Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Mon, 30 May 2016 02:02:14 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Top accolades for Kingston University's fashion and design courses in latest Guardian University Guide rankings Kingston University has been rated one of the top institutions in the United Kingdom for fashion and design education in the latest Guardian University Guide, with sports science and nursing leading the tables for London. Wed, 25 May 2016 12:50:00 +0100 Novel approach using drama to train mental health nurses sees Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoop Student Nursing Times Award A challenging drama used to help mental health nursing students hone their skills has won the Teaching Innovation of the Year Award for Kingston University and St George's, University of London at the 2016 Student Nursing Times Awards. Mon, 23 May 2016 10:35:00 +0100 Healthcare professionals call for better maternity services for parents-to-be with hearing problems at Deaf Nest Project conference Midwives, students and healthcare professionals have called for improvements in antenatal and childbirth services for deaf families, at a unique event organised by a Kingston University and St George's, University of London's midwifery student. Fri, 20 May 2016 14:50:00 +0100 Key to leadership success is sense of purpose, new Kingston Business School research shows New research from Kingston University's Business School turns current thinking around leadership on its head. Thu, 19 May 2016 16:19:00 +0100 Kingston University named University of the Year in prestigious NEON awards recognising commitment to widening participation in higher education Kingston University's ongoing commitment to widening participation in higher education has been recognised in this year's prestigious NEON awards. Wed, 18 May 2016 17:00:00 +0100 Kingston University volunteers help historians complete landmark digital archive project of British Red Cross World War One volunteers The stories of more than 90,000 World War One British Red Cross volunteers - whose work ranged from driving ambulances on the front line to cleaning floors in makeshift hospitals back home - can now be found online thanks to the dedication of almost 800 volunteers from Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record. Tue, 17 May 2016 16:44:00 +0100 Theatre production puts drama and human rights students in the spotlight as they scoop award from Amnesty International UK Two Kingston University students have won a prestigious award from Amnesty International UK after using their drama skills to highlight human rights issues in Yemen. Mon, 16 May 2016 11:32:00 +0100 Fundraising criminology student cycles to Paris to help tackle youth violence Kingston University undergraduate student Emilia Gill raised money for JAGS Foundation, set up to tackle youth violence. Mon, 16 May 2016 10:15:00 +0100 Researcher Professor Will Brooker raises the roof as David Bowie at Kingston University Ziggy Stardust tribute concert Professor Will Brooker gave David Bowie fans a night to remember at a Ziggy Stardust tribute concert on 7 May. Thu, 12 May 2016 11:12:00 +0100 Kingston University Professor Norma Clarke publishes new book on life and times of writer Oliver Goldsmith Kingston University Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing Norma Clarke is shining a spotlight on an Anglo-Irish writer with her new book about 18th century novelist, poet and playwright Oliver Goldsmith. Tue, 10 May 2016 11:27:00 +0100 Jamaican Government calls on Kingston University academic's expertise to tighten laws preventing money laundering A Kingston University financial crime expert has been called upon by the Jamaican Government to help shape new legislation to strengthen the country's laws on financial sanctions. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:43:00 +0100 Chernobyl 30 years on: Kingston University radiation expert Dr Alan Flowers reflects on impact of worst nuclear accident in history A Kingston University expert has returned to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident as part of an international delegation of scientists commemorating the 30th anniversary of the disaster. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:33:00 +0100 Kingston alumnus takes students out of the classroom and into the sky Kingston alumnus Alnur Dhanani took students to the skies last week, allowing a group of aerospace engineering undergraduates to fly his aeroplane for the day. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:25:00 +0100 Endurance runner Susie Chan enters Guinness World Records' books after verification of 12-hour treadmill distance set at Kingston University Ultra runner Susie Chan has officially entered the record books after her 12-hour treadmill attempt at Kingston University was verified by Guinness World Records. The 40 year old, who was supported by a team of sport science and exercise experts in the University's human performance laboratory, set a new women's world record for greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours on 30 January. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:30:00 +0100 Kingston University journalism lecturer Azadeh Moaveni scoops Pulitzer Prize honour for team reporting on Islamic State with the New York Times A Kingston University journalism lecturer has secured one of the most coveted accolades in the media world after being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a compelling investigation into the true motivations behind why women join the militant group known as Islamic State. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:49:00 +0100 Kingston Business Excellence Awards: entries now open The Kingston Business Excellence awards are now thriving in their fourth year. The 2016 campaign sees Kingston University sponsoring the award for Best Business for Staff Training and Development. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 More than 350 Kingston alumni celebrate last orders at the Penrhyn Road bar Friday night saw more than 350 alumni reunite on campus to say goodbye to the Penrhyn Road bar. From those who graduated in 1982 to those who graduated in 2015, alumni of all ages came together to sing, dance and share their memories of the iconic Kingston nightspot. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston University illustration graduate draws royal approval with new book released to mark Queen's 90th birthday A Kingston University graduate has impressed the Queen with a new children's book released to mark the monarch's 90th birthday. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0100 Comedian Ruby Wax opens up to Kingston University students about her mental health battles and work to combat stigma Ruby Wax came to Kingston University on Tuesday 12 April to talk to students about living with a mental health condition, and overcoming the associated obstacles and stigma. Best known for her comedy and insightful and probing celebrity interviews, Ruby recently found herself the poster girl for mental illness and in 2015 received an OBE for services to mental health. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:33:00 +0100 Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University research reveals Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health - and now a study undertaken at London's Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training. A team led by postgraduate research student Rishikesh Kankesh Patel discovered that dark chocolate provides similar benefits to beetroot juice, now taken regularly by elite athletes after studies showed it can improve performance. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0100 Study involving expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London examines pressures faced by ambulance control workers Staff who co-ordinate emergency services for 999 calls to the ambulance service require support to reduce stress and sickness absence, new research has found. Professor Tom Quinn from the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, was part of a team of experts who interviewed dispatch staff, who work in ambulance control centres sending paramedics to emergencies. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:09:00 +0100 The Humans by author Matt Haig chosen to be focus of this year's Kingston University Big Read project for new students Kingston University has chosen The Humans by Matt Haig as this year's novel for its annual initiative offering all new students the chance to settle in to campus life by reading the same book. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:12:00 +0100 Ingenious ideas and innovative approaches applauded at Kingston University's annual Celebrate Enterprise awards A test that could revolutionise the way bacteria such as MRSA and MSSA are detected in hospitals was just one of the ventures recognised at this year's Kingston University Celebrate Enterprise Awards. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:55:00 +0100 Researchers at Kingston University develop new model to predict outlook for US economy Researchers at Kingston University have developed a new way to more accurately assess the outlook for the world's biggest economy. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:39:00 +0100 Times Higher Education names Kingston University one of the globe's top 150 young universities Kingston University has been named one of the world's top young universities by sector-leading magazine Times Higher Education. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:30:00 +0100 Kingston University geography students kit out youngsters in Fulham Football Club strip during South Africa field trip Kingston University geography students have put their expertise into practice during a field trip to South Africa. The students, who were in Cape Town to study and assist with local development projects, took the opportunity to kit out a group of delighted youngsters in and pound;2,000 worth of brand-new Fulham Football Club strips. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:41:00 +0100 Kingston University psychology graduate uses art and drama therapy to assist people with mental health issues in Sri Lanka A Kingston University psychology graduate has embarked on a life-changing trip to the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka to work with people affected by two events which have shaped the country's recent history. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:58:00 +0100 Twin win for Kingston University Norwegian graduates as they scoop British Animation and Royal Television Society awards Kingston University graduate identical twins Tommy and Markus Vad Flaaten have had double the reason to celebrate since their short film Bluebarry secured two prestigious awards. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:17:00 +0000 Report shows Kingston University contributes more than and pound;2.5 million to the national economy every day A new report published by BiGGAR Economics shows Kingston University is making a substantial economic contribution to the local borough, London and the United Kingdom as a whole. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:46:00 +0000 Dean's dinner celebrates alumni volunteering at Kingston Professor Ronald Tuninga thanked alumni for sharing their valuable time and experience with students and staff and outlined future plans for the Faculty. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:55:00 +0000 Kingston University scores success for third year running at Guardian newspaper's 2016 Awards Kingston University has been named runner-up in the 2016 Guardian University Student Experience Award. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:25:00 +0000 Law alumnus leads students to Middle Temple Kingston Law School students spent the day at Middle Temple recently. They were invited by barrister and Law alumnus James Keeley (LLB 1992). Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:28:00 +0000 Kingston University highlights enterprise credentials at London university promotion drive in UAE and Qatar Kingston University has been highlighting its entrepreneurial achievements alongside other London institutions this month in a bid to promote the Capital's universities in the Middle East. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:53:00 +0000 Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett talks about the UK court martial process at Law School's 50th anniversary lecture Kingston University students enjoyed a rare opportunity to hear from a senior British judge earlier this month, during an exclusive talk by His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett, Judge Advocate General. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:57:00 +0000 Visually impaired fashion student brings braille together with couture to create graduate collection A visually impaired Kingston University fashion student who has developed a way of working based mainly on touch is using her unique approach to create a womenswear collection inspired by the way she sees the world. Bianca Von Stempel, who is registered blind, has no central vision and can only see colours and clouded shapes with her right eye. Despite this, the 23 year old has been determined not to let her eyesight get in the way of her childhood dream of becoming a fashion designer. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000 Alumni, students and staff 'Upgrade' their social media skills at the final masterclass of this year's series More than 80 alumni, students and staff packed the Kingston Business School for last month's Upgrade masterclass, which saw digital engagement adviser Tracy Playle offer her advice on using social media. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:29:00 +0000 Kingston University takes significant strides in addressing national issue of BME attainment gap Recent figures show Kingston University is increasing the number of its BME students who achieve First and 2:1 degrees. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:25:00 +0000 Major Kingston University-led research set to help more students progress on to further study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics Findings from HEFCE-funded research led by Kingston University investigating the motivations and experiences of postgraduate applicants and students will help people from a broader range of backgrounds progress on to further study. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:48:00 +0000 Kingston University music expert leads tributes to commemorate renowned French composer Henri Dutilleux's 100th anniversary A Kingston University music specialist has hailed the inspiring legacy of late composer Henri Dutilleux, as figures from the world of classical music gather to mark 100 years since his birth. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:59:00 +0000 New research led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London places stroke patients at heart of rethinking rehabilitation Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are working with stroke patients and their families to find creative ways to embed rehabilitation in every aspect of stroke unit care. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:31:00 +0000 Kingston University achieves European HR Excellence in Research Award Kingston University has demonstrated its commitment to research by achieving the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:49:00 +0000 Kingston University students pitch innovative business ideas in Dragon's Den-style entrepreneurship competition Kingston University students have stepped into the spotlight to brave a Dragon's Den-style challenge, pitching their business ideas to a panel of industry experts. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:59:00 +0000 Research paper in top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year 'Physician associates and GPs in primary care: a comparison', funded by the National institute of Health Research, was in the top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:30:00 +0000 Kingston University takes leaf out of Amazon's book with novel approach to the Big Read project Kingston University has devised a new method for arriving at the book shortlist for its annual Big Read project. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:35:00 +0000 Five cities, four countries, three continents - alumni reunions in 2016 so far Alumni have gathered together over dinner and drinks in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Mauritius and Bangkok over the past two months. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 13:58:00 +0000 Professor Leonard Lawley, former Kingston Polytechnic director and 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