Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Mon, 21 May 2018 11:57:43 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases From Hollywood glamour to regal splendour - Kingston School of Art fashion students showcase their own takes on a royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle With speculation mounting as to what Meghan Markle will wear when she walks down the aisle to wed Prince Harry this weekend, Kingston University fashion students have been letting their imaginations run wild to create their own perfect dress for the royal bride. Fri, 18 May 2018 09:44:00 +0100 Kingston University's Alumni team hosted a relaxed drinks reception in Hong Kong Kingston University alumni based in Hong Kong from all years and faculties gathered for an evening of drinks and canap and eacute;s. Thu, 17 May 2018 15:59:00 +0100 Kingston School of Art's Studylab programme wins prestigious NEON widening access award for improving students' retention and success Studylab, a Kingston School of Art programme that provides additional academic guidance to Level 4 and Level 5 students has won a national award, recognising its contribution to widening access to learning. Thu, 17 May 2018 15:15:00 +0100 Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers Professor Fiona Ross, a leading expert in nursing and services for older peoplefrom Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has been appointed to the REF's Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel Thu, 17 May 2018 14:35:00 +0100 Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness - Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers Researchers from Kingston University have played a key role in developing a resource for employers to help staff members returning to work after absence due to mental ill health. Wed, 16 May 2018 16:41:00 +0100 Entrepreneurial Kingston University graduates' moving documentary scoops runner up prize in Nespresso Talents filmmaking awards A film about the inspirational journey of nursing student-turned-entrepreneur Neomi Bennett, directed by fellow Kingston University graduate Sarah Begum, was named runner up at the national round of the annual Nespresso Talents awards. Wed, 16 May 2018 10:21:00 +0100 Enterprising Kingston University graduates secure business mentoring as part of Mayor of London's programme marking centerary of women's right to vote Kingston University graduates Janja Popovic and Jessica Joy Donnelly were among ten aspiring entrepreneurial females to be selected to receive six months of business mentoring as part of the annual Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition, which introduced the programme this year in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. Tue, 15 May 2018 09:34:00 +0100 Urgent review on laws around bullying and cyberbullying required, Kingston University research finds The laws around cyberbullying and bullying, plus training for mental health assessments of victims, are in need of an urgent review, according to a leading psychology expert from Kingston University. Mon, 14 May 2018 13:19:00 +0100 Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves Colleagues and friends of Scott Reeves, who has died suddenly, have been remembering the popular research professor Fri, 11 May 2018 12:48:00 +0100 Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded Athena SWAN bronze department accolade for demonstrating commitment to gender equality and inclusivity. Wed, 09 May 2018 15:03:00 +0100 Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature A professor of English literature and creative writing at Kingston University has been internationally recognised for his outstanding contribution to the study of gothic literature. Tue, 08 May 2018 15:23:00 +0100 Care leavers and estranged learners to receive free accommodation through Kingston University and Unite Foundation partnership Kingston University has partnered with Unite Foundation to provide scholarships for young students. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:13:00 +0100 Sunday Times bestseller Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman named latest Kingston University Big Read novel Award-winning debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman has been selected as this year's title for Kingston University's Big Read shared reading scheme initiative, which brings together students, staff and the local community through reading of the same book. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:18:00 +0100 Kingston University rises seven places in latest Complete University Guide league tables Kingston University climbs seven places in the newly release Complete University Guide league tables to 95 overall in the United Kingdom. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:13:00 +0100 Kingston University teams up with Fulham Football Club Foundation to kick off new summer school dedicated to the business of professional sport Kingston University has teamed up with the Fulham Football Club Foundation to deliver the Business of Sport summer school programme. The two-week course will be led by industry professionals, introducing students to sports business administration away from the pitch. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:22:00 +0100 YouTube star and Kingston School of Art graduate Sean Elliott O'Connor unleashes creative talents as he revisits Knights Park campus YouTube sensation Sean Elliott O'Connor returned to Kingston School of Art to remake his favourite piece of coursework - and offer his audience a glimpse of life at Kingston University. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:48:00 +0100 Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi Dr Cat Rossi has followed up her research on Italian nightclub design with a co-curated show at Vitra Design Museum in Germany that looks at the relationship between discos, design and club culture. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:30:00 +0100 Kingston University student scoops Association for Publishing Education prize for work examining demand for books for autistic children A Kingston University postgraduate student has drawn on her own experiences of growing up with Asperger Syndrome in France for an award-winning dissertation exploring the need for more children's books about autism to be published in her home country. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:26:00 +0100 First head of state of independent Belarus recalls historic meeting that dissolved Soviet Union during Kingston University lecture Former Belarusian leader Professor Stanislav Shushkevich spoke about the historic meeting that led to the break-up of the USSR as well as the secrecy imposed by the Soviet regime in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster during a visit to Kingston University. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:59:00 +0100 Pioneering Kingston University staff and students lauded for their achievements at Celebrate Enterprise Awards Staff and students at the University were recognised for their entrepreneurial achievements and pioneering accomplishments at the annual Celebrate Enterprise awards, hosted by Kingston University's Enterprise Education team. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:17:00 +0100 Kingston University professors appointed to prestigious panels for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework Professors Peter Osborne, Jane Pavitt and Mary Chambers will take part in the panels setting criteria and assessing REF 2021. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:49:00 +0100 Kingston University's Jiu Jitsu maestros retain their crown at national championships Members of Kingston University jiu jitsu club are celebrating winning the Randori Nationals championship for the third year in a row. The team won a total of nine gold medals and four silvers to retain their title at the largest national amateur competition in Northampton. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:26:00 +0100 Kingston Mayor Councillor Julie Pickering joins borough residents to see how Kingston University's landmark Town House building is taking shape Kingston Mayor has Councillor Julie Pickering has joined staff, students and members of the community on a tour of Kingston University's new flagship Town House building. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:34:00 +0000 Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture Leading economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis highlighted the seminal influence Shakespeare has had on his thinking as he took centre stage at the Rose Theatre following an invitation from Kingston University. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:07:00 +0000 Enterprising biochemistry graduate from Kingston University named in list of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths Biochemistry BSc(Hons) graduate Rui Jaime has been named in the list of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths (100 MPIAY), compiled by Positive Youths Africa. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:14:00 +0000 Stephen Lawrence case: Kingston University Professor Brian Cathcart examines significance of Daily Mail coverage ahead of 25th anniversary of teenager's murder Kingston University journalism expert Professor Brian Cathcart has given a public lecture exploring the impact of the Daily Mail's coverage of the Stephen Lawrence case. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:45:00 +0000 New for 2018 - Business of Football Would you like to use your passion for football to learn about the business of sport? We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new and exciting summer school - and quot;Business of Football and quot;. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:30:00 +0000 Esteemed music producer Tony Visconti shares tips on working with artists including David Bowie and Marc Bolan during Kingston University masterclass Legendary record producer and visiting professor Tony Visconti has shared his experience of working alongside world-renowned rock and pop artists in a masterclass with students at Kingston University's Visconti Studio. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:13:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art student showcases her fine art talent to the nation in Sky television's Portrait Artist of the Year competition Kingston University fine art student Georgia Palomba only just made the deadline for entries in the Portrait Artist of the Year competition but her first ever self-portrait earned her a place on the fifth show of the television series. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:01:00 +0000 Six leading female authors in the running for this year's Kingston University Big Read as shortlisted titles announced Kingston University's award-winning Big Read project is returning for a fourth time - with six books by leading female authors in the running to be this year's chosen title. Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:33:00 +0000 Pioneering Kingston Business School graduate Sima Kamil recognised as influential leader by global business education network AACSB Kingston Business School graduate Sima Kamil, has been recognised by international business network AACSB for her business acumen and breaking the glass ceiling in Pakistan's banking sector. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Kingston University alumni share memories and experiences at London drinks reception Kingston University welcomed more than 80 alumni at The George pub on The Strand in central London last week. Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:33:00 +0000 From AltaRoma to London Fashion Week - diversity celebrated on the catwalk as Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Sadie Clayton's latest collection takes the style capitals by storm The latest collection by a fashion designer and Kingston University graduate Sadie Clayton, famed for her sculptural womenswear took centre stage at the British ambassador's residence in Rome, ahead of its debut on the London Fashion Week catwalk. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:39:00 +0000 Leading stroke rehabilitation researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives MBE at Buckingham Palace A Kingston University academic who has dedicated her career to supporting stroke survivors has been honoured for her achievements at an investiture award ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:58:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art graduates win best animation and short feature categories at Royal Television Society's London student awards Kingston School of Art Illustration Animation BA(Hons) graduates have scooped top honours in the Royal Television Society's London student awards. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Kate Clark's collection goes on show in New York as part of Graduate Fashion Week spectacular Kingston University BA(Hons) Fashion graduate Kate Clark's work was displayed in New York City in January to celebrate Graduate Fashion Week working for 27 years with fashion's next generation. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:26:00 +0000 'Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right.' Kingston University alumnus Azmat Ali hosts inspirational Upgrade Masterclass on developing a growth mindset Kingston University alumnus Azmat Ali returned to campus last week to deliver an Upgrade Masterclass on and lsquo;Developing a growth mindset'. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:16:00 +0000 Kingston University alumni gather for reunion in Dubai Kingston alumni based in the UAE gathered for the second alumni event on 24 January. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:58:00 +0000 Enterprising Kingston University students impress judges with creative business concepts at annual Bright Ideas final Entrepreneurial Kingston University students showcased their creative concepts and designs to expert panels of judges at the Enterprise team's annual Bright Ideas event. Winners of each category were awarded and pound;1,000 towards turning their idea into a business and getting it off the ground. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:31:00 +0000 AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite Kingston Business School's place among the top business institutions internationally has been confirmed with AMBA re-accreditation of its MBA, DBA and MSc in International Business Management up to 2023. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:10:00 +0000 Kingston University law student recognised in Queen's Young Leader Awards for role revitalising after-school support programme in Saint Lucia A Kingston University law student who is helping children in her home country of Saint Lucia overcome barriers to education has been recognised as a young leader within the Commonwealth. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:54:00 +0000 SpaceX: Sending cars to Mars is fun - but reusable rocket could eventually help solve world's energy problems, says Kingston University space expert Kingston University rocket expert says successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will make huge difference to reducing cost of reaching orbit - and could even help harness solar power from space in years to come Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:18:00 +0000 Post-Brexit Britain - agile and innovative or sleeping museum? Kingston School of Art Dean says creative industries key to nation's future Professor Colin Rhodes backs the energy and entrepreneurship of the sector as defining characteristics of a successful nation and explodes some of the myths about art education. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:37:00 +0000 Entrepreneurial Kingston School of Art graduates cook up Chip[s] Board - an eco-friendly alternative to MDF made from potato peelings The duo, graduates of Kingston School of Art, created Chip[s] Board while studying graphic design at the University. They are now looking to grow the brand and help reduce potato waste and the use of MDF and chipboard. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +0000 Historical research expert welcomes release of newly declassified files on Thatcher and Major governments A historian of contemporary British history at Kingston University has highlighted the significance of new archival evidence on the tense relationship that developed between two former British Prime Ministers, Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:32:00 +0000 The Graduating Class of 2017 is breaking records The Class of 2017 did more than celebrate their own success, however; they also gave back in record numbers to current and future students as part of the Graduating Class Gift. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:01:00 +0000 Teaching excellence, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency at heart of and pound;30m Kingston School of Art campus refurbishment The refurbishment project, due to complete in 2019, will update the studios and workshop at the Kingston School of Art campus while increasing the energy efficiency and sustainability of the buildings. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:28:00 +0000 Former advertising agency supremo and community ambassador Colonel Geoffrey Godbold awarded honorary doctorate by Kingston University Colonel Geoffrey Godbold OBE has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Royal Borough of Kingston and the community. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:26:00 +0000 New style of community nursing improves care for patients with complex needs, Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers find A report led by Professor Vari Drennan MBE from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education reveals Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust's neighbourhood nursing programme benefits patients, carers and nurses. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:53:00 +0000 Graduation ceremonies shine spotlight on achievement and dedication of Kingston University students Kingston University's newest graduates took to the Rose Theatre stage during January graduation ceremonies. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:46:00 +0000