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Women's Engineering Society president Dawn Childs awarded honorary degree by Kingston University for work encouraging more females to enter profession

Women's Engineering Society president Dawn Childs awarded honorary degree by Kingston University for work encouraging more females to enter profession

A leading advocate for engineering, well known for championing the need for more women and girls to enter the profession, has received an honorary degree from Kingston University. Chief Executive Officer of Operations for Pure Data Centre Group and president of the Women's Engineering Society Dawn Childs was named an Honorary Doctor of Science during a graduation ceremony for the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Twickenham Stadium.

 Kingston University rises in research power tables in latest Research Excellence Framework

Kingston University rises in research power tables in latest Research Excellence Framework

Seventy per cent of Kingston University's research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Government's latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results represent a 10 per cent increase in the percentage of Kingston's world-leading or internationally excellent research from the previous assessment, published in 2014, with the University's overall grade point average rising to 2.89, up from 2.7 eight years ago.

 New season of Kingston University graduation ceremonies kicks off at Twickenham Stadium

New season of Kingston University graduation ceremonies kicks off at Twickenham Stadium

Almost 5,000 graduates are gearing up to celebrate their academic achievements at the home of rugby as the first Kingston University graduation ceremonies in more than two years kick off this week at Twickenham Stadium. The undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students are the first in Kingston's history to have their graduation ceremonies at the venue, and will collect their awards in a suite next door to one of the most famous rugby pitches in the world, after the University decided it wanted to honour students who have had their graduations delayed in a special one-off celebration at Twickenham.

April 2022

Kingston University engineering students set to put new racing car through its paces ahead of this year's Formula Student competition

Kingston University engineering students set to put new racing car through its paces ahead of this year's Formula Student competition

Preparations for this year's Formula Student competition are well underway, with student engineers from Kingston University getting ready to take on teams from around the globe at Silverstone in July. Last year, the Kingston Racing team secured the institution's best-ever finish after a fantastic effort in the endurance event at the home of British motorsport. It helped take Kingston University to seventh place overall, a huge improvement on the previous finish of 69th place out of 80 in the 2019 event.

Kingston University's Town House carries off highest accolade in European architecture, winning prestigious EU Mies van der Rohe Award

Kingston University's Town House carries off highest accolade in European architecture, winning prestigious EU Mies van der Rohe Award

Kingston University's Town House building has been named winner of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, the highest accolade in European architecture. The latest recognition for Town House places the landmark building in illustrious company as one of only three UK winners of the prestigious European Union prize. Its success also marks the first time a university building has won the award and cements its international status after it carried off the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize in 2021.

Kingston University appoints Dr Martin Davies as Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead knowledge exchange and innovation activity

Kingston University appoints Dr Martin Davies as Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead knowledge exchange and innovation activity

A knowledge exchange leader with a track record of developing long-standing, impactful collaborations between universities, businesses and external organisations has been appointed to a senior role at Kingston University. Dr Martin Davies will join Kingston in May as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Knowledge Exchange and Innovation.

New scholarship funded by Winch Design to give Kingston School of Art design student opportunity to launch degree studies

New scholarship funded by Winch Design to give Kingston School of Art design student opportunity to launch degree studies

Kingston School of Art's Design School has launched a new scholarship named after a world-renowned studio founded by graduate Andrew Winch.

March 2022

Women's History Month: Kingston School of Art graduate Clara Lang-Ezekiel celebrates female role models through new collection Remember the Ladies

Women's History Month: Kingston School of Art graduate Clara Lang-Ezekiel celebrates female role models through new collection Remember the Ladies

Fine art graduate Clara Lang-Ezekiel has created a collection called Remember the Ladies, inspired by remarkable women throughout history.

Kingston University's ELEVATE programme to empower and support Black students on career journeys scoops accolade at National Undergraduate Employability Awards

Kingston University's ELEVATE programme to empower and support Black students on career journeys scoops accolade at National Undergraduate Employability Awards

A Kingston University careers programme that supports students of Black African or Black Caribbean descent to achieve their full potential was named best widening participation initiative of the year at the annual National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards.

Kingston University hosts Human Face of Venture Capital event as budding entrepreneurs look to secure their first big investment

Kingston University hosts Human Face of Venture Capital event as budding entrepreneurs look to secure their first big investment

Kingston University welcomed a panel of investors into the RIBA award-winning Town House for the Human Face of Venture Capital event. Aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners from across South London were invited to hear about the human side of what can often be considered intimidating investors. The four investors included Kingston alumnus Matthew Cushen, founding partner of Worth Capital, and the event was hosted by Ian Roberts, head of Kingston Business School.

Double Olympic medalist and Kingston University graduate Asha Philip reflects on her sprinting career and aspirations for 2022

Double Olympic medalist and Kingston University graduate Asha Philip reflects on her sprinting career and aspirations for 2022

A Kingston University alumna who has represented Great Britain at a host of international events in both athletics and gymnastics has spoken of her experience of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, held last year, and her aspirations for 2022 and beyond.

Kingston University students, staff and alumni commit to help #BreakTheBias on International Women's Day

Kingston University students, staff and alumni commit to help #BreakTheBias on International Women's Day

Kingston University students, staff and alumni commit to help #BreakTheBias on International Women's Day

TikTok generation has unrealistic expectations about becoming a celebrity, Kingston University research reveals

TikTok generation has unrealistic expectations about becoming a celebrity, Kingston University research reveals

A Kingston University study exploring social media's impact on young people has found school children as young as 11 are fame-seeking through the TikTok video-sharing platform, potentially putting their mental health at risk.

February 2022

Kingston University's Town House one of five finalists for prestigious European Union contemporary architecture prize

Kingston University's Town House one of five finalists for prestigious European Union contemporary architecture prize

Kingston University's RIBA Stirling Prize winning Town House building is one of five leading European projects on the final shortlist for this year's European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award. The landmark building on the Penrhyn Road campus was designed by Grafton Architects and named Britain's best new building by the Royal Institute of British Architects in October last year.

January 2022

Kingston University graduate and diversity and inclusion champion Pamela Hutchinson reflects on the importance of her legacy after being recognised in New Year's Honours

Kingston University graduate and diversity and inclusion champion Pamela Hutchinson reflects on the importance of her legacy after being recognised in New Year's Honours

A diversity and inclusion champion in the world of finance and a well-known Hollywood film director are among a group of celebrated individuals from the Kingston University community who were recognised in the New Year's Honours.

Kingston University student Niloufar Ebrahim remembered in launch of scholarship commemorating second anniversary of downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752

Kingston University student Niloufar Ebrahim remembered in launch of scholarship commemorating second anniversary of downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752

A new scholarship has been set up in memory of Kingston University postgraduate student Niloufar Ebrahim, one of 176 passengers and crew who lost their lives when a Ukraine International Airlines flight was shot down in Iran two years ago.

December 2021

Kingston University shortlisted for widening participation and employer partnership accolades at National Undergraduate Employability awards

Kingston University shortlisted for widening participation and employer partnership accolades at National Undergraduate Employability awards

Kingston University has been shortlisted in two categories at the annual National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards – recognising its work to set students up for success once they graduate.

2021 round up: Celebrating highlights from the Kingston community

2021 round up: Celebrating highlights from the Kingston community

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

Kingston School of Art graduates showcase creativity in Saatchi Gallery exhibition that shines light on emerging talent

Kingston School of Art graduates showcase creativity in Saatchi Gallery exhibition that shines light on emerging talent

Kingston School of Art's MFA Fine Art students are showing their final projects in an exhibition at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London designed to support and highlight talented new artists after a challenging year of restrictions.

November 2021

Leading space engineer and Kingston University alumna opens new learning hub on campus named in her honour

Leading space engineer and Kingston University alumna opens new learning hub on campus named in her honour

A new social learning space named after UK space engineer and Kingston University alumna Anita Bernie has opened its doors at the institution's Roehampton Vale Campus. Ms Bernie was on hand to meet students and cut the ribbon to officially unveil the new Bernie Hub in the campus' Hawker Wing building. The new room was set up to provide a dedicated networking and social space for engineering students, which a suite of computers and seating areas to encourage collaborative learning.

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