Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:04:52 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Virtual walk through Town House as local schools find out flagship building's potential Kingston University and Willmott Dixon have joined forces to provide educational opportunities for local schools and colleges through the Town House project. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:05:00 +0100 Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show A selection of 10 fashion designers from the postgraduate degree course will unveil their work at the University's MA Fashion show, which is taking place at the world's leading contemporary design museum to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the course. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:12:00 +0100 Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise Kingston School of Art has launched with a celebration of the creativity and talent of the staff and students showcased in an on campus indoor street party. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:51:00 +0100 Kingston University pays tribute to alumnus and architect of London Eye, David Marks David Marks, who designed the London Eye and British Airways i360 tower, has died at the age of 64, following a long illness. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:18:00 +0100 Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships Kingston University is a member of two Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) consortia offering funded full and part-time doctoral studentships. Find out more about both doctoral studentships and how to apply for them. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University recognised for its commitment to equality with new Athena SWAN Bronze Award Kingston University has achieved an Athena SWAN Bronze Award recognising the advancement of gender equality and progression at the institution. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:48:00 +0100 Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings Kingston University has been named in the 176-200 category globally for business and economics education by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:15:00 +0100 New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work A study by Kingston University occupational psychology expert Dr Emma Russell is challenging some of the commonly-held beliefs around the best way to manage - and use - emails in the workplace. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100 Kingston University academic to play key role in new research exploring how good hygiene impacts infant health Researchers at Kingston University and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are investigating whether changing pregnant women's hygiene habits could help in the fight against one of the leading causes of childhood disability. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:21:00 +0100 Kingston University expert helps develop app that uses artificial intelligence to create 3D selfies from photographs Researchers from Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have trained an artificial intelligence system to create 3D models of people's faces from a single photograph. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds A study of EU referendum voters by Kingston University researchers has found that brain scans may be able to predict votes more accurately than opinion polls. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100 Launch of Kingston University Big Read: Alumni Chapter We are delighted to announce the launch of an Alumni Chapter of the award-nominated Kingston University Big Read Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0100 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 and former director of the National Theatre, has died at the age of 86. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:59:00 +0100 Kingston University illustration student scoops Creative Conscience Gold award for work highlighting heavy load of young carers Illustration Animation BA(Hons) student Lottie Fox Jones has created a large scale soft toy weighted with sand and stuffing to symbolise the psychological weight carried by young carers. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:54:00 +0100 Newly launched Kingston School of Art will play key role in developing creative leaders who dare to think differently, interim Dean Anne Boddington says Kingston University's newly launched art school has opened its doors to students, staff and researchers. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100 Kingston University in the running for two accolades in newly released Times Higher Education Awards' shortlist Kingston University's Big Read project and senior lecturer in physiology and pharmacology Francesca Arrigoni have been nominated for the prestigious Times Higher Education awards 2017. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:32:00 +0100 Obituary: Marking the achievements of Roy Lunn, Kingston University alumnus and and lsquo;Godfather of the Ford GT40' Roy Lunn, whose design teams created renowned American cars such as Ford's GT40 and the original Mustang, has passed away at the age of 92. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:25:00 +0100 New Kingston Business School-led research finds email practices of diligent workers make them unhappy and less effective When your latest email pops up on your smartphone or computer screen, how do you react? Head of Kingston University's Wellbeing at Work research group Dr Emma Russell, alongside researchers from the University of Surrey, has been looking at how certain personality traits influence the way people manage their email in the workplace. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:57:00 +0100 Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings Kingston University has been named among the globe's most international institutions in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:36:00 +0100 Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney A month after graduating from the University's BA(Hons) fashion degree, Kate Clark, Giorgia Presti, Rebecca Holmes and Tara Khemiri are getting set for roles in Chanel's textiles department, Banana Republic's knitwear section and Stella McCartney's London headquarters. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture Kingston University has been shortlisted for a Higher Education Academy (HEA) award for a collaborative project between sociology and arts courses that explores the themes or race and culture. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +0100 Kingston University fashion student scoops grand prize with recycled garment design for new campaign by retail brand Zara A postgraduate fashion student has been heralded by retail giant Zara for her redesign of the humble trench coat, in a sustainability project focused on recycling clothing garments. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:31:00 +0100 Kingston University PhD student presents antimicrobial resistance thesis in three minutes for international competition Microbiology Research student Lucky Cullenwil present her thesis on antimicrobial resistance to a national audience after being selected to represent Kingston University in the Three Minute Thesis competition. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:22:00 +0100 Kingston University students win prestigious Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design RCA award for flexible spoon Fixperts project First year product and furniture students created a custom-made spoon with a flexible handle enabling five year old Gabi to feed herself independently. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:21:00 +0100 Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education Kingston University academics Dr Annie Hughes and Hilary Wason have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy in recognition of innovations in the fields of inclusivity and critical thinking. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:21:00 +0100 Kingston University expert's study into impact of planning policies on London's affordable housing provision commended at major research awards A study into the negative impact planning policies have had on the creation of affordable housing in London co-authored by a Kingston University expert has been commended at a top national research awards. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:36:00 +0100 Kingston University sociology lecturer joins select group of academics to visit former top secret nuclear power plant in Russia A Kingston University academic's study into the history of nuclear power in Russia has seen her secure access to some of the nation's once notoriously guarded sites. Dr Egle Rindzeviciute's project highlights a shift in Russian society's thinking, as the country looks to open up about its past and commemorate the bygone era of nuclear power development. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:08:00 +0100 Kingston University proves popular choice as race for Clearing places gathers pace Calls have been flooding in to Kingston University's Clearing hotline as students receive their A-level results land rushed to secure a university place to start in September. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0100 An advert for Clearing success - Facebook post puts Kingston Business School student on path to marketing career Spanish student Chaimaa Rahimi discovered her perfect marketing and business course via Clearing at Kingston University. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:04:00 +0100 Call to Clearing hotline sets stage for dancer to pursue sport science at Kingston University A Kingston University student has her sights set on working behind the scenes at the Royal Ballet after successfully securing a place on a sport science degree through Clearing. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0100 Clearing gives compassionate student nurse the perfect remedy for success Missing paperwork nearly scuppered Bello Aminu's nursing career but Clearing came to the rescue and he secured a place at Kingston University to study mental health nursing. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:30:00 +0100 Recognised for spearheading equality - The Queen honours Kingston University staff Two outstanding women who have led the Kingston University programme to widen access to higher education, have been recognised for their achievements in the Queen's Birthdays honours list. Nona McDuff OBE and Jenni Woods MBE have led their team to national acclaim in their work to enable disadvantaged young people to access and thrive in higher education. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:39:00 +0100 Clearing helps motoring fan step up a gear on mechanical engineering course at Kingston University Muhammed Muneer was able to switch to his dream engineering career thanks to Clearing at Kingston University. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 21:38:00 +0100 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 all achieved the highest possible 100 per cent overall satisfaction rating in this year's National Student Survey. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:02:00 +0100 Kingston University students create coming of age story inspired by BBC's Bad Education star Jack Binstead's life as a disabled teen The star of BBC Three's hit series Bad Education Jack Binstead has been the inspiration for a play written by a group of Kingston University drama students which is being being performed at this year's International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF). The group's have been nominated for the and lsquo;Best of the Fest' award and Matthew Mahoney has been nominated for the best actor award. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:03:00 +0100 A Kingston University nutrition degree through Clearing offers mother-of-three second bite of career success Former marketeer and mum of three Rachael Wall has the chance of a new career, thanks to Clearing at Kingston University. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100 Kingston University rated among top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey Kingston University has been named in the top 50 English institutions for student job prospects in the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey - maintaining a year-on-year increase in students achieving positive career outcomes since 2012. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:43:00 +0100 Clearing enables student to take the first step towards a career in social work Jennifer Ugo hopes her social work degree, and a possible future masters course, will help her to look after children's welfare in the future. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:59:00 +0100 Kingston University student to present research into reading habits and personality types to the American Psychological Association Can reading novels make you a nicer person? An audience of top international psychology experts will hear a Kingston University postgraduate research student present her findings around how regularly choosing a book over television can positively affect social behaviour at a prestigious conference in Washington DC this weekend. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:53:00 +0100 New Kingston University business course clears the way to success for aspiring project manager Daniel Lynch found a place through Clearing on Kingston University's new business management with business experience course. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:55:00 +0100 International Business graduate caps first class week with a proposal and an exclusive takeover of Kingston University's Snapchat From donning the iconic gown and mortarboard hat, to snapping selfies with friends and family on the steps of the Guildhall, graduation days are full of celebration and memories. And those moments have been made all the more special for one graduate, who shared the highlights of her graduation day in a behind the scenes exclusive for the Kingston University Snapchat account - fresh from celebrating a proposal from her partner. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:28:00 +0100 Virtual reality seaside adventures and vivid jewellery: Kingston University graduates use design to raise awareness and help people with dementia Two graphic design students have created visual aids for their final year projects, which aim to help people with dementia and their carers. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0100 Kingston University helps sporty student get back on track with his studies through Clearing Former national basketball and table tennis player Yusuf Miller has been able to further his interest in athletics through a sport science degree at Kingston University via Clearing. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:12:00 +0100 Renowned Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori drafts in Kingston University students to construct tea house for exhibition at London's Barbican Students from Kingston University's postgraduate architecture course have assisted in the construction of a Japanese tea house designed by architect Terunobu Fujimori. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:10:00 +0100 Kingston University's Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme goes from strength to strength Over the past 8 years, our Beyond Barriers Mentoring Scheme has enabled students to develop confidence in their ability to complete their studies, aim for a better degree outcome and gain employability skills. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:06:00 +0100 Clearing applicant's experience on the cardiac ward gets to the heart of her social work career ambitions Busy mum Rochelle Watson was so determined to make her dream of working with children and young people a reality that nothing could stop her securing a place at Kingston University through Clearing. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:31:00 +0100 Kingston University graphic design students shine light on plight of refugees as Amnesty International-inspired campaign wins gold at Creative Conscience Awards A group of Kingston University graphic design students have used the humble lemon to earn themselves a gold award from the Creative Conscience organisation. The powerful campaign highlights the everyday struggles faced by refugees - underpinning the importance of the creative industries in exploring socio-political issues. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:19:00 +0100 Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Matt Haig shares top tips on life after graduation as he receives honorary degree from Kingston University Sunday Times best-selling author Matt Haig shared some life advice with graduates after he was awarded with Honorary Doctor of Arts by Kingston University, for his services to literature and reading pleasure. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:05:00 +0100 From London community champion to architecture in Australia - Clearing helps lay the foundations of student's future at Kingston University A call to Kingston University's Clearing hotline last year was just the ticket for architecture student Maxine Minter, who has embraced university life so much that she's about to embark on a placement in Australia in her second year. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:50:00 +0100 Nursing student pursues dream to save lives and make a difference thanks to Clearing at Kingston University Mabinty Sesay has always wanted a career that makes a difference, and with her father's encouragement and a little help from Clearing she's set to make that dream a reality. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:15:00 +0100