Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Fri, 26 May 2017 02:47:12 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases 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 wow 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 Breaking ground - key local figures celebrate the 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 2017 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 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 War in the Sunshine exhibition by Kingston University researcher reveals untold stories of First World War in Italy An exhibition showcasing the words of a wartime painter and two photographers depicting the final weeks of the First World War has attracted record attendees at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +0100 Alumni share their stories of failure with Kingston University students Six Kingston University alumni returned to campus last month, to share their stories of failure with current students. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:28:00 +0100 Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions Kingston University has been ranked among the top 200 young universities worldwide by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education (THE) and in the top 50 global universities of a similar age - classed by THE as the Generation Y universities. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0100 Kingston University graduate revamps hospital waiting room with 11kg of Duplo Lego to bring colour and positivity to patients Lili Giacobino, a Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) graduate from Kingston University has re-designed a waiting room at Kingston Hospital using colourful Lego Duplo blocks. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:36:00 +0100 New research into meningitis bacteria by Kingston University experts could hold key to developing improved vaccines A breakthrough by Kingston University scientists in completing the genome sequence for a strain of meningococcus - the bacteria that causes meningitis - could have major implications for new treatments and vaccines for the life-threatening disease. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0100 From Shakespeare to shale gas: Research Week at Kingston University showcases some of the pioneering work being undertaken to tackle challenges facing today's society This year the University's annual Research Week will take place from Sunday 2 - Friday 7 April. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:17:00 +0100 Welcome to our blog for our Summer School with English language option Enjoy a taste of university life in one of the safest and greenest part of London. Blending innovative teaching with a fun social schedule, you will certainly experience a summer to remember! Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:11:00 +0100 Kingston University wins 2017 Guardian University Award for teaching excellence Kingston University has won the Guardian's 2017 Award for Teaching Excellence. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:28:00 +0100 Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School Aspiring musicians from across the globe come to Kingston University to take part in a five-day intensive programme led by David Bowie's former music producer, Tony Visconti. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:51:00 +0100 Etna's volcanic awakening shines the spotlight on new volcanic research at Kingston A new Natural Environment Research Council grant ( and pound;54,000 worth of analytical costs) to geologists and geographers at Kingston University will help understand better the processes which control volcanic natural phenomena. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:14:00 +0000 QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design Kingston University was rated a top-performing global institution in seven subject areas in the latest prestigious QS World University Rankings - with art and design, education and business all placed in the top 100 in Europe. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:38:00 +0000 Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards Comedian, actor and broadcaster Sir Lenny Henry praises 'amazing' students at Kingston University's Talent Awards Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:15:00 +0000 Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win Kingston University's careers service - KU Talent - scoops an Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development Award, cementing its position in the top ten university careers services in the UK for its commitment to helping boost students' job prospects. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:30:00 +0000 Fake news: Why the future of journalism lies in earning and deserving the trust of the public World wide web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for action against those using the internet to spread misinformation, or 'fake news'. Brian Cathcart, Professor of journalism at Kingston University echoes his call to arms, but says eradicting fake news will not be an easy, or quick, battle and that the future of journalism lies in earning the trust of the public. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:53:00 +0000 Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design Kingston University is set to play an integral part in shaping tomorrow's gaming geniuses with the launch of an augmented and virtual reality centre that will give computer science students a perfect platform to launch their industry careers. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:53:00 +0000 Kingston University-led project secures and pound;500k from Government to expand successful approach to tackling BME attainment gap A Kingston University-led project has been awarded and pound;500k of Government funding to expand its successful approaches to reducing the BME attainment gap to six other higher education institutions. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:46:00 +0000 Aspiring filmmakers at Kingston University given chance to step into the spotlight through Channel 4 programme Random Acts Kingston University supports the Stop Play Record initiative, which opens the door for 16-24 year olds to apply for the chance to have their short film produced for Channel 4's Random Acts programme. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:30:00 +0000 Holocaust survivor John Dobai moves audience at Kingston University with personal account of life as a child during the Second World War Kingston University welcomed Hungarian Holocaust survivor John Dobai to speak as part of Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. Mr Dobai addressed the audience with a fascinating account of his childhood and the lessons that we can learn from the atrocities that took place during the Second World War. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:03:00 +0000 Kingston University's practice-based nursing degrees praised as health employers flock to careers fair in bid to snap up exceptional students Public and private healthcare providers flocked to Kingston University's annual nursing careers fair to woo the impressive final-year nursing students on to their wards, emphasising the department's status as one of the leading nursing schools in the country. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:09:00 +0000 Kingston University's new Product and Furniture Design MA course director Sebastian Bergne highlights impact designers could have on modern world through creative problem solving Renowned British industrial designer Sebastian Bergne joins Kingston University to head up the Product and Furniture design MA Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000