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Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

A pioneering scheme run by Kingston University that supports young people from marginalised groups to have equal opportunities in higher education is marking its 15 year anniversary.

A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

Emily Dawson was supported by KU Cares at Kingston University while caring for her mum and seven younger siblings. As part of the 15 year anniversary of the programme, Emily tells us in her own words the challenges she faced and how she managed them.

December 2020

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Dr Paul Micklethwaite, Susutainable Design MA course leader, has outlined some of the ways he is planning to make his festive period more sustainable.

Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

A Kingston University graduate, whose children's books champion inclusivity and have helped young people deal with trauma, has been included in the BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

Quality of Kingston University's landmark Town House and Mill Street Building recognised in raft of architecture and industry award commendations

Quality of Kingston University's landmark Town House and Mill Street Building recognised in raft of architecture and industry award commendations

Kingston University has topped off a year of widespread praise for boosting students' learning through its investment in campus facilities with its iconic Town House named runner up in the Guardian University Awards.

2020 round up: Kingston alumni highlights from an extraordinary year

2020 round up: Kingston alumni highlights from an extraordinary year

Kingston University's alumni, students and staff have continued to thrive despite the challenges of this year, showing resilience, innovation and community spirit.

Kingston is Global 2020 brings together alumni, staff and students for an inspiring day of virtual talks, workshops and reunions

Kingston is Global 2020 brings together alumni, staff and students for an inspiring day of virtual talks, workshops and reunions

The first ever virtual Kingston is Global event took place on Thursday 26 November 2020. Over 500 Kingston alumni, staff and students from over 50 countries registered. They learnt new skills, networked and celebrated being part of the Kingston community. Talks and workshops were led by Kingston experts, on topics from Covid-19 to squiggly careers. Kingston alumni also had the opportunity to reconnect in a series of regional reunions hosted throughout the day.

International Day of People with Disabilities – Kingston University staff and students call for better support for people with learning disabilities during and after coronavirus pandemic

International Day of People with Disabilities – Kingston University staff and students call for better support for people with learning disabilities during and after coronavirus pandemic

To mark International Day of People with Disabilities, staff and students from Kingston University's learning disabilities nursing department have been reflecting on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected those with learning disabilities mentally, physically, and socially.

November 2020

Life, work and eco-socialism of William Morris inspires Wallpaper Man exhibition from Kingston School of Art students, academics and alumni

Life, work and eco-socialism of William Morris inspires Wallpaper Man exhibition from Kingston School of Art students, academics and alumni

The group have come together under the StoryBox Collective to show William Morris' ongoing influence in many creative disciplines. The exhibition, completed during the first lockdown, brings together artists, illustrators, designers, writers and poets based in London, Berlin, Bankok and Sardinia.

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate takes inspiration from Mick Jagger's iconic girlfriends to land sought-after design role at Burberry

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate takes inspiration from Mick Jagger's iconic girlfriends to land sought-after design role at Burberry

A Kingston School of Art fashion graduate has beaten fierce nationwide competition to join the womenswear runway design team for luxury fashion house Burberry.

Kingston School of Art graduates help John Lewis and Waitrose give a little love in animated advert promoting charitable Christmas campaign

Kingston School of Art graduates help John Lewis and Waitrose give a little love in animated advert promoting charitable Christmas campaign

Leksey Lee, Bella McEvoy, Amelia Fowler and Marta Pinto were recruited in a nationwide search to find the best recently graduated young creatives to help create the highly anticipated advert.

Sustainable design graduate shortlisted for Green Gown award for B Susty programme supporting schools to teach about the environment

Sustainable design graduate shortlisted for Green Gown award for B Susty programme supporting schools to teach about the environment

Sustainable Design MA graduate, Cibele Machado Fontoura has created B Susty, a programme for schools that supports teachers in delivering environmental and sustainability messages in the classroom. The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges across the world.

Kingston University postgraduate wins prestigious creative writing award with first novel inspired by climate change and Russian author Dostoyevsky

Kingston University postgraduate wins prestigious creative writing award with first novel inspired by climate change and Russian author Dostoyevsky

Climate change, Dostoyevsky and lockdown is the unlikely combination that saw a Kingston University postgraduate win a prestigious first novel award.

Renowned designer Jasper Morrison and charity workers among Kingston University alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Renowned designer Jasper Morrison and charity workers among Kingston University alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

A world-renowned furniture designer and Kingston University alumnus has described his surprise at being awarded a CBE in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List.

October 2020

Racism widespread in justice system and all lawyers have part to play in bringing about change, eminent barrister Leslie Thomas QC tells Kingston University Law Society lecture

Racism widespread in justice system and all lawyers have part to play in bringing about change, eminent barrister Leslie Thomas QC tells Kingston University Law Society lecture

Racism in many forms, from overt discrimination to micro-aggression, exists at every level in the justice system and all lawyers have a responsibility to tackle it, eminent barrister Professor Leslie Thomas QC told students and academics during a return visit to his alma mater, Kingston University.

 Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

This month, the careers and employability service at Kingston University is launching ELEVATE - an accelerator programme designed to help provide Black (home) students with the support, guidance and tools to aim high and achieve their full potential. Here, careers and employability advisers Hawa Mansaray and Zion Sengulay discuss the reasons behind the development of the programme and how they hope it will help overcome some of the barriers black students face on their employment journey.

Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Kingston University has joined a ground-breaking higher education employability programme which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.

Black History Month - students, staff and alumni share stories of the influential Black people who have inspired them

Black History Month - students, staff and alumni share stories of the influential Black people who have inspired them

Throughout Black History Month, Kingston University is highlighting some of the inspirational Black figures and role models that have had an impact on members of our community. Here, students, staff and alumni from across the University tell us about the people who have inspired them, as well as sharing what Black History Month means to them. Find out more about how Kingston University is celebrating Black History Month, including upcoming events organised by the University and the Union of Kingston Students.

Kingston University masters graduate joins national Covid-19 testing effort by supporting scientists at UK Biocentre

Kingston University masters graduate joins national Covid-19 testing effort by supporting scientists at UK Biocentre

After completing his MSc in cancer biology earlier this year, Mergim Krasniqi started volunteering at the UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes in May, where he has been supporting scientists in the lab processing tests for Covid-19. Alongside his role at the Lighthouse Lab, he has been working part time at a pharmacy as a trainee pharmacist advisor and completing applications for a PhD.

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