Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:46:22 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Etna's volcanic awakening shines the spotlight on new volcanic research at Kingston A new Natural Environment Research Council grant ( and pound;54,000 worth of analytical costs) to geologists and geographers at Kingston University will help understand better the processes which control volcanic natural phenomena. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:14:00 +0000 QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design Kingston University was rated a top-performing global institution in seven subject areas in the latest prestigious QS World University Rankings - with art and design, education and business all placed in the top 100 in Europe. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:38:00 +0000 Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards Comedian, actor and broadcaster Sir Lenny Henry praises 'amazing' students at Kingston University's Talent Awards Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:15:00 +0000 Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win Kingston University's careers service - KU Talent - scoops an Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development Award, cementing its position in the top ten university careers services in the UK for its commitment to helping boost students' job prospects. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:30:00 +0000 Fake news: Why the future of journalism lies in earning and deserving the trust of the public World wide web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for action against those using the internet to spread misinformation, or 'fake news'. Brian Cathcart, Professor of journalism at Kingston University echoes his call to arms, but says eradicting fake news will not be an easy, or quick, battle and that the future of journalism lies in earning the trust of the public. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:53:00 +0000 Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design Kingston University is set to play an integral part in shaping tomorrow's gaming geniuses with the launch of an augmented and virtual reality centre that will give computer science students a perfect platform to launch their industry careers. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:53:00 +0000 Kingston University-led project secures and pound;500k from Government to expand successful approach to tackling BME attainment gap A Kingston University-led project has been awarded and pound;500k of Government funding to expand its successful approaches to reducing the BME attainment gap to six other higher education institutions. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:46:00 +0000 Kingston University shortlisted for 2017 Guardian University Teaching Excellence Award Kingston University has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Guardian University Awards for teaching excellence. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:28:00 +0000 Aspiring filmmakers at Kingston University given chance to step into the spotlight through Channel 4 programme Random Acts Kingston University supports the Stop Play Record initiative, which opens the door for 16-24 year olds to apply for the chance to have their short film produced for Channel 4's Random Acts programme. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:30:00 +0000 Holocaust survivor John Dobai moves audience at Kingston University with personal account of life as a child during the Second World War Kingston University welcomed Hungarian Holocaust survivor John Dobai to speak as part of Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. Mr Dobai addressed the audience with a fascinating account of his childhood and the lessons that we can learn from the atrocities that took place during the Second World War. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:03:00 +0000 Kingston University's practice-based nursing degrees praised as health employers flock to careers fair in bid to snap up exceptional students Public and private healthcare providers flocked to Kingston University's annual nursing careers fair to woo the impressive final-year nursing students on to their wards, emphasising the department's status as one of the leading nursing schools in the country. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:09:00 +0000 Kingston University's new Product and Furniture Design MA course director Sebastian Bergne highlights impact designers could have on modern world through creative problem solving Renowned British industrial designer Sebastian Bergne joins Kingston University to head up the Product and Furniture design MA Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000 Kingston University's new creative partnership with British Film Institute (BFI) gives film students access to historic moving image archive The British Film Institute (BFI) is opening up its moving image archive to Kingston University film students to reuse material as part as their degree - marking the first time that students on a course-related project have had access to the archive. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:16:00 +0000 Kingston University students impress judges with their Bright Ideas in entrepreneurship competition Kingston University students pitched their ideas in the annual Enterprise competition, with the chance to win cash prizes for further developing a business plan. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:57:00 +0000 Former Kingston University engineering student Anthony Sahota steps into spotlight on BBC 1's Let It Shine after surprise graduation ceremony visit from Take That's Gary Barlow Mechanical engineering graduate Anthony Sahota received the surprise of his life at his graduation as Gary Barlow visited Kingston University to invite him to audition for the BBC's primetime show 'Let it Shine'. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:15:00 +0000 Kingston University secures and euro;900,000 grant to explore how drones, smart wristbands and cameras could transform future of concert security Kingston University's Robot Vision team secure and euro;900,000 of European Commission funding to work on and euro;15m project investigating how latest technology could help improve security at large outdoor concerts through a network of internet-connected drones, smart wristbands and body-mounted video cameras. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:21:00 +0000 Dangerous ingredients rife in health food supplements, according to research by Kingston University biomolecular scientist Many herbal and sports supplements contaminated with hidden pharmaceutical ingredients. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Kingston University lecturer Pascal Anson has brush with fame as mentor on new BBC television programme The Big Painting Challenge Senior lecturer in graphic design, product and furniture design and art foundation, Pascal Anson, will be offering his advice in a new BBC One show that puts the spotlight on amateur artists Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Kingston University case study featured in new CBI report about the role of universities in the UK-India relationship As the UK forges a new economic role in the world following the EU referendum, strengthening our global links is more important than ever. India's rapid economic growth and growing middle class population highlight its importance as a key partner for the UK. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000 Kingston University students' Inuit-inspired sustainable fashion sculptures displayed at Canadian High Commission ahead of London Fashion Week Sustainable fashion sculptures inspired by Inuit and First Nation hunters have gone on display at Canada House ahead of London Fashion Week. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +0000 Kingston University begins new chapter in Big Read project as it announces novels selected for 2017 shortlist A list of 140 titles has been narrowed down to a final shortlist of six contenders for this year's KU Big Read.. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:29:00 +0000 Antibiotics in farming: Kingston University microbiology expert highlights importance of developing rapid diagnostic tests to combat drug resistance Developing new tests to help target treatment against infectious agents would reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in human and animal medicine - and could play a key role in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to Kingston University Professor of Medical Microbiology Mark Fielder. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 Kingston University's Visconti Studio will be magnet for major recording artists, according to acclaimed record producer Tony Visconti The Visconti Studio at Kingston University will become a destination of choice for leading artists to record new material, according to iconic music producer and David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, who has leant his name to the venue. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:26:00 +0000 Funding available for SMEs in health and life sciences The government's innovation agency, Innovate UK, is investing and pound;15 million in projects that support small to medium size businesses (SMEs) to address technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H and amp;LS). Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:52:56 +0000 Kingston Business School collaborates with range of partners on two new EU-funded projects Kingston Business School, along with a number of partners is currently involved in two projects funded by Erasmus+, an EU programme which works to strengthen education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:44:00 +0000 Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities A US professor who specialises in journalism education has been awarded a PhD by Prior Publication by Kingston University's School of Humanities for her research into changes in journalism and how that impacts on teaching of the discipline. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:31:00 +0000 Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers Kingston Business School's Dr Vladlena Benson has won the Editor's Choice award at the latest Women in IT Awards for her cyber security research. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:10:00 +0000 Exceptional achievements of hundreds of students applauded at Kingston University graduation ceremonies More than 2,600 undergraduates, postgraduates and research students have taken part in Kingston University's latest crop of graduation ceremonies. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:18:00 +0000 Public policy leading to poverty among self-employed, Kingston Business School professor warns in awarding-winning International Small Business Journal paper Professor John Kitching from the University's Small Business Research Centre won the International Small Business Journal Best Paper Award for research looking at the link between policy and poverty among the self-employed. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:16:00 +0000 Italy adopts gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme, citing study by health economics expert from Kingston Business School The Italian government has changed its policy to allow both boys and girls to be vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) following advice from Kingston Business School academic Professor Giampiero Favato. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:49:00 +0000 Kingston University offers 15 new funded full-time PhD studentships beginning in September Kingston University is offering 15 new funded full-time PhD studentships beginning in September 2017. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:31:00 +0000 Kingston University graduates secure host of BAFTA award nominations for documentary and short animation films Three Kingston University graduates have scored nominations in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2017 awards, in the categories of British Short Animation, Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut and Documentary. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:14:00 +0000 First British astronaut Helen Sharman named Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University Astronaut Dr Helen Sharman shares her experiences of going into space as she is named Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University London in recognition of her outstanding contribution to science. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:30:00 +0000 Kingston University names best-selling author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby Honorary Doctor of Arts Acclaimed author and screenwriter Nick Hornby has been awarded an honorary degree from Kingston University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature and reading pleasure. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000 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 Kingston University's international outlook highlighted as particular strength 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 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 opportunity to showcase talents on 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 Co-founder of country's first prison radio station among Kingston University alumni celebrated in 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, 09 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +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. Sun, 08 Jan 2017 16:09:00 +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