Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:45:12 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Kingston University to play leading role in study examining how state-of-the-art camera that mimics human eye could benefit robots and smart devices A team from Kingston University will explore how data from an artificial vision system that mimics the human eye could open up a new world of possibilities for surveillance - with possible applications in future robots, drones and retinal implants. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:28:00 +0100 Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Kingston University's Business School has achieved top ratings in the 2017 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking for its Leadership and Management in Health MSc and Real Estate Management MSc courses. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Celebrate Enterprise showcases Kingston University's entrepreneurial excellence Kingston University celebrated the entrepreneurial achievements of students and staff at the recent Celebrate Enterprise event at Kingston Business School, hosted by Enterprise. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:10:00 +0100 Kingston University psychology expert warns of emotional challenges facing NHS healthcare professionals working in intensive care units Dr Tushna Vandrevala, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology from the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, explores the theme of rumination from work in intensive care professionals in the latest edition of the Journal of Intensive Care. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:22:00 +0100 Alumni, students and staff and lsquo;Upgrade' their LinkedIn skills with Kingston University alumnus Mark Walton More than 90 alumni, students and staff joined Law alumnus Mark Walton as he shared his inside knowledge on using LinkedIn as a professional networking tool. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:27:00 +0100 Scholarships aren't just about the money Find our more about our scholarships. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:46:00 +0100 International bestseller Kit de Waal's debut novel chosen for third chapter of Kingston University's Big Read project The University's Big Read selection panel has chosen acclaimed author Kit de Waal's novel My Name is Leon for the third year of the annual project. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:29:00 +0100 Ice hockey star skates towards success on Kingston Business School marketing course after competing at World University Winter Games Kingston University student Sam Cheema represented Great Britain in the World University Winter Games men's ice hockey competition in Kazakhstan in January. Sam, in the final year of his marketing communications course, helped the team to their best finish in the tournament and their first ever win in the process. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:35:00 +0100 New partnership between Tate and Kingston University sees fine art students unveil artwork for No Working Title research project Fine art students from Kingston University took part in No Working Title, a research project examining the role of the artist which took place at Tate Exchange. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0100 Kingston University showcases entrepreneurial excellence in competition final as students pitch sustainable business ideas to the Mayor of London Three Kingston University postgraduates were selected to compete in the final of the prestigious Mayor's Entrepreneur competition at City Hall. The student and alumni pitched sustainable business ideas to a panel of investors and met Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0100 War in the Sunshine exhibition by Kingston University researcher reveals untold stories of First World War in Italy An exhibition showcasing the words of a wartime painter and two photographers depicting the final weeks of the First World War has attracted record attendees at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:05:00 +0100 Alumni share their stories of failure with Kingston University students Six Kingston University alumni returned to campus last month, to share their stories of failure with current students. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:28:00 +0100 Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions Kingston University has been ranked among the top 200 young universities worldwide by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education (THE) and in the top 50 global universities of a similar age - classed by THE as the Generation Y universities. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0100 Kingston University graduate revamps hospital waiting room with 11kg of Duplo Lego to bring colour and positivity to patients Lili Giacobino, a Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) graduate from Kingston University has re-designed a waiting room at Kingston Hospital using colourful Lego Duplo blocks. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:36:00 +0100 New research into meningitis bacteria by Kingston University experts could hold key to developing improved vaccines A breakthrough by Kingston University scientists in completing the genome sequence for a strain of meningococcus - the bacteria that causes meningitis - could have major implications for new treatments and vaccines for the life-threatening disease. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0100 From Shakespeare to shale gas: Research Week at Kingston University showcases some of the pioneering work being undertaken to tackle challenges facing today's society This year the University's annual Research Week will take place from Sunday 2 - Friday 7 April. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:17:00 +0100 Welcome to our blog for our Summer School with English language option Enjoy a taste of university life in one of the safest and greenest part of London. Blending innovative teaching with a fun social schedule, you will certainly experience a summer to remember! Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:11:00 +0100 Kingston University wins 2017 Guardian University Award for teaching excellence Kingston University has won the Guardian's 2017 Award for Teaching Excellence. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:28:00 +0100 Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School Aspiring musicians from across the globe come to Kingston University to take part in a five-day intensive programme led by David Bowie's former music producer, Tony Visconti. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:51:00 +0100 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 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 QS Global 250 Business Schools report ranks Kingston Business School among top 33 in United Kingdom Kingston Business School ranked among the 33 best full-time MBA programmes in the United Kingdom in the QS GlobalBusiness Schools Report, hot on the heels of being awarded international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:04:00 +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 15:52:00 +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