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Syrian academic graduates with PhD from Kingston University after fleeing war-torn country

Syrian academic graduates with PhD from Kingston University after fleeing war-torn country

A female scientist has been awarded a PhD from Kingston University, four years after fleeing her home country due to ongoing armed conflict.

January 2024

Nonagenarian philosophy masters student becomes Kingston University's oldest ever graduate at 95 years old

Nonagenarian philosophy masters student becomes Kingston University's oldest ever graduate at 95 years old

Kingston University celebrated its oldest ever graduate earlier this month during a graduation ceremony at The Rose Theatre. Dr David Marjot, 95, graduated with a Masters in Modern European Philosophy and is the oldest person to ever graduate from the University., beating a record previously held by a 93-year-old graduate from 1994.

ELEMIS co-founder and Kingston University graduate Oriele Frank awarded honorary doctorate

ELEMIS co-founder and Kingston University graduate Oriele Frank awarded honorary doctorate

Kingston University has awarded an honorary degree to a former graduate who went on to co-found leading British beauty brand ELEMIS in recognition of her outstanding contribution to business and marketing.

Thousands of Kingston University students to have achievements celebrated alongside industry experts during Rose Theatre graduation ceremonies

Thousands of Kingston University students to have achievements celebrated alongside industry experts during Rose Theatre graduation ceremonies

More than 3,000 students will cross the stage as their achievements are applauded by proud family, friends, academic staff and special guests during Kingston University's winter graduation ceremonies.

Leading philanthropist and Kingston University graduate Marit Mohn named Dame in New Year's Honours list, with other alumni also recognised for achievements

Leading philanthropist and Kingston University graduate Marit Mohn named Dame in New Year's Honours list, with other alumni also recognised for achievements

A Kingston University law graduate, who has donated millions of pounds to improve the lives of young people, has been made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list in recognition of. her services to philanthropy.

Meet the Kingston School of Art fashion graduates paving the way for a sustainable future

Meet the Kingston School of Art fashion graduates paving the way for a sustainable future

Graduates from the first cohort of Kingston School of Art's Sustainable Fashion: Business and Practices MA have shared the inspirations and motivations behind their final projects.

December 2023

2023 round-up: A golden year for the Kingston community

2023 round-up: A golden year for the Kingston community

We look back over the past 12 month to celebrate the individual achievements of Kingston alumni

Kingston University renews calls for urgent action to prepare students for workplace increasingly dominated by AI as it unveils latest Future Skills report

Kingston University renews calls for urgent action to prepare students for workplace increasingly dominated by AI as it unveils latest Future Skills report

Kingston University has released its latest Future Skills report at a parliamentary reception, where it called for more to be done to better prepare graduates for career success in a digital-first world.

November 2023

Kingston University named among finalists in 2023 UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards for sustainability initiatives

Kingston University named among finalists in 2023 UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards for sustainability initiatives

Kingston University's commitment to sustainability, both as an institution and through the development of student-led projects, has been recognised in the annual UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards, run in association with UKRI. The awards, organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), celebrate exceptional sustainability initiatives and achievements within the higher education sector.

Kingston University celebrates three years of empowering potential through ELEVATE – the award-winning accelerator programme for Black home students

Kingston University celebrates three years of empowering potential through ELEVATE – the award-winning accelerator programme for Black home students

Kingston University's ELEVATE careers programme, which supports students of Black heritage to achieve their full potential, celebrated an important milestone at an event hosted at its flagship building, the Town House.

Charles Lewis Sculpture display unveiled and bursary awarded during celebration event at Kingston School of Art

Charles Lewis Sculpture display unveiled and bursary awarded during celebration event at Kingston School of Art

Three works by renowned sculptor Charles W.E. Lewis have been donated to Kingston School of Art alongside a bursary from his daughter Madeline Lewis. Mr Lewis taught sculpture at Kingston University's school of art between the 1950s and 1970s and was the first lecturer in this field at the University. His daughter Madeline graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art in 1967 from Kingston and more recently her nephew Oscar Parkinson graduated with a FDip Art and Design in 2019.

October 2023

Kingston University Big Read author Professor Hannah Fry discusses how artificial intelligence and algorithms are transforming society during campus visit

Kingston University Big Read author Professor Hannah Fry discusses how artificial intelligence and algorithms are transforming society during campus visit

Students, staff and the local community came together recently to hear from this year's Kingston University Big Read author, as she took the audience on a journey into the world of algorithms through her non-fiction book, Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine.

Kingston School of Art product and furniture design graduates collaborate with leading British furniture brand Heal's to create items for flagship store

Kingston School of Art product and furniture design graduates collaborate with leading British furniture brand Heal's to create items for flagship store

Ten graduates from Kingston School of Art's product and furniture design BA (Hons) course have worked with high-end British furniture retail company Heal's to create products for its flagship store that reflect the evolving needs of the brand's clientele and place a strong emphasis on sustainable design.

September 2023

Kingston University's expertise in enterprise education and industry collaboration recognised in latest Knowledge Exchange Framework

Kingston University's expertise in enterprise education and industry collaboration recognised in latest Knowledge Exchange Framework

Kingston University's collaboration with industry partners, entrepreneurial strengths and wide-ranging engagement activity with the local community has been recognised in this year's Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). In the recently released KEF results for 2023, the University has been assessed as having very high or high engagement in three of the seven perspectives – continuing professional development (CPD) and graduate start-ups, public and community engagement, and research partnerships.

Kingston University early years experts help develop new app to enhance learning for pre-school children

Kingston University early years experts help develop new app to enhance learning for pre-school children

A new app designed to help enhance the learning of children aged three to six has launched after being developed by a team including early years educators from Kingston University.

Expertise of Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment in spotlight at industry research showcase

Expertise of Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment in spotlight at industry research showcase

Leading figures from across industry visited the University to hear about the wide-ranging impact on society of research and knowledge exchange activity being carried out across the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment.

August 2023

Kingston University graduate reflects on transition from nursing student to newly qualified nurse

Kingston University graduate reflects on transition from nursing student to newly qualified nurse

Chelsea Barrett graduated from her degree in adult nursing at Kingston University in September 2022. Almost one year later, she is working as a nurse at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, supporting cancer patients. Here, she reflects on how Kingston prepared her for the transition from nursing student to newly qualified nurse.

Kingston University alumnus finally gets to celebrate his graduation 29 years after missing his ceremony

Kingston University alumnus finally gets to celebrate his graduation 29 years after missing his ceremony

An accounting and finance graduate has returned to Kingston University to celebrate his graduation nearly 30 years after missing his ceremony. Justin Sellers originally graduated from Kingston in 1994 but, by the time his graduation ceremony came around, he had already moved abroad and was unable to attend. However, a recent graduation in the family inspired him to return to Kingston after three decades away.

July 2023

Broadcaster and journalist Samira Ahmed awarded honorary degree from Kingston University for contribution to journalism and gender equality

Broadcaster and journalist Samira Ahmed awarded honorary degree from Kingston University for contribution to journalism and gender equality

Samira Ahmed was awarded a Doctor of Letters in recognition of her contribution to journalism and gender equality in a ceremony at Kingston's Rose Theatre. The award-winning broadcaster and journalist reflected on championing gender equality, the importance of graduate jobs in the news media and writing herself into the history of the Beatles.

International entrepreneur and Kingston University alumnus Vince Tallent awarded an honorary doctorate

International entrepreneur and Kingston University alumnus Vince Tallent awarded an honorary doctorate

Kingston alumnus and businessman Vince Tallent has been awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contribution to business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy by the University.

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