Students, staff and alumni, under the banner of the Storybox Collective, have worked on an exhibition inspired by items in the archive of Glyndebourne opera house.
A group of senior Liberal Democrat MPs has visited Kingston University to find out more about how the institution is preparing students for career success through a progressive new model of education helping them develop future skills. The University has been highlighting the importance of skills for innovation to the national economy as part of its Future Skills campaign, which has found problem solving, digital competency and the ability to analyse and think creatively were among the graduate attributes businesses most valued.
Enterprising students and recent graduates from Kingston Business School, many of whom have their own businesses, were given the opportunity to network with MPs and business leaders at the House of Lords in Westminster.
Kingston University is embedding a new model of education across its curriculum with the launch of the Navigate programme – ensuring students on all courses are equipped with the skills, experience and opportunities to succeed in their future careers.
Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier has set out the need for a progressive new model of education focused on delivering the skills for innovation required by industry during a House of Lords select committee hearing.
Kingston University PhD student Sadaf Akbari, who is researching how smart materials could be used to replace damaged bones within the human body, has been named winner of this year's national Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition
Kingston University has been ranked among the best in the country in several subject areas and as one of the top 60 institutions overall in the latest Guardian University Guide league tables. The University topped the national tables for interior design and was named second in the country for fashion and textiles and mental health nursing – as well as being the top ranked London institution for both subject areas.
A Kingston University initiative that brings together students and staff to work on projects promoting equality and inclusivity on campus is in the running for an accolade at this year's Times Higher Education Awards. Known as the Oscars of higher education, the prestigious annual awards celebrate the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams spanning the UK and Ireland across all aspects of campus life.
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