Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:09:39 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Staff pay tribute to and lsquo;larger than life and #039; enterprise and engineering champion Andrew Self Current and former members of staff at Kingston University have been saddened by the death of retired pro vice-chancellor for enterprise, Professor Andrew Self, who recently lost his battle with cancer. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:06:00 +0100 Kingston students work with nine local arts and health service providers to improve the local community Sustainable Design MA students designed and delivered a workshop that saw local arts and social care businesses collaborating on how to strengthen the role of the arts in health and social care in Kingston borough. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:20:00 +0100 Kingston University alumnus Malcolm Brown appointed President of the Geological Society of London Geology alumni Malcolm Brown is to lead the oldest geological society in the world following consultative ballot from Geological Society members. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:37:00 +0100 Geology alumnus Christopher King obituary featured in the Guardian newspaper and #039;s and #039;Other Lives and #039; Emeritus Professor Dick Moody shares his memories of Christopher King - one of Kingston University and #039;s great geology alumni, in the Guardian. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:26:00 +0100 A tribute to John Renbourn - past Kingston School of Art student who went on to become a well-known folk musician Folk musician and ex-Kingston student John Renbourn and #039;s life is remembered though obituaries in the Telegraph and Independent as well as through the Kingston School of Art archives. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:42:00 +0100 Histories in the making: Celebrating 140 years of Kingston School of Art Could you share your memories Kingston School of Art? Kingston University is inviting alumni to take part in a project celebrating 140 years of Kingston School of Art. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:14:00 +0100 Kingston PhD graduate and playwright Laura-Jane Foley and #039;s production and #039;An Evening with Lucian Freud and #039; showing at Leicester Square Theatre Kingston alumnus Laura-Jane Foley and #039;s has a play showing at Leicester Square Theatre based on her first meeting with German-born British artist, Lucian Freud. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:42:00 +0100 Kingston University Fashion MA students give the Clifford Chance graduate hoodie a makeover Fashion MA students give Clifford Chance employees a fresh new look by designing hoodies for their graduate team Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:47:00 +0100 Kingston University sponsors Best Creative and Media Sector category at this year and #039;s Kingston Business Excellence Awards Kingston University will again be sponsoring the Best Creative and Media Sector category at this year and #039;s Kingston Business Excellence Awards, led by Kingston Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingstonfirst. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:10:00 +0100 Sad news about Louise Shepherd, former alumni relations officer Sad news about Louise Shepherd, former alumni relations officer, who died in a natural accident last week while trekking in Bolivia. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:51:00 +0100 New Kingston Writing School creative writing short courses hope to inspire literary aspirations A new suite of short courses from Kingston Writing School aims to give you the impetus to get your creative juices flowing and to hone your writing ideas within a supportive teaching environment. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:31:00 +0000 Kingston University and #039;s second alumni reception in the USA hailed a great success as graduates and staff gather in New York A lively crowd of Kingston graduates, staff and guests attended the recent alumni reception at New York and #039;s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:08:00 +0000 Nursing alumni Neomi Bennett increases sales of her anti-DVT product following appearance on BBC and #039;s Dragon and #039;s Den Kingston Nursing graduate Neomi Bennett saw sales of her innovative invention Neo-Slip soar after her recent appearance on BBC and #039;s Dragons Den. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:45:00 +0000 Three Kingston University case studies featured in new University Alliance initiative to spotlight real world impact of university research A research excellence project which aims to outline the steps needed to secure the future excellence of UK research and to maintain an innovation research ecosystem has highlighted three Kingston University case studies. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:28:00 +0000 Kingston University takes steps to close the BME attainment gap Kingston University aims to lead on the BME attainment gap at a national level, focussing its efforts on improving institutional processes, enhancing knowledge and skills, and better supporting its diverse range of students. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:31:00 +0000 Enterprising Business Studies graduate Paul Soanes returns to Kingston University to support budding entrepreneurs following in his footsteps Entrepreneur and BA Business Studies graduate Paul Soanes returns to Kingston - without his books this time. Paul is coming back as a judge for our Celebrate Enterprise awards - celebrating successful entrepreneurship and enterprise at Kingston. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:11:00 +0000 Students from the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment and lsquo;think critically to make a difference and #039; for South African settlement Immersing students in the South Africa and #039;s Village Heights community gave them the opportunity to debate development issues in a real-life context. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:04:00 +0000 Kingston and #039;s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing showcases expertise at Food Matters Live event The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing attended the new annual Food Matters Live event to demonstrate Kingston University and #039;s expertise in the food related life sciences field. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:45:00 +0000 Obituary: Marking the achievements of Harry Fraser-Mitchell, former School of Engineering lecturer and outstanding aircraft-engineer A look back at outstanding aircraft engineer and former lecturer Harry Fraser-Mitchell and #039;s life culminating in a BAE Hawk flypast at his funeral. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:57:00 +0000 Kingston alumnus in the running for president of The Geological Society Malcolm Brown (BSc Geology 1976) has been nominated for president-designate of The Geological Society. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:19:00 +0000 School of Radiography graduate Danika Marmara appointed as the new director of Cancer Care Pathways for Malta With around 2,000 new cases of cancer registered yearly in the Maltese Islands, Kingston graduate Danika Marmara and #039;s new role sees her working on aspects of care to offer support, guide and help increase access to care for cancer patients. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:10:00 +0000 Alumni reunion in Bangkok, January 2015 The annual alumni reunion in Bangkok took place on Saturday 31 January with 25 alumni joining Kingston University staff for a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks and reminiscing about time at Kingston. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:39:00 +0000 Alumni reunion in Chennai, February 2015 Kingston Business School and #039;s Stuart Fitzgerald and Dr Stephen Barton from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, had the pleasure of hosting our first ever alumni reunion in Chennai earlier this month. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:31:00 +0000 Kingston University MBA among Europe and #039;s top 50 in QS Global 200 Business Schools ranking report 2015 Kingston Business School and #039;s full-time MBA has been ranked 43 out of 200 in Europe in the latest QS Fulltime MBA rankings. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 British Heart Foundation funding boost to heart disease research at Kingston University British Heart Foundation funded project to use models of heart failure to discover how a particular naturally occurring protein can regulate apoptotic heart muscle cell death and heart failure. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:13:00 +0000 Entrepreneurial fashion graduate Akosua creates sustainable jobs for women in Ghana as she establishes her own line of handbags Akosua Afriyie-Kumi,a Kingston Fashion graduate with an impressive resume of fashion industry experience, is now director of her own handbag brand, A A K S, which has helped create jobs for women in Ghana. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:20:00 +0000 New partnership with Kestrel Education will see Kingston providing and #039;whole-school approach and #039; support to schools and teachers A new partnership between Kingston University and Kestrel Education, a leading UK consultancy in the unique and quot;whole-school approach and quot; to teaching, will be launched with a one day conference for teachers at the University on 25 February. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:26:00 +0000 Korean teachers sign up for three more years of English language development with Kingston University Each January, Kingston University hosts 20 English teachers from the Chungcheongbuk-Do region of South Korea, for a month long, residential continuing professional development course with English Language Development, within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:04:00 +0000 Olympian adventurer James Cracknell inspires Sports Performance students as he talks about his sports challenges and goals Multi-gold winning medallist James Cracknell gave an inspirational speech at his recent visit to Kingston University - talking to students about his road to Olympic and World Championship success and the challenges he has faced since. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:45:00 +0000 Kingston University architecture graduate Simon Dean awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Bronze Medal for the best degree-level design project Simon Dean is presented with the RIBA Bronze President and #039;s Medal, one of the world and #039;s most prestigious and established awards in architectural education. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:47:00 +0000 Kingston University professor Fiona Ross awarded CBE in New Year and #039;s Honours list for contribution to healthcare and higher education The former dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her work in healthcare and higher education. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:22:00 +0000 Kingston University student brings her expertise to new and #039;London is my Campus and #039; app Working on the smartphone app will give the postgraduate student a chance to discuss her work with Google technologist and other industry experts. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:27:00 +0000 Nursing experts from Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London investigate whether hourly hospital ward rounds improve quality of patient care Researchers from Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London are examining the impact routine hospital ward rounds have on safe, compassionate patient care. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Double Booker prize-winning author Hilary Mantel announces winner of Kingston University and #039;s first international short story competition Australian poet Michele Cahill took the honours for her story, Duende, set in Seville. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:28:00 +0000 Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer awards prize in new short story competition A teacher from Morden has taken the honours in the inaugural Bonnie Greer Stories to Read Aloud competition. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:40:00 +0000 Kingston University research hits new high as results come in for the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Kingston University has doubled the amount of research that is world-leading and of internationally excellent quality, according to the latest Government evaluation of higher education research. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:46:00 +0000 Launch of business incubator at Kingston Business School hopes to encourage and support Kingston and #039;s latest group of student entrepreneurs The Kingston Nest will provide a space for students to grow their businesses supported by Kingston Business School and the Kingston Entrepreneurs Society. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Kingston University and #039;s Learning Resource Centres gain Customer Service Excellence accreditation LRCs recognised for achieving high standards of customer service throughout libraries on each campus Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:56:00 +0000 Kingston student Festus Olusanya explains why the Annual Fund calling campaign matters to the student fundraisers Our student fundraisers take pride in raising money for the Annual Fund and they get so much more from the experience than you may think. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:34:00 +0000 Amputee rehabilitation specialist from Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London travels to Gaza to support teams treating residents caught up in conflict A senior lecturer from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London has been part of a team deployed to Gaza to provide expert training for staff supporting residents injured in the recent conflict. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:56:00 +0000 Geology alumni return to Kingston University to celebrate 50 years of Emeritus Professor Dick Moody and #039;s association with Kingston Alumni from the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment took a walk down memory lane recently to catch up with old friends and staff who have influenced their careers. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Social work graduate Shanti Boafor bags silver at National Social Worker of the Year awards in student category Recent social work graduate Shanti Boafor has won a silver award in the Student Social Worker of the Year category at the National Social Worker of the Year awards. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Kingston University secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for major project marking 140 years of Kingston School of Art Art and design experts from Kingston University have set to work on a project celebrating the heritage and culture of the art school that has been an integral part of the borough and #039;s education system for the past 140 years. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, impressed by expertise in renewable energy and environmentally conscious initiatives during visit to Kingston University and #039;s Roehampton Vale campus MP for Kingston and Surbiton visits Kingston University and #039;s Roehampton Vale campus to learn about the engineering and technological research taking place including the electric motorbike and car, combustion research and the latest thinking in marine and solar energy. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:17:00 +0000 Kingston University is and lsquo;highly commended and #039; in the Times Higher Education Awards 2014 for support provided to widening participation students Outreach and widening participation scheme receives commendation at Times Higher awards 2014 ceremony hosted by comedian Jack Dee Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:35:00 +0000 BBC reality show candidate Bianca Miller extends her expertise to support Kingston University and #039;s Student Ambassador Scheme following appearance on The Apprentice BBC TV show star Bianca Miller has been assisting with training sessions for Kingston University and #039;s student ambassador team, developing their networking skills and helping them to learn about branding. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Paralympian David Weir and human rights campaigner Baroness Nicholson among honorary doctorates and honorary fellows conferred during graduation week Academics who lead US universities, a prominent British politician, a Paralympian and two former Kingston University lecturers receive honours. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Paralympic champion David Weir hails greater understanding of disability for being lasting legacy of London 2012 Games as he receives Kingston University honorary degree Six-time gold medal winning Paralympian David Weir has added the accolade of Honorary Doctor of Science to his achievements after being recognised by Kingston University for his outstanding work as an ambassador for disabled sport. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:17:00 +0000 History means Iraq will prevail in battle against Islamic State, politician and new Kingston University Honorary Doctor Baroness Nicholson contends Islamic State will inevitably be expelled from Iraq because the country has historically been run as a multi-religious state, says Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne as she accepts an honorary degree recognising her international human rights work. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:53:00 +0000 Professor Andy Kent appointed as new leader for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London Professor Andy Kent, the new Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London, is an expert in perinatal mental health who has long-standing links with the two institutions. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000