Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:03:37 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases 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 Economics student credits Clearing at Kingston University with leading him in a new direction Economics student Chris Duta, 19, found Clearing opened up new career options for him. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0100 Austrian ambassador commends Kingston Business School Brexit negotiations research at launch seminar Research by Kingston Business School's Professor Ursula Ott examining models of how Brexit negotiations has been commended by the Austrian ambassador at a recent seminar held to launch the project's findings. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0100 Kingston University student's wall-mounted alternative to fruit bowl aims to encourage healthy eating and cut down food waste A Kingston University product and furniture design student believes food waste can be reduced using his wall hanging replacement for the fruit bowl. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:15:00 +0100 Kingston University's new degree apprenticeship set to provide next generation of civil engineers with skills and experience to meet industry needs Kingston University is launching a new Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme, linking in with industry to provide graduates with the cutting-edge knowledge and tools to hit the ground running when they begin their careers. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University graphic design students' innovative creations celebrated at inaugural Mike Bond Awards Two graphic design students have shared the first ever Mike Bond Award for strategic design thinking. Mr Bond is a former senior lecturer in graphic design at the University and wanted to recognise student achievements as a way of launching more graduates in to the professional world. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:30:00 +0100 Join us in congratulating the graduating class of 2017 as they cross the stage at their graduation ceremonies this week This week nearly 3,000 graduands of the class of 2017 will cross the stage at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, to mark the end of their successful journeys at the University. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:25:00 +0100 Clearing helps business management student kickstart dream degree Kingston University football star and business management student Jack Connelly was delighted to secure a place through Clearing. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:16:00 +0100 Kingston University student Sophie Kamlish sets new world record and wins T44 100m gold medal at World Para Athletics Championships First year Kingston University student Sophie Kamlish told of the incredible moment she became a world champion after taking gold in the T44 100m at the World Para Athletics Championships in London. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:17:00 +0100 Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings Kingston University has been recognised as among the best international institutions founded in the last half century in the latest QS Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 Under 50 rankings Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:59:00 +0100 Kingston University students win prestigious D and amp;AD New Blood Black Pencil award for animation exploring mother's relationship with autistic son The Illustration Animation students have scooped the top prize at the D and amp;AD's annual awards for young creative talent for their short film exploring autism. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:23:00 +0100 Acclaimed authors, artists and entrepreneurs receive honorary degrees from Kingston University in recognition of exemplary achievements An award-winning author, international artist and business moguls are among those receiving honorary awards at Kingston University's summer graduation ceremonies, taking place at the town's Rose Theatre this week. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:26:00 +0100 Kingston University architecture student draws on personal experience to scoop second prize in Business Disability Forum short film competition A Kingston University postgraduate architecture student has won a prestigious prize for his short film about coping with disability while being a film-maker. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:34:00 +0100 Kingston University advises A-level students to have a plan for securing their perfect course place in Clearing In the run up to A-level results day, Kingston University is reminding prospective university students to have a plan B in case their results are not what they hoped for. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:30:00 +0100 Kingston University lecturer's sport and exercise psychology expertise informs pioneering programme to nurture Wimbledon stars of the future Research by Kingston University sport and exercise psychology lecturer Dr Sam Thrower is informing the Lawn Tennis Association's new parent strategy to help support young players' development in the United Kingdom Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:17:00 +0100 Kingston's Rose Theatre hosts royalty as special gala showcases talent from Kingston University performing arts staff and students Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, attended a charity gala reception at Kingston's Rose Theatre on Thursday evening to see a performance choreographed and performed by Kingston University performing arts staff and students. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:58:00 +0100 MPs Sir Ed Davey and Zac Goldsmith highlight benefits of greater collaboration with Kingston University at Kingston Business Expo Local entrepreneurs were recently joined by politicians, members from the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor of Kingston Councillor Julie Pickering at the fifth annual Kingston Business Expo on the University's Kingston Hill campus. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:43:00 +0100 Kingston University students raise the curtains with royalty and Game of Thrones star for the International Youth Arts Festival A number of Kingston University's performing arts students, academics and alumni will be joined by royalty and television stars as they take to the stage to form part of the renowned International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF). Hosted by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, this year's productions reflect a number of contemporary hard-hitting issues - including the pressures of life on a council estate and the crumbling decline of the human mind caused by dementia. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:30:00 +0100 Kingston University scientists help unlock DNA of tropical snail that spreads deadly disease Kingston University researchers Professor Tony Walker and Dr Scott Lawton have helped decode the DNA of a small freshwater snail in an international study that could help stop the spread of a deadly parasitic disease. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:07:00 +0100 Welcome to Historic Kingston Upon Thames Get a flavour of the history of Kingston and some of the things you might like to see and do during your summer school visit. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:40:00 +0100 Developing country's young talents vital to borough's growth, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier tells Kingston Futures conference Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier outlined the role the institution can play in the regeneration and growth of Kingston-upon-Thames during the second annual Kingston Futures conference at the borough's Rose Theatre. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:32:00 +0100 Designers serve up a treat as fashion collections dress Wimbledon windows to mark start of tennis tournament and wow Kingston shoppers in Bentalls showcase Garments designed by Kingston University fashion students were modelled in the streets and windows of Wimbledon Village and paraded through Kingston's Bentalls department store in two events that showcased the talented final year designers' work. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:51:00 +0100 New letterpress facility at Kingston University, named in honour of former academic Ian Noble, reflects growth of hands-on learning in the digital age The letterpress, housed in a bespoke glass walled workshop, is named after former Kingston University academic Ian Noble and is already being used by students from Kingston School of Art. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:42:00 +0100 Will Wonder Woman's success pave the way for other superheroines? asks Kingston expert Will Brooker Unlike its predecessors Batman V Superman (Zack Snyder, 2016) and Suicide Squad (David Ayer, 2016), Wonder Woman's success continued beyond the opening weekend. In fact, it had the lowest drop in numbers of any recent superhero movie, suggesting that audiences are spreading the word, encouraging their friends and returning for repeat viewings. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:25:00 +0100 Diaries of a writer - Kingston University's recently acquired Iris Murdoch journals mark new research chapter exploring work of late novelist and philosopher Kingston University has been gifted 15 volumes of private journals belonging to novelist Iris Murdoch - establishing the University's archives as the most complete body of autobiographical work by the late author. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Kingston University graduate's backpack design offers music fans a sleek option to stay hydrated and keep drinks out of harm's way at festivals Graphic design alumna Magdalena Huber's innovative design for a drinks backpack to bring to festivals could help to keep music fans safe at festivals this summer. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Is your child a crybaby? New comparison chart developed by Kingston University researcher sheds light on tiny tots' tears A chart that enables parents to calculate if their baby is crying more than it should in the first three months of its life has been created by a Kingston University researcher, following a global study of colic and crying in babies. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:29:00 +0100