Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:38:06 +0000 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Former advertising agency supremo and community ambassador Colonel Geoffrey Godbold awarded honorary doctorate by Kingston University Colonel Geoffrey Godbold OBE has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Royal Borough of Kingston and the community. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:26:00 +0000 New style of community nursing improves care for patients with complex needs, researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London find A report led by Professor Vari Drennan MBE from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education reveals Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust's neighbourhood nursing programme benefits patients, carers and nurses. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:53:00 +0000 Graduation ceremonies shine spotlight on achievement and dedication of Kingston University students Kingston University's newest graduates take to the Rose Theatre stage during January graduation ceremonies. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:46:00 +0000 Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language Kingston University nursing alumna Katrina Sealey, who has scooped the Rising Star accolade at this year's Nursing Times Awards, has written an illustrated book that helps children to understand emotions through language. Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:27:00 +0000 Tributes flow following death of professor instrumental in placing Kingston Business School at forefront of consumer behaviour research Kingston University professor Wendy Lomax has passed away following a short illness. Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:21:00 +0000 Entrepreneurial nurse innovator Neomi Bennett and honorary graduate Helen Sharman among Kingston University stars recognised in New Year's Honours list A host of Kingston University alumni and honorary graduates have been recognised for their achievements in the New Year's Honours list - including a nursing graduate who used her innovation skills to create a pioneering aid to assist patients in wearing medical stockings in order to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection Efforts towards protecting the environment are urgently needed globally. The UK and Thailand work towards the Planet Climate change agreement and mitigate environmental problems that are affecting health, food security, and local economies. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:52:00 +0000 2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni From Hollywood Film Festival awards to BAFTA Nominations and OBEs, 2017 proved to be a memorable year for Kingston alumni. Across the globe, graduates were recognised for their skills, talents and contributions to their fields and we've shared just some of the highlights below. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:37:00 +0000 Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards Emeritus professor Ray Jones, from Kingston University, saw his 50 year career in the social work profession honoured with the outstanding contribution accolade at the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:43:00 +0000 Economics alumnus Simon Owen, CEO of Deloitte AG Switzerland, shares his insight on implementing change within business as part of Strategy into Practice lecture series In a record breaking show of attendance, over 200 students and staff joined Economics alumnus Simon Owen as he shared his inside knowledge on implementing change within a business Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:15:00 +0000 Kingston University diversity and outreach champions receive Queen's Birthday Honours' awards during royal palace investiture ceremonies Director of Student Achievement Nona McDuff has been awarded an OBE for services to higher education while Associate Director of Widening Participation Jenni Woods has been awarded an MBE. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:14:00 +0000 Kingston University professors appointed to prestigious positions as Research Excellence Framework sub-panel chairs Professor Anne Boddington and Professor Robert Blackburn are among the 34 names announced as sub-panel chairs for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:59:00 +0000 University Alliance unveils Kingston University-led report highlighting research knowledge contribution to creative economy A research project funded by the AHRC and led by Kingston University in collaboration with University Alliance institutions has been published this week. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:40:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art research paves way for Croydon Art Store and London Biennale Kingston University students have a chance to display their work at the Croydon Art Store, an arts hub based in the Whitgift Shopping centre. Kingston School of Art's research expertise has also been called upon to assist in the planning of a biennale for the London Borough. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:25:00 +0000 Dean says entrepreneurship in Kingston Business School's DNA as QS rates it number one in world for MBA graduate start-ups Kingston Business School's MBA graduates have been rated the most entrepreneurial in the world by QS Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:35:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art's Dr Azadeh Fatehrad showcases the work of legendary Iranian filmmaker Sohrab Shahid Saless Azadeh Fatehrad, a researcher at Kingston School of Art, has curated a programme of films from Iranian filmmaker Sohrab Shahid Saless. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:26:00 +0000 Inspirational Kingston University postgraduate student and educator picks up top honour at Social Worker of the Year Awards Kingston University Masters student Lynn Lock has been named Practice Educator of the Year for her role in successfully motivating students to develop their careers in social work. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:08:00 +0000 Kingston University's Big Read project scoops Times Higher Education Award for Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year Kingston University's shared reading initiative - the Big Read - has picked up one of the top honours at this year's Times Higher Education Awards. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:57:00 +0000 Kingston University showcase facilities to Korean delegation during visit organised through link up with Kingston Chamber of Commerce Kingston University welcomed delegates from Jinju Chamber of Commerce to the business school and School of Engineering, during their historic visit to Kingston-upon-Thames to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:26:00 +0000 Kingston University named among top 500 institutions globally for clinical and health education by Times Higher Education Kingston University has been named one of the globe's top 500 institutions for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects in the Times Higher Education's World University rankings. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:26:00 +0000 Economics alumnus Stefano Ciampolini returns to campus to share his insights into entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry More than 90 alumni, students and staff joined Economics alumnus Stefano Ciampolini as he shared his inside knowledge on entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:18:00 +0000 Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery Fellow Oreet Ashery wins Film London Jarman Award for web series exploring death in the digital age An experimental film and web series developed by visual artist Oreet Ashery for her Stanley Picker Gallery fellowship at Kingston University has scooped a prestigious filmmaking award. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:21:00 +0000 Kingston University symposium shines spotlight on work of king of horror fiction Stephen King Kingston University has hosted a one-day symposium on the work of the world's foremost horror fiction writer, Stephen King. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:45:00 +0000 Kingston University researchers warn young people to adopt cautious approach to alcohol as study finds they struggle to detect strength of drinks Researchers from Kingston University have warned that young people are at risk of consuming more alcohol than they can handle - after a study found they are often unable to detect how strong their drinks are. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:38:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art's Design School takes over Spitalfields Market as part of the London Design Festival Students from Kingston School of Art's Design School have showcased their creative talents in a take over of London's Spitalfields Market. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:57:00 +0000 Kingston University psychology academic calls for review into mental health treatments following award-winning research into schizophrenia An award-winning Kingston University psychology expert is urging mental health practitioners and pharmaceutical manufacturers to look at developing specific treatments for individuals with schizophrenia, after her study into the illness was recognised by a leading global organisation in the field of psychiatry. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:55:00 +0000 New figures cement Kingston University's role as sector champion in nationwide bid to close BME attainment gap Kingston University's success in helping more black and minority ethnic (BME) students to achieve first and upper-second degrees has been acknowledged in latest Government figures. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:03:00 +0000 Kingston University study reveals how food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts A leading cause of bacterial food poisoning can multiply within the cells of a widely-occurring micro-organism - allowing it to spread in harsh environmental conditions, a Kingston University study has found. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:14:00 +0000 Architecture firm founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh awarded prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Hastings Pier A firm co-founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh has scooped the prestigious Stirling Prize for its work on Hastings Pier. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:33:00 +0000 Kingston University fashion graduate combines art and science to create bold collection at MA Fashion show A Kingston University fashion graduate has combined influence from art and science to create a bold and colourful collection that added a touch of sparkle to the catwalk at the MA Fashion show. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:13:00 +0000 Kingston University graduate wins Red Dot communication design award for innovative backpack to keep drinks safe at festivals A Kingston University graphic design graduate has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot packaging award for her prototype drinks backpack for festival-goers. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:43:00 +0000 Disability Rights history comes to life - oral history project helps Kingston University student nurses and teachers learn about disability and inclusion Kingston University students are playing a vital role in sharing the stories of those who helped make history during the disability rights movement as part of a pioneering initiative. Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:28:00 +0000 Kingston University Big Read author Kit de Waal talks to fans about difficult choices affecting children in care Kingston University Big Read 2017 author Kit de Waal has been talking about the difficult decisions made by people looking after children in care at two recent events. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000 Executive stress and invisible medical conditions among themes explored by Kingston University graphic design MA students in central London showcase Students from Kingston University's graphic design MA have displayed their final projects at a central London gallery covering a diverse range of themes over a range of design solutions. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community Kingston University has launched a new cultural centre set to bring leading writers from across the world to the borough together with students, staff and the local communtiy. Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:00:00 +0100 Kingston University's UN law expert returns to Jamaica to advise government in cracking down on terror related activities Dr Gauri Sinha, Kingston University's lecturer in law from the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, has embarked on her second trip to Jamaica in two years, as she continues to help the country formulate its legislation in accordance with the rules of the United Nations. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:53:00 +0100 Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show A selection of 10 fashion designers from the postgraduate degree course unveiled their work at the University's MA Fashion show, which took place at the world's leading contemporary design museum to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the course. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:12:00 +0100 Kingston University student volunteers make a difference with Lebara Foundation in community schools in India and Sri Lanka A number of Kingston University staff and students have travelled to India and Sri Lanka on a volunteering mission to teach English in local communities. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:09:00 +0100 Virtual walk through Town House as local schools find out flagship building's potential Kingston University and Willmott Dixon have joined forces to provide educational opportunities for local schools and colleges through the Town House project. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:05:00 +0100 Kingston University nursing student finds out about international patient safety at workshop in Japan Third year nursing student Magdalena Gwiazda recently returned from Japan where she represented Kingston University during an International Network of Universities Patient Safety and Quality of Care workshop. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:07:00 +0100 Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise Kingston School of Art has launched with a celebration of the creativity and talent of the staff and students showcased in an on campus indoor street party. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:51:00 +0100 Kingston University pays tribute to alumnus and architect of London Eye, David Marks David Marks, who designed the London Eye and British Airways i360 tower, has died at the age of 64, following a long illness. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:18:00 +0100 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, 10 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University recognised for its commitment to equality with new Athena SWAN Bronze Award Kingston University has achieved an Athena SWAN Bronze Award recognising the advancement of gender equality and progression at the institution. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:48:00 +0100 Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings Kingston University has been named in the 176-200 category globally for business and economics education by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:15:00 +0100 New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work A study by Kingston University occupational psychology expert Dr Emma Russell is challenging some of the commonly-held beliefs around the best way to manage - and use - emails in the workplace. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100 Kingston University academic to play key role in new research exploring how good hygiene impacts infant health Researchers at Kingston University and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are investigating whether changing pregnant women's hygiene habits could help in the fight against one of the leading causes of childhood disability. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:21:00 +0100 Kingston University expert helps develop app that uses artificial intelligence to create 3D selfies from photographs Researchers from Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have trained an artificial intelligence system to create 3D models of people's faces from a single photograph. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds A study of EU referendum voters by Kingston University researchers has found that brain scans may be able to predict votes more accurately than opinion polls. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100 Launch of Kingston University Big Read: Alumni Chapter We are delighted to announce the launch of an Alumni Chapter of the award-nominated Kingston University Big Read Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0100