Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:57:40 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Kingston University FixShop initiative receives and pound;15,000 boost from London Mayor Boris Johnson's High Street Fund Kingston University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture is at the forefront of a campaign to raise funds to open a Fixshop in Kingston, with a little help from the Mayor of London. The Fixshop initiative will enable people to meet with designers in-shop, to come up with creative ways to solve everyday problems. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0100 About a Boy author Nick Hornby steps into the literary limelight as part of Kingston University's Big Read project Best-selling author Nick Hornby has hailed the power of literature in helping pull people together during a visit to Kingston University as part of its inaugural Big Read project, which has seen all new students receive a copy of his critically-acclaimed novel as they embark on their degrees. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:48:00 +0100 Kingston University MA Fashion students showcase fresh design talent on eve of London Fashion Week The class of 2015 unveiled their latest collections at a market-style event in central London. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:27:00 +0100 Kingston University rated among top 15 per cent in globe in latest QS World University Rankings Kingston University has been named one of the world's top 500 institutions in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0100 Black History Month workshop inspires Kingston students to share their creative writing talent in new poetry book Kindred Spirits Streams of consciousness poetry collection features creative writing from students representing a range of subjects and came together with help from Kingston University's Widening Participation team and the Union of Kingston Students. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:49:00 +0100 Graduation film welcomes the class of 2015 into the Kingston University Alumni Association The Kingston University Alumni Association has welcomed this year's graduates into the family with a brand-new video. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:15:00 +0100 Kingston alumni and their businesses benefit from funding and new ideas by employing graduate interns Kingston alumnus and entrepreneur Anand Ramdeo is milking the benefits of great ideas provided by Kingston graduates, and receiving funding to employ them through the Santander Universities Internship Scheme. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0100 Kingston University receives Race Equality Charter Award Kingston University has been awarded the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award by the Equality Challenge Unit - one of only eight higher education institutions to achieve the award in its first year. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0100 Kingston University's sports science and nutrition courses ranked top in the country for student satisfaction in National Student Survey Kingston University's overall satisfaction rate in the 2015 National Student Survey has jumped to 82 per cent - a rise of 4 per cent on last year. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:40:00 +0100 Kingston University proves popular choice as race for remaining few degree places in Clearing continues Clearing is under way for 2015 and calls to Kingston University are coming thick and fast. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:13:00 +0100 Kingston University showcasing 25 key objects from its archives to celebrate the University's 25th anniversary Kingston University will mark 25 years as a university in 2017. To commemorate, we are showcasing 25 key objects from our archive and special collections, highlighting one each month leading up to the anniversary. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:12:00 +0100 New and pound;55m landmark building at Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus gets go ahead Plans for a new and pound;55m building at Penrhyn Road have been approved by the Royal Borough of Kingston's Development Control Committee Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:51:00 +0100 Kingston University singers and musicians hit a high note at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Kingston University ensembles have enjoyed sell-out success during performances at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:36:00 +0100 Clearing keeps twin brothers' Kingston University business degree dreams on track Twin brothers Damiano and Davida Lagana both secured places on a business management degree at Kingston University when they narrowly missed their first choice university. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:20:00 +0100 Kingston University professor Will Brooker transforms himself into pop icon David Bowie for year-long study of music legend Professor Will Brooker is and lsquo;becoming' Bowie in a year-long study which he hopes will lead to greater understanding of the creative process. By dressing as Bowie, listening to the same music, watching the same films and reading the same books, Brooker hopes to gain valuable insight into the mind of one of the most inspirational figures of the past 50 years. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 +0100 Discovering the economics of success through Clearing Clearing has provided a second chance for Sarah Mutombo who has just completed the first year of an economics degree. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0100 Sportsman makes leap from basketball to biomedics after scoring a Kingston University place through Clearing Clearing has helped former basketball player Shadi Ambrosini achieve a slam dunk for a new career after he scored a place at Kingston University. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:26:00 +0100 Kingston University music student hits the high notes thanks to Clearing When Megan Price's grades were delayed she turned to Clearing to snap up one of the final few places on Kingston University's music degree. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:45:00 +0100 Nursing ambitions for a career change? The clues to success could lie in Clearing, says former sleuth Mature student Charlie Osbourn had been nursing ambitions for a career change was thrilled to secure a place on a nursing degree at Kingston University via Clearing. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:20:00 +0100 Kingston University student Oliver Horsfall wins top award at the International Youth Arts Festival 2015 for play The Edge Creative writing and Drama student Ollie has been presented with the IYAF 2015 Best in Fest award following a sold out performance of the play he wrote as part of his degree and is now planning a London tour of the play. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:06:00 +0100 Kingston University and Entryphone announce new KTP award Kingston University and The Entryphone Company Ltd have been awarded a and pound;335,000 grant from Innovate UK to fund a double Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), lasting 30 months. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:28:00 +0100 Luminary of film and theatre Simon Callow awarded Kingston University honorary degree Simon Callow - one of Britain's most respected stage and screen stars - has been named an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Kingston University. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:00 +0100 Kingston University urges students to prepare and prioritise to secure a place during Clearing Record numbers of applicants are now using Clearing as a means to secure a place at university. Students are advised to put together a Clearing action plan so that they avoid hasty decision-making and also impress admissions tutors. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:51:00 +0100 Join fellow Kingston University alumni as they run to support care leavers Kingston University alumni are raising money to support care leavers studying at Kingston by taking part in the Royal Borough of Kingston 10-mile run. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:40:00 +0100 Kingston University graduates share their stories of summer 2015 graduation ceremonies More than 3,000 graduates are receiving their degree in front of friends, family and staff members at the Rose Theatre, Kingston over the next week, from Monday 20 July to Tuesday 28 July. The University is delighted to be able to hold ceremonies at this time of year for the first time. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0100 Kingston gets silver as Business School secures prestigious Small Business Charter Award Kingston Business School secures silver Small Business Charter Award. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:30:00 +0100 The Kingston Academy's first crop of students meet up at Kingston University event The 'History Makers' who will be starting at Kingston's new secondary school in September have met their teachers and future classmates at an induction held at the University's Penrhyn Road campus. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:43:00 +0100 Kingston University teams up with Women's Institute to fashion centenary knitwear collection BA(Hons) Fashion students from Kingston University have put their creative talents to the test helping the Women's Institute celebrate its 100 year anniversary. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:57:00 +0100 Kingston University fine art graduate gets it spot on with 101 Dalmatian-inspired installation A new graduate from Kingston University's BA(Hons) in Fine Art has been challenging preconceptions of hoarding and collecting in an installation based on much-loved children's tale 101 Dalmatians. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0100 Alumni celebrate 50 years of Kingston Law School at Middle Temple Kingston University alumnus James Keeley shares his memories of the alumni reunion celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kingston Law School. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:54:00 +0100 Kingston University design graduate embarks on mission to halt decline of the humble hedgehog Kingston University design graduate Antigone Frichot has devised a shelter to help counter the decline of one of the United Kingdom's most treasured garden inhabitants - the hedgehog. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:36:00 +0100 Kingston University wins double KTP award to fund wireless communications project Kingston University is delighted to announce a new partnership with Vocality International Ltd, an IP communications company based near Guildford. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:52:00 +0100 Kingston's genome sequencing research set to tackle major global health challenge Genome sequencing research completed by Kingston University has the potential to bring significant benefits to a key global health issue - that of multi-drug-resistant bacteria. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:56:00 +0100 Trust Funds support further scholarships and bursaries The Syed Hamid Charitable Trust and The Mollie Clay Trust have made further generous awards to Kingston University's Scholarships and Bursaries programmes to help students continue with their studies. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:38:00 +0100 Kingston alumnus fast-tracks innovation with solar-powered electric motor cars Environmental Science graduate Gordon Foat is helping provide clean transport solutions and cost-effective motor systems. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:24:00 +0100 Kingston University alumni support current students through the Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme Both current students and alumni of Kingston are benefiting from the University's Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme which is also helping the University meet its goals on equality and diversity. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:05:00 +0100 Kingston alumnus Tanvir Ahmed has been recognised as the youngest 'Commercially important person' in Bangladesh Young entrepreneur and Kingston alumnus Tanvir Ahmed has recently been named the youngest and lsquo;Commercially Important Person' in Bangladesh. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:33:00 +0100 Finalists from Kingston University and St George's, University of London carry off top honours in Student Nursing Times Awards Students and staff from Kingston University and St George's, University of London carry off hat-trick of trophies at national nursing awards. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:30:00 +0100 New generation of Kingston University art, design and architecture stars showcases creativity at annual undergraduate degree show Kingston University's graduating art, design and architecture students have showcased their final major projects in their undergraduate degree show at the Knights Park campus. Fri, 29 May 2015 16:02:00 +0100 Kingston University Graduate Fashion Week star Josh Read lands dream role at Dior after winning prestigious LVMH Prize Kingston University's Josh Read - one of the stand-out designers of this year's Graduate Fashion Week - is getting set to pack his bags for Paris to take up a position with leading fashion house Dior. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:46:00 +0100 Kingston University alumni reunion in Berlin, May 2015 Helen Green, careers consultant in the KU Talent (careers and employability team) had the pleasure of hosting our alumni reunion in Berlin earlier this month. Wed, 27 May 2015 10:34:00 +0100 Kingston alumnus and singer songwriter Kjetil Morland represents Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with his song 'A Monster Like Me' Kingston graduate Kjetil Morland will duet with Debrah Scarlett to represent Norway in the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest, which is this year hosted in Vienna, Austria following Conchita Wurst's victory in 2014. Tue, 19 May 2015 12:57:00 +0100 Kingston University's School of Education help develop international curriculum with Pingu's English and Linguaphone Group Kingston University's School of Education is delighted to announce a partnership with Linguaphone Group, an international global language training provider with an extensive network of licensed partners across the globe. Fri, 15 May 2015 13:06:00 +0100 Are you one of Kingston's best creative businesses? Enter this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards Kingston University is looking for the most innovative, inspirational and interesting creative companies in the borough. As sponsors of the Best Business for the Creative and Media Sector category at this year's Kingston Business Excellence Awards, we want to encourage as many of the best companies in the borough to apply. Wed, 13 May 2015 15:38:00 +0100 Kingston University experts to play key role in European Commission-backed project to help stamp out doping on the amateur sport and fitness circuit Public health and education experts from Kingston University are playing a key role in a major European project to deter young people from using performance and appearance-enhancing drugs. Wed, 13 May 2015 15:00:00 +0100 Kingston University legacy campaign asking how graduates would like to be remembered strikes a chord with alumni Kingston University has been finding out what its former students would like to be remembered for as part of a new initiative to build relationships with graduates in their retirement. Wed, 13 May 2015 12:16:00 +0100 Kingston University creative writing graduate's debut novel is named Times Children's Book of the Week Kingston alumnus Stefan Mohamed's award-winning novel is now available in paperback form. Fri, 08 May 2015 17:30:00 +0100 Hugh Grant reads extract from the Duke of Wellington's description of the Battle of Waterloo to promote Kingston University Journalism professor Brain Cathcart's new book Hugh Grant reads the Duke of Wellington's famous dispach which carried news from the Battle of Waterloo to London. Wed, 06 May 2015 09:00:00 +0100 Kingston Art Group - class of '95 celebrates its 20th anniversary in style Kingston Art Group - combined studies graduates from the class of '95 - have met up every single month since they graduated and this year saw them celebrating their 20th anniversary. Tue, 05 May 2015 12:25:00 +0100 Kingston University's heat acclimation expertise helps Sir Ranulph Fiennes and other British athletes prepare for the rigours of the Marathon des Sables footrace Athletes prepared for the 2015 Marathon des Sables using the heat acclimation facilities overseen by the Kingston University Sport Science Consultancy Team. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:26:00 +0100