Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:19:56 +0000 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Professor Leonard Lawley, former Kingston Polytechnic director and the institution's first professor, passes away Professor Lawley started at Kingston College of Technology in 1957 as the Head of the Department of Physics and Mathematics, becoming Vice-Principal of the College in 1960 and later the College principal in 1964. He then became the first director of Kingston Polytechnic in 1969 - a role he kept until his retirement in 1982. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:58:00 +0000 Mechanical birds and music boxes propel Kingston University MA Experimental Film graduate into industry spotlight MA Experimental Film graduate Florence Kennard is compiling a collection of accolades for her short documentary films. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0000 Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Sir Ed Davey named Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University Former Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey praised Kingston University's contribution to the surrounding community after being named an Honorary Doctor of Science in recognition of his commitment to the national energy debate and the local area. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:40:00 +0000 New PhD Studentships 2016 The competition for these prestigious research studentships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University. Funding is at Home/EU level only. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Ultra runner Susie Chan sets new 12-hour treadmill world record at Kingston University Ultra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts from Kingston University. Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:00:00 +0000 Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession Nursing students from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have demonstrated their commitment to the future of the healthcare profession at a conference showcasing their knowledge and skills. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:14:00 +0000 Hats off to our newest graduates as they share their stories from their graduation ceremonies Kingston University is celebrating the achievements of undergraduates and postgraduates. You can watch the events unfold and see tweets and images. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:00:00 +0000 Kingston University named one of world's top 200 most international institutions by Times Higher Education The sector-leading publication named Kingston University in its list of the top 200 institutions with the most global outlook. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:30:00 +0000 When will Britain wake up to the link between climate change and flooding? The UK has experienced serious and sustained flooding three times in ten years: in 2007, 2013-14 and, most recently, December 2015 to January 2016. This suggests to me an escalation in severity and frequency that is consistent with predictions by climate change experts. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:51:00 +0000 Kingston University student receives international research excellence award in pharmaceutical science Ali Al-kinani, a final-year PhD student at the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry, has received international recognition for his research from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (APPS). Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:45:00 +0000 Top female engineer and champion of women in industry leads line-up of Kingston University alumni awarded New Year's Honours One of Britain's most prominent female engineers was among a host of high-achieving Kingston University alumni recognised in the 2016 New Year's Honours list. Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:55:00 +0000 Paralympian Ade Adepitan encourages talented students to make the most of Kingston University's sports performance programme Each year Kingston University's best athletes are selected onto the Sports Performance Programme which assists our talented sports people to balance their sporting and academic commitments. This year's successful applicants were announced at an awards ceremony with special guest, former Paralympic medal winner and TV presenter, Ade Adepitan. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:42:00 +0000 Expert in emergency cardiac care Tom Quinn appointed professor of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Tom Quinn, a leading expert in emergency cardiac care, has been appointed as a Professor of Nursing at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:34:00 +0000 UK Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger talks luck, land law and Prince Charles' letters at Kingston Law School 50th anniversary lecture and quot;Sometimes I think that the only piece of legislation which is totally reliable is the law of unintended consequences, and quot; Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, told audience at lecture celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kingston Law School. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:18:00 +0000 Men more likely to go missing on night out in winter than any other time of year, Kingston University study reveals Men are more likely to go missing - with a fatal outcome - during a night out in December than at any other time of year, a new study led by an expert from Kingston University has revealed. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0000 Kingston University kicks off new partnership with Fulham Football Club Kingston University has teamed up with Fulham Football Club to launch a partnership that will boost a range of sport and education initiatives. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Creative Kingston University illustration and animation students design Christmas tree with a difference to decorate The Old Vic theatre Kingston University illustration and animation students have created an alternative Christmas tree for the Old Vic theatre. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:45:00 +0000 Charity campaigner Katie Piper inspires Kingston University students with tale of how she held on to hope to rebuild her life after horrific acid attack Acid attack survivor Katie Piper revealed how she has learned to love the scars that saved her life during a moving talk at Kingston University. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:00:00 +0000 Comedian Stephen K Amos highlights importance of education during interview with Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer at student media summit Television comic and broadcaster Stephen K Amos entertained and inspired students at a media summit organised by Kingston University's careers and employability team. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:28:00 +0000 Alumni, students and staff upgraded their marketing skills with Kingston alumnus Bede Feltham Bede Feltham, Kingston Business School alumnus, led the second Upgrade masterclass of this year's series, with a session titled, and lsquo;Left brain, right brain'. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:38:00 +0000 and pound;1,000,000 raised by Kingston University alumni We've done it! Donations from Kingston alumni have hit the and pound;1 million mark during this year's autumn telephone campaign. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:31:00 +0000 Kingston University Museum and Gallery Studies MA students play major part in Kingston Museum project charting history of Surbiton's Cleaveland Road Kingston University students have helped create the story of a street through a new project with Kingston Museum. Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:03:00 +0000 Upgrade masterclass: Personal branding with Nick Farnhill, Kingston alumnus Nick Farnhill a Kingston alumnus kicked off the 2015/16 Upgrade series with a masterclass on personal branding. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:27:00 +0000 The first alumni reunion in Jordan took place in November 2015 The first alumni reunion in Jordan took place on Friday 6 November 2015, with more than 20 alumni joining Kingston University staff for a relaxed evening of drinks and nibbles. Here are some pictures. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:20:00 +0000 Kingston University professor Will Brooker launches David Bowie biopic website called Forever Stardust Kingston University's David Bowie, aka Professor Will Brooker, goes digital. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:20:00 +0000 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 The Kingston Academy officially opens its doors with headteacher Sophie Cavanagh welcoming opportunity to work closely with trust partner Kingston University Kingston's new secondary school has marked its officially opening with a special ceremony attended by supporters and key community figures. Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg joined Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith in cutting the ribbon to open the doors of The Kingston Academy. Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:45:00 +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