnus Josue Vivas Hernandez and communication design & creative economy alumna Irene Canuti made up two of the ten teams, selected from more than 300 entries across 37 universities and colleges....

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