Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:59:19 +0000 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Young people often can't tell the strength of alcoholic drinks, Kingston University study reveals Researchers from Kingston University have warned that young people are at risk of consuming more alcohol than they can handle - after a study found they are often unable to detect how strong their drinks are. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:38:00 +0000 Kingston University psychology academic calls for review into mental health treatments following award-winning research into schizophrenia An award-winning Kingston University psychology expert is urging mental health practitioners and pharmaceutical manufacturers to look at developing specific treatments for individuals with schizophrenia, after her study into the illness was recognised by a leading global organisation in the field of psychiatry. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:55:00 +0000 New figures cement Kingston University's role as sector champion in nationwide bid to close BME attainment gap Kingston University's success in helping more black and minority ethnic (BME) students to achieve first and upper-second degrees has been acknowledged in latest Government figures. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:03:00 +0000 Kingston University fashion graduate combines art and science to create bold collection at MA Fashion show A Kingston University fashion graduate has combined influence from art and science to create a bold and colourful collection that added a touch of sparkle to the catwalk at the MA Fashion show. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:13:00 +0000 Kingston University study reveals how food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts A leading cause of bacterial food poisoning can multiply within the cells of a widely-occurring micro-organism - allowing it to spread in harsh environmental conditions, a Kingston University study has found. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:14:00 +0000 Architecture firm founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh awarded prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Hastings Pier A firm co-founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh has scooped the prestigious Stirling Prize for its work on Hastings Pier. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:33:00 +0000 Disability Rights history comes to life - oral history project helps Kingston University student nurses and teachers learn about disability and inclusion Kingston University students are playing a vital role in sharing the stories of those who helped make history during the disability rights movement as part of a pioneering initiative. Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:28:00 +0000 Executive stress and invisible medical conditions among themes explored by Kingston University graphic design MA students in central London showcase Students from Kingston University's graphic design MA have displayed their final projects at a central London gallery covering a diverse range of themes over a range of design solutions. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community Kingston University has launched a new cultural centre set to bring leading writers from across the world to the borough together with students, staff and the local communtiy. Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:00:00 +0100 Kingston University's UN law expert returns to Jamaica to advise government in cracking down on terror related activities Dr Gauri Sinha, Kingston University's lecturer in law from the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, has embarked on her second trip to Jamaica in two years, as she continues to help the country formulate its legislation in accordance with the rules of the United Nations. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:53:00 +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 unveiled their work at the University's MA Fashion show, which took place at the world's leading contemporary design museum to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the course. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:12:00 +0100 Kingston University student volunteers make a difference with Lebara Foundation in community schools in India and Sri Lanka A number of Kingston University staff and students have travelled to India and Sri Lanka on a volunteering mission to teach English in local communities. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:09:00 +0100 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 Kingston University nursing student finds out about international patient safety at workshop in Japan Third year nursing student Magdalena Gwiazda recently returned from Japan where she represented Kingston University during an International Network of Universities Patient Safety and Quality of Care workshop. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:07:00 +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