Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:57:38 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Kingston University product and furniture design student comes up with concept for meditation chair to help tired travellers unwind during airport stopovers A Kingston University graduate is aiming to take the stress out of travelling with her design for a meditation chair to help weary travellers relax as they pass through airports. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:13:00 +0100 Kingston University names businessman Colin Squire, chairman of award-winning firm Squire's Garden Centres, Honorary Doctor of Art and Design An entrepreneurial horticulturalist, whose family business has blossomed in to one of the South East's best-known garden centre companies, has been awarded an honorary degree by Kingston University. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:21:00 +0100 Congratulations to the Kingston University graduating class of 2016 More than 10,000 graduates and their guests have descended on Kingston to celebrate the completion of their degrees. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0100 Unsung heroes share their stories from behind the scenes at Kingston University's graduation ceremonies From robers and photographers to caterers and ushers, more than 20 different teams are involved in organising the ceremonies and, for many, preparation started last summer. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:50:00 +0100 Aerospace engineer, artist and choreographer among leading figures to join elite line up of Kingston University honorary graduates While the main focus of Kingston University's graduation ceremonies is to celebrate the achievements of students, they are also an opportunity to recognise outstanding contributions from outside the University. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:52:00 +0100 Kingston University human resource management students turn consultants to boost student ambassador programme A group of five human resource management students from Kingston University were so impressed by the impact of their institution's student ambassador scheme they decided to make it the focus of their final year project. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:07:00 +0100 Kingston University students, staff and graduates bring dance and drama talents to borough stage during International Youth Arts Festival A Kingston University graduate has taken the lead in organising this year's International Youth Arts Festival which has showcased the talents of emerging performers across the borough. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:25:00 +0100 New science laboratories set to open at Kingston University as first stage of and pound;6.8m project part-funded by Government grant nears completion The first stage of a and pound;6.8m project to create new state-of -the-art science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) facilities at Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus has been completed and is set to open to students in September. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing secured and pound;1.9m of Government funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) towards the project, which is delivering cutting-edge new laboratories and science and technology facilities for the benefit of the public as well as current and future students. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:28:00 +0100 High quality research at Kingston University showcased during student conferences Postgraduate researchers from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing recently shared some of the latest cutting edge research being undertaken at the University, during two student conferences held in June. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100 Green light for new sports hall at Kingston University's Kingston Hill campus Kingston University has been given the green light to create a sustainable sports hall at its Kingston Hill campus, providing new indoor sporting facilities for students. Councillors on the Malden and Coombe neighbourhood committee approved the proposals for the new building at a meeting on 7 July. Catering for a range of sports including netball, badminton, basketball and five-a-side football, it will become a central hub for the University's indoor students' sports clubs. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0100 Vice-Chancellor clears the way for development of landmark Town House building at Penrhyn Road campus Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg climbed aboard a demolition digger recently to see the University's Town House building for one last time before it's removal to make way for new building. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:30:00 +0100 Kingston University professor calls on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to introduce HPV vaccination for boys Professor Giampiero Favato of Kingston University's Business School delivered a letter to the Minister of Health from clinicians, scientists and academics with a special interest in the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its associated diseases. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Alumni reunion in Mumbai 35 Kingston University alumni joined us for a reunion in The Club Mumbai. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Scholars of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers converge on Kingston University for conference examining work of writer and director Joss Whedon Kingston University plays 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. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:07:00 +0100 Exploring the UK freelance workforce This new report presents data drawn from official UK government sources to develop a picture of the current UK freelance workforce and looks at trends in freelance working. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 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 UK today - and that figure set to rise to more than one million within the next ten 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. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100 Fans' Euro 2016 passion captured in Kingston University fashion student's football-themed menswear collection As sports fans descend on France for Euro 2016, a Kingston University designer has scored accolades for a football-themed collection inspired by supporters' devotion to their beloved teams. Centred around the theme of obsession, James Geraghty's striking menswear range focuses on the people and passion at the heart of football clubs. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:44:00 +0100 Students' Union worker who mentored thousands at Kingston University launches fundraising drive to support treatment for his cancer battle A man who has spent the past three years supporting and mentoring students at Kingston University is now seeking their help to raise and pound;200,000 for a new form of treatment in his ongoing battle with cancer. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:25:00 +0100 EU referendum result - a message from Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg has reiterated Kingston University's commitment to welcoming students from the European Union, emphasising its role as a vibrant, cosmopolitan university drawing students from right around the globe. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:00:00 +0100 Civic reception shines spotlight on Kingston University's contribution to the local community and showcases array of art and design talent The annual event invited community leaders, businesspeople and Kingston upon Thames residents to take in the atmosphere at the Knights Park campus. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:01:00 +0100 New poets join Kingston Writing School Hannah Lowe and SJ Fowler are teaching creative writing at Kingston University. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:10:00 +0100 European Union referendum: What our academics say With the EU referendum approaching, we asked some of our academics for their views on the possible implications for higher education and their specialist subject areas. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:33:00 +0100 Achievements of Kingston University and St George's, University of London academics applauded in Queen's 90th Birthday Honours list Professor Vari Drennan and Professor Ian Peate from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London have been recognised in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:59:00 +0100 Public consultations: Proposals for the future of Kingston University's campus sites We have two public consultation events for residents, scheduled on 28 and 30 June 2016 at which we will be sharing our vision and proposals for improving and transforming Kingston University's estate. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Chief Nursing Officer for England Jane Cummings to share vision on future of healthcare services with students as visiting professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London England's Chief Nursing Officer Professor Jane Cummings will share her vision for the future of patient care with staff and students at Kingston University and St George's, University of London win a new role at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:02:00 +0100 Rose Theatre plays host to wealth of talent from Kingston University's performing arts students at annual end of year festival Kingston University dance, drama and music students impressed audiences at Kingston's Rose Theatre as they put their creative talents in the spotllight at their annual end of year show. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:38:00 +0100 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. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0100 Visually impaired Kingston University fashion student Bianca Von Stempel makes waves with braille-inspired Graduate Fashion Week collection Bianca Von Stempel, a visually impaired designer from Kingston University, has been shortlisted for the coveted Sophie Hallette award after impressing industry experts with her womenswear collection during Graduate Fashion Week. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0100 Team of entrepreneurial Kingston Business School students wins Young Enterprise Start-Up UK final with design for reflective cycle gloves A group of third-year Kingston University business students has been named Company of the Year 2016 at the United Kingdom Young Enterprise Start-Up Awards and will now go on to represent the UK in July at the European final in Bucharest. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:10:00 +0100 Kingston University animation students impress best-selling author Mark Haddon in short film competition by leading publisher Random House A series of short films created by BA(Hons) Illustration Animation students have brought Mark Haddon's new collection of short stories to life, drawing high praise from the acclaimed author. The productions were entries to the Kingston Animation Prize, an annual competition sponsored by publisher Random House's VINTAGE collection. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:25:00 +0100 Kingston University tops the table for producing most graduate business start-ups in annual Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey Kingston University has the most graduate start-up businesses in the country according to latest Government survey. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:51:00 +0100 Kingston University pharmacy students lead the way in using social media to help tackle key public health issues Pharmacy students at Kingston University are developing new ways of using social media to help tackle key public health issues such as obesity, smoking and cancer awareness. As part of a project aiming to show how community pharmacy teams could use digital platforms to deliver health campaigns to a wide audience, final year students were tasked with setting up and managing Facebook pages to share evidence-based advice around the world. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:44:00 +0100 Kingston University designer gets set to take tracksuits to the prom on Graduate Fashion Week runway Not every girl dreams of wearing her favourite tracksuit to the prom. But for one young designer from Kingston University, the idea formed the inspiration for a womenswear collection that blurs the lines between sportswear and party dresses. Influenced by her own love of the sporty two-piece, BA(Hons) Fashion student Lydia Bolton was intent on creating a range of clothing to celebrate the ultimate female tomboy. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0100 Kingston University joins forces with Edinburgh Napier to take the Big Read to new students across the Scottish border Edinburgh Napier has joined forces with Kingston University to develop the Big Read scheme as a way of helping students settle in to campus life and fostering a sense of belonging. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 17:56:00 +0100 Kingston University art, design and architecture students showcase creative talents at annual undergraduate degree show Meditation chairs for airport travellers, candleholders containing possessions of lost loved ones and building designs for a community in Portugal are just some of the creative ideas being showcased by graduating students from Kingston University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at their end of year show. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0100 Top accolades for Kingston University's fashion and design courses in latest Guardian University Guide rankings Kingston University has been rated one of the top institutions in the United Kingdom for fashion and design education in the latest Guardian University Guide, with sports science and nursing leading the tables for London. Wed, 25 May 2016 12:50:00 +0100 Novel approach using drama to train mental health nurses sees Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoop Student Nursing Times Award A challenging drama used to help mental health nursing students hone their skills has won the Teaching Innovation of the Year Award for Kingston University and St George's, University of London at the 2016 Student Nursing Times Awards. Mon, 23 May 2016 10:35:00 +0100 Healthcare professionals call for better maternity services for parents-to-be with hearing problems at Deaf Nest Project conference Midwives, students and healthcare professionals have called for improvements in antenatal and childbirth services for deaf families, at a unique event organised by a Kingston University and St George's, University of London's midwifery student. Fri, 20 May 2016 14:50:00 +0100 Key to leadership success is sense of purpose, new Kingston Business School research shows New research from Kingston University's Business School turns current thinking around leadership on its head. Thu, 19 May 2016 16:19:00 +0100 Kingston University named University of the Year in prestigious NEON awards recognising commitment to widening participation in higher education Kingston University's ongoing commitment to widening participation in higher education has been recognised in this year's prestigious NEON awards. Wed, 18 May 2016 17:00:00 +0100 Kingston University volunteers help historians complete landmark digital archive project of British Red Cross World War One volunteers The stories of more than 90,000 World War One British Red Cross volunteers - whose work ranged from driving ambulances on the front line to cleaning floors in makeshift hospitals back home - can now be found online thanks to the dedication of almost 800 volunteers from Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record. Tue, 17 May 2016 16:44:00 +0100 Theatre production puts drama and human rights students in the spotlight as they scoop award from Amnesty International UK Two Kingston University students have won a prestigious award from Amnesty International UK after using their drama skills to highlight human rights issues in Yemen. Mon, 16 May 2016 11:32:00 +0100 Fundraising criminology student cycles to Paris to help tackle youth violence Kingston University undergraduate student Emilia Gill raised money for JAGS Foundation, set up to tackle youth violence. Mon, 16 May 2016 10:15:00 +0100 Researcher Professor Will Brooker raises the roof as David Bowie at Kingston University Ziggy Stardust tribute concert Professor Will Brooker gave David Bowie fans a night to remember at a Ziggy Stardust tribute concert on 7 May. Thu, 12 May 2016 11:12:00 +0100 Kingston University Professor Norma Clarke publishes new book on life and times of writer Oliver Goldsmith Kingston University Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing Norma Clarke is shining a spotlight on an Anglo-Irish writer with her new book about 18th century novelist, poet and playwright Oliver Goldsmith. Tue, 10 May 2016 11:27:00 +0100 Jamaican Government calls on Kingston University academic's expertise to tighten laws preventing money laundering A Kingston University financial crime expert has been called upon by the Jamaican Government to help shape new legislation to strengthen the country's laws on financial sanctions. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:43:00 +0100 Kingston University disaster management students take part in Europe's largest ever disaster training exercise Kingston University disaster management students played a central role in testing emergency services' response to a major incident at Waterloo underground station during Europe's largest-ever multi-agency training exercise. Mon, 02 May 2016 14:58:00 +0100 Chernobyl 30 years on: Kingston University radiation expert Dr Alan Flowers reflects on impact of worst nuclear accident in history A Kingston University expert has returned to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident as part of an international delegation of scientists commemorating the 30th anniversary of the disaster. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:33:00 +0100 Kingston alumnus takes students out of the classroom and into the sky Kingston alumnus Alnur Dhanani took students to the skies last week, allowing a group of aerospace engineering undergraduates to fly his aeroplane for the day. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:25:00 +0100 Endurance runner Susie Chan enters Guinness World Records' books after verification of 12-hour treadmill distance set at Kingston University Ultra runner Susie Chan has officially entered the record books after her 12-hour treadmill attempt at Kingston University was verified by Guinness World Records. The 40 year old, who was supported by a team of sport science and exercise experts in the University's human performance laboratory, set a new women's world record for greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours on 30 January. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:30:00 +0100