Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:56:55 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Olympian Asha Philip encourages promising athletes to dream big while on Kingston University's Sports Performance Programme Students taking part in the Kingston University Sports Performance Programme have been encouraged by Olympic athlete Asha Philips to dream big and make the most of their time on the scheme. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:55:00 +0100 Kingston University multicultural dance troupe impress judges to secure second place at national Bollywood competition A multicultural group of Kingston University dancers fought off competition from teams across the country to secure second place in a nationwide Bollywood dance event. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0100 Civic reception guests invited to put Kingston University's high-impact research under the microscope at showcase event Visitors from the local community joined a host of academics and dignitaries at the annual event, which this year was themed around the University's research. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:36:00 +0100 Award-winning Kingston University staff and leading healthcare researcher recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List A Kingston University diversity champion has been awarded an OBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List, with a leading healthcare academic and the University's Head of Widening Participation also receiving MBEs in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:29:00 +0100 British Council collaboration sees Kingston University students help shape exhibition celebrating design in Kazakhstan Five Kingston University students traveled to Kazakhstan as part of a British Council project to examine Khazak design and assist in the curation of Expo 2017 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:45:00 +0100 Kingston University animation graduate wins Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award with tribute to mother's Tough love Kingston University animation graduate Jennifer Zheng's moving film about her complex relationship with her Chinese mother has won in the Royal Society Television (RTS) Student Television Awards, hot on the heels of her BAFTA nomination earlier this year. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:42:00 +0100 Kingston University dance students and graduates awarded bursaries worth and pound;500 to showcase talents at community dance festival Kingston University dance students and graduates have been awarded bursaries worth and pound;500 and the chance to work with professionals in their field. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:19:00 +0100 For the first time, renewable energy has generated more than half of all UK electricity - is this a one-hit wonder, asks Kingston University professor Kingston University Professor of Innovation and Technology Management Audley Genus comments on the National Grid's announcement that, for the first time, electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK has surpassed the amount generated from coal and gas combined. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:54:00 +0100 Kingston University designer's sustainable fusion of denim and African fabrics modelled at Graduate Fashion Week by industry icon Caryn Franklin Inspired by her mixed cultural heritage, a Kingston University designer created a vibrant collection fusing African fabrics with vintage denim - which was modelled on the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk by industry icon Caryn Franklin. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:52:00 +0100 Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus puts Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award A group of Kingston University scientists have been shortlisted for a top award in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Emerging Technologies Competition after developing a rapid screening test for Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:23:00 +0100 Postgraduate HRM alumni share how their career journeys have been influenced by their time at Kingston The Kingston Business School welcomed alumni and students from the postgraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) and International HRM programmes onto campus for an evening networking reception on Wednesday 24th May. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:06:00 +0100 Kingston University students show off enterprising excellence around the country Students have been representing the University in various business competitions across the country, and showcasing their impressive start-ups and projects to entrepreneurs and investors as they seek funding and expertise. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:12:00 +0100 Street punk menswear by Kingston University fashion designer shines spotlight on challenges facing young jobseekers A Kingston University fashion designer's latest menswear collection highlights the style and pride of young people determined to overcome the barriers they face in finding meaningful work in today's society. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:56:00 +0100 Art, design and architecture students unveil their creative responses to modern day challenges at Kingston School of Art end-of-year degree show Art, architecture and design students reveal their final projects at the annual degree show at Kingston University's Knights Park campus. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:13:00 +0100 Develop your business skills at summer school Entrepreneurship classes at summer school will give you valuable skills for your future career. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:36:00 +0100 Kingston University students rub shoulders with royalty at Westminster Abbey event honouring pioneer of modern nursing Florence Nightingale Two students from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education were invited to quiz a panel of leading healthcare professionals before rubbing shoulders with royalty at Westminster Abbey this month as part of a celebration of the life of nurse Florence Nightingale. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:15:00 +0100 Kingston University designer brings childhood memories to life in catwalk collection unveiled at Graduate Fashion Week Kingston University BA(Hons) Fashion student Kate Clark's collection of tailored dresses and suits with oversized sleeves and skirts stuffed with her own soft toys has made its debut at Graduate Fashion Week in London. Wed, 31 May 2017 09:18:00 +0100 Mel Ewell: Key lessons from a 35-year career We asked alumnus Mel Ewell to share the valuable lessons he learned throughout his 35 year career. Mel, who studied geography at Kingston University, graduating in 1981, will be awarded an honorary degree this July. Sat, 27 May 2017 15:15:00 +0100 Queen presents adapted Motability vehicle to Kingston University disability adviser at Windsor Castle Kingston University staff member Edward Todino was one of five disabled people to receive keys in front of 400 guests to their first motability adapted cars recently at a celebratory event hosted by the Queen to mark the 40th anniversary of the Motability charity at Windsor Castle. Fri, 26 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Kingston University-trained midwife receives award from ITV's Good Morning Britain for work helping bereaved families A former Kingston University student midwife has been recognised for her exceptional work in helping parents overcome the life-changing experience of losing a baby by winning a Health Star Award courtesy of ITV's Good Morning Britain. Fri, 26 May 2017 11:19:00 +0100 Professor Steven Spier named new Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University. Wed, 24 May 2017 16:40:00 +0100 Kingston University performing arts students captivate audiences at Rose Theatre with annual end of year festival Kingston University performing arts students from across dance, drama, film and music take over the Rose Theatre to showcase their talents at the annual end of year festival. Tue, 23 May 2017 15:26:00 +0100 Borough leaders mark start of construction on Kingston University's landmark Town House building Town and gown key influencers celebrated the start of construction of Kingston University's Town House building at a ground breaking event on 18 May. Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:00 +0100 Kingston University student's research into fiction habits and personality types reveals reading may make us kinder A Kingston University postgraduate research student has produced a study that examines the effects of reading and watching television on social behaviour - concluding that literature lovers have the edge over their remote control-loving counterparts when it comes to being nicer people. Mon, 22 May 2017 13:52:00 +0100 Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables Kingston University's specialised environmental chamber, which can replicate the conditions in the Sahara, was used by athletes training for the 32nd Marathon de Sables which took place recently; including Susie Chan and Tom Evans, who finished in third place. Fri, 19 May 2017 18:00:00 +0100 Kingston University researcher investigates how artificial intelligence can help composers create new music A Kingston University music technology expert has created an artificial intelligence (AI) system which can work alongside composers to create new music. Thu, 18 May 2017 16:56:00 +0100 Kingston University picks up three NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all Kingston University takes home the 2017 NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year Award and also wins in two other award categories. Tue, 16 May 2017 16:30:00 +0100 Exploring London and other great sites Watch a video of last year's trip to Windsor Castle Tue, 16 May 2017 14:00:00 +0100 Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings Kingston University's fashion, journalism and publishing courses were named among the best in the United Kingdom in the latest Guardian University Guide, with its art, design and sport science courses also featuring in the top 10 nationally. Tue, 16 May 2017 10:15:00 +0100 Kingston University fashion student wins Creative Skillset Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award Megan Greenfield has scooped the prestigious award along with a and pound;5,000 prize, for a collection she entitled Illogical Fantasies, influenced by the glamour of the late Seventies. Mon, 15 May 2017 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University students team up with Vintage publishing to rally east London with posters revealing entire text of historian's new book Kingston University graphic design students recently worked with top publisher Vintage to create a series of eye-catching posters to promote historian Tim Snyder's latest book, On Tyranny. Fri, 12 May 2017 09:33:00 +0100 Kingston University celebrates partnership with Santander Universities with showcase of successful projects Guests gathered at the University's Kingston Hill campus to celebrate the diverse activities that have been funded by Santander Universities since the partnership was launched in 2012. Thu, 11 May 2017 13:23:00 +0100 Once a nurse, always a nurse: how Kingston University is bringing nurses back to the profession Kingston University are celebrating a scheme supporting nurses on their journey back into the nursing profession. Wed, 10 May 2017 15:49:00 +0100 Connect with us! Keep updated with all things summer school via our social media channels. Tue, 09 May 2017 10:43:00 +0100 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 UK this summer and take on three international performing arts festivals, including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mon, 08 May 2017 12:18:00 +0100 Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards Occupational and business psychology graduates Nicola Murray and Ruth Abrams represented Kingston University at the annual workplace psychology awards sponsored by management consultancy firm Indigogold. They were placed in the top three in the annual awards that focus on research on work-related psychology from universities across the United Kingdom. Mon, 08 May 2017 11:54:00 +0100 Kingston University choir mixes with royalty and top celebrities during Gareth Malone flash mob at launch of new London hotel, The Ned A Kingston University ensemble sang with the stars recently while taking part in a singalong session directed by TV choirmaster Gareth Malone at the opening of new City of London hotel, The Ned. Mon, 08 May 2017 11:26:00 +0100 Your home away from home Find out more about your accommodation at Kingston University Mon, 08 May 2017 10:29:00 +0100 European Union students applying to study at Kingston University in 2018/19 get funding assurance EU students will continue to pay the same fees at English universities as home (UK) students for the academic year 2018/2019, confirmed the UK government. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0100 New Kingston University head of school Jane Pavitt to cultivate close relationship between critical studies and practice in art school environment Professor Jane Pavitt joins Kingston University to establish the new School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries, fostering links between art practitioners and critical and art history students. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:30:00 +0100 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 A team from Kingston University will explore how data from an artificial vision system that mimics the human eye could open up a new world of possibilities for surveillance - with possible applications in future robots, drones and retinal implants. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:28:00 +0100 Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Kingston University's Business School has achieved top ratings in the 2017 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking for its Leadership and Management in Health MSc and Real Estate Management MSc courses. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence Kingston University celebrated the entrepreneurial achievements of students and staff at the recent Celebrate Enterprise event at Kingston Business School, hosted by Enterprise. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:10:00 +0100 Kingston University psychology expert warns of emotional challenges facing NHS healthcare professionals working in intensive care units Dr Tushna Vandrevala, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology from the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, explores the theme of rumination from work in intensive care professionals in the latest edition of the Journal of Intensive Care. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:22:00 +0100 Alumni, students and staff and lsquo;Upgrade' their LinkedIn skills with Kingston University alumnus Mark Walton More than 90 alumni, students and staff joined Law alumnus Mark Walton as he shared his inside knowledge on using LinkedIn as a professional networking tool. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:27:00 +0100 Scholarships aren't just about the money Find our more about our scholarships. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:46:00 +0100 International bestseller Kit de Waal's debut novel chosen for third chapter of Kingston University's Big Read project The University's Big Read selection panel has chosen acclaimed author Kit de Waal's novel My Name is Leon for the third year of the annual project. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:29:00 +0100 Ice hockey star skates towards success on Kingston Business School marketing course after competing at World University Winter Games Kingston University student Sam Cheema represented Great Britain in the World University Winter Games men's ice hockey competition in Kazakhstan in January. Sam, in the final year of his marketing communications course, helped the team to their best finish in the tournament and their first ever win in the process. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:35:00 +0100 New partnership between Tate and Kingston University sees fine art students unveil artwork for No Working Title research project Fine art students from Kingston University took part in No Working Title, a research project examining the role of the artist which took place at Tate Exchange. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0100 Kingston University showcases entrepreneurial excellence in competition final as students pitch sustainable business ideas to the Mayor of London Three Kingston University postgraduates were selected to compete in the final of the prestigious Mayor's Entrepreneur competition at City Hall. The student and alumni pitched sustainable business ideas to a panel of investors and met Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0100