Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:30:57 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Astronaut Dr Helen Sharman and chemist Dame Professor Julia Higgins unveil Kingston University's new state-of-the-art science and technology facilities Kingston University has unveiled it's new and pound;6.8m state-of-the-art science and technology facilities for students and the wider community, with cutting-edge new laboratories, a public outreach centre and mobile labs that will take science out on the road to local schools. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:24:00 +0100 Kingston and Shanghai Jiaotong University creative industries internship programme enters unchartered territory Work experience programmes abroad are widely available but none offer the opportunity for designers to work in the burgeoning creative industries of Shanghai and London. A new pioneer scheme from Kingston and SJTU tries to change this. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0100 Team from Grafton Architects outlines ways new Town House building will transform Kingston University's learning landscape Kingston University's new landmark building will be a focal point both for the institution and the surrounding borough, according to its designers Shelley McNamara and Ger Carty from award-winning Grafton Architects. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:26:00 +0100 Kingston University's 80-year-old postgraduate grandmother embraces student life and relishes being part of latest MA Creative Writing class Most students will be familiar with the thrills and challenges of settling into university life and 80-year-old Hilary Chalkly, who enrolled at Kingston University this term, is no exception. The energetic pensioner, who left school at 15 with just one O-Level in English, is on a two-year master's course in creative writing, becoming one of the oldest students in the country. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:52:00 +0100 Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor elected fellow of American College of Cardiology Professor Tom Quinn, a leading expert on cardiology care, has become one of the few nurses to be elected a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:30:00 +0100 Kingston University curating expert Professor Catherine McDermott honoured with 2016 Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education Professor Catherine McDermott to be presented with the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education at a ceremony in November to honour exceptional individuals and institutions within design education. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:45:00 +0100 Kingston University's lab in a lorry takes to the road to nurture school children's passion for science and technology Budding scientists could step into the shoes of forensic crime scene investigators or robotics engineers as part of a new Kingston University scheme that is taking state-of-the-art mobile laboratories in to schools across London. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +0100 Kingston University inclusion expert set to help shape future of higher education following appointment to Government's Teaching Excellence Framework panel An inclusion and diversity expert from Kingston University has been picked from more than 1,200 applicants to join an influential panel tasked with implementing the government's new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:32:00 +0100 Kingston University and St George's, University of London nursing students join forces with drama and history experts to stage novel production An unusual collaboration between drama, nursing and history experts at Kingston University has led to the creation of a new interactive production. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:17:00 +0100 Author Matt Haig captivates audience with views on writing, reading and what it means to be human as part of Kingston University's Big Read project Author Matt Haig has shared his experiences of writing acclaimed novel The Humans during an event staged as part of Kingston University's Big Read initiative. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:52:00 +0100 Kingston University launches new Integrity Research Group The newly established research grouping aims to positively impact on the policies and activity of businesses, government and public bodies. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:28:00 +0100 Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration Legendary record producer Tony Visconti - who has worked with some of the world's greatest names in rock and pop such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Morrissey and U2 - is opening a new analogue recording studio at Kingston University, named in his honour. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:04:00 +0100 Kingston University's MA Fashion students showcase latest collections to industry experts on eve of London Fashion Week A computer game that generates graphic prints and freedom-fighter inspired knitwear are among the works set to wow visitors at this year's showcase. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:30:00 +0100 Kingston University MA Fashion student swaps catwalk for stage to captivate crowds on cusp of London Fashion Week Kingston University's MA Fashion Show sets standards high on the eve of London Fashion Week, opening with Nigel Gu and eacute;rin-Garnett's collection unfolding on stage in a contemporary dance piece which experiments with the very idea of fashion. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:48:00 +0100 Kingston University design students play key role in project commissioned by car manufacturer Nissan to create world's largest 3D pen sculpture A group of Kingston University students have worked with a team of artists to create the world's largest 3D pen sculpture - in the shape of a car. The unique project was commissioned by Nissan to demonstrate the refined design of its new European crossover model, the Nissan Qashqai Black Edition. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:00:00 +0100 Grandmother becomes one of United Kingdom's oldest students after enrolling on MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University An 80-year-old grandmother who believes it's never too old to learn something new hopes to inspire other pensioners to take up a challenge after being accepted on to the MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:48:00 +0100 Kingston University engineering students build racing car to compete at Caterham Academy Championships Three Kingston University engineering students have taken on the challenge of building a Caterham racing car and are travelling around the United Kingdom to compete against other amateur teams. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:15:00 +0100 Kingston University expert shares teaching expertise and research knowledge as educator in residence at National University of Singapore The programmes director for Kingston University's Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice has been sharing his academic expertise as educator in residence at the National University of Singapore. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:58:00 +0100 Kingston University appoints three pioneering researchers in science and business to post of professor A researcher who is using images of the eye to predict the risk of heart attacks is one of three academic experts to have been appointed to join the professorial ranks at Kingston University. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:10:00 +0100 Team GB's triumph at Rio Olympics and expected Paralympic success will increase take up of sport, top Kingston University athlete predicts Successful endurance event athlete and Kingston University student Louella O'Herlihy hopes Team GB's medal success will encourage more people to try new new sports. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:13:00 +0100 Pop star Kate Nash dons Kingston University fashion graduate Lydia Bolton's designs to perform David Bowie tribute at Wilderness Festival Award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Nash wowed fans at this year's Wilderness festival in a prom-inspired tracksuit created by Kingston University fashion graduate Lydia Bolton. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:46:00 +0100 Kingston University expert's research helps shine a light on ambulance services' response to new challenges A new report from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), developed with support from Professor Tom Quinn from the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education - run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London - has revealed how ambulance services are adapting to changing service demands, including significant increases in emergency calls. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:41:00 +0100 Kingston University graduate Asha Philip gets a hero's welcome after scooping Olympic bronze as part of Team GB women's relay squad at Rio 2016 A former Kingston University student was part of the Team GB women's relay team that raced to bronze medal victory at the Rio Olympics. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:01:00 +0100 Kingston University's BA(Hons) Fashion degree elevated to second place in prestigious Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings Kingston University's internationally-acclaimed BA(Hons) Fashion degree has been ranked number two in the world by leading website Business of Fashion. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0100 Up-and-coming actor steps into the spotlight after snapping up Kingston University place through Clearing An aspiring actor is following his ambitions of a stage career after landing a place on a drama degree at Kingston University through Clearing. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:25:00 +0100 Eager applicants hit the phone lines to snap up final Kingston University course places as Clearing kicks off Kingston University proves popular choice as the race for places in Clearing begins Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:35:00 +0100 Students urged to be prepared to secure a Kingston University place through Clearing Admissions staff are urging students to ensure that they are in the best possible position when applying to university through Clearing. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:30:00 +0100 Clearing gives history student opportunity to put past behind her and follow Kingston University degree ambitions A budding historian with a passion for delving into the past discovered a route on to a degree in the subject she loves by making a call to Kingston University's Clearing hotline. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:06:00 +0100 Clearing opens the door for student to pursue newfound passion for social work at Kingston University A trip to New Zealand provided Pollyanna Marsden with a desire to start her studies afresh - and a call to the Kingston University Clearing hotline quickly turned her dream of becoming a social worker into reality. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:45:00 +0100 Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation Kingston Business School has joined a prestigious line up of leading global institutions awarded accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:25:00 +0100 Kingston University sport science and nutrition degrees scoop 100 per cent student satisfaction rating for second year running in National Student Survey Six Kingston University subject areas have received top marks in the latest National Student Survey - with sport science and nutrition scooping the top grade for overall student satisfaction for two years in a row. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:01:00 +0100 Call to Kingston University's Clearing hotline proves perfect cure for student nurse After countless hospital visits for treatment for type 1 diabetes, Hollie Wilson is intent on repaying the care she's received from the NHS after landing a place to study nursing through Clearing. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:01:00 +0100 Top sailor makes waves at Kingston University after securing place on geology degree through Clearing Navigating her way through Clearing proved plain sailing for international sailor Georgia Booth who just missed out on the A-level grades she was expecting last year. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 12:11:00 +0100 Forensic science student highlights benefits of living in halls as Kingston University unveils new Clearing accommodation offer Second-year student Lily Sears is getting set to help new students settle in to life in halls of residence at Kingston University after being selected to become a halls connector. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:53:00 +0100 Kingston University art graduate's installation celebrating women's suffrage movement unveiled in Parliament A Kingston University alumna's artwork celebrating the campaign for women's right to vote has been unveiled at the Houses of Parliament. New Dawn, by artist Mary Branson is positioned directly above the spot where thousands of women and men demonstrated for equal rights during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:13:00 +0100 Kingston University product and furniture design student comes up with concept for meditation chair to help tired travellers unwind during airport stopovers A Kingston University graduate is aiming to take the stress out of travelling with her design for a meditation chair to help weary travellers relax as they pass through airports. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:13:00 +0100 Kingston University names businessman Colin Squire, chairman of award-winning firm Squire's Garden Centres, Honorary Doctor of Art and Design An entrepreneurial horticulturalist, whose family business has blossomed in to one of the South East's best-known garden centre companies, has been awarded an honorary degree by Kingston University. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:21:00 +0100 Congratulations to the Kingston University graduating class of 2016 More than 10,000 graduates and their guests have descended on Kingston to celebrate the completion of their degrees. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0100 Unsung heroes share their stories from behind the scenes at Kingston University's graduation ceremonies From robers and photographers to caterers and ushers, more than 20 different teams are involved in organising the ceremonies and, for many, preparation started last summer. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:50:00 +0100 Aerospace engineer, artist and choreographer among leading figures to join elite line up of Kingston University honorary graduates While the main focus of Kingston University's graduation ceremonies is to celebrate the achievements of students, they are also an opportunity to recognise outstanding contributions from outside the University. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:52:00 +0100 Kingston University human resource management students turn consultants to boost student ambassador programme A group of five human resource management students from Kingston University were so impressed by the impact of their institution's student ambassador scheme they decided to make it the focus of their final year project. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:07:00 +0100 Kingston University students, staff and graduates bring dance and drama talents to borough stage during International Youth Arts Festival A Kingston University graduate has taken the lead in organising this year's International Youth Arts Festival which has showcased the talents of emerging performers across the borough. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:25:00 +0100 Kingston University's Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme goes from strength to strength Over the past 8 years, our Beyond Barriers Mentoring Scheme has enabled students to develop confidence in their ability to complete their studies, aim for a better degree outcome and gain employability skills. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 New science laboratories set to open at Kingston University as first stage of and pound;6.8m project part-funded by Government grant nears completion The first stage of a and pound;6.8m project to create new state-of -the-art science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) facilities at Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus has been completed and is set to open to students in September. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing secured and pound;1.9m of Government funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) towards the project, which is delivering cutting-edge new laboratories and science and technology facilities for the benefit of the public as well as current and future students. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:28:00 +0100 High quality research at Kingston University showcased during student conferences Postgraduate researchers from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing recently shared some of the latest cutting edge research being undertaken at the University, during two student conferences held in June. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100 Green light for new sports hall at Kingston University's Kingston Hill campus Kingston University has been given the green light to create a sustainable sports hall at its Kingston Hill campus, providing new indoor sporting facilities for students. Councillors on the Malden and Coombe neighbourhood committee approved the proposals for the new building at a meeting on 7 July. Catering for a range of sports including netball, badminton, basketball and five-a-side football, it will become a central hub for the University's indoor students' sports clubs. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0100 Vice-Chancellor clears the way for development of landmark Town House building at Penrhyn Road campus Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg climbed aboard a demolition digger recently to see the University's Town House building for one last time before it's removal to make way for new building. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:30:00 +0100 Kingston University professor calls on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to introduce HPV vaccination for boys Professor Giampiero Favato of Kingston University's Business School delivered a letter to the Minister of Health from clinicians, scientists and academics with a special interest in the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its associated diseases. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Alumni reunion in Mumbai 35 Kingston University alumni joined us for a reunion in The Club Mumbai. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Scholars of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers converge on Kingston University for conference examining work of writer and director Joss Whedon Kingston University plays host to an international conference dedicated to the work of Joss Whedon - creator of cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and writer and director of blockbuster film Avengers Assemble. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:07:00 +0100