Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:51:31 +0000 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases 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 constructed 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 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