Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:15:22 +0000 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Repeat after us: 'This KU Girl wants to be more active, this KU Girl will be more active, this KU Girl Can' Research revealed that two million fewer women than men play sport or work out on a regular basis and it is our mission to close this gap and make activities more accessible and appealing to the girls. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:03:00 +0000 New Kingston University Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing Professor Mike Sutcliffe emphasises importance of strong industry links Kingston University's newly-appointed Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing Professor Mike Sutcliffe has emphasised the importance of innovative industry links. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000 United Kingdom's first university-based paramedic virtual reality training centre officially opened by Tooting MP Sadiq Khan Kingston University and St George's, University of London have opened a hi-tech training centre to give the next generation of paramedics a taste of life on the front line. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:56:00 +0000 Doors to Dorich House Museum, former studio home of Russian sculptor Dora Gordine, reopen after major refurbishment The striking 1930s residence houses an extensive collection of Gordine's original sculptures, paintings and drawings, newly presented throughout the three story building in north Kingston. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:40:00 +0000 The impact of alumni donations: how you are changing the lives of current students Each year we offer a number of Sanctuary Awards to those who would be unable fund their studies without it. Kingston is also incredibly proud to hear their successes. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:43:00 +0000 Kingston University biomedical science graduate Rui Daniel Jaime shortlisted for London's Young People of the Year award 2015 A Kingston University graduate has become one of a select group of young Londoners nominated for an award backed by Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:35:00 +0000 Win big with your Big Ideas for Santander This year Santander is launching a new initiative across the UK and would like recent graduates and current students to take part. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:02:00 +0000 Dance, drama and music showcase at Rose Theatre captivates audience at Kingston University's annual civic reception Leading members of the local community were treated to a performance spectacular during Kingston University's annual civic reception at the borough's Rose Theatre. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:03:00 +0000 Kingston University's donor and supporters event 2015 Photographs from this year's donor event, held at Kingston University Business School. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:02:00 +0000 Kingston University puts new Amey agreement into action Kingston University and Amey Plc have signed a new agreement aimed at providing more opportunities for students and plugging skills gaps in key sectors. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:38:00 +0000 BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell steps into spotlight at Kingston University as part of Sport England This Girl Can campaign Strictly Come Dancing star Darcey Bussell has visited Kingston University to lead an hour-long session of her new dance-based workout class, DDMIX. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:34:00 +0000 You inspired the future: thank you to all of our alumni who shared their wisdom We asked you to share your advice to help support undergraduate students as they embark on their future at Kingston - thank you to all of our alumni who shared their wisdom! Here are some of your answers. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:11:00 +0000 Kingston Business School study finds university students are safer and more responsible social media users A study carried out by Kingston Business School researchers has shed new light on how different groups use, and stay safe, on social media. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:15:00 +0000 New book edited by Kingston University experts reveals irreverent side of novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch A new collection of previously unpublished letters written by Iris Murdoch gives a fresh insight into the novelist's life, revealing for the first time her struggles with her own sexual identity as well as a sharp sense of humour that was at odds with her reputation as a serious moral philosopher. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:05:00 +0000 Social enterprise ambassador Claudine Reid joins Kingston University as entrepreneur in residence Kingston University has appointed social enterprise champion Claudine Reid as its third entrepreneur in residence. Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:45:00 +0000 Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London to investigate role physician associates play helping hospital patients being treated by the NHS A new study by experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London will determine whether physician associates have a positive impact on the treatment of NHS patients and have a future role helping fill gaps in the healthcare system. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:25:00 +0000 Kingston University names Figment Agency as Best Creative and Media Sector Business Judges from Kingston University's Business and Enterprise Centre were delighted to award local website design and digital marketing company, Figment Agency with the Best Creative and Media Sector Business award. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:17:00 +0100 Learn to teach adults - new online short course A seven-week distance learning course for anyone with an interest in teaching adults. The course is designed to provide a taste of the profession and it will give participants the confidence to undertake teaching and lecturing assignments. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:11:00 +0100 Former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward witnesses Smallest Rugby World Cup at University's Tolworth Court sports ground The and lsquo;Smallest Rugby World Cup 2015' has just been held at Kingston University's Tolworth Court sports ground - a drop kick away from its larger Twickenham neighbour. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:47:00 +0100 Boccia from Bedelsford to Bees ‚ÄčThe Sport and Active Lifestyles team have secured funding from Sportivate to run boccia sessions in partnership with Bedelsford School, the local school for children with disabilities near the Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:29:00 +0100 Kingston alumni #inspirethefuture of countless young people to imagine themselves reaching their potential This spring we asked you, our alumni, to help us to inspire even more young people from non-typical university backgrounds to consider higher education. Given our hugely diverse alumni body, we knew that you could use your success to inspire countless young people to imagine themselves reaching their potential. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:30:00 +0100 Kingston University student volunteers tackle child poverty in India in project sponsored by Lebara Foundation Kingston University students strengthen links with Lebara Foundation during life-changing volunteering trip to India. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:00:00 +0100 Kingston Business School's Moscow MBA course rated best in Russia in NARODNY 2015 and Business Journal magazine rankings Kingston Business School's MBA course in Moscow has once again been ranked best in Russia - topping two prestigious tables in quick succession. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:56:00 +0100 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 graduate gets his running shoes on to raise funds for care leavers in Royal Borough of Kingston 10-mile challenge Kingston University graduates took part in the Royal Borough of Kingston 10-mile run to raise money for care leavers keen to take on degree studies. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:58:00 +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 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, 18 Sep 2015 15:27:00 +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 bronze award from national Equality Challenge Unit 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 ambitions 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