Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:49:26 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Kingston University awards best-selling author Matt Haig with Honorary Doctor of Arts Sunday Times best-selling author Matt Haig will be awarded with Honorary Doctor of Arts by Kingston University for his services to literature and reading pleasure. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:22:00 +0100 Wall hanging alternative to fruit bowl leads way to new Fruitopia - Kingston University student's design 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 Faculty us 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 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 students good planning will be key to securing degree places through 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 Research reveals vapers who continue to smoke are in denial about their addiction and could struggle to kick the habit Identity crisis? People who vape while still using traditional cigarettes may find it harder to give up cigarettes as they are in denial about their addiction. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:07:00 +0100 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 secures 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 sees 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