Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:06:01 +0000 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Kingston University celebrates success of research, postgraduate and undergraduate students during week of graduation ceremonies This week, 2,668 graduates join a thriving global alumni network of 200,000 as they cross the stage at the Rose Theatre at their graduation ceremony. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri Francis Yeoh receives Capri Legend Humanitarian Award at Capri Hollywood Film Festival Kingston alumnus Tan Sri Francis Yeoh was awarded the Capri Legend Humanitarian Award last month in recognition of his philanthropic endeavours through music. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:08:00 +0000 Co-founder of the country's first prison radio station is among Kingston University alumni celebrated in the New Year's Honours List A criminal justice campaigner who co-founded the country's first prison radio station and a college principal who's dedicated more than 40 years of his life to education are among the Kingston University alumni who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year's Honours list. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Kingston University placed 123 in world for international outlook in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings Kingston University has risen 13 places in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings to be placed 123 in the world for international outlook in its 2017 table. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:35:00 +0000 Professor Will Brooker helps Bowie fans celebrate their idol on the eve of the late icon's 70th birthday Bowie tribute band Thin White Duke joined Professor Will Brooker to celebrate music legend David Bowie at a special gig to mark what would have been the star's 70th birthday. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:09:00 +0000 Kingston University alumni success in 2016 Graduates across the globe were recognised for their skills, talents and contributions to their fields and we've shared just some of the highlights below. From Olympic medals and OBEs to big-budget films and Hollywood aspirations, 2016 offered dozens of memorable moments for our alumni. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:51:00 +0000 English national rugby captain, OBE, and former Kingston University student Lawrence Dallaglio is a man of many talents National rugby superstar and OBE Lawrence Dallaglio was also an Urban Estate Management student at Kingston University in the 1990s. Today Lawrence runs his own charity helping 14-17 year olds outside of mainstream education to develop the skills they need to succeed in life. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:39:00 +0000 New design internship programme in China gives Kingston University students unique opportunity to showcase talents on the global stage Students from Kingston University's design school have hit the ground running on a successful trip to Shanghai to build their industry knowledge through a pioneering work experience programme. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:57:00 +0000 Associate professor hits the high notes with Rolling Stones cover tribute to former MP Jo Cox Kingston University associate professor Dr Alison Baverstock was part of a choir that recorded a cover of The Rolling Stones' 'You can't always get what you want' in memory of Jo Cox. Dr Baverstock performed alongside famous musicians and singers David Gray, Steve Harley and KT Tunstall as a tribute to the MP who was tragically killed in her constituency in June. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:05:00 +0000 Kingston University academics play key part in project to devise smartphone app that uses games technology to help smokers kick the habit A new smartphone app designed to help smokers quit by embedding a fun game with educational health messages has been developed by Kingston University games creation processes lecturer Hope Caton and academics from Queen Mary University of London. Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:15:00 +0000 Kingston University research associate receives Women in Innovation award for pioneering idea to speed up nuclear decommissioning An innovative new tool that could help revolutionise the clean-up process at decommissioning nuclear power sites has been developed by a Kingston University research associate who has won a Women in Innovation award. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:12:00 +0000 2016 proves year of success, accomplishment and recognition for Kingston University staff and students Highlights of 2016 at Kingston University include outstanding student achievements, major improvements to facilities and groundbreaking research. Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:24:00 +0000 Thinking with our hands can help find new ways of solving problems, research from Kingston University psychology experts reveals New research by two Kingston University psychology experts is challenging the idea that thinking only takes place in the head - and is instead heavily influenced by how we interact with the world around us Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:50:00 +0000 Kingston University art and science students blend cutting-edge technology with creative techniques to delve into the secrets of the Thames Tunnel London's iconic Thames Tunnel has become the setting for a Kingston University project that bridges the worlds of science and art using cutting edge 3D modelling technology alongside traditional art and geology techniques Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 Architects need to dream for London, Kingston University's new Professor of Architecture Andrew Clancy says In an ever changing landscape Kingston University's new Professor of Architecture advocates a unique way for students to examine London. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:30:00 +0000 Construction of Kingston University's new flagship Town House building set to start in spring 2017 Willmott Dixon Construction has secured the contract to build Kingston University's new Town House building. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:04:00 +0000 Fixperts set their sights on schools as the design programme wins coveted industry recognition with Blueprint Award The Fixperts programme, founded by Professor Daniel Charny from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture has won prestigious recognition from the design industry at the 2016 Blueprint Awards. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:58:00 +0000 Kingston University music researcher Caroline Potter's study of French composer Erik Satie's life named Sunday Times Classical Music Book of the Year A Kingston University music expert has scooped the Sunday Times Classical Music Book of the Year award for a study that delves into the world and works of influential Parisian composer Erik Satie. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:32:00 +0000 Geology alumni return to campus to celebrate 70 years of the subject at Kingston University More than 120 alumni, students and staff (past and present) from the department of geology and geography returned to Kingston last month to celebrate 70 years since geology was first taught at Kingston University. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:18:00 +0000 Kingston University psychology student presents at international conferences after being first undergraduate to win prestigious scholarship Kingston University psychology student Rose Martin has become the first undergraduate to be awarded the highly-regarded Jane Beattie Memorial Travel Scholarship. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:27:00 +0000 Leading diplomats and academics from around Europe share their views on the challenges to come at Kingston University Brexit event The process to separate Britain from the European Union and the impact Brexit will have across the continent were discussed at a Kingston University event that brought together key players in the debate from across Europe. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:30:00 +0000 Bicycle made from discarded golf clubs highlights 21st Century swing to cycling as leisure activity for middle-aged men A Kingston University graphic design student has created a fully functional lightweight bicycle from a set of golf clubs purchased for just 99p from eBay. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:45:00 +0000 Kingston University graduate Chay Watkins recognised in Top New Talent Awards Kingston University alumnus Chay Watkins has been recognised in The Grocer's 2016 Top New Talent List. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000 Kingston University secures and euro;1.6million grant for global research project into migration, sex work and trafficking A major global research project that will investigate the complex relationship between migration, sex work and trafficking across three continents is being launched by Kingston University, using a blend of documentary and fictional film. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:31:00 +0000 Integrity Research Group at Kingston Law School set to make sure punishment fits the crime in fight against corruption The Integrity Research Group at Kingston Law School aims to identify activity that will make a concrete impact on policies surrounding corruption. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:04:00 +0000 Award-winning film by Kingston University lecturer selected as part of official 75th anniversary tribute to the Arctic Convoys of World War II A prize-winning documentary by a Kingston University lecturer has been included in the official UK tribute for the 75th anniversary commemoration of the first Arctic Convoy - a top-secret mission that shipped supplies to Russia in the Second World War. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:30:00 +0000 Kingston University curating contemporary design students shine a light on secrets of modernist architect Erno Goldfinger's family home MA Curating Contemporary Design students host light exhibition at Two Willow Road Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000 US student becomes one of youngest ever to enrol for PhD at Kingston University after signing up for psychology programme aged just 17 A student from the United States has become one of the youngest ever to study for a PhD at Kingston University - after enrolling this summer aged just 17. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:46:00 +0000 Kingston University academic lays down the law at inaugural professorial lecture Senior law academic Professor Umut Turksen spoke about the rule of law at his inaugural professorial lecture. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:09:00 +0000 Kingston University student scoops Creative Conscience Award for helping to transform the heart of his hometown with community project Kingston University graphic design student Liam Dargan is making waves in his hometown of Darwen, Lancashire, having created the Heart of Darwen branded website to encourage community members to have their say on the redevelopment of the town's marketplace. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:40:00 +0000 Kingston University volunteers team up with Lebara Foundation to help secure a brighter future for families in India and Sri Lanka Students and staff from Kingston University embark on a life-changing trip to teach children in impoverished communities Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000 Kingston University and St George's, University of London lead the way in training nursing associates for new role set to transform care workforce Kingston University and St George's, University of London have been selected to train students to become nursing associates - a new role that will deliver hands-on care for patients and help to transform the nursing and care workforce. The position will offer a new route for healthcare workers wishing to progress in their careers to become registered nurses. Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Girls, you can get fit with a friend and try a new sport during and lsquo;This KU Girl Can' week at Kingston University (7-13 November 2016) Whether you are curious to try an activity, want to inspire a friend to get more active or simply want to meet people, there is a jam-packed timetable during and lsquo;This KU Girl Can' week where Kingston University female students and staff can have fun and get fit for free. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:35:00 +0000 Stories of 9/11 and 7/7 survivors shared as linguistics expert gives insight in to narratives describing trauma during Kingston University-hosted TEDx event A Kingston University academic shared her research into how people use stories to describe traumatic experiences - including survivors of the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Centre in 2001 and the London bombings in 2005 - as part of her talk on the power of stories at Saturday's TEDx event, hosted at the University. Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:19:00 +0000 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, 01 Nov 2016 18:12:00 +0000 Kingston University designer Leyman Lahcine draws inspiration from Nobel Peace Prize winners in latest catwalk collection Designer Leyman Lahcine impressed industry experts at Kingston University's MA Fashion Show in Soho with a collection focusing on inspirational freedom fighters and garments embroidered with messages of peace. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:51:00 +0000 Kingston University students and alumni brave the Dragon's Den experience ahead of enterprise programme launch As part of the and lsquo;enterprise circle pitch', start-up entrepreneurs presented their business ideas to a panel of funding dragons made up of industry professionals. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0100 Gold medal Student Academy Award win marks beginning of Hollywood dream for Kingston University illustration animation graduate Alicja Jasina Kingston University illustration and animation graduate Alicja Jasina has her sights set on a Hollywood career after winning a coveted gold medal at the 43rd Student Academy Awards for her short film, Once upon a Line. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:26:00 +0100 Kingston University graduate James Mullinger releases film about his journey from journalist to comedian Kingston University English Literature alumnus James Mullinger secured a one-week internship at GQ magazine when he graduated in 2000, after writing to every magazine and newspaper in the country. Sixteen years later, he's celebrating the release of big-budget British comedy The Comedian's Guide to Survival, a film about that very journey. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University's Big Read project and author Matt Haig bring communities together through power of books Guests at a local night shelter and students at the University of the Third Age (UA3) were enthralled during a visit by celebrated author Matt Haig, who talked about his novel The Humans and how he feels books can be transformative for both individuals and communities. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:08:00 +0100 Astronaut 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