Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:19:43 +0000 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Kingston University and #039;s second alumni reception in the USA hailed a great success as graduates and staff gather in New York A lively crowd of Kingston graduates, staff and guests attended the recent alumni reception at New York and #039;s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:08:00 +0000 Three Kingston University case studies featured in new University Alliance initiative to spotlight real world impact of university research A research excellence project which aims to outline the steps needed to secure the future excellence of UK research and to maintain an innovation research ecosystem has highlighted three Kingston University case studies. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:28:00 +0000 Kingston University takes steps to close the BME attainment gap Kingston University aims to lead on the BME attainment gap at a national level, focussing its efforts on improving institutional processes, enhancing knowledge and skills, and better supporting its diverse range of students. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:31:00 +0000 Enterprising Business Studies graduate Paul Soanes returns to Kingston University to support budding entrepreneurs following in his footsteps Entrepreneur and BA Business Studies graduate Paul Soanes returns to Kingston - without his books this time. Paul is coming back as a judge for our Celebrate Enterprise awards - celebrating successful entrepreneurship and enterprise at Kingston. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:11:00 +0000 Students from the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment and lsquo;think critically to make a difference and #039; for South African settlement Immersing students in the South Africa and #039;s Village Heights community gave them the opportunity to debate development issues in a real-life context. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:04:00 +0000 Kingston and #039;s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing showcases expertise at Food Matters Live event The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing attended the new annual Food Matters Live event to demonstrate Kingston University and #039;s expertise in the food related life sciences field. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:45:00 +0000 Obituary: Marking the achievements of Harry Fraser-Mitchell, former School of Engineering lecturer and outstanding aircraft-engineer A look back at outstanding aircraft engineer and former lecturer Harry Fraser-Mitchell and #039;s life culminating in a BAE Hawk flypast at his funeral. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:57:00 +0000 Kingston alumnus in the running for president of The Geological Society Malcolm Brown (BSc Geology 1976) has been nominated for president-designate of The Geological Society. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:19:00 +0000 School of Radiography graduate Danika Marmara appointed as the new director of Cancer Care Pathways for Malta With around 2,000 new cases of cancer registered yearly in the Maltese Islands, Kingston graduate Danika Marmara and #039;s new role sees her working on aspects of care to offer support, guide and help increase access to care for cancer patients. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:10:00 +0000 Alumni reunion in Bangkok, January 2015 The annual alumni reunion in Bangkok took place on Saturday 31 January with 25 alumni joining Kingston University staff for a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks and reminiscing about time at Kingston. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:39:00 +0000 Alumni reunion in Chennai, February 2015 Kingston Business School and #039;s Stuart Fitzgerald and Dr Stephen Barton from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, had the pleasure of hosting our first ever alumni reunion in Chennai earlier this month. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:31:00 +0000 Kingston University MBA among Europe and #039;s top 50 in QS Global 200 Business Schools ranking report 2015 Kingston Business School and #039;s full-time MBA has been ranked 43 out of 200 in Europe in the latest QS Fulltime MBA rankings. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 British Heart Foundation funding boost to heart disease research at Kingston University British Heart Foundation funded project to use models of heart failure to discover how a particular naturally occurring protein can regulate apoptotic heart muscle cell death and heart failure. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:13:00 +0000 Entrepreneurial fashion graduate Akosua creates sustainable jobs for women in Ghana as she establishes her own line of handbags Akosua Afriyie-Kumi,a Kingston Fashion graduate with an impressive resume of fashion industry experience, is now director of her own handbag brand, A A K S, which has helped create jobs for women in Ghana. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:20:00 +0000 New partnership with Kestrel Education will see Kingston providing and #039;whole-school approach and #039; support to schools and teachers A new partnership between Kingston University and Kestrel Education, a leading UK consultancy in the unique and quot;whole-school approach and quot; to teaching, will be launched with a one day conference for teachers at the University on 25 February. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:26:00 +0000 Korean teachers sign up for three more years of English language development with Kingston University Each January, Kingston University hosts 20 English teachers from the Chungcheongbuk-Do region of South Korea, for a month long, residential continuing professional development course with English Language Development, within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:04:00 +0000 Olympian adventurer James Cracknell inspires Sports Performance students as he talks about his sports challenges and goals Multi-gold winning medallist James Cracknell gave an inspirational speech at his recent visit to Kingston University - talking to students about his road to Olympic and World Championship success and the challenges he has faced since. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:45:00 +0000 Kingston University architecture graduate Simon Dean awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Bronze Medal for the best degree-level design project Simon Dean is presented with the RIBA Bronze President and #039;s Medal, one of the world and #039;s most prestigious and established awards in architectural education. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:47:00 +0000 Kingston University professor Fiona Ross awarded CBE in New Year and #039;s Honours list for contribution to healthcare and higher education The former dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her work in healthcare and higher education. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:22:00 +0000 Kingston University student brings her expertise to new and #039;London is my Campus and #039; app Working on the smartphone app will give the postgraduate student a chance to discuss her work with Google technologist and other industry experts. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:27:00 +0000 Nursing experts from Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London investigate whether hourly hospital ward rounds improve quality of patient care Researchers from Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London are examining the impact routine hospital ward rounds have on safe, compassionate patient care. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Double Booker prize-winning author Hilary Mantel announces winner of Kingston University and #039;s first international short story competition Australian poet Michele Cahill took the honours for her story, Duende, set in Seville. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:28:00 +0000 Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer awards prize in new short story competition A teacher from Morden has taken the honours in the inaugural Bonnie Greer Stories to Read Aloud competition. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:40:00 +0000 Kingston University research hits new high as results come in for the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Kingston University has doubled the amount of research that is world-leading and of internationally excellent quality, according to the latest Government evaluation of higher education research. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:46:00 +0000 Launch of business incubator at Kingston Business School hopes to encourage and support Kingston and #039;s latest group of student entrepreneurs The Kingston Nest will provide a space for students to grow their businesses supported by Kingston Business School and the Kingston Entrepreneurs Society. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Kingston University and #039;s Learning Resource Centres gain Customer Service Excellence accreditation LRCs recognised for achieving high standards of customer service throughout libraries on each campus Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:56:00 +0000 Kingston student Festus Olusanya explains why the Annual Fund calling campaign matters to the student fundraisers Our student fundraisers take pride in raising money for the Annual Fund and they get so much more from the experience than you may think. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:34:00 +0000 Amputee rehabilitation specialist from Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London travels to Gaza to support teams treating residents caught up in conflict A senior lecturer from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London has been part of a team deployed to Gaza to provide expert training for staff supporting residents injured in the recent conflict. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:56:00 +0000 Geology alumni return to Kingston University to celebrate 50 years of Emeritus Professor Dick Moody and #039;s association with Kingston Alumni from the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment took a walk down memory lane recently to catch up with old friends and staff who have influenced their careers. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Social work graduate Shanti Boafor bags silver at National Social Worker of the Year awards in student category Recent social work graduate Shanti Boafor has won a silver award in the Student Social Worker of the Year category at the National Social Worker of the Year awards. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Kingston University secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for major project marking 140 years of Kingston School of Art Art and design experts from Kingston University have set to work on a project celebrating the heritage and culture of the art school that has been an integral part of the borough and #039;s education system for the past 140 years. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, impressed by expertise in renewable energy and environmentally conscious initiatives during visit to Kingston University and #039;s Roehampton Vale campus MP for Kingston and Surbiton visits Kingston University and #039;s Roehampton Vale campus to learn about the engineering and technological research taking place including the electric motorbike and car, combustion research and the latest thinking in marine and solar energy. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:17:00 +0000 Kingston University is and lsquo;highly commended and #039; in the Times Higher Education Awards 2014 for support provided to widening participation students Outreach and widening participation scheme receives commendation at Times Higher awards 2014 ceremony hosted by comedian Jack Dee Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:35:00 +0000 BBC reality show candidate Bianca Miller extends her expertise to support Kingston University and #039;s Student Ambassador Scheme following appearance on The Apprentice BBC TV show star Bianca Miller has been assisting with training sessions for Kingston University and #039;s student ambassador team, developing their networking skills and helping them to learn about branding. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Paralympian David Weir and human rights campaigner Baroness Nicholson among honorary doctorates and honorary fellows conferred during graduation week Academics who lead US universities, a prominent British politician, a Paralympian and two former Kingston University lecturers receive honours. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Paralympic champion David Weir hails greater understanding of disability for being lasting legacy of London 2012 Games as he receives Kingston University honorary degree Six-time gold medal winning Paralympian David Weir has added the accolade of Honorary Doctor of Science to his achievements after being recognised by Kingston University for his outstanding work as an ambassador for disabled sport. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:17:00 +0000 History means Iraq will prevail in battle against Islamic State, politician and new Kingston University Honorary Doctor Baroness Nicholson contends Islamic State will inevitably be expelled from Iraq because the country has historically been run as a multi-religious state, says Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne as she accepts an honorary degree recognising her international human rights work. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:53:00 +0000 Professor Andy Kent appointed as new leader for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London Professor Andy Kent, the new Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London, is an expert in perinatal mental health who has long-standing links with the two institutions. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Kingston University creative writing graduate Sumia Sukkar and #039;s debut novel inspired by Syrian conflict dramatised on BBC Radio 4 Kingston University creative writing graduate Sumia Sukkar and #039;s book about the war in Syria has been adapted as a Radio 4 drama. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:29:00 +0000 Kingston University and #039;s Centre for the Historical Record helps reveal stories behind Red Cross volunteering during First World War in new digital archive Three hundred volunteers have been recruited by Kingston University and #039;s Centre for the Historical Record to upload nearly a quarter of a million records on to new online resource open to researchers and the general public. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 UK and #039;s first National KTP Week celebrates the influence of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) on businesses From Monday 3 to Friday 7 November, the first ever National KTP Week takes place across the UK to celebrate and promote the innovative and diverse potential of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:34:00 +0000 Kingston MBA in Moscow placed at the top of the MBA rankings in Russia The Kingston MBA in Moscow has once again been ranked at the top of MBA programmes in Russia by major newspaper Izverstiya. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Donors and #039; generosity celebrated as Annual Fund approaches and pound;1m More than 100 alumni, staff, students and friends gathered at Kingston University and #039;s Roehampton Vale campus recently to celebrate the generosity of those who have made donations to the University and #039;s Annual Fund and the achievements of the scholars and projects that the fund, in turn, is able to support. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Kingston University celebrates its links with Russia as alumni gather in Moscow for a third reunion reception We were delighted to see so many Kingston alumni gathered together earlier this month for our third alumni reunion in Moscow. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Kingston University design expert unveils new guide highlighting ways sensory rooms can improve dementia care Academic experts from Kingston University and the University of Southampton have joined forces to produce a new guide packed with advice about the ways rooms designed to stimulate people and #039;s senses can be used to boost dementia care. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston University students boost international experience in volunteering venture backed by Lebara Foundation A group of student and graduate volunteers from Kingston University has been supporting refugee families in India as part of a three-week expedition run in conjunction with the Lebara Foundation. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:38:00 +0100 Postgraduate student volunteer shares experiences of Lebara Foundation visit to India MA English Literature student and BA(Hons) English Literature graduate Jessica Farrugia looks back on the three weeks she spent in India as part of a Kingston University volunteering project backed by the Lebara Foundation. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:32:00 +0100 Professor Mark Fielder's reddit AMA - Questions on Ebola, antibiotic resistance and how to pursue a career in microbiology Medical microbiologist Mark Fielder took to reddit to answer questions on the spread of infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance and Ebola. The AMA session garnered a huge response from the reddit science community. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0100 Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships 2014/15 Full and part-time Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding available for postgraduate research degrees. Application deadline 7 February 2015. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:22:00 +0100 Denim and dunces' hats take centre stage as Kingston University MA Fashion designer makes catwalk statement on plight of Spanish economy Esme Dominguez Pueyo makes a stand about the impact of economic austerity in her native Spain with her latest fashion collection. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0100 Kingston art historian publishes book to acccompany exhibition of wartime painter and printmaker Nevinson Kingston University Art historian Dr Jonathan Black explores the work of one of the 20th century's finest British printmakers in a new book and exhibition. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:27:00 +0100 Kingston University MA Fashion student twists age-old traditions in to high impact London Fashion Week womenswear collection The ritual of tying and untying traditional burial shrouds has inspired a Kingston University MA Fashion student to create a womenswear collection for London Fashion Week using sculpture-like knots as its signature design element. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:59:00 +0100 Collaboration with craftspeople weaves Welsh heritage into Kingston University student's MA Fashion menswear collection A Kingston University MA Fashion student has collaborated with a band of Welsh craftspeople to create a menswear collection that pays homage to her homeland. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:36:00 +0100 Eminent academic Steve Keen to help Kingston University become world class centre for new economic theory teaching Kingston University's new head of the School of Economics, History and Politics, Professor Steve Keen, says mainstream economics theory has played a key role in the current economic downturn. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:36:00 +0100 Kingston University MA Fashion students captivate London Fashion Week crowds with cosmopolitan collections Kingston University's latest crop of MA Fashion graduates has taken inspiration from right around the globe for collections being unveiled on the final day of London Fashion Week. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:23:00 +0100 Austerity in the Eurozone is damaging economic recovery, says Kingston professor Head of Kingston University's school of economics, history and politics, Professor Steve Keen, criticises German-led Eurozone austerity measures. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:02:00 +0100 Smallpeice Trust helps pupils' passion for aerospace engineering take flight through Kingston University summer school Kingston University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has played host to a residential summer school organised by The Smallpeice Trust which has let school pupils sample the latest advances in aviation technology and education. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:43:00 +0100 Kingston University shortlisted for Entrepreneurial University of the Year and Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year in 2014 Times Higher Education Awards The Times Higher Education Awards 2014 include two nominations for Kingston University. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:18:00 +0100 Mentoring scheme helps more than a hundred students and staff to succeed Over the past 12 months, 58 staff and 52 students have participated in the University's equality mentoring schemes, which offer staff and second-year students free one-to-one mentoring, skills development and time for reflection. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:05:00 +0100 New Kingston energy initiative launched at World Renewable Energy Congress Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey launches Kingston Energy at the World Renewable Energy Congress. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:15:00 +0100 New Knowledge Transfer Partnership project with software developer in investment management sector Kingston University wins new Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Factbook Limited. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0100 Kingston University graduate Spyros Kopanitsas wins award at the Madrid International Film Festival Kingston University graduate Spyros Kopanitsas (film and television studies, 2009) has walked away with the Best Producer of a Short Film award at the Madrid International Film Festival with his film, Level 2. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:38:00 +0100 Kingston University graduate Asha Philip wins gold at the European Athletics Championships This season, Asha Philip, Kingston University graduate (drama, 2012), has achieved what most athletes dream of by being selected to race at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0100 Kingston University professor's comic superheroine makes jump from screen to magazine A Kingston University academic, who also writes superhero comic books, says he is glad his collaborators are too busy to work with him as their feminist strip My So Called Secret Identity gets ready to make the move from computer screen to print. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:19:00 +0100 Gipsy Hill teachers reunite at Kingston Hill after 40 years Vivien Lang, CertEd Education 1974, describes the day when alumni from Gipsy Hill Teaching Training College (now Kingston Hill campus) met up again after 40 years. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:07:00 +0100 Art support for recent graduates from Kingston University sculptor alumnus Julian Wild has recently been featured in Intelligent Life Magazine - we caught up with him to see how he has been getting on. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:40:00 +0100 Eager Clearing applicants hit the phone lines to snap up final Kingston University course places Calls have been pouring in to Kingston University's confirmation, Clearing and adjustment hotline since it sprang into action on A-Level results day. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:43:00 +0100 Kingston University's Dutch alumni reunite for an evening of networking Friendships and future collaborations created at recent reunion of all Dutch graduates of Kingston University. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0100 Think carefully about degree options on A-level results day, Kingston University admissions staff advise Admissions tutors at London's Kingston University are encouraging prospective undergraduates to ensure they are well prepared for confirmation and Clearing. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0100 Clearing helps former musical theatre star move from centre stage to Kingston University business management degree Talitha Booth switched musicals for a business management degree at after using Clearing to springboard her towards a new career. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:05:00 +0100 Kingston University civil engineering student becomes family trailblazer for higher education through Clearing After finally deciding on her ideal degree months after the UCAS deadline had passed, Renisha Robin made the most of the opportunity Clearing provided to find the perfect university place. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0100 Budding newshound gets set to create headlines after coming to Kingston University through Clearing When Carly Strange faced an uncertain future after receiving her A-level results last year she turned to Clearing, adamant nothing was going to get in the way of her dreams of attending university. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0100 Aspiring lawyer and mother of four puts the case for coming to Kingston University through Clearing A student who juggles a demanding international law LLB degree with caring for her four children has been putting the case for coming to Kingston University through Clearing. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:30:00 +0100 Clearing provides the perfect cure for Kingston University trainee nurse's course conundrum Narrowly missing out on the A-level results she needed to take up her first choice university place didn't put Kingston University nursing student Ella Nicklin off course for long. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:24:00 +0100 Students urged to plan ahead to snap up final few Kingston University places through Clearing as A-level results day nears Kingston University admissions staff are urging aspiring undergraduates to start planning now to ensure they are perfectly prepared whatever news A-level results day may bring on 14 August. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:32:00 +0100 Help for small businesses through Innovation Voucher Scheme Applications for innovation vouchers in technology, data and sustainability now open. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:28:00 +0100 New Kingston University Business and Law Dean to strengthen emphasis on international education Kingston University's newly-appointed Dean of Business and Law plans to focus on developing the international dimensions of the Faculty. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:56:00 +0100 Kingston University's new digital archive provides open access to historic collections Photos from the University's past are amongst the first to be shared with the public in the new online resource. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:18:00 +0100 Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery given boost in Arts Council England funding shake-up Arts Council England funding increase for Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery hailed as a major endorsement of past, present and future projects. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0100 Kingston University given and #163;30,192 to get students active The Sports and Active Lifestyles service has successfully applied for a substantial grant from Sport England to help increase the breadth of its active lifestyle offer. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:44:00 +0100 Kingston University students raise the curtain at the International Youth Arts Festival 2014 Kingston University students and alumni have put together a variety of exciting shows and performances for IYAF 2014. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:15:00 +0100 Kingston University student savours taste of success as self-penned production Coffee Cups proves theatre hit A Kingston University music and drama student has put his course skills to the professional test by writing, directing and staging his own play, Coffee Cups, at Hampton Hill Playhouse. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:04:00 +0100 Popstar Ellie Goulding rocks Glastonbury Festival in top designed by Kingston University fashion graduate Sadie Clayton Chart-topping singer Ellie Goulding stepped out in a top created by Kingston University fashion graduate Sadie Clayton when she took to the stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:21:00 +0100 Alumni gather in Mumbai for fourth annual event Kingston International recently held the fourth annual alumni event in Mumbai at the Hotel Sea Princess at Juhu Beach. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:49:00 +0100 Kingston University product and furniture design student fuses chopsticks with knives and forks to create East meets West cutlery range Kingston University student Wenjing Lai has melded knives and forks with chopsticks to create a unique East meets West cutlery collection. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:50:00 +0100 Young entrepreneurs to benefit as Telecoms company Lebara donates and #163;30,000 to Kingston University Alumnus' donation will support some of the Kingston's most promising young entrepreneurs. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:47:00 +0100 Kingston hosts HEEG conference Entrepreneurship educators met at Kingston Business School to discuss the challenges they face. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:23:00 +0100 Aspiring Kingston University film-maker zooms in on declining New York subway dance sub-culture Kingston University student Scott Carthy has used his camera to tell the story of the endangered art form of subway dancing in New York City. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:14:00 +0100 Reunion for computer science class of 1984 Kingston recently welcomed back the computer science class of 1984, who celebrated their 30 year anniversary of graduating from Kingston Polytechnic. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:08:00 +0100 Kingston University academic calls for robust police investigation into evidence CIA flights carrying terror suspects landed in Scotland Researchers on a project tracking flights linked to rendition say police must leave no stone unturned investigating CIA flights that landed in Scotland. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0100 Convention puts Kingston firmly on world quality circles map The Kingston Hill campus welcomed students from across the world as Kingston University became the first British venue to stage the International Student Quality Circles Convention. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:03:00 +0100 Kingston University celebrates its role at heart of the local community at annual civic reception More than 150 guests, staff and students joined Kingston's Mayor Ken Smith, Mayoress Madeline Smith and deputy Mayor Cathy Roberts at the Knights Park campus for the University's annual Civic Reception. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:15:00 +0100 Opportunities Fund supports Kingston's first Death Cafe Kingston University's Opportunities Fund supported the town's first Death Caf and #233; as part of the 5th Annual Dying Matters Awareness Week. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:38:00 +0100 Kingston University teams up with industry experts to discuss low-cost space travel at UKLaunch symposium The newly formed group aims to develop a low cost satellite carrier rocket by 2021 - the 50th anniversary of the BLACK ARROW rocket. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0100 Syrian conflict captured in debut novel by Kingston University creative writing graduate In her first published book Sumia Sukkar has created a picture of the war in Syria through the eyes of a young autistic boy. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:59:00 +0100 Icon of British fashion journalism Hilary Alexander inspires Kingston University student's Graduate Fashion Week knitwear collection Kingston University fashion student Camille Hardwick was shortlisted for Graduate Fashion Week's coveted Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear award for a collection inspired by former Daily Telegraph fashion director Hilary Alexander. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:11:00 +0100 New fashion start-up on the hunt for Kingston talent In today's fashion world the large chains determine what we wear. Buoy-Up, an innovative new start-up, turns the tables on this and lets the crowd decide what will be the trends of tomorrow. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:42:00 +0100 Kingston University Fashion MA student Marilina Tsitsa wins Diversity Now! 2014 film prize from All Walks Beyond the Catwalk and i-D Magazine Fashion MA student Marilina Tsitsa's award-winning short film, Anna in Puppetland, challenges the fashion industry to represent a more realistic approach to images of women and beauty. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0100 Kingston University Illustration Animation BA(Hons) student Vivien Chan's work on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum following inspirational visit to the London Fashion Scout show Second-year Illustration Animation BA(Hons) student named runner up in prestigious V and A Illustration awards in the student category. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:58:00 +0100 Kingston University lecturer's industry-based approach to education earns National Teaching Fellowship award Kingston Business School expert Dr Deborah Anderson has received a National Teaching Fellowship award for her work that sees leading marketeers work closely alongside students. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:59:00 +0100 Women in science - Penny Holliday This week we find out about Penny Holliday, who graduated in 1988 with a first-class Geological Sciences BSc(Hons). Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:39:00 +0100 Equality mentoring schemes for students - recruiting for mentors As our alumnus, we would like to offer you the opportunity to become a mentor, especially as our students have expressed how valuable this is to them. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:50:00 +0100 Kingston Business School secures prestigious Small Business Charter Award The Small Business Charter awards provide support and investment for students, start-ups and small businesses. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:54:00 +0100 Alumni reunion in Athens celebrates its ninth year A lively crowd of graduates, applicants, staff and guests attended the recent event that took place at the British Ambassador's residence in Athens. Miss Catherine Brooker, political counsellor for the British Embassy, warmly welcomed all the guests. Fri, 30 May 2014 16:23:00 +0100 Rankin and Times photographers put Kingston University student's Antarctic-inspired Graduate Fashion Week collection in the frame A Kingston University student's Graduate Fashion Week collection inspired by Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott has appeared on the front cover of The Times newspaper and been the subject of a shoot by leading photographer Rankin's top assistant. Thu, 29 May 2014 15:55:00 +0100 The Annual Fund - transforming lives and breaking records Our biggest telephone campaign yet has resulted in our biggest ever total. An impressive and #163;87,828 has been pledged by our alumni and friends, helping to make a huge difference to Kingston University's current and future students. Wed, 28 May 2014 14:32:00 +0100 Switched on Kingston University graduate Alicja Jasina scoops Royal Television Society Award for short film The Light Bulb Kingston University illustration animation graduate Alicja Jasina has seen off strong competition to scoop a prestigious national award from the Royal Television Society for one of her latest works. Tue, 27 May 2014 15:50:00 +0100 Kingston wins Creativeworks awards New projects with organisations working with young people and in digital arts. Mon, 19 May 2014 12:28:00 +0100 Kingston researchers look for clues to visual-spatial development at the Science Museum Researchers from the department of psychology are carrying out research at the Science Museum in London, asking visitors to wear specially adapted glasses that can track and record eye movements. Mon, 19 May 2014 09:29:00 +0100 Kingston University receives three knowledge transfer partnership funding awards The hard work and persistence of the Enterprise Support team at Kingston University has resulted in three two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in the latest round of awards. Mon, 19 May 2014 08:42:00 +0100 Kingston University students collaborate with Royal Opera House to create short films inspired by La traviata and La boh and #232;me Creative Kingston University illustration and animation students have been sharing their talents with music lovers around the globe after being chosen by the Royal Opera House to produce short films based on two famous productions. Fri, 16 May 2014 10:26:00 +0100 Kingston University start-up business Le Petit Sac scoops three awards at the Young Enterprise UK finals The start-up company, which is formed of Kingston graduates, has swept the board at a recent award ceremony. Thu, 15 May 2014 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University launches and #8364;1.7m research programme into liquid natural gas transportation Kingston University has launched an innovative doctoral training programme supported by and #8364;1.7m funding from the European Commission. Wed, 14 May 2014 16:55:00 +0100 Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel and Kingston University Chancellor playwright Bonnie Greer to judge new writing competitions Kingston University has enlisted double Man Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel and playwright Bonnie Greer as judges for its first short story writing competitions. Tue, 13 May 2014 14:29:00 +0100 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2014 In its third year, the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards celebrates and promotes the art of the architectural photographer. The awards were established by Kingston University alumnus, Richard Bryant. Tue, 13 May 2014 12:11:00 +0100 Alumni meet up in Istanbul More than 30 Kingston alumni joined KU Talent's career consultant Helen Green for drinks at the fantastic Marmara Pera hotel in Taksim Square. Tue, 13 May 2014 11:50:00 +0100 Kingston University receives Athena SWAN Bronze award Kingston University has been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation, demonstrating the University's commitment to advancing the academic careers of women in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). Fri, 09 May 2014 16:18:00 +0100 Kingston University photography student's kitchen table creations snapped up by London's Saatchi Gallery Advertising guru Charles Saatchi, well known for sponsoring some of Britain's brightest new creative talent, has given Kingston University photography student Luke Evans the green light to display two projects in London's prestigious Saatchi Gallery. Fri, 09 May 2014 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University cultural media expert to share insight at British Library exhibition showcasing historical role of comic books Cultural media commentator Professor Will Brooker says the British Museum is getting serious about comics in new exhibition Comics Unmasked, which highlights the historial and cultural role played by cartoons. Tue, 06 May 2014 17:27:00 +0100 Tree planted in memory of Cynthia Jones The sun shone, friends and colleagues gathered and the new crab apple tree blossomed for its planting in memory of former lecturer Cynthia Jones at Kingston Hill campus. Tue, 06 May 2014 13:15:00 +0100 Win a pair of tickets to see The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre Kingston University alumni have the chance to win a pair of top-price tickets to see the fantastic theatre production, The Woman in Black. Tue, 06 May 2014 12:57:00 +0100 Women in science - Helen Kemp This week we find out about Helen Kemp, who graduated in 1993 with a Biomedical Sciences BSc(Hons). Tue, 06 May 2014 12:42:00 +0100 New digital training short courses at Kingston University Kingston University has launched an exciting new range of intensive short courses in digital publishing and digital media training. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:57:00 +0100 Women in science - Virginie Timothee This week we find out about Virginie Timothee, who graduated in 2009 with a Sustainable Environmental Development with Management Studies MSc. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0100 Exciting networking opportunities for London SMEs If you are, or work in, a London small and medium-sized business (SME), we can offer a range of free services to help your business grow. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:50:57 +0100 New Kingston Academy principal Sophie Cavanagh believes Kingston University will be central to school's success The experience and resources Kingston University has to offer will be an enormous benefit to the borough's first free school, according to its newly-appointed headteacher. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:30:00 +0100 MSc fees paid with the Postgraduate Experience Project (PEP) scholarship scheme Kingston is able to offer 40 fee-paying scholarships on a number of our key science, engineering and computing courses - for both full- and part-time study. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:43:00 +0100 Kingston calling (and fundraising)! We find ourselves at the halfway point of Kingston University's Spring 2014 telephone fundraising campaign. Once again, you have proved as generous as always, donating in large numbers to the Annual Fund. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:35:24 +0100 Kingston University comes to Washington DC Kingston University took over the Rotunda of the British Embassy in Washington DC for a reunion that brought together alumni and their guests, representatives of partner institutions and Kingston University staff. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:20:00 +0100 Women in science - Chrisa Tsiarigli This week we find out about Chrisa Tsiarigli, who graduated in 2002 with a Geographical Information Systems with Business Management BSc(Hons). Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:08:00 +0100 Caroline Goyder's exclusive offer for alumni Caroline Goyder's has kindly offered Kingston alumni an exclusive gift - two 40-minute audio MP3 recordings on gravitas and presentations (worth and #163;40) for free with every purchase of her book. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:51:00 +0100 Reforms mean children and vulnerable adults may not be properly heard, Kingston Law School expert warns Leading law academic, Professor Penny Cooper, is concerned that new family law measures may harm children and vulnerable adults. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:14:00 +0100 Kingston University academic Dr Nick Freestone named Society of Biology's Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year An associate professor from Kingston University has been honoured for outstanding commitment to his students. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0100 Women in science - Iolanthe Rodman This week we find out about Iolanthe Rodman, who graduated in 1995 with an Applied Biology BSc(Hons). Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:39:00 +0100 Alumni reunion in Oslo A lively crowd of graduates, staff and guests attended the first official Kingston University reunion in Norway. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:14:00 +0100 Postgraduate alumni needed If you graduated from Kingston University with a masters qualification, take part in an upcoming event for our current masters students. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:45:00 +0100 Kingston University produces more graduate start-up companies than any other higher education institution in United Kingdom for fifth year running A recent study from the Higher Education Statistics Agency has revealed that Kingston has the highest number of graduate start-up businesses across 150 higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:44:00 +0100 Community welcomes plans to transform Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus with new landmark building The local community, as well as staff and students at Kingston University, have welcomed a proposed new and #163;55m landmark building in the town. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Environmental hazards and disaster management expert shares experience of working on frontline of Surrey flood response with his Kingston University students Environmental hazards and disaster management students from Kingston University have been getting a first-hand insight into the challenges of co-ordinating some of the emergency response efforts following the flooding in Chertsey earlier this yearfrom one of their lecturers. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:42:00 +0000 Kingston Business School expert predicts many of Chancellor George Osborne's budget measures will have little impact As Britain reacts to George Osborne's budget, including moves designed to boost the incomes of pensioners and savers hit by low interest rates, a Kingston academic says that, with an election looming, the motive for many of the measures is purely political. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Kingston University's careers and employability team scoops top award for preparing students for world of work Kingston University's 'inspiring' drive to improve students' employment prospects after graduating has scooped a top award. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:48:00 +0000 Celebrities may be going bankrupt to avoid tax bills, Kingston Law School insolvency expert warns An insolvency expert has warned that celebrities may increasingly be abusing the bankruptcy system in order to maximise their earnings and reduce the amount of tax they pay. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:02:00 +0000 Alumni vs students sports day: Kingston students 2 - Kingston alumni 0 The annual event took place at Tolworth Court sports ground where our mighty students battled it out against our awesome alumni, in netball and rugby. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:25:00 +0000 Students, staff and borough residents join forces in biodiversity volunteer project to transform Hogsmill River banks University on the lookout for helpers to create new riverbank and wildlife habitat as work starts on its largest biodiversity volunteer project to date Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Former Culture Minister Hadia Tajik receives honorary degree from Kingston University recognising outstanding contribution to Norwegian politics The former Norwegian Minister for Culture is one of Kingston University's most high-flying graduates and received an honorary Doctor of Arts in a ceremony at the British Ambassador's residence in Oslo, attended by more than 100 Norway-based Kingston alumni. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kingston graduate Sam Salek and Framestore's recognition for the special effects in the BAFTA and Oscar award-winning film Gravity Kingston University graduate Sam Salek has demonstrated his technical abilities and those of his colleagues at visual effects company Framestore in the making of BAFTA and Oscar award-winning film Gravity. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:59:00 +0000 State-of-the-art Phantom HD Gold camera used to shoot innovative Goldfrapp live film Kingston University is one of just two educational establishments in the world to own one of the incredible 1,000 frames-per-second cameras. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:24:00 +0000 Kingston University students Joe and Josh join the cast of Channel 4 show Gogglebox Forensic Science students Joe and Josh are a pair of cool geeks set for stardom on the hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Award-winning journalist Samira Ahmed lets students in on the art of the great interview Broadcaster and writer Samira Ahmed enlightened journalism students on the finer points of interview technique in the latest of her regularguest lectures at Kingston University. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Kingston businesses welcome local currency and feel confident about future growth, student survey shows A study by a group of Kingston University Business School students reveals local businesses would welcome the idea of a local currency and they remain confident about their trading prospects. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Best picture triumph for Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen no surprise to Kingston University film studies expert Professor Will Brooker recalls his student days with the director of 12 Years a Slave. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:10:00 +0000 Kingston Law School graduates Felicity Gerry, Charles Hale and Leslie Thomas appointed QCs Three silks from Kingston in one year. Honour awarded to Kingston Law alumni in latest round of QC announcements. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Upgrade masterclass on online networking using LinkedIn with Mark Walton Our third Upgrade masterclass was held at LinkedIn HQ, an amazing venue that enabled us to bring students and alumni together. Having LinkedIn expert, and Kingston alumnus Mark Walton deliver the session, was both inspirational and insightful. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:51:00 +0000 Kingston University wins HR diversity initiative category at the Guardian University Awards Kingston University has seen off strong competition to scoop the HR diversity initiative trophy at the Guardian University Awards. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 EU awards Kingston University and #163;500,000 for mobile healthcare project The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has received a major EU grant worth more than and #163;500,000 to investigate how mobile health and wireless technologies can be used to monitor patients with multiple chronic diseases. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:58:00 +0000 Kingston University celebrates launch of new home for International Study Centre The Kingston University London International Study Centre has moved to a new home at Kingston Hill campus. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Fine art graduate Nick Lord unveils painting of Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel in British Library following Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year win A primetime programme charting Kingston University fine art graduate Nick Lord's experience of painting acclaimed author Hilary Mantel has been beamed into homes across the nation on the Sky Arts channel. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kingston University graduate Sarah Woolner scoops BAFTA award for short animation Sleeping With The Fishes A Kingston University creative writing and drama graduate is hoping a surprise BAFTA win will lead to more of her work making its way on to the nation's television screens. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:00:00 +0000 United States Ambassador and internet pioneer Matthew W. Barzun delivers address at Kingston University's Chancellor's event The US Ambassador to the United Kingdom has been the first high-profile speaker to step into the spotlight at Kingston University's new Chancellor's events. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:46:00 +0000 Research to put roll out of European tobacco control tool under the spotlight A health policy expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London is heading a new study examining European take-up of a mechanism to help gauge the impact of anti-smoking initiatives. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Five-a-side match report: 2013 finals night The winter 2013 league was won by Accrington Manley in an overwhelmingly competent final performance, which saw them beat Turkish FC 6-1. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Employee engagement: health and wellbeing Helping organisations understand the importance of sustaining employee engagement, health and wellbeing. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:28:00 +0000 There's no such thing as retirement! We were very pleased to welcome Gerald Wasley back to the Rose Theatre recently to award him his PhD for his thesis. Gerald is now 85 and proves that you are never too old to learn! Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Help a student finish their degree - the Student Hardship Fund Most students embark on their degrees confident that they will get to complete them. However, occasionally they find themselves in severe financial difficulties and contemplate having to drop out. This is where the Student Hardship Fund steps in. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:24:00 +0000 'Excellent' Kingston Business School courses listed in the Eduniversal Best Masters rankings Three of Kingston Business School's Masters courses have received global recognition in the latest ranking table. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:19:00 +0000 Kingston alumni group on LinkedIn reaches 15,000 members The Kingston alumni group on LinkedIn continues to go from strength to strength. We now have more than 15,000 active members making our group one of the largest in the United Kingdom! Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:23:00 +0000 Transforming the student experience - our plans for a new and #163;55m building at Penrhyn Road The University has appointed award-winning Grafton Architects to design a new and #163;55m building at the front of the Penrhyn Road campus, on the site of the temporary Town House building which has been there since the 1980s. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:10:00 +0000 Exciting networking opportunities for London SMEs Through our membership of Enterprise Europe Network, Kingston University can offer alumni in SMEs free assistance to help grow their international business. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:56:00 +0000 Alumni needed for Kingston student careers events Can you help the KU Talent team support current students with interview skills? We are are looking for alumni to be part of our speed interviewing and networking events. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:42:00 +0000 Eason Chan says honorary doctorate is a wonderful honour "What does success mean to me? I'm still striving and I'm still learning. In my opinion, success is having a kind and loving heart. That's the best. Nothing beats that." This was the message to graduates from chart-topping Cantopop star Eason Chan. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:27:00 +0000 Lottery grant helps bring British Red Cross World War 1 archive to life The Red Cross has chosen Kingston University to digitise its extensive archive of registration cards for volunteers during the first world war. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Business Secretary and Twickenham MP Vince Cable commends Kingston University's cutting-edge entrepreneurs Senior Government Minister Vince Cable has lavished praise on Kingston University's expertise in entrepreneurship education and small business research. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:15:00 +0000 Family financial feud proves rich source of inspiration for Kingston historian Diaries chronicling a 200-year-old family argument over debt and its tragic outcome form the basis of a critically acclaimed new book by Kingston University historian Dr Nicola Phillips. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:20:00 +0000 Kingston University unveils initial plans for proposed landmark building on Penrhyn Road campus Kingston University is inviting members of the public to view architects' drawings for a new building it hopes will transform students' learning experience and enhance the Borough. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Cantopop superstar Eason Chan takes to the stage to receive honorary degree from Kingston University Former student Eason Chan has been applauded for his outstanding contribution to the music industry after returning to Kingston University to receive an honorary degree. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2013 The Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the Year 2013 was Ken Schluchtmann, a Berlin-based photographer; and Duccio Malagamba was the runner up. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Kingston School of Art archive exhibition Researchers from the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre at Kingston University curated a small introductory exhibition for the Platform Gallery at Knights Park campus. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:27:00 +0000 Alumni meet up in Sydney A group of Kingston University alumni met up recently in Sydney at an informal event hosted by student engagement and enhancement manager Emelie Helsen. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:16:00 +0000 Businesses and households must deal with flooding As Britain experiences widespread flooding and many businesses and households are inundated by filthy water or cut off from the rest of their communities, Dr Tim Harries, leading expert on the public response to flood risk based at Kingston University says they must get better at dealing with this type of weather. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Racism is society's problem not sport's, Liverpool football legend John Barnes tells students Former Liverpool and England star John Barnes has given Kingston University students an insight into some of the challenges of life in professional sport with an eye-opening talk about his life and career. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:48:00 +0000 Occupational psychologist warns of health risks of email obsession New Kingston Business School research has revealed email addicts' worst habits and found some users are so hooked they experience phantom alerts when they haven't even received a message. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:15:00 +0000 Study reveals patients with learning difficulties can become invisible in hospitals Hospital patients with learning difficulties can face longer waits and poorly managed treatment due to medical staff's failure to understand them, researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have found. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Showbusiness memories from composer David Heneker go on display as part of National Archives campaign National Archives feature Kingston University exhibition of award-winning musical composer as part of the Explore Your Archive campaign. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Kingston University welcomes back some famous alumni Some of Kingston University's most successful alumni returned to Kingston recently to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the launch of our Made in Kingston exhibition. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 Kingston graduate Entrepreneur of the Year at the PEA Awards 2013 Shruti Barton, who has recently graduated from her Advertising and the Creative Economy MA, has won the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the PEA Awards 2013. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:43:00 +0000 New Year's honour recognises Debs Porter for long-standing service to higher education A member of staff from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has become one of the latest recipients of the prestigious British Empire Medal. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Graphic designer concocts Christmas dinner in a tin to help banish gamers' hunger pangs Forget hours of slaving away over a hot stove - gamers can spend the entire festive season glued to their new consoles and feasting on a Christmas "tinner" thanks to a Kingston University student's ingenuity. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Win a framed photograph of the iconic Kingston phone boxes As a little treat this Christmas, we are giving away a framed photograph of the iconic Kingston phone boxes to one lucky Kingston alumni. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:49:00 +0000 New social enterprise set to lead to significant improvements in stroke rehabilitation A programme devised by an expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London to help stroke survivors become more involved in their rehabilitation has been launched as a social enterprise. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Physiotherapy volunteers take part in Crisis at Christmas campaign Physiotherapy lecturers and students from Kingston University and St George's, University of London will be lending a helping hand at Crisis - the national charity for single homeless people - this Christmas. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Reggae Reggae Sauce king Levi Roots tells would-be entrepreneurs to focus on the brand Dragons Den star Levi Roots gave a talk on entrepreneurship at Kingston University's Business School and told students that the biggest sales asset for a new business owner was themselves. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:03:00 +0000 Kingston animators use real-world objects to bring huge iPhone model of iOS interface to life Illustration Animation students have re-made some well-known skeuomorphic interface designs using the materials and objects Apple were trying to imitate as part of a Kingston university project. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Fine art graduate scoops Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year award A Kingston University alumnus is set to see his painting of Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel showcased in the British Library after winning a major national competition. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Mathematics expert devises festive formula to solve the struggle of finding the perfect Christmas tree A Kingston University academic has come to the rescue of the nation's householders still baffled about whether a fir, spruce or artificial tree should be their seasonal centre-piece this year. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Student's flair and imagination recognised in national graphic short story competition An aspiring illustrator from Kingston University is set to have his work showcased in The Guardian newspaper. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Researcher shines light on mystery of reindeer's changing eye colour at Christmas-themed Caf and #233; Scientifique A Kingston University expert has provided a new insight into the finely-tuned vision of one of the festive season's favourite creatures at a special Caf and #233; Scientifique event. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Government announces and #163;1.85 million grant for Kingston University-led postgraduate study project A Kingston University-headed consortium has received a major financial boost from the Higher Education Funding Council for England for a project to encourage more students to progress to masters degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:20:00 +0000 Big giving, big names and big laughs! The Space Bar was packed out last week for our annual 'funny fundraiser', raising smiles and money for Kingston's Annual Fund. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:18:00 +0000 Comedy and telephone campaigns boost the Annual Fund Kingston alumni have always been a friendly and chatty bunch, but this week we are witnessing their incredible generosity too, with our campaign reaching and exceeding and #163;65,000. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Historically significant retrospective returns WWII artworks to the Isle of Man An exhibition curated by Professor Fran Lloyd has marked the 65th anniversary of the death of prominent 20th century German artist Kurt Schwitters and commemorated his internment on the Isle of Man during World War II. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Fashion students' knitwear hits the High Street with royal seal of approval Leading retailers Topshop, Topman and Evans have been first in the queue to snap up knitwear designs created by Kingston University students. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Cash injection provides boost for Muir Hunter Museum of Bankruptcy Kingston University has received a and #163;5,000 donation towards the digitisation of its unique archive of documents on the history of insolvency law. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:27:00 +0000 Success for cyber security knowledge transfer partnership A highly successful knowledge transfer partnership between Kingston University and security company Selectamark has been awarded a Grade A (outstanding) by the Technology Strategy Board. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:52:00 +0000 Latest collaborations at Kingston University showcased for businesses in the creative and digital sectors A number of key players in the digital and creative industry met recently as part of Kingston University's Meet the Experts series of business seminars. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:01:00 +0000 Legal expert advises Government on use of pre-recorded testimony for vulnerable witnesses A Kingston Law School professor has been invited to help the Ministry of Justice assess a pilot scheme allowing vulnerable court witnesses to have their cross-examination pre-recorded. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:26:00 +0000 Automotive Supply Chain award puts engineering student in the driving seat for career success An engineering enthusiast has won national recognition for her contribution to Kingston University's Formula Student electric racing car project. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:07:00 +0000 Leading academic urges Government to step up support for creative industries The new Associate Dean for Academic Development at Kingston University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture says top-level backing for the creative industries will be crucial to the continued rejuvenation of the British economy. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Leading human rights lawyer Leslie Thomas predicts Mark Duggan ruling will be watched the world over The lawyer representing the family of the man whose death sparked the 2011 London riots has received an honorary degree from Kingston University. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 How to access funding for small businesses There was a very good turnout at our most recent business breakfast event jointly hosted by Enterprise Support and the Faculty of Business and Law. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:55:00 +0000 International collaboration crucial in preparing mental health nurses to provide high quality care, senior academic says A professor from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has called for knowledge to be shared more widely between different countries to improve care for people with severe mental health issues. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Archaeological dig uncovers sink hole of evidence from Neolithic period A team led by a Kingston University academic has uncovered material that might give an insight into plant species that thrived near Stonehenge 6,000 years ago. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2013 Kingston University recently sponsored one of the award categories at the first Kingston Business Excellence Awards. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:13:00 +0000 Kingston University announces latest line-up of honorary degree recipients Kingston University has bestowed honorary doctorates and fellowships on a range of influential figures from industry and the professions. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 08:48:00 +0000 First Upgrade masterclass builds confidence and gravitas Kingston staff, students and alumni were all at Kingston Hill Business School in October for the first in the series of Upgrade masterclasses. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:06:00 +0000 World-renowned health and education researchers join Kingston University and St George's, University of London Five academics with a wealth of expertise in professional education and healthcare delivery have swelled the professorial ranks in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:41:00 +0000 Psychology research shows structured play rather than formal learning is key to future school success A Kingston psychology researcher has backed the Government's stance on maintaining Britain's school starting age saying structured play, not formal learning, is the key to success for the under fives. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Creative Kingston University entrants earn acclaim in competition capturing Sir Winston Churchill's passion for painting Kingston University has produced two of the finalists in a prestigious annual competition honouring one of Britain's greatest wartime leaders. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:26:00 +0100 Student hones her knowledge at Forensic Anthropology Centre body farm in USA A final-year forensic science and investigative analysis student has spent part of the summer examining human remains at a body farm in Tennessee. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0100 The psychoanalysis of Wilhelm Reich Dr Stella Sanford discusses the work of Wilhelm Reich for the Guardian's Radical Thinkers video series. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:47:00 +0100 Australian bush fires will be amongst worst ever seen, disaster management expert predicts A Kingston University academic specialising in environmental hazards and disaster management has praised the New South Wales emergency services' response to the Sydney bush fires but warned it still might still not be enough to prevent yet more devastation. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:10:00 +0100 Kingston University receives major Arts and Humanities Research Council funding boost for doctoral studies Kingston University has been awarded a share of two Arts and Humanities Research Council grants for postgraduate students. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:05:00 +0100 MP Diane Abbott honours student's triumph over adversity A Kingston Business School student who graduated with a first class degree despite personal challenges has been honoured with a special award for academic high-flyers. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:00:00 +0100 Kingston professor leads on push for business schools to boost small firms' growth The Director of Kingston University's Small Business Research Centre has joined a new management board aimed at encouraging universities to work more closely with small businesses. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:00:00 +0100 Enhancing the student experience and inspiring the next generation of environmentalists Through your generous contributions to the Opportunities Fund, a new pond-dipping platform has been installed at the Kingston Hill campus. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:44:00 +0100 Sad news: Professor Olive Stevenson passes away It is with great sadness that we write with news of Professor Olive Stevenson's death. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:58:00 +0100 Moscow alumni reception 2013 The British Ambassador to Russia enthusiastically welcomed 200 alumni from Kingston University London to the residency this month to celebrate the successes of Kingston graduates based in Russia. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:51:00 +0100 Calling all accounting and finance professionals Help inspire the next generation of accounting and finance students at a speed meet event in November. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:35:00 +0100 Kingston University joins Mayor Boris Johnson's mission to promote London in China Work by Kingston University students was displayed in China alongside exhibits from 15 other London universities as part of an initiative supported by the Mayor of London's office to demonstrate the benefits of studying in the UK capital. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:30:00 +0100 Veteran ITN broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald urges students to never settle for being second best One of Britain's most revered journalists has extolled the virtues of hard work and professionalism in a Kingston University lecture organised to motivate and inspire students as they prepare for their future careers. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:08:00 +0100 Buddha of Suburbia and My Beautiful Laundrette writer Hanif Kureishi named Kingston University professor Author and playwright Hanif Kureishi, who penned the screenplay for newly-released movie Le Week-End, has been appointed professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:09:00 +0100 Hamish Mackie sculpture exhibition Hamish Mackie has become one of England's leading wildlife sculptors and has works in public and private collections around the world. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:25:00 +0100 Graduates' musical satire inspired by phone-hacking and Leveson Inquiry in line for possible West End release The curtain has gone up on a musical written and directed by Kingston University graduates that makes light of the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:53:00 +0100 Expert calls for greater awareness of the impact of crime on people with mental health problems A senior academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London is backing calls for better support for people with mental health issues who fall victim to crime following her role in a major new research study. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:09:00 +0100 New fashion collection from fan of former X Factor stars Jedward has pundits doing a double take An MA Fashion student from Kingston University has been creating a stir with a sportswear range inspired by her pop heroes, Irish entertainers John and Edward Grimes. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0100 Cross-examination in the dock Professor Penny Cooper contributes to a debate on cross-examination in the dock as part of BBC Radio 4's Unreliable Evidence series, which explores and analyses the legal issues of the day. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0100 New Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer champions importance of higher education Kingston University's new Chancellor has called for higher education to be regarded as a human right rather than a privilege. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 15:00:00 +0100 Kingston University's rising MA Fashion stars reveal latest work Industry insiders were treated to a first look at new collections by the latest crop of graduating MA Fashion students at a major catwalk show in central London. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:12:00 +0100 Students honour late design legend Ian Noble in end of year show Kingston University's MA designers have paid tribute to an influential design educator and inspirational mentor in their latest exhibition. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:40:00 +0100 John Westcott Selley remembers the happiest days of his life through bequest to Kingston Law School John often said that some of the happiest times of his life were the years spent lecturing at Kingston; in remembrance of those happy days, John left a legacy of and #163;20,000 to Kingston University. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:13:00 +0100 Students join forces with paint and wallpaper specialists Farrow and Ball to launch new colour range on eve of London Fashion Week MA Fashion students from Kingston University have lifted the lid on nine new Farrow and Ball paint colours during their annual catwalk show. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0100 Kingston University marks inauguration of author Bonnie Greer as new Chancellor Award-winning writer and high-profile media commentator Bonnie Greer has been officially installed as Kingston University Chancellor in a special ceremony at the Kingston Hill campus. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0100 Memories of former lecturer John Westcott Selley live on through bequest to Kingston Law School A retired Kingston University lecturer has left and #163;20,000 to final year law students in his will. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:14:00 +0100 Sport volunteering programme success Find out about the experiences of two students who have been involved in Kingston University's Volunteers Inspiring People via Sport programme. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Product designer nurtures maternal instinct with plant pregnancy vest A Kingston University product and furniture design student has foregone morning sickness and labour pains to sprout a baby bump with a difference for her final-year project. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:47:00 +0100 Universities collaborate to take low carbon couture to the catwalk Kingston University MA fashion students have unveiled a dress made from plants and a jacket padded with waste wood following a joint project with the University of East Anglia. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:23:00 +0100 World university rankings: Kingston University placed in the world's top universities in latest QS World University Rankings Kingston University achieves top 500 ranking in league table of top world universities. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:44:00 +0100 Kingston University staff mourn death of television and radio star David Jacobs Tributes have been flowing following the death of eminent broadcaster David Jacobs, who had strong links to Kingston University and was instrumental in establishing the borough's Rose Theatre. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:23:00 +0100 Kingston University expert calls for scientists and farmers to break out of their silos to tackle environmental challenges Dr Frances Harris said a joined up approach was essential to find workable scientifically sound solutions to complex sustainability and land use issues. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Design students chalk up more D and AD award success Up-and-coming graphic designers from Kingston University have scooped two of the top prizes in one of the industry's most revered annual awards. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:35:00 +0100 Study highlights scale of continence problems among people with dementia Research by experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has revealed people with dementia are three times more likely to be diagnosed with urinary incontinence than those without. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:51:00 +0100 Kingston University mentoring for disabled students As part of our on-going dedication and support to Kingston’s diverse student population, we offer a range of mentoring schemes which reach out to specific student groups (black minority ethnic, disability, women in science, engineering, technology and maths). Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:58:00 +0100 Kingston Law School student puts the case for adjustment The adjustment process has helped a fledgling legal eagle spread her wings after securing a place at Kingston University. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:43:00 +0100 Graphic design student gives consumers food for thought with 12-course meal in a can A creative Kingston University student has concocted the ultimate convenience food. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:01:00 +0100 Electric bike sets new United Kingdom land speed record Kingston University's electric motorbike has powered its way to a record-breaking 160 miles per hour in a challenge at Elvington Airfield. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:38:00 +0100 New business partnerships for Kingston University Kingston is awarded two new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:58:00 +0100 Kingston proves just the business for information technology enthusiast A Kingston Business School student has logged on to a bright future after swapping cow sheds for keyboards. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:07:00 +0100 Varsity 2013 Varsity is the day that teams of Kingston Cougars take on Surrey Stags in 27 different sports; from rugby and cheerleading to canoe polo! There is also a tug-of-war that takes place at the end of the day. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Race for Clearing places sees phones ring red hot Kingston University's Clearing hotline operators have been answering calls from hundreds of prospective students eager to snap up the few remaining places on degree courses starting in September. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:52:00 +0100 Italian Vogue and V and A showcase Stanley Picker fellow Marloes ten Bhömer The work of the innovative shoe designer and Stanley Picker fellow Marloes ten Bhömer features on the cover of Vogue Italia (August 2013). Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:29:00 +0100 From the Amazon to the Sahara without leaving Penrhyn Road A sophisticated new environmental chamber has been installed in the Sopwith building annex at Penrhyn Road. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:13:00 +0100 The Graduate Programme for University Leadership This cutting-edge programme will show you how the challenging and stimulating business of a university operates. A key aspect of your training will see you working alongside a diverse range of partners, from students and employers to funding bodies and commercial organisations. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:58:00 +0100 Business-minded student unlocks the psychology of Clearing A call to Kingston University’s Clearing hotline sealed the deal for a young entrepreneur turned psychology student. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:42:00 +0100 Clearing proves perfect remedy for aspiring medic A doctor-to-be has breathed life into her career aspirations with a call to the Kingston University Clearing hotline. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:50:00 +0100 Clearing propels ambulance driver to pole position for mechanical engineering degree A motorsport enthusiast is on the fast track to a Kingston University degree thanks to a call to the Clearing hotline last year. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:31:00 +0100 Clearing offers students second chance to bring dreams of degree-level education to life Kingston University's Clearing hotline is getting ready to swing into action with staff expecting to handle a high volume of calls from students keen to secure one of the final few places on degree courses. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:38:00 +0100 Flat pack gran keeps young drivers on the straight and narrow A Kingston University graphic designer has come up with a novel way to persuade young motorists to take more care behind the wheel - by creating a life-sized cardboard cut-out of her gran. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:58:00 +0100 Tate Gallery adds Kingston lecturer's photographs to national collection of contemporary art A series of 99 artworks by Dr Henry Bond, senior lecturer in photography at the School of Fine Art, has been acquired by the Tate Gallery to add to its national collection of contemporary art. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0100 Kingston Law School forges links with leading Indian institute Kingston University has established a new international partnership with the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:14:00 +0100 Artist draws on challenges of mental health nursing for latest exhibition Works by Alban Low have gone on display at Kingston University after he spent two days observing second year students as they practised responding to patients in real-life situations. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:59:00 +0100 Funding opportunities for small publishers and arts projects New scheme to help organisations develop multidisciplinary software. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:25:00 +0100 Upcoming Kingston events for you to get involved with... We are working on some exciting projects for the forthcoming academic year and need your help! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:55:00 +0100 Kingston alumni Mumbai reunion 2013 Kingston International recently held the third annual alumni event in Mumbai. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:32:00 +0100 Bird Brick: a project by Kingston graduate Aaron Dunkerton With evermore urbanisation and building across the British landscape, wildlife often suffers. The population of sparrows for example have dropped by 70 per cent in the past 30 years. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0100 London 2012 Olympics prompts and #163;5 million spend in Kingston A report from Kingston University's Centre for Economic Research and Intelligence has revealed that last year's Olympic cycling events provided a significant economic boost for the borough. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:01:00 +0100 The contemporary resonance of Alain Badiou's Ethics Professor Peter Hallward discusses a key text by one of the most prominent figures in contemporary French philosophy as part of the Guardian's Radical Thinkers video series. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:14:00 +0100 Professor Dick Moody awarded the Geological Society's Distinguished Service Award 2013 We are pleased to congratulate Dick Moody as this years' recipient of the Geological Society's Distinguished Service Award. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +0100 Joseph's Hair and Beauchamp Beauty 80% off promotion for alumni Fancy a summer revamp? As Kingston alumni you are able to take advantage of a fantastic offer at Joseph's Hair and Beauchamp Beauty. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:26:00 +0100 Student paramedic conference hailed as inspiration Trainee paramedics from across South East England have honed their knowledge at an event hosted by Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:52:00 +0100 Kingston University awards local accountancy firm Kingston University judges Best Business for Training and Development at South London Business Awards. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:49:00 +0100 Learning disability experts support recommendations to improve care Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne and Baroness Sheila Hollins from Kingston University and St George's, University of London backed findings by a Department of Health-funded inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0100 KU e-Racing shines at Silverstone A team from Kingston University has showcased an electric car in the world's largest annual student motorsport event. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:41:00 +0100 Research examines difficulties faced by first-time mothers and premature babies Experts from Kingston University, King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust have joined forces to examine how mothers of premature babies experience community life once their babies have been discharged from neonatal intensive care units. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:56:00 +0100 Research shows divorce spells big boost to women's happiness A Kingston Business School study has found women become much happier with their lives after their divorces come through. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:10:00 +0100 Self-publishing paves way for Fifty Shades of Grey It's often seen as the preserve of the vain and talentless but self-publishing is undergoing something of an image makeover, according to new research from Kingston University. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:38:00 +0100 Cancer care partnership yields first crop of graduates An academic alliance with Kingston University and St George's, University of London has added a new dimension to professional development for students at The Royal Marsden School . Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:48:00 +0100 Children's degree dreams skyrocket A group of youngsters from Kingston have been given a taste of university life as part of a new scheme to inspire high academic aspirations. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:50:00 +0100 Student battles to become Britain's greenest driver A mechanical engineering student from Kingston University is hoping to scoop the title of most economical motorist in the United Kingdom. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0100 Seesaw takes London Underground's famous logo on a playful adventure A Kingston University graphic design student has turned one of London's most iconic logos into a seesaw as part of her final year course work. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:44:00 +0100 New approach to managing chronic knee pain hailed as best practice An expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been praised for his work devising a group therapy programme for patients with chronic knee problems. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:41:00 +0100 Chancellor Bonnie Greer thanks Kingston alumni for their support Kingston University's new Chancellor, Bonnie Greer OBE, thanked donors for their contributions to the University at an event celebrating the achievements of students who have received financial support from alumni. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:27:00 +0100 Kingston University fellow awarded MBE Education and child protection expert Jenny Capstick has been honoured for her work developing services to support vulnerable children. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:11:00 +0100 Senior academic says credible information is crucial for NHS managers NHS bosses need good quality data to be able to make effective decisions about its future, according to a Kingston Business School professor. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:41:00 +0100 Boris Johnson praises students' environmental ingenuity at Mayor of London's Low Carbon Prize awards Three inventive Kingston University students and a green-minded graduate have been shortlisted for this year's Mayor's Low Carbon Prize. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:53:00 +0100 Social worker who spearheaded reforms after death of Baby P awarded honorary degree Dame Moira Gibb, the former chief executive of Camden Council, has been named an Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:37:00 +0100 New findings emphasise importance of vitamin D in pregnancy The amount of vitamin D in mothers determines more than half the levels found in their newborn babies - almost three times as much as previously thought, according to new Kingston University research. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:43:00 +0100 Enviromentally-minded student designer wins RSA award for water pollution solution Bulky polystyrene waste could one day be a thing of the past thanks to a Kingston University graphic design student's prize-winning project. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:18:00 +0100 Creative students use their design savvy to crack some of life's conundrums Kingston University's up-and-coming artists, designers and architects have unveiled their latest work at their annual undergraduate degree show. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0100 Barclays-funded research finds a simple smile could be the key to business success Small firms should go back to basics and adopt the old-fashioned mantra of service with a smile to get ahead, according to new Kingston Business School research. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:52:00 +0100 Mirrored metal makes for eye-catching collection at Graduate Fashion Week Kingston University student Sadie Clayton has been named runner-up for Graduate Fashion Week's prestigious innovation award after designing a striking range of sculptured womenswear. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:46:00 +0100 Electric motorbike powers its way to fourth place at Isle of Man TT An electric motorbike designed and constructed at Kingston University has taken on all comers in the latest Isle of Man TT zero emissions race. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:06:00 +0100 Kingston University students showcase their final collections at Graduate Fashion Week Kingston's latest crop of up-and-coming design talent owned the catwalk during Graduate Fashion Week. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:51:00 +0100 Meet Liss - aspiring stand-up comic and student telephone fundraiser Liss Hand, Kingston University student and a member of the student telephone fundraising team says thank you for donating. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:54:00 +0100 Equality mentoring schemes for students - recruiting for mentors As our alumnus, we would like to offer you the opportunity to become a mentor. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:00:00 +0100 Kingston University alumni reception in Athens The Ambassador's residence and garden was in full splendour for our recent alumni reception in Athens. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:18:00 +0100 Kingston School of Art alumnus William Plunkett dies aged 84 William Plunkett was an outstanding and influential designer who studied sculpture and furniture at Kingston School of Art in the late 1950s. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:04:00 +0100 MP Ed Davey to open University-hosted Kingston Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Hundreds of delegates are set to attend an expo at Kingston Business School aimed at helping firms in the surrounding region make new contacts and develop fresh ideas. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:00:00 +0100 Creativity runs in the family for Graduate Fashion Week knitwear designer A Kingston University student has been catapulted into the industry spotlight after deciding to continue a family tradition and embark on a career in fashion. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:06:00 +0100 Faculty retains top spots in latest NHS Health Education performance ratings The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been given a glowing report card for the quality of its courses. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:52:00 +0100 Rising stars showcase their style during Graduate Fashion Week Kingston University students have unveiled their final collections on the catwalk at one of the capital's premier fashion events. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:34:00 +0100 British textiles queen Zandra Rhodes inspires student's Graduate Fashion Week tribal chic A Kingston University fashion student has created a range of striking knitwear based on Zandra Rhodes' vintage print collections. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:47:00 +0100 Sarah Begum, adventurous filmmaker Sarah Begum, Kingston University alumni and adventurous filmmaker, has had her film Amazon Souls, accepted for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner'. Fri, 31 May 2013 14:59:00 +0100 Fashion student tantalises tastebuds of industry experts with jelly-based couture A Kingston University student has based her latest fashion collection on a sweet treat more commonly associated with children's parties. Thu, 30 May 2013 16:06:00 +0100 Trainee nurses and social workers add a dash of drama to lecture theatre learning Health and social care students from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have had a dramatic insight into the challenges of parenting a disabled child during a trip to the Rose Theatre. Thu, 30 May 2013 14:15:00 +0100 Kingston University tops the table for graduate start-ups Kingston University has produced more graduate start-up companies than any other higher education institution in the United Kingdom for the fourth consecutive year. Wed, 29 May 2013 17:12:00 +0100 Healthcare research impact expert joins Kingston University and St George's, University of London An expert in evaluating the impact of research on healthcare policy and practice has joined Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Tue, 28 May 2013 12:04:00 +0100 Extent of CIA rendition flights revealed in new research An international relations expert from Kingston University has played a key role in a project tracking more than 11,000 flights by aircraft linked to rendition, secret detention and torture. Fri, 24 May 2013 16:04:00 +0100 Steiff bears and childhood memories make for collectible fashion A Kingston University student has created a furry fashion line-up inspired by collector's favourite the Steiff bear. Fri, 24 May 2013 09:37:00 +0100 Leading social scientist takes on key research role at Kingston University and St George's, University of London An expert in evaluating the impact of research on policy and practice has joined the staff at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. Thu, 23 May 2013 17:36:00 +0100 Shakespeare expert Professor Richard Wilson awarded honorary degree Kingston University's Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Richard Wilson, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Constanta in Romania. Thu, 23 May 2013 14:44:00 +0100 Kingston launches distance learning MBA with Study Group Kingston University has launched a brand new way of studying its prestigious MBA course, allowing students to fit their studies much more flexibly into their working life. Tue, 21 May 2013 16:16:00 +0100 Sociology expert Rupa Huq calls for politicians to get serious about the suburbs Politicians and policy-makers ignore the suburbs at their peril, Kingston University sociology lecturer Dr Rupa Huq has warned in a new book. Mon, 20 May 2013 14:35:00 +0100 Scientists put bowel cancer under the microscope A Kingston University professor has begun a two-year study which could help prolong the lives of people with colorectal tumours. Mon, 20 May 2013 12:56:00 +0100 Honorary degree marks courage of 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks The final person to be pulled alive from the wreckage of a Piccadilly line train following the 7 July terror attacks has been made an Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Thu, 16 May 2013 15:00:00 +0100 Paramedic science students head to the scene of the crime Trainee paramedics have joined forces with forensic science students to hone their skills at Kingston University's very own scene of crime house. Thu, 16 May 2013 13:33:00 +0100 Trio of talented trainees nominated for Student Nursing Times Awards Three students from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are celebrating reaching the final shortlist for awards honouring the nation's most inspirational and dedicated future nurses. Thu, 16 May 2013 11:48:00 +0100 Funding opportunities for creative and digital sectors Awards of up to and #163;10,000 for London-based creative and digital businesses. Thu, 16 May 2013 10:39:00 +0100 Rebuilding a life through sport Kingston's Sports Performance Awards were kicked off in inspirational style with a talk from Martine Wright. Martine lost both her legs above the knee in the 7/7 London bombings, but used it as a reason to turn her life around and competed as vice-captain of Team GB's women's volleyball team at the 2012 London Paralympics. Wed, 15 May 2013 11:37:00 +0100 Enterprising designer believes disability should be no barrier to style A Kingston University MA Fashion student has used his creative to talents to conjure up a sophisticated yet practical range of clothing for wheelchair users. Tue, 14 May 2013 12:44:00 +0100 Sport and exercise sciences specialists help Briton achieve top 10 placing at Marathon des Sables Kingston University experts have helped athletes prepare for the gruelling Marathon des Sables, which involves five days of competition across the Sahara in temperatures soaring above 50 degrees Celsius. Fri, 10 May 2013 14:00:00 +0100 Support from social workers crucial as austerity bites A senior academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has predicted that social workers will have an even more vital role to play as families feel the pinch in the current economic climate. Wed, 08 May 2013 14:46:00 +0100 Unearthing the hidden women of science and inspiring the next generation The historic role of British women in science will be the subject of a new project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, set to encourage young women to get involved in the field. Wed, 08 May 2013 10:38:00 +0100 Appointments enhance art and design education Four influential figures from the worlds of art and design have joined Kingston University as professors and research fellows. Fri, 03 May 2013 09:25:00 +0100 Attorney General welcomes new website to help questioning of vulnerable witnesses post-Savile As more sexual abuse allegations emerge against celebrities, the Attorney General has praised a new online resource designed to help make questioning a less traumatic process for vulnerable witnesses. Thu, 02 May 2013 17:25:00 +0100 Learning disability end-of-life researcher joins Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education An expert in the palliative care of people with learning disabilities has taken up a new role at Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Thu, 02 May 2013 17:24:00 +0100 Bangkok alumni dinner Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law Dr Stuart Archbold and Alex Zarantanello from the International Office hosted an alumni event in Bangkok on 21 January 2013. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Zoological Society of London teams up with Kingston University volunteers to keep track of eels Volunteers at Kingston University will be wading in to help out with an eel survey for the Zoological Society of London. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:06:00 +0100 World's first cyborg takes centre stage at Caf and #233; Scientifique Kingston University's latest Caf and #233; Scientifique event has been hosted by a professor so dedicated to his research he underwent an operation to become part human and part machine. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:42:00 +0100 Creative writing graduate awarded publishing deal after poetry competition win Former Kingston University student Frances Spurrier will have a collection of her poetry published by the Cinnamon Press after winning its Poetry Collection Award. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:29:00 +0100 Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio awarded honorary degree Rugby legend and charity founder Lawrence Dallaglio has received an honorary doctorate from Kingston University. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:45:00 +0100 Kingston researchers to develop alternatives to antibiotics In March, the UK chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies produced a report warning of the steady rise of multidrug resistant forms of many dangerous bacteria and said that antibiotics resistance is and quot;as big a risk as terrorism and quot;. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:34:00 +0100 Business Secretary Vince Cable praises enterprising nursing graduate A life-saving aid invented by a Kingston University and St George's, University of London graduate has been showcased at the House of Commons. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:19:00 +0100 Nominations open for South London Business Awards and Kingston Business Awards Kingston University are delighted to be sponsoring 'Best Business for Training and Development' at the South London Business Awards, and 'Best Creative Sector Business' at the Kingston Business Excellence Awards. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Human rights festival examines political future of Iraq The impact of conflict in the Middle East and genocide in Sudan have been among the hard-hitting topics on the programme during Kingston University's annual Human Rights Festival. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:05:00 +0100 Prime Minister's enterprise adviser emphasises Government commitment to business start-ups Lord Young of Graffham has shared his views on ways to stimulate the nation's economic growth during a fact-finding visit to the Kingston Business School. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Banana Republic vice-president returns to alma mater to receive honorary degree A Kingston University fashion graduate who is now a senior executive for global fashion brand Banana Republic has been awarded an honorary doctorate recognising his outstanding contribution to the industry. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Letters chronicling long-standing Iris Murdoch friendship to go on display Kingston University's Centre for Iris Murdoch Studies has teamed up with Kingston Museum to showcase the results of a community project exploring the late novelist's letters. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Professor delivers keynote address at international nursing research conference A health care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been sharing her views on the challenges of researching conditions managed by patients in their homes. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:05:00 +0100 Kingston University student wins council design competition to combat loan sharks A poster designed by a creative Kingston University student has won a competition to help publicise a crack down on loan sharks. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:30:00 +0100 A note from the Vice-Chancellor Julius Weinberg looks at what is going on at Kingston University, including the new Chancellor. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston alumni gather in NYC We recently held the first Kingston alumni gathering in New York City. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0100 Spring is here (just about) and with it Kingston's spring telephone campaign We are now almost at the halfway point of Kingston University's Spring 2013 telephone fundraising campaign. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 06:00:00 +0100 Students step up as legal aid cuts bite A growing number of people are turning to a centre run by students from Kingston Law School for free legal advice. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Collection chronicles career of musical theatre giant Stephen Sondheim Fifty years of musical theatre magic has been captured in a newly-acquired Kingston University archive celebrating the work of composer Stephen Sondheim. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:19:00 +0000 New approach to finding Florence Nightingales of the future Kingston University and St George's, University of London have introduced a new process to pinpoint nursing students with the potential to provide the highest standards of compassionate care. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Study investigates satisfaction with support offered to stroke survivors' carers Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are examining how well social services meet the needs of people looking after family members who have had a stroke. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:06:00 +0000 Research finds communicating risk can be a risky business Individuals whose jobs involve communicating risk need to be more aware of the different ways people may interpret what they say, new Kingston Business School research shows. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:31:00 +0000 Rehabilitation sciences specialist helps point way to better use of allied health professionals An expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has contributed to a new report recommending ways allied health professionals can be used more effectively to improve clinical outcomes as well as in research, education and training. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:59:00 +0000 Health Education England nursing director commends high calibre of teaching and learning The new body responsible for leading the training and development of the nation's healthcare workforce has praised Kingston University and St George's, University of London for their commitment to recruiting nursing students with the ability to provide outstanding patient care. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:46:00 +0000 Hogsmill River gets a spring clean Students, staff and community volunteers waded in to the Hogsmill River and found a few unusual items had washed up at the University's Knights park Campus, including a plastic model of a severed foot. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:47:00 +0000 Microbiology expert warns of dangers of bacterial resistance A Kingston University professor has welcomed the findings of a Government report calling for urgent action to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:14:00 +0000 Kingston graduate Ruby McGregor-Smith has been named in the Radio 4 Woman's Hour Power List Economics graduate Ruby McGregor-Smith has been named as one of the United Kingdom's most powerful women. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:45:00 +0000 EU restricting bankers' bonuses and Switzerland curbing executive pay The EU recently agreed to restrict bankers' bonuses to no more than twice their annual salary. This was soon followed by Swiss voters voting to curb executive pay. The British Government opposes the EU restrictions but if implemented, how would they affect UK business? The effect is unlikely to be as dramatic as some people fear. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Level of illegal badger killing probed A Kingston University professor has played a key role in research exploring the estimated extent of badger killing carried out by farmers. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:43:00 +0000 US-born writer Bonnie Greer OBE marks new role as Kingston University Chancellor with call for more women to study science New Kingston Chancellor Bonnie Greer is keen to get involved in all aspects of the University's work and is passionate about its drive to encourage entrepreneurship. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:18:00 +0000 Landmark Kingston University project displayed at world's largest eco-show Kingston University students find out what 14th Century builders can tell us about modern day construction. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 06:47:00 +0000 DreamWorks boss brings a little Hollywood magic to Kingston University Kingston graduate and DreamWorks boss Shelley Page has visited current students to share her top tips for working in the world of animation. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:25:00 +0000 Kingston entrepreneurs sweep the board at Bright Ideas competition From nursing to drama, business management to music, young entrepreneurs have come from across Kingston University to scoop an amazing 19 cash prizes at the Westfocus Bright Ideas competition. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:18:00 +0000 Architecture graduate's Bethnal Green memorial marks WWII's worst civilian tragedy Seventy years on and the East End of London now has a memorial designed by Kingston University graduate Harry Paticas to commemorate the 1943 Bethnal Green disaster. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:56:00 +0000 Kingston University shortlisted for national careers and employability award Kingston University's careers and employability team has been shortlisted for a national award for its commitment to improving students' and graduates' employability and long-term career success. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Research poised to lead to major advances in cataract treatment A professor at London's Kingston University has made a discovery about the shape of the eye that could boost the effectiveness of man-made lenses used in cataract operations. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:51:00 +0000 Soprano Jane Manning claims classical music being unfairly forgotten A singer honoured for her contribution to contemporary vocal performance by Kingston University has hit out at the way classical music is being 'banished to an arcane backwater'. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Juries need direction and explanations Professor Penny Darbyshire comments on the direction given to jurors in light of the collapse of the Vicky Pryce trial. The jury in the trial of MP Chris Huhne's former wife Vicky Pryce failed to reach a verdict on a charge relating to speeding points she allegedly took for the ex-minister 10 years ago. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Designer treads carefully to test the future of the high-heeled shoe There were plenty of unusual substances underfoot when designer Marloes ten Bhomer set to work on her new exhibition at Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Professor puts the case for vaccination A Kingston University academic has tackled the controversial issues surrounding immunisation at the borough's latest Cafe Scientifique debate. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:37:00 +0000 New comic book capers challenge gender stereotypes Wonder Woman can hang up her heels for good as a Kingston University film and television researcher launches an online superhero comic series. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:14:00 +0000 Experts step out in style sharing their knowledge at Festival of Neuroscience Two Kingston University academics have staged an event to boost the public's understanding of how the human brain works after being awarded Wellcome Trust funding. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:04:00 +0000 Tributes flow for influential design educator Ian Noble Kingston University is mourning the loss of a leading light in the design world credited with inspiring thousands of students during the course of his career. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:27:00 +0000 Fixperts' films exhibited at the Stanley Picker Gallery Students and staff from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture are showcasing made-to-measure fixes for everyday problems at Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Quality of Kingston's MBA commended The high standard of Kingston Business School's MBA programmes has won plaudits from the Association of MBAs. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Kingston brings creative expertise to London Kingston is delighted to be a partner in Creativeworks London, supporting London's creative businesses. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Nursing expert backs Francis report calls for patient needs to be at heart of NHS care A senior academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London says healthcare professionals must pull together to tackle problems identified in the Mid Staffordshire Trust inquiry. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Student's innovation breaks new ground A Kingston University student has caught the eye of automotive industry experts, winning a top award after devising a cylindrical brake. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Designers weave partnerships across continents Kingston University staff and students have been sharing their expertise with craftswomen from a remote rural community in Zimbabwe. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Excavation unearths secrets of London's Victorian past Kingston University archaeology enthusiasts have been rolling back the turf to reveal the secrets of a 19th Century garden. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Eminent educator emphasises importance of university study An internationally-renowned professor has stressed the value of higher education after receiving an honorary degree from Kingston University. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 From school expulsion to literary star: honour for author Wendy Perriam A writer described as England's finest and funniest novelist has been awarded an honorary degree by Kingston University. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Expert honoured for pioneering engineering advances A graduate inspired by his time at Kingston has been recognised by the University for his work on one of the first computer-aided design systems. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Civil Aviation Authority boss says helicopter traffic over London has almost halved during past five years The chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority has reflected on some of the challenges of his post after receiving an honorary degree from Kingston University for his contribution to business and industry. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston University unveils latest honorary graduates As well as celebrating the achievements of our students at our graduation ceremonies this week, we have also granted honorary awards to some inspirational people in recognition of their contribution, either to the University or in their particular field. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:51:00 +0000 Rising inequality, wages and the economic crisis Professor Engelbert Stockhammer of Kingston University's School of Economics, History and Politics comments on the way wealth inequality has contributed to the current global economic crisis as part of his current research, Rising Inequality as a Structural Cause of the Financial and Economic Crisis. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Research reveals landing first job can be harder for nurses from ethnic minorities Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have discovered new nurses' chances of getting a job may be affected by ethnicity, the areas in which they specialise and which university they attend. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Lecturer lifts the lid on 10 little-known facts about London Underground A Kingston University academic who has spent more two decades as a consultant to London Underground has been captivating transport enthusiasts with fascinating facts as the network celebrates its 150th birthday. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Expert talks tubes to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground A Kingston University expert has been sharing intriguing tales about London's iconic underground network as it marks a milestone anniversary. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston graduate and fashion commentator Caryn Franklin awarded MBE Fashion commentator and Kingston graduate Caryn Franklin received an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to diversity in the fashion industry. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Experts warn red wine could mask testosterone levels Researchers from Kingston University have discovered that red wine could help athletes up their game by giving them an extra dose of testosterone. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:46:00 +0000 Kingston features in worldwide Masters and MBA rankings Four of Kingston University's postgraduate programmes feature in a ranking of the world's best Masters and MBA courses. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:45:00 +0000 British Pharmacological Society honours professor's world-leading research A Kingston University academic acclaimed for spearheading advances in enzyme research has become the latest recipient of the prestigious J R Vane Medal. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Olympic achievements lead to an MBE for Ed McKeever Kingston graduate Ed McKeever has been awarded an MBE for his heroics on the waters of Eton Dorney at the London 2012 Olympics. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:11:00 +0000 Space expertise at Kingston University For businesses in the propulsion and space science sectors - find out about industry/academia collaboration and funding streams. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The 12 news stories of Christmas: the best of Kingston University 2012 As 2012 draws to a close we've been looking back at the news stories that have shaped the year at Kingston University. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:48:00 +0000 Dream Lab project offers taste of food of the future Some of China's most promising students have taken part in a Kingston University-run competition offering a glimpse of how people might cook and eat in decades to come. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Students prepare for City life in Bloomberg trading room A new state-of-the-art facility set up by Kingston University's Business School is giving students a taste of the work of City traders. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:20:00 +0000 A summer to remember: short film celebrates the Olympics in Kingston To celebrate all the events that went on in Kingston during the London 2012 Games, Kingston's Web and Multimedia team worked with students and the Royal Borough of Kingston to produce a short film. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:51:00 +0000 Academic warns decline in funding threatens future of district nurse The days of the district nurse could be numbered, according to a healthcare expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London who has just been made a fellow of the Queen's Nursing Institute. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:59:00 +0000 Students pump up the pressure Pharmacy students at Kingston University have been offering free advice on how diet, exercise and lifestyle could help maintain a healthy blood pressure level. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston University expert makes community event an eye opener From mapping mental illness to the origins of the human eye, Kingston University's Cafe Scientifique events are taking the hot topics of science out into the community. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Veteran newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald inspires students with tales of his career highlights Budding journalists and would-be publishing stars have picked up tips from leading broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald at Kingston University's first ever media summit. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Students stage sound and light art installation at Kingston's All Saints Church Kingston University fine art students have lit up the town centre's historic All Saints Church with their latest work. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston University signs funding agreement with Santander The three-year agreement will provide funding for Kingston University worth £20,000 a year for three years that will benefit both students and staff. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:07:00 +0000 Kingston University tops the tables for graduate start ups According to the latest Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction Survey, Kingston University is paving the way when it comes to entrepreneurial graduates. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:25:00 +0000 Former Kingston University lecturer Elizabeth Price wins Turner Prize The latest Turner Prize winner has credited a fellowship at Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery with playing an influential role in her career. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Experts serve up slice of knowledge at Cafe Scientifique Scientists from Kingston University are stepping out of the lecture theatres and laboratories to share their passion for the subject with the wider community. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Students campaign to win UNESCO World Heritage status for the London pub Pubs dotted across the capital could join an illustrious list of iconic sites given United Nations-protected status if students from Kingston University have their way. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Stay true to your point of view, Bourne director says Universities like Kingston have a vital role to play in preparing young people to work in the creative industries, according to top Hollywood director Paul Greengrass. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Student nurse turns writer to reveal passion for patient care A trainee nurse, turned blogger, from Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has penned a series of inspiring posts about her love of life on the wards. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Classroom entrepreneurs likely to be Alan Sugars of the future Research by Kingston Business School's Dr Rosemary Athayde shows that teenagers who run a real business in the classroom are almost twice as likely to become company owners. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Pop sensation Lady Gaga snapped wearing Kingston University fashion graduate's designs Singer and fashion icon Lady Gaga has been spotted stepping out in style in an outfit by up-and-coming designer Lydia Stedman. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 National recognition for design with a novel take on recycling A Kingston University student's creative use of pedal power to recycle wool has been named among the best designs nationally in 2012. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Top engineer at Jaguar Land Rover predicts growth for car industry Britain is still great for engineering, according to leading automotive engineer Paul Darnell after collecting an honorary degree from Kingston University. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Japanese embassy plays host to Kingston architectural work Architecture students' tribute to Japan's iconic Kintaikyo Bridge is the centre of attention at a design showcase at the country's embassy in London. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 War veterans combat stress through creative writing A poignant anthology of poems and stories written by veterans who have suffered mental health problems has been released to coincide with Remembrance Day. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 East meets West in Kingston University fashion uprising Cultures have combined in a Kingston University fashion graduate's Arab Spring-inspired collection. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Students radiate passion for the profession on World Radiography Day Ten intrepid radiography students from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have been hard at work raising awareness about their specialist subject. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Vitamin D2 could hold vital key to arresting development of Alzheimer's disease Scientists using a blood test developed at Kingston University have for the first time been able to accurately measure the different variations of vitamin D in Alzheimer's patients. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Head of nursing welcomes support for degree-led nurse training Dr Julia Gale, the head of the School of Nursing at Kingston University's Faculty of Health and Social Care and Education comments that universities will feel bolstered by the strong support provided by Lord Willis in his recent report on nursing education. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Experts welcome Willis Commission's support for nurse education A top-level report recognising the importance of degrees in nurses' professional training has been applauded by academics from Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Another 'outstanding' Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)...with a little help from Brian Cox A Knowledge Transfer Partnership with The OTHER Media graded 'outstanding' by the Technology Strategy Board. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Apprentice and Countdown star Nick Hewer receives honorary degree One of Kingston University's newest honorary graduates, businessman and TV presenter Nick Hewer, has spoken out about his dissatisfaction with the Labour Party and leader Ed Miliband. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 El Ultimo Grito awarded London Design Medal A pair of internationally-acclaimed designers who have close links with Kingston University have received one of the profession's most prestigious accolades. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Peer calls for major care home improvements in wake of Winterbourne View scandal Prominent actor and disability rights campaigner Lord Brian Rix has urged care home managers to provide better training for staff after collecting an honorary degree from Kingston University. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Gold medallist Ed McKeever confirms plans to defend Olympic title at 2016 Rio Games Kingston University graduate and Olympic gold medallist Ed McKeever is already planning to step up his training ahead of the Rio Games. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 BBC response on Savile Newsnight probe not enough, former Director General Greg Dyke says Former BBC boss Greg Dyke has criticised the broadcaster's handling of its axed Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile during a Kingston Business School lecture. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Fashion graduate's knitwear weaves its way to Topshop Fashionistas are flocking to snap up winter woollies designed by a student who has just graduated from Kingston University. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Human rights graduate Hadia Tajik appointed Norway's first Muslim Cabinet member Kingston University alumna Hadia Tajik has become Norway's youngest ever Government Minister. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Scholarship honouring Hawker Hurricane designer helps degree ambitions take flight The winner of a new award set up in memory of aviation legend Sir Sydney Camm has started his aircraft engineering studies at Kingston University. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 And now for a graphic design student's creative play on words A Kingston University student has turned her attention to one of the shortest words in the English language for her final degree project. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 New exhibition marks Stanley Picker Gallery relaunch The work of seven contemporary artists, including a Turner Prize nominee, is taking pride of place at Kingston University's revamped Stanley Picker Gallery. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Students brave the deep for Thames river clean up Kingston University Students' Union volunteers have been hard at work clearing debris from two stretches of the River Thames. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Paralympic torch bearer lights up healthcare challenge Health and heritage were both on the agenda at a special community event staged in partnership with Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Tributes flow for academic who inspired London's teachers Kingston University is mourning the loss of a woman renowned for her enormous contribution to educating teachers and social workers. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Researchers challenge super food claims Researchers at Kingston University have developed a way to test the health-giving benefits of so-called super foods, by replicating how they are absorbed into the body. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Design student draws inspiration from domestic dilemmas A Kingston University design student has focused on the little niggles that can drive a wedge between couples for her final project. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Controversy surrounding Pussy Riot inspires design student's project Madonna, Macca and Obama have all had their say about Pussy Riot. Now a design student suggests a compromise might be found over a cup of tea. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Futuristic footwear ensures student is a shoe-in at Vauxhall Fashion Scout The traditional high heel could be in for a radical overhaul if an eco-conscious Kingston University student has her way. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Up-and-coming designers make their mark during London Fashion Week Kingston University's MA students have lifted the lid on their latest collections during a special showcase at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Conference questions future prospects for town centres Britain's struggling high streets need more than retail investment to create a sustainable future, according to Kingston University academics. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Art and design students showcase postgraduate projects across the capital Creative Kingston University MA students are unveiling an array of exhibits at venues right across London as they mark the completion of their degrees. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Fine art students unveil latest masterpieces A sculptor who makes tangled globes is among more than 30 Kingston University students exhibiting new work at London's Hannah Barry Gallery. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Letters reveal author Iris Murdoch's love for philosopher Philippa Foot Kingston University has acquired a collection of 250 letters written by Iris Murdoch which shed more light on her friendship with philosopher Philippa Foot. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Clearing gives Rahimah a sporting chance Human biology student and fitness fanatic Rahimah Chattun has been hard at work helping prospective Kingston University students through the Clearing process. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Former soldier surveys career landscape thanks to Clearing After six years in the British Army and two tours of duty in Afghanistan, student Etienne Le Roux has gone back to the books with help from Kingston University's Clearing hotline. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Alumnus on Olympic Games sports arbitration panel From doping allegations to disputes over false starts, nationality issues and qualifying criteria, barrister Graeme Mew has heard it all. His expertise in sports arbitration is sought worldwide and this summer he was chosen as one of 12 legal experts on the athletes' court of appeal. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Students make it clear a degree still counts Kingston University's Clearing hotline has been handling hundreds of calls as potential students snap up the final places on degree courses. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 From Clearing conundrum to Olympic opportunity Video and television technology student Paul Walsh has gone from applying to Kingston University through Clearing to working for major broadcaster NBC at the Olympic Games. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Olympic gold for graduate Ed McKeever Kingston University accountancy and finance graduate Ed McKeever has clinched one of the final medals of the London 2012 Games. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Clearing helps biology student breathe life into her university ambitions A call to the Clearing hotline helped Abim Anyiam discover that Kingston University was the perfect place to pursue her scientific dreams. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Volunteering leads to a life of crime fighting A Kingston University criminology student is all set for a career with the Metropolitan Police thanks to experience accumulated through the Students' Union volunteering scheme. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Expert hails exciting possibilities for space exploration after landing of NASA's Mars rover Kingston University researchers and students who have been working on projects to develop a lighter chassis for Mars rovers have been buoyed by the success of the latest mission to explore the Red Planet. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Aerospace engineering student reaches for the skies Clearing allowed Kingston University student Jack James Marlow to set his sights on a degree that he once feared might be out of reach. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Law graduate named Legal Aid Barrister of the Year A Kingston University law alumnus who has devoted much of his career to representing families whose loved ones have died in custody has been named Legal Aid Barrister of the Year. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Olympic dancer leaps to help potential students find Clearing success From hot-stepping to hotline - A Kingston University graduate fresh from dancing in the Olympic opening ceremony is taking to the phones to help potential students through the Clearing process. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Dami lays the foundations for a career in real estate through Clearing Kingston University undergraduate Dami Omisore has high hopes of getting on the property career ladder after Clearing helped her cement her dreams of studying for a degree. Sun, 05 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Clearing works its magic for Kingston University business student Business systems student Paul Brown credits Kingston University with helping him on his path to becoming a professional magician. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Students urged to invest in their futures and plan ahead for Clearing With A-level results days looming, Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor is urging students to think carefully about their subject choices and says a degree is just as valuable as ever. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Design School exhibit in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Design work by Kingston graduates on display in the BIS Ministry building. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston offers funding assistance to businesses Kingston University is home to a wealth of knowledge, expertise and facilities. Your business or organisation could benefit from our enterprise services such as a consultancy, contract research and training for your employees. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) wins award A Kingston University project with Hampton Court Palace has been awarded an award for Humanities and the Creative Economy. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Olympics research by Kingston academic highlighted in new report Research by Kingston emeritus history professor Peter Beck has been included in a new report showing the impact of universities' research and sport development on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and on UK sport generally. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston gripped by Olympic fever as torch relay reaches borough Spectators turned out in force when the Olympic torch relay passed Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Memorabilia from Hitler's Olympics - kept by the late Vane Ivanovic - on display at Kingston University archives The Vane Ivanovic collection includes haunting mementoes from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games including photographs and programs. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Photography students design digestible project Two Kingston University students have quite literally eaten their end-of-year project, producing artwork that has set tongues wagging in the creative world. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 New Dean urges politicians not to lose sight of impact of university education A leading architecture expert is joining Kingston University's senior management team. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Honour for study tackling taboo of incontinence and dementia Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have won one of the categories at the Royal College of General Practitioners' Research Paper of the Year awards. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 True nature of staff motivation more complex than surveys reveal High levels of staff engagement might not be all they seem and could actually damage an organisation, Kingston Business School research has found. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Employees much less satisfied at work after major life event Milestones such as marriage or the birth of a first child have a negative effect on job satisfaction, according to new Kingston Business School research. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Students serve up winning designs for Wimbledon tennis championships Creative Kingston University students have rallied to create a winning design for this year's Wimbledon showdown. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Cutting-edge advance in CCTV software earns industry acclaim Kingston University researchers have played a vital role developing a CCTV system that has clinched a top award in the face of stiff competition from global technology giants. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Exhibition of rejected artwork helps homeless pets at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home An enterprising pair of graphic design students from Kingston University have given cast-off creations a new lease of life, raising funds for charity along the way. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston University researchers take Dora Gordine's art back to her homeland Bronzes by Dora Gordine have gone on display in the Estonian capital Tallinn - the city where the sculptor's first ever exhibition was staged nearly a century ago. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Graphic design student conjures up new pieces of punctuation An imaginative undergraduate from Kingston University has come to the rescue of the much-maligned exclamation mark for his final degree project. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Students win RSA award for project tackling mid-life career break dilemma Two Kingston University graphic design students have clinched a prestigious prize for devising a way to help businesses and staff deal with the challenges of career breaks. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 NHS London recognises top quality training Kingston University and St George's, University of London have secured two major contracts to educate the capital's nurses and physiotherapists. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Students showcase art and design talents Creative final-year students from Kingston University have unveiled their latest masterpieces at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture's undergraduate degree show. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Feline-inspired collection leaves Graduate Fashion Week pundits purring A Kingston University fashion student has let the cat out of the bag with her latest womenswear collection. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Graduate Fashion Week collection unpicks mistakes Kingston University student Vic Riches has created a stir on the catwalk with a range of womenswear that takes a tongue-in-cheek look at doing things the wrong way. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Student's Graduate Fashion Week collection defies gravity If the models wearing Kingston University fashion student Penelope Tucker's new collection appear to be floating on air, that's because some of them are. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Secretary of State Ed Davey praises community's smart approach to tackling climate change A Kingston University project that has prompted borough residents to become more energy efficient has been praised by MPs as it marks its first anniversary. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Centenary festival and oral history project capture memories of Kingston's aviation heyday Kingston University is playing a key role in activities celebrating the borough's aviation heritage. Wed, 30 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Accolade for distinguished medical educator A healthcare expert who has devoted his working life to higher education and the NHS has been honoured by Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Wed, 30 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Academic calls for universities to join forces to boost research Improved links across specialist subject areas will be crucial if institutions are to increase research output, according to the new Associate Dean at Kingston University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Mon, 28 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Style-driven sisters produce dual designs for final fashion collection Identical twins studying fashion at Kingston University have taken their latest collection to new heights with aviation-themed womenswear. Fri, 25 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Boxing rings true as student's Olympic-inspired script championed in run up to Games A Kingston University student's prize-winning film is being promoted across the United Kingdom in the run up to London 2012. Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Sports science specialists put radio host Christian O'Connell through his paces Absolute Radio breakfast presenters Christian O'Connell and Richie Firth have had their fitness levels put to the test at Kingston University. Fri, 11 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Clock-watchers more likely to suffer burn out than workaholics, study finds Employees who keep a close eye on the time are more prone to stress than people who throw themselves into work, according to Kingston Business School researchers. Thu, 10 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Investigating the experiences of carers It is estimated that in the UK there are approximately six million carers - families or friends who without payment look after someone, often a spouse or elderly parent. By 2037 this figure is expected to rise to nine million. Fri, 04 May 2012 15:46:00 +0100 Tear up the rule book to deal with climate change, says new professor Action must be taken to meet climate change targets, according to the newly-appointed YTL Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at Kingston University's Business School. Fri, 04 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Events showcase wide-ranging teaching and research Kingston University unveiled a host of events to highlight its specialist expertise and role at the heart of the community during Universities Week. Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Olympic authorities warned of potential doping loophole Kingston University researchers have found that green and white teas could hide abnormal levels of testosterone in athletes. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Former V and A chief opens new learning resources centre A spacious learning resources centre has opened at the heart of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture's Knights Park campus. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Britain missing out on investment, air chief Willie Walsh tells Kingston Business School opening Investment opportunities have been disappearing abroad, IAG chief executive Willie Walsh warned during the unveiling of Kingston University's new Business School. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Paedophiles' online chats become sexualised within two minutes, new study says Online paedophiles are moving away from the traditional grooming process and starting highly sexualised chats with children almost straight away, according to new research from Kingston University. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Lecturer takes gold with designs for British Airways' Olympic livery A Kingston University lecturer has been the creative force behind the new Olympic-themed golden doves adorning British Airways' aircraft. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Mayor of London Boris Johnson applauds students' sustainable design Students from Kingston University have scooped the Mayor of London's low carbon prize after designing a device packed full of eco-friendly information for people moving house. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Honorary degree for top designer Matthew Hilton One of Britain's most successful furniture designers has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0100 A world of sustainable materials at the click of a mouse Kingston University has unveiled an online library categorising more than 1,000 materials used in ecologically-responsible design. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Hollywood film producer commends emphasis on employability Film producer Max Howard has called for institutions to follow in Kingston University's footsteps by doing more to encourage students from different subject areas to work together to develop industry skills. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Journalism graduate scoops Royal Television Society gong Kingston University alumnus Jamal Osman has carried off a prestigious award for a Channel 4 documentary exploring Somali athletes' Olympic aspirations. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Bridge design spans continents as well as centuries A Japanese-inspired bridge built by Kingston University architecture students has been creating a stir at Ecobuild - the world's largest show for sustainable design. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Course director aims to give students fresh view of landscape architecture The former head of research and development at internationally-renowned Swiss practice Vogt Landscape has taken on a new role at Kingston University. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Nursing and Care Quality Forum chair appeals for more time for patients and less paperwork The new head of the Nursing and Care Quality Forum has outlined the challenges facing the profession at an event hosted by Kingston University, St George's, University of London and the St George's Healthcare NHS Trust. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Students pair up with designer Daniel Eatock for One + One exhibition A watermelon wearing a swimming cap and an umbrella balancing in a cocktail glass are among the unusual exhibits that have gone on show at Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Teaching students find the formula to make maths fun A visit to World War II codebreaking centre Bletchley Park has inspired teacher training students from Kingston University to produce a new set of classroom materials. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Students' towering textiles take London Fashion Week by storm First year Kingston University fashion students found themselves in the limelight during London Fashion Week after teaming up with high-profile artist and designer Dr Noki. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Minding the gap: bringing health and social care together As a senior and top manager for 20 years within local government social services one of my responsibilities was to seek to bridge the gaps between social care services provided by local councils and the services for people with illness and impairment provided by the National Health Service. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 My Transsexual Summer star calls for pre-teens to be given time to resolve gender confusion Primary school students as young as 10 should be told about transsexuals and given the option to delay puberty, reality star Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham told film and television students at Kingston University. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Animation students book themselves a spot on Channel 4 A love of libraries has inspired two Kingston University animation students to create a short film that has just been screened on national television. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Pioneer of university fashion education dies Tributes have been flowing following the death of Kingston University professor Daphne Brooker who oversaw the Fashion Department from the swinging sixties to the last decade of the 20th Century. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston University acquires archive of talent scout Cary Ellison Detailed notes on some of the world's biggest stars feature in a collection of vintage theatre programmes that form part of a new Kingston University archive collection. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Don't get mad, get mediation Kingston University has expanded its free mediation service to borough residents in conjunction with Kingston Police. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Honorary degree for former BCS President Today's computing graduates have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in changing society, according to Kingston University's latest Honorary Doctor of Science Elizabeth Sparrow. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 New Head of School calls for computing courses to reflect employers' needs Universities have a pivotal role to play in equipping students with all the skills needed for an ever-changing jobs market, the new Head of Kingston University's School of Computing and Information Systems says. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Leading European lawyer Sir Francis Jacobs receives honorary doctorate England could learn much from Europe, according to one of the architects of the European Union who has received an honorary degree from Kingston University. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Cleaner receives award for 45 years' service A Kingston University cleaner has been recognised for nearly half a century's work keeping the Law School in pristine condition. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Former BSkyB chief executive picks up honorary degree Tony Ball, the man credited with turning around BSkyB, has received an honorary degree from Kingston Business School. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Graduate's mobile app puts safety on the map A Kingston University graduate's mobile app has been helping late-night revellers get home safely. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Inspector Lewis star Kevin Whately celebrates brother's Honorary Fellowship The man behind Kingston University's respected drama degree course has been honoured for decades of service to the arts scene in south west London. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Forensic science students take the stand in courtroom debut Forensic science students from Kingston University have been put through their paces in front of a jury at crown court. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Handmade spaces: an exploration of built space, practices, memory and affect in a South London former squatting community Handmade spaces is a collaborative project we have been working on since 2009. The aim was to explore how urban spaces, rather than just being the 'fixed' outcome of formal urban design, are the result of social and relational processes: for example, people's activities, uses of and attachment to a space. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood's biographer awarded PhD by Kingston University A Kingston University academic who has written prolifically about some of popular culture's biggest names has been awarded a PhD. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Landscape architect shortlisted for major United States park project A Kingston University lecturer has found himself up against some of Britain and America's biggest design firms in a competition to landscape an area four times the size of London's Hyde Park. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Student on track for an Indian design odyssey A Kingston University student is setting off on a field trip with a difference - she'll have more than 400 travelling companions. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston University graduate's test programme provides life-saving boost for heart patients A programme devised by a Kingston University biomedical science graduate has given heart patients access to vital genetic and blood screening tests. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston University sources sustainable Christmas trees for a greener festive season Most people will be dreaming of a white Christmas but for Kingston University green is the new colour of choice. Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Professor scrutinises link between job and life satisfaction According to new research long hours in the office can't make up for unhappiness at home. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Scientists pinpoint potential to fight back against secret killer Kingston University researchers have uncovered evidence that shows white tea, witch hazel and the simple rose could all play a crucial part in tackling inflammation. Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Law graduate and barrister Leslie Thomas earns critical acclaim as executive producer of We Need to Talk About Kevin A Kingston Law School alumnus who swapped the barristers' chambers for the movie studios has had a blockbuster success with his first film. Fri, 25 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Honorary degree recognises distinguished career in medical research Kingston University has awarded an honorary doctorate to a scientist who has devoted his career to researching smooth muscle physiology. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Geographers to collaborate on landscape database for Britain Kingston University geographers are playing a key part in a pilot project pulling together data on Britain's diverse landscapes. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Judges are more ordinary than we imagine, new research suggests New Kingston University research shows the traditional image of judges as distant, out-of-touch and pompous is no longer warranted. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Student's animation gives insight into challenges facing HIV positive children A short film by a Kingston University student looks at the world from the point of view of a young child growing up HIV positive. Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Doctorate recognises Hollywood star Brian Cox's passion for education Kingston University has a great tradition of quality education, Hollywood star and new Honorary Doctor Brian Cox says. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Writer Hilary Mantel receives honorary degree Stamina is as important as talent, according to Booker prize-winner and new Kingston University Honorary Doctor Hilary Mantel. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Students experience riot policing...from the safety of the classroom Kingston University students have had a unique insight into the way police manage demonstrations and protests. Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Graphic design students devise prize-winning app Three Kingston University students have come up with a novel way to build relationships in the creative community after developing a new app. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Gay people risk going back into the closet in old age, sociologists find Fears over going into care later in life are among the concerns highlighted in a new study looking at the needs of older gay, bisexual or transgender men and women. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston surveyor scoops Women in Property's National Student Award Kingston University student Elsie North beat off competition from architecture and surveying students from nearly 40 other universities to win the national prize. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Student harnesses power of Facebook for green research A Kingston University student has designed a Facebook application to help with her research into sustainable behaviour. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Mayor of London launches Green Growth Bootcamp Boris Johnson kicked off the latest in a series of Business Bootcamps at Kingston University, aimed at people who want to specialise in sustainable enterprise. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Designer's memorabilia shelf unveiled at Tent London Kingston University student Yanchee Lau is taking steps to make people change the way they deal with clutter. Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Navigating the information highway and serious crime: a research road less travelled Use of the internet has grown exponentially in recent years; information technology now forms a core part of the formal education system in many countries, ensuring that each new generation of internet users is more adept than the last. Whilst there are significant economic benefits to governments and businesses from increasing the take-up of online provision, the internet also provides more opportunities for criminal activity enabling the commission of identity theft, fraud, phishing and the abuse of children. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 The cost of statelessness For governments seized with the importance of upholding human rights, the issue of statelessness raises a number of important concerns. Denial or deprivation of nationality to certain groups of people may foster insecurity and fuel cross-border and inter-ethnic wars - for example in Eastern Congo. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Sweet taste of success for nutrition student A nutrition student from Kingston University is celebrating success after a drastic career change lead to a prize-winning poster design. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Student designs rickshaw shower for China's migrant millions A Kingston University MA student has designed a shower cubicle which can be mounted on the back of a rickshaw to provide portable washing facilities for China's migrant workforce. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Student designs video game that does the laundry An MA design student from Kingston University has married a washer-dryer to an arcade-style video game to create what he believes is the world's first 'amusement washing machine'. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Students unveil their art and design masterpieces Masters students from Kingston University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture are showcasing their latest work at Tent London. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Student turns waste woodchips in to sustainable fashion A Kingston University MA fashion student has used discarded woodchip off-cuts to create a range of luxurious womenswear. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Lecturer to design British Airways' Olympic livery Kingston University design expert Pascal Anson has landed the opportunity to design artwork for 12 aircraft. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 New approach to tracking dangers of designer drug meow meow Experts from Kingston University have devised a new questionnaire to detect behaviour such as mephedrone use. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Student uses fungi to fashion new catwalk collection An MA Fashion student from Kingston University has settled on an unusual fabric for her latest work. Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Generous donation enables Kingston to establish chair in enterprise and technology management Kingston alumnus Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh is giving the University and pound;500,000 to bring business management and engineering together. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston students identified as future leaders Two Kingston University students have been named as ones to watch by Future Leaders, a magazine which profiles 100 of the country's top performing students from African and Caribbean backgrounds. Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Outstanding Ofsted for Kingston University Nursery Kingston University's Nursery has become one of only five nurseries and preschools in the borough to hold an outstanding Ofsted report. Fri, 26 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston student designs cover of Rushdie's latest book Kingston University student Ben Tobitt has been selected to illustrate the cover of Sir Salman Rushdie's second children's novel, Luka and the Fire of Life. Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Intelligent CCTV technology could help bring future rioters to justice Experts from Kingston University are devising new sophisticated surveillance systems with the potential to bring rioters and looters to justice in the future and reduce privacy concerns. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 A life less angry - positive impact of hospital scheme to reduce London's gang and knife crime Academics from Kingston University are analysing a project underway at St Thomas' hospital in central London to tackle the growing trend of young people caught up in violent incidents. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Clearing helps Rabiyah take the law into her own hands A last-minute decision to come to Kingston University to study international law paid off for Clearing student Rabiyah Aboobaker. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Cutting-edge research and closer ties to industry critical for economy, new Dean says Kingston University's new Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing, Professor Edith Sim, says universities must have closer links with industry to improve graduates' job prospects. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 From Clearing to a First class career A student who came to Kingston University through Clearing achieved a first class honours degree before landing a full-time staff post at the BBC. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Clearing students scramble to beat 2012 fees Students who narrowly missed out on the A-Level grades they needed have been calling Kingston's Clearing hotline to try and secure one of the few remaining places on courses starting this autumn. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Second time lucky for Lucy Lucy Mcneil headed to Kingston University as a mature student through Clearing and even clinched a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors award. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Dealing with disaster - students come face to face with Cyclone Yasi's power Disaster management students from Kingston University have had a first-hand glimpse of the devastation caused by Cyclone Yasi during a field trip to Australia. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Showbusiness memories from composer David Heneker go on display A new archive housed at Kingston University will preserve a slice of musical theatre memories. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 No disputing the benefits of mediation unit Kingston University students have launched a mediation unit and are offering to help their neighbours resolve disputes. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Strings on screen - Arditti Quartet reveals tricks of the trade A Kingston music expert has revealed the secrets of the world-renowned Arditti Quartet in a free documentary available on iTunes U. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Academic brings acclaimed war artist back to public attention A Kingston University art historian is staging the first ever exhibition of renowned painter Eric Kennington's World War II work. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Nursing courses get regulator's seal of approval Kingston University and St George's, University of London are among the first institutions in the country to get approval for their new nursing degree programme. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Best-selling Kindle authors get six-figure deal A graduate from Kingston University's Creative Writing MA has secured a deal with one of the world's biggest publishers after her book topped the Kindle download chart. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Students help shape artists of the future Fine art students have worked with children from two local primary schools to stage an exhibition at Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Curators dish up dinner celebrating refugees' contribution to London Kingston University has served up a thought-provoking dinner highlighting the contribution of refugee communities to mark the 10th anniversary of its MA Curating Contemporary Design course. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Blood test reveals getting enough vitamin D may not just be about soaking up the sun A new blood test developed by a Kingston University professor can accurately reveal the different types of vitamin D the body absorbs from diet and sunshine. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston Dean becomes new Vice-Chancellor of the University for the Creative Arts The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has snapped up Kingston University Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture as its new Vice-Chancellor. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Design idea could see Oyster cards boost charity donations Charity could begin on the way home for the capital's commuters after two Kingston University students devised a way for Oyster travel cards to swell donations to worthy causes. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 B-Day landings - Kingston University installs its own bee hives Bees have taken up residence at the University's Kingston Hill campus as part of a new project to raise awareness about biodiversity. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Green bike goes bronze - electric bike gets podium spot at the Isle of Man TT A team of engineering students from Kingston University celebrated their first podium finish for their zero-emissions electric motorbike. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Top marks for Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences in NHS London performance ratings The Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, run by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has received a glowing report card from NHS London. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 The do-it-yourself way to a number one Kindle bestseller As US writer John Locke becomes the first self-published author to sell more than one million e-books in the Kindle Store, a Kingston creative writing graduate has achieved her own self-publishing success. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Nursing student develops device to improve patient response times An inventive nursing graduate from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has come up with the idea for a vibrating alarm system that could see noisy buzzers banished from hospital wards. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Study set to reveal magic of modernist architect Kenneth Wood A Kingston University researcher is set to produce the first study of architect Kenneth Wood whose designs helped shape suburban southern England. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Students in Olympic interviewing marathon Kingston students have been chosen to interview people who've applied to work at next year's Olympic games. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Design student hopes to clean up with new take on the vacuum cleaner A Kingston University student has designed a new gadget to take some of the hard work out of housework. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Study finds supermarkets could freshen up their home delivery services Kingston University research suggests that supermarkets are failing to retain their online customers and need to find more imaginative ways of trying to appeal to them. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Film sheds new light on WWII operation that changed history A new documentary by a Kingston academic reveals the true story behind one of World War II's lesser known operations, which played a crucial role on the Eastern Front. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Government cuts threaten archives, experts warn Kingston University has opened a new Centre for the Historical Record to help preserve public history for future generations. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Living with dinosaurs - Oral history project preserves Natural History Museum memories Experts on dinosaurs, butterflies and whales are among staff who have recorded their memories of working at London's Natural History Museum in a project being conducted by Kingston University researchers. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Universities Week 2011 - Kingston Vice-Chancellor on why higher education is critical for Britain Professor Julius Weinberg stresses the importance of universities to the UK economy. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Iain Duncan Smith's designer daughter proves anything but conservative A famous face had a front row seat at Kingston University's Graduate Fashion Week show when Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith turned up to see daughter Alicia unveil her latest collection. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Researchers devise new technique to help rescuers communicate after terrorist attacks A new app, designed by Kingston University experts, is set to help rescue workers communicate better in the aftermath of terror attacks and natural disasters. Wed, 08 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Flying high at Graduate Fashion Week A Kingston University fashion student has turned birdcages into handbags for her Graduate Fashion Week collection. Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston University students showcase their art and design talents Students from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture have unveiled their final projects in their degree show at Knights Park. Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Honorary doctorate for nursing expert Jane Salvage A leading light from the world of nursing has been awarded an honorary degree from Kingston University and St George's, University of London in recognition of her contribution to the profession. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 MP Zac Goldsmith launches research to help families go green Borough school children are learning to become energy-efficiency enthusiasts courtesy of a project devised by researchers at Kingston University. Tue, 31 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Academics predict a bright future for arts and humanities research Newer universities have a vital role to play in the research game, Kingston University professors say. Tue, 31 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Supple joints and friendship - the keys to happiness in old age? Resourcefulness, staying active and having a busy social life all help people cope with growing older, new research from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has found. Fri, 27 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Research reveals keys to quality of life in old age Resourcefulness, staying active and a busy social life play vital roles in helping people cope with the challenges of old age, research from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has found. Fri, 27 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Government warned about dangers of changing employment regulations for outsourcing Managers need to understand the range of emotions experienced by staff when they are outsourced, research from Kingston University's Business School has found. Thu, 26 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Athletes taking banned drugs try to cover their tracks A Kingston University study has found athletes who take prohibited substances are more likely to manipulate answers on questionnaires to fit the image of a 'clean' sportsperson. Wed, 25 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Student protests inspire fashion collection A Kingston University student who protested against tuition fee hikes has drawn on the experience for her final-year fashion collection. Wed, 25 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Mystery of Dora Gordine's bronze baby solved The smiling baby who posed for a famous work crafted by sculptor Dora Gordine at Kingston University's Dorich House has been identified after more than 60 years. Thu, 12 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 War writers share tales of conflicts past and present Kingston University has revealed the winners of a competition that attracted entries from almost 300 members of the Armed Forces as well as their families and friends. Wed, 11 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Professor to champion changing face of nursing Kingston University and St George's, University of London have appointed a new Professor of Nursing Practice and Innovation. Wed, 11 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Are you sitting comfortably? Professor looks at chair design through the ages A Kingston University professor has delved under the upholstery to discover how the chair has shaped and reflected society. Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Channel 4's Jon Snow speaks to Kingston students Students have been getting advice from award-winning journalist Jon Snow who recently visited Kingston University. Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Scriptwriter Hanif Kureishi launches Kingston Writing School Scriptwriter Hanif Kureishi has helped to launch the University's new Kingston Writing School. Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 University announces proposed fees Kingston University has confirmed its proposed fees' package for students moving on to higher education in 2012. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Older workers a unique resource Kingston University research has found that older workers are a valuable asset, but are increasingly being squeezed by family pressures. Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Historic church's subterranean secrets revealed Experts from Kingston University have delved beneath the surface of the borough's All Saints Church to find out more about its history. Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Course to help curb violent incidents on mental health wards A course developed by a leading mental health specialist from Kingston Unversity and St George's, University of London could soon be rolled out across Europe. Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston University honours 'shaper of cities' London's creative industries have bounced back from the recession according to one of the city's most influential designers, who was awarded an honorary degree at the Rose Theatre. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 University's Stanley Picker Gallery awarded prestigious funding The gallery is one of only a handful of new arts organisations in London to receive funding from Arts Council England. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 Spirituality on the slopes - vicar gains PhD in snowboarding A Vicar from Canada has just completed research specialising in spirituality on the slopes. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 University signs up writing stars to share their success with students Four award-winning wordsmiths have joined Kingston University's distinguished writers in residence. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 A driving force for a greener future Kingston University staff and students have been getting behind the wheel of what could be a car of the future as part of a campus-wide Go Green Week. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Fashion graduate breathes life into Channel 4 logo Visitors to Channel 4's London headquarters are now being greeted by a 50 foot inflatable number 4, designed by a Kingston graduate. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Sustainabilty card game gives Kingston a winning hand Kingston University is trumpeting its ecological credentials with a new card game - which may be strangely familiar to those who grew up in the 70s and 80s. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Nursing graduate Neomi's life-saving aid A life-saving invention for patients with mobility problems has put a nursing graduate in line for a distinguished nursing award. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston University unveils library of sustainable design resources at Ecobuild After 17 years of research sustainable design expert Jakki Dehn is launching Rematerialise, a catalogue of eco-friendly materials for use in the construction industry. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Harry Potter and the Kingston Visual Effects Wizard Kingston University illustration graduate Christian Manz has been nominated for an Oscar for his work breathing life into elves Dobby and Kreacher in the latest Harry Potter blockbuster. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 From the page to the stage - Kingston University students collaborate with the Rose Theatre's first home-grown production of 2011 Students from the MA in Classical Theatre are playing a key role in the Rose Theatre's production of As You Like It. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 University fees an outrage, says Lord Sugar's right hand man Apprentice star Nick Hewer has shared his thoughts on tuition fees, elitism in education and real-life apprenticeships on a visit to Kingston University. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Masters course engineers bright future for first graduate A Kingston University student has become the first ever graduate of a new MSc in Professional Engineering, designed to enable engineers to gain qualifications without having to give up their jobs. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Students swap knowledge in Nepalese exchange A group of 10 student teachers from Kingston University have taken part in a pioneering exchange scheme with schools in Nepal. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Physician assistants are put under the spotlight A team led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London is investigating physician assistants' contribution to healthcare in England. Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Study sheds light on online groomers' methods Young people could be unwittingly acting as a magnet for online sexual offenders by using sexual screen names and images, new research by Kingston University shows. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Gong for top Google boss Students graduating from Kingston University have been getting encouragement from Google's Head of Corporate Development. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Time capsule unearthed at Kingston University Staff and students took a trip back to the 1950s when memorabilia from the Kingston School of Art was discovered in the grounds of Kingston University's Knights Park campus. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Honorary graduate urges rethink on flu vaccination A leading virology expert called on the Government to give the flu jab to infants next year after he received an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Kingston University. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Research to help toddlers reach full potential Early years' education specialists from Kingston University are taking part in a European study that aims to ensure youngsters get the best start in life. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Professor paves the way for easier town centre navigation A Kingston University expert is developing a tool to help older people and the disabled find their way around unfamiliar city centres. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Trees breathe new life into Dorich House orchard New trees will ensure a fruiting orchard continues to flourish in the grounds of Kingston University's Dorich House. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Lord Judge honoured by Kingston University The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge of Draycote, has been made an honorary doctor of laws in a ceremony at the Rose Theatre. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Swan Lake director receives honorary degree Leading choreographer Matthew Bourne has taken centre stage to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Kingston University. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Honorary doctorate for Mitie chief executive Her company's responsibilities include guarding Marks and Spencers and cleaning the Tower of London but Ruby McGregor-Smith made time to speak to students at Kingston University where she's been awarded an honorary doctorate. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Indian exchange inspires social work students Ten social work students from Kingston University and St George's, University of London, spent four weeks in India as part of a new international education programme. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Page-turning plan to bring Forces' families closer A Kingston University lecturer is behind a new project which will use reading to help bring members of the Armed Forces serving overseas and their families closer together. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 North Kingston school bid winners announced A consortium made up of Kingston University, Kingston College and the local authority has won the right to run Kingston's new secondary school. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Technology set to give traditional tie a modern-day makeover Wardrobes full of dozens of ties for different occasions could one day be a thing of the past if an idea devised by a Kingston University design student catches on. Thu, 06 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston Business School puts a new spin on teaching and learning Kingston University's Faculty of Business and Law is revolutionising students' learning experience after tapping into an idea that originated half a century ago in Japan. Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 A very novel graduate A Kingston University graduate has won a prestigious new award with his first novel - a book about a teenager with superhuman powers. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Abuse and trauma centre opens at Kingston University The UK's only multi-disciplinary centre for research and training on abuse and trauma has opened at Kingston University. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston celebrates success of fledgling legal eagles and budding business brains The achievements of high flying business and law students were marked at an awards ceremony held at the University. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston database of rare hospital records The lives of poor, sick children in Glasgow during Victorian times are revealed in a new online database developed by Kingston University. Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 University access for working-class and older students threatened Aimhigher and Lifelong Learning Networks say the government has so far failed to set out how it will improve access following their closure. Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Faculty pays tribute to influential nurse educator The achievements of an academic revered as a leading light in the field of nursing ethics have been celebrated at a memorial service staged by Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 New Vice-Chancellor for Kingston University Professor Julius Weinberg, currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor at City University London, has been appointed Kingston University's new Vice-Chancellor. Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Animation catches the eye of Sir Salman Rushdie Students from Kingston University have come face to face with author Sir Salman Rushdie after being invited to help bring characters from his latest novel to life. Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Leading expert joins Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences Acclaimed social scientist Professor Ann Bowling has taken up a new role at Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Troops writing competition benefits Forces' charity Kingston University is encouraging people in the Armed Services and their families to write about their experiences. Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Playwright explores experience of women behind bars Winsome Pinnock's play 'Taken' tells the story of a young drug addict forced to give up her baby. Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Illustration graduate puts international idioms in the frame Quirky turns of phrase have been brought to life in a compendium of international idioms compiled by a Kingston University MA graduate. Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Historian seeks public perspective on post-war era David Kynaston, author of Austerity Britain, will relive highlights from the 1950s and 60s in a discussion on post-war history at Kingston University. Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 DNA barcode professor awarded doctorate A professor passionate about opening up scientific knowledge to as many people as possible has received an honorary degree from Kingston University. Fri, 05 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Happiness is winning a top international animation award A Kingston University student has scooped a top gong at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Wed, 03 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Acclaimed film director honoured for charity work A film director who created one of the UK's largest networks of after school clubs has been awarded an honorary doctorate. Tue, 02 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 International Study Centre opens An International Study Centre has opened at Kingston University to help students from around the globe prepare for the challenges of taking a degree. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 New pavilion provides super sports facilities Tolworth Court sports ground now boasts a brand new two-storey pavilion and a host of other improvements for students and the local community to enjoy. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Flying horses to Avatar - Eadweard Muybridge comes home to Kingston The work of a pioneering Kingston photographer is more relevant than ever in the age of 3D movies and computer games, art gallery director says. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Philosophy centre comes to Kingston A top-ranking philosophy research centre has a new home at Kingston University. Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A new era in self-publishing Self-publishing has shed its awkward past and is now a respectable business, a conference organised by Kingston University has heard. Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Curators' competition gives new lease of life to humble yellow duster Two Kingston University students have challenged London's designers to give the household duster a makeover. Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Squeezing ideas from the big wide world into one Tent Kingston is the only university with its own display at Tent London, one of the highlights of the London Design Festival. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Design that makes a difference Kingston University has joined forces with a South African AIDS charity to use design to improve the lives of people living with HIV. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Door could prove real lifesaver in earthquake emergency A Kingston University MA student has designed an earthquake-proof door to provide vital shelter when disaster strikes. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Green champions and eco-refuseniks quizzed about recycling behaviour Kingston University scientists are taking part in a three-year project to get a better understanding of people's attitudes towards recycling and household waste. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Buffy expert appointed to new professorship Television favourite Buffy the Vampire Slayer and one of the world's foremost philosophers are among the wide-ranging interests of Kingston University's new professor of contemporary popular aesthetics. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A love affair with memory A Kingston University MA Fashion student is reviving a family tailoring tradition, cut short when her father suffered a stroke. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Conference marks centenary of Florence Nightingale's death Healthcare professionals from around the globe have honoured the pioneer of modern nursing at a conference organised by Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A Kingston University MA Fashion student is designing edible clothes Emily Crane is bringing a touch of haute cuisine to her haute couture with a range of clothes grown from edible materials. Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Researchers launch European-wide domestic violence survey Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are taking part in a major European survey on domestic violence. Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Like mother, like daughter Science student Holly Morgan found herself following in her mother's footsteps when she snapped up one of the final few places at Kingston University last year. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Huge volume of calls to Kingston's Clearing HQ Kingston's Clearing call centre has been inundated with calls from students hoping to keep their higher education dreams alive. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Tasha means business as she takes the law into her own hands through Clearing After securing a Law and Business place at Kingston through Clearing, Namitasha Muunganirwa signed up to be one of this year's Clearing hotline operators. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Students urged to prepare for record demand during Clearing Whatever their grades, from A to E, students need to have a plan B. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Computing whizz cracks the Clearing code Student Patrick Magee is now on course for a high-tech career after coming to Kingston University through Clearing. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 'Houston, we have a solution' Student Francesca Houston has become a volunteer on Kingston University's Clearing Hotline two years after the service helped her find a place on a radiography degree. Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Penniless parliamentarians paraded in historic ledger The money troubles of bankrupt peers and politicians are revealed in an official register on display at Kingston University. Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Design student explores wonders of wurfing and corridor polkadodging A Kingston University design student breathes new life into words rejected from the Oxford University English dictionary. Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A different class of school photo Two Kingston University students have given the traditional school photograph a quirky twist - all the pupils are looking away from the camera. Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Nurses' voices reveal St George's history A new book charts the history of nursing at St George's Hospital over the last 80 years. Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston graduate raises money for Uganda schools charity A Kingston University graduate has set up a charity that is raising money to build a teaching centre in a remote part of Uganda. Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Students' verses chosen for new book of poetry Poems by two Kingston University students have been chosen from hundreds of entries to feature in a new anthology of international poetry. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston cleans up at D and AD design awards Dramatic design - Kingston scoops seven industry 'Oscars' Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Boris Johnson opens first inner city green technology research centre Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the new Centre would boost the capital's quest for low carbon and low energy design. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Student makes a striking fashion statement A Kingston University student is challenging conventionial concepts of knitwear with a vibrant collection sporting some equally colourful language. Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Lecturer investigates hormonal link to 'sympathy pregnancies' in men A nursing lecturer from Kingston University and St George's, University of London, is trying to establish whether 'sympathy pregnancies' in men are caused by the kind of hormonal changes experienced by their pregnant partners. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Nurse lecturer in learning disabilities appointed to key NHS committee A nurse lecturer in learning disabilities from Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has been appointed to a key NHS committee. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Local effect of universities often undervalued, says Minister Local MP and new Minister, Ed Davey, said the University was a precious resource sitting on the local community's doorstep. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Sisters take centre stage in Peasants' Revolt play Two fictional sisters tell the story of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 in a new play produced by Kingston University. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A shed and a ladder designed by Kingston University students will be on display at the London Festival of Architecture Architecture students hope two unassuming objects will spark the public's imagination. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 New academic partnership launched The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation has marked its new academic partnership with the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences at Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Historic sites benefit from academic support of universities, says expert From theatres to palaces - universities such as Kingston are making a significant contribution to culture and the arts in Britain. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 From Somali refugee to award-winning international reporter Kingston University helped Jamal Osman turn his life around. Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston scientists devise worldwide food alert Countries producing food containing contaminants could be named and shamed more quickly using a global alert devised by Kingston University scientists. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Universities Week - Kingston Vice-Chancellor on why higher education is critical for Britain Professor Peter Scott outlines the business and economic benefits brought by universities. Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Designer turns archaeologist to piece together Graduate Fashion Week collection A Kingston University student has taken inspiration from archaeological discovery for his latest menswear range. Thu, 03 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston University students showcase design talents Students from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture are about to unleash their designs on an unsuspecting public. Thu, 03 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Walk this way design students say Two award-winning Kingston University design students are urging deskbound employees to turn their working lunches into walking lunches. Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A knitwear tribute to an inspirational Nan A Kingston University student has turned his beloved grandma into the star of his latest knitwear collection, set to be unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week. Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Doctorate for disability rights' champion Kingston University and St George's, University of London have honoured a social services director who successfully fought for a new disability rights' law. Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Bosses' pay linked to performance New research from Kingston University has found that chief executives earn their money when it comes to stock market performance. Thu, 27 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Lecturer laments lack of female MPs A Kingston University lecturer in gender history has described the number of female MPs elected at the general election as "deeply disappointing". Thu, 27 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston graduate scoops interview with British couple held by Somali pirates From refugee to award-winning international reporter - Kingston University journalism graduate, Jamal Osman, obtains another exclusive piece for Channel 4. Thu, 27 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Mining the seams of creativity A fashion student from Kingston University has found the inspiration for his latest collection in the depths of the Cornish tin mine where his father used to work. Mon, 24 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Watch out - the Mulch Men are coming They're two inches tall, can miraculously change their appearance and are here to save the world. A Kingston University student is about to launch the Mulch Men on an unsuspecting nation. Wed, 19 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston Professor reads historic account from concentration camp survivor Professor Fran Lloyd has read an account by the artist Ernst Eisenmayer of his internment on the Isle of Man at the launch of an exhibition of art works by refugees from the holocaust. Thu, 06 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Next government urged to unlock the potential of small businesses Getting to know Britain's small businesses should be a priority for the next government if it wants to accelerate economic recovery, according to a Kingston professor. Tue, 04 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A good illustration of why Kingston is a fashion leader Kingston University students have won a British Fashion Council award for illustration. Tue, 04 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston University goes public on 'electrifying' Murdoch letters Kingston University has recently bought a set of letters sent by Iris Murdoch to the French poet and novelist Raymond Queneau. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Young people at threat online One in five children have been threatened through the internet, according to a UK survey of young people's online behaviour conducted by a Kingston University professor. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 A rare glimpse into cinema's weird and wonderful history Kingston University has teamed up with Britain's largest film archive - the BFI - to show some of the finest experimental films ever made. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Kingston's design credentials 'blindingly' obvious in Milan Graduates from Kingston University have been invited to exhibit their products at one of the most prestigious international furniture design trade fairs in Italy. Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Ex financier wins top marine science fellowship Kingston University student Cristin Luttazi has won a prestigious three-month fellowship to one of the world's leading marine science research centres. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Humble opening for Hurricane hero Television presenter Kate Humble paid tribute to a generation of aeronautical heroes as she opened a new library at Kingston University named in honour of the designer of the Hawker Hurricane, Sir Sydney Camm. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Historic day for guardian of Hampton Court Palace Michael Day was honoured for his work as chief executive of the independent charity responsible for five of the country's most important historic sites, including Hampton Court Palace. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Living with dementia demands better design, says Kingston Professor The design of care homes can have a real impact on the lives of people with Alzheimer's according to new research. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Students mark milestone for nursing and midwifery Three students completing their training at Kingston University and St George's, University of London witnessed a slice of healthcare history when they visited Number 10 Downing Street for the launch of a top-level report. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Commitment to high quality care commended A senior academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has served as a key adviser to a Government Commission examining the future of nursing and midwifery. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Virtual-e a lecture Kingston University's first public lecture in the virtual world of Second Life reflects the importance of the online 3-D world to education. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Scientists devise global food alert A Kingston University team has devised a new worldwide alert system to detect contaminated food more quickly. Thu, 04 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Prizes add up for First Class maths graduate One First Class degree plus two special awards equals big smiles all round on graduation day for mathematical science graduate Katie Bateman. Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 'Sum' extra classes for maths stars A series of maths masterclasses for teenage pupils has been organised for the Royal Institution by Kingston University. Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Doctorate puts Google pioneer on the map The man who has been one of the driving forces behind the Google Street View phenomenon has received an honorary degree from Kingston University. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston pips the rest in green competition Kingston University staff have been presented with apples trees recognising their success in a competition to find the best green projects. Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Haiti faces long road to recovery A Kingston University expert has predicted that earthquake-ravaged Haiti faces a prolonged period of recovery and reconstruction. Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 A happy workforce is good for business Keeping staff happy can help an organisation to succeed and can even make the difference between whether or not a struggling company survives, according to a Kingston University report. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Hydrangeas to high rise Research by Kingston University has revealed that 'garden grabbing' is not on the up, despite increasing concerns. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 A fashion first Kingston University fashion expert Elinor Renfrew has drawn on examples of staff and student work in her publishing debut. Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 International lawyer honoured by Kingston The Chairman of the British-American Business Council was made an Honorary Doctor of Laws. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Good news comes by degrees Kingston University honours two of the country's top journalists. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Carbon-cutting Kingston wins green seal of approval Reducing carbon emissions and increasing the amount of waste it recycles has earned Kingston University a prestigious environmental accolade. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 'Alan Sugar' test identifies budding tycoons A test that could help identify the next generation of Sir Alan Sugars and Deborah Meadens has been devised by an academic at Kingston University. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Ancient tombs in National Geographic top ten A prehistoric complex uncovered by a Kingston University-led team has featured in National Geographic's top ten archaeology finds of 2009. Fri, 08 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Research on crime victims with mental health problems A new three-year Lottery-funded research project aims to find out how the criminal justice system can be improved to give vulnerable adults a fair hearing. Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Graduate makes movie magic A former Kingston University student has stepped out of the art studio straight into a starring role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Anti-bullying animation scoops BAFTA Two Kingston University graduates were part of the winning team honoured at the recent British Academy Children's Awards. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Amanda Holden praises student midwives' talent Britain's Got Talent star Amanda Holden has rubbed shoulders with student midwives training at Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Pomegranates: the latest weapon in the fight against MRSA A team of scientists from Kingston University has discovered that pomegranate rind can be turned into an ointment for treating MRSA and other common hospital infections. Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Firms should encourage 'Mr Angry' customers, says Kingston professor Companies should encourage dissatisfied customers to complain about poor service or faulty products, according to research conducted by a professor at Kingston University. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Employers needed for graduate 'bootcamps' Employers and local professionals are being urged to give practice interviews and assess mock presentations at jobseeker 'bootcamps' run by Kingston University. Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston academic feels the force with first study of Star Wars So you thought Star Wars was a simple tale of Darth Vader the baddie versus Luke Skywalker the hero? It's time to think again, according to a Kingston University academic. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Charity applauds Kingston's help for care leavers A leading charity has praised Kingston's commitment to supporting students who have spent time in local authority care. Tue, 08 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Royal seal of approval for Kingston conference Kingston University has organised the first international conference on knowledge transfer research. Tue, 08 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Internet use has changed the way sexual offenders target victims Sexual offenders are using the internet to fast-track the abuse of victims, according to new research. Tue, 08 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Students shine in international education challenge A team from Beijing's Institute of Fashion and Technology has won a major design and science contest led by Kingston University and the British Council. Fri, 04 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Hot off the press Kingston University Press aims to foster quality writing and widen access to knowledge for all. Thu, 03 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Pulling the strings of Fantastic Mr Fox The puppet-making prowess of a Kingston University graduate has helped bring a Roald Dahl classic to life on the big screen. Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 NHS innovations inspire Hong Kong nurses A group of community nurses from Hong Kong were inspired by some of the pioneering techniques they saw during a visit to the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences. Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Could Asbos be harmful to young people? The first major study into the impact of Asbos on young people is being conducted by Kingston's newly appointed Professor of Law. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 School children find Kingston University 'statistically significant' Lecturer from the University of Brighton, Keith Parramore (right), gave students a thorough insight into random numbers at the Royal Statistical Society lecture. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Game on at Kingston University Budding games developers are flexing their creative minds in a new state-of-the-art computer laboratory at Kingston University. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Cancer research could improve survival rates Research has begun at Kingston University to investigate why some cancer tumours respond to treatments and why others do not. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Kingston University's law degree recognised by the Bar Council of India Kingston University has joined Oxford and Cambridge to become one of 21 institutions recognised by the Bar Council of India. Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Expert marks milestone for motorway services A Kingston University architectural historian has been at the heart of the fanfare as Britain's motorway service areas clock up their first half century. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Olympian nets honorary doctorate Badminton champion Gail Emms has returned to her alma mater Kingston University to collect an Honorary Degree. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 'Take a needle and thread, Miss Jones' More than a third of secretaries have been asked by their bosses to perform personal tasks that go 'beyond the call of duty', according to one of the UK's most comprehensive studies of personal assistants. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 Dramatic ceramics give a new view of art history A Kingston University research fellow is challenging the 'scooters and espresso machine' view of 20th Century Italian design. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Game, set and match to statuesque sportswear Kingston University MA Fashion graduate Niamh O'Connor has drawn on her childhood memories to create a new range of sports couture. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Russian to the top of the list Kingston University's MBA course in Moscow has been ranked top among 30 Russian business schools in a survey of recent graduates. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Pioneering biochemist appointed as Kingston Deputy Vice-Chancellor Kingston University's new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Mackintosh, believes the cost of higher education should not be a barrier to people who can benefit from studying. Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 New courses for aspiring theatre artists Stage struck students are benefitting from two new postgraduate courses being taught at the Rose Theatre by Kingston University experts. Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Piper's Picture of Dorian Play Kingston University's Head of Dance, Jason Piper, is set to take to the stage in Dorian Gray at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Recession triggers Master plan More students than ever are set to unveil their work at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture's MA Graduation Show after a surge of interest in postgraduate study. Wed, 30 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Collection gets up close and personal Kingston University MA graduate Rachel Lamb proved style was more than skin deep in a collection unveiled during London Fashion Week. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 New Dean aims to raise research profile Kingston University's new Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences believes academics can help transform public debate. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Showcased in the City From curators to collections, Kingston University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture had a strong presence at the London Design Festival. Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Course director takes Fantastic Voyage Kingston University's Phillip Warnell has undergone a 'fantastic voyage' in which a miniature camera broadcast live images of the inside of his body Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Leadership talk and the general election campaign will dominate Labour conference Kingston politics expert, Dr Robin Pettitt, says the Labour Party has some serious questions to answer at its final conference before the general election. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Graduates make Vauxhall Fashion Scout debut The first graduates from a new Kingston University MA programme have wowed audiences with their clothing collections during London Fashion Week. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 "So milk doesn't come from bottles?" Research just released by Kingston University shows farm visits for primary school children help to challenge the "get off my land" perception of agriculture. Mon, 07 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 Wood yew believe it? Two yew trees, felled as part of a site clearance at Kingston University's Kingston Hill campus, are getting an unusual new lease of life. Mon, 07 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100