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July 2020

Kingston University halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill to undergo multi-million pound refurbishment

Kingston University halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill to undergo multi-million pound refurbishment

A £100 million project to upgrade Kingston University's halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill gets under way this month. The scheme will be delivered by Kingston Student Living - a consortium made up of infrastructure investment firm Equitix and energy, services and regeneration company ENGIE, who will work in partnership with the University.

Kingston University's actions to tackle racism – a message from Vice-Chancellor Steven Spier

Kingston University's actions to tackle racism – a message from Vice-Chancellor Steven Spier

A message to students, staff and alumni from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier.

Kingston University's Town House building and Kingston School of Art campus regeneration shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

Kingston University's Town House building and Kingston School of Art campus regeneration shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

Two Kingston University buildings that have transformed the learning experience for students have been named among the finalists of the Royal Institute of British Architects' annual awards for the London region.

June 2020

  Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

A Kingston University expert in analytical and forensic science has received the Royal Society of Chemistry's exceptional service award for his outstanding contribution to proactively and inclusively supporting his colleagues and the wider scientific community.

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

On International Women in Engineering Day, students, staff and graduates from Kingston University share their experiences and ambitions, as well as offering tips for young women considering a career in STEM and highlighting those who have inspired them on the way.

Kingston University and Kingston Hospital trust join forces to explore relationship between HPV and upper gastrointestinal cancers

Kingston University and Kingston Hospital trust join forces to explore relationship between HPV and upper gastrointestinal cancers

Kingston University researchers will investigate the role human papillomavirus (HPV) plays in the development of gastrointestinal cancers through a new project with Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Hundreds of face shields to help protect frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic are being produced by a team of technicians at Kingston University. The protective face shields are being made using both laser-cutting and 3D-printing equipment in the University's workshops at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing's Roehampton Vale campus and at Kingston School of Art's Knights Park campus.

Kingston University stands together as a community to say Black Lives Matter

Kingston University stands together as a community to say Black Lives Matter

At Kingston University we stand together as a community with our black staff, students and alumni in condemning racism against the black community, and in support of Black Lives Matter.

Emergency appeal raises over £140,000 for students in financial crisis

Emergency appeal raises over £140,000 for students in financial crisis

Kingston University Emergency appeal raises over £140,000 for students in financial crisis

May 2020

Kingston University pharmacy student and disability campaigner performs vital community role as key worker during coronavirus pandemic

Kingston University pharmacy student and disability campaigner performs vital community role as key worker during coronavirus pandemic

A Kingston University pharmacy student has been raising awareness of the role people with disabilities are playing during the Covid-19 outbreak to ensure they don't face barriers getting to and from work.Alongside her studies, Osayuki Igbinoba has been working as a pharmacy adviser in Croydon throughout the pandemic

April 2020

Kingston University graduate and champion of diversity and inclusion to publish fascinating life story

Kingston University graduate and champion of diversity and inclusion to publish fascinating life story

An economics graduate from Kingston University is set to publish a memoir about how he defied the odds to go to study for a degree before embarking on a successful career in investment banking in the City of London.

Kingston University appoints new Chair of Board of Governors

Kingston University appoints new Chair of Board of Governors

Corporate finance expert Francis Small has been appointed Chair of Kingston University's Board of Governors. Following a 36-year career with professional services multinational Ernst & Young, Mr Small joined the University's governing body in 2015 as chair of its Finance Committee. A Cambridge University law graduate, he has extensive experience in audit and risk management, strategic oversight and leadership in professional and business services.

Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Gloves, safety glasses, lab coats and masks are among the items Kingston University has donated to local NHS services to help protect front-line staff from coronavirus. The personal protective equipment, usually used in the University's laboratories and workshops, has been packaged up and delivered to Kingston Health Centre and Kingston Hospital during the past few weeks.

March 2020

Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

The Mayor and Leader of Kingston Council joined a host of other guests for an exclusive event to celebrate the landmark Town House building ahead of its official opening later this year.

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

A North London schoolgirl's idea for an automated height-adjusting sink to help her mum during her cancer battle has become a reality thanks to Kingston University staff and students.

Ambitious 20 year old PhD graduate from Kingston University set to inspire the next generation of women into STEM careers

Ambitious 20 year old PhD graduate from Kingston University set to inspire the next generation of women into STEM careers

A scientist with an insatiable appetite for knowledge has embarked on a fellowship in neuroscience at the age of 20 after becoming one of the youngest PhD graduates from Kingston University.

Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Kingston University has been shortlisted in two categories in this year's Guardian University Awards.

Kingston University pays tribute to student Niloufar Ebrahim at memorial service

Kingston University pays tribute to student Niloufar Ebrahim at memorial service

Kingston University staff and students have paid tribute to Kingston Business School student Niloufar Ebrahim at a special memorial service attended by friends and family members. Niloufar was one of the passengers on the Ukraine International Airlines flight that crashed in Iran in January long with husband Saeed, just three weeks after their wedding celebrations.

February 2020

Thinking outside the sustainable box – Kingston University students showcase their pioneering business ideas at 15th annual Bright Ideas competition

Thinking outside the sustainable box – Kingston University students showcase their pioneering business ideas at 15th annual Bright Ideas competition

Kingston University students showcased their electrifying business ideas to industry professionals, alumni and staff at the Bright Ideas competition grand finale earlier this month. Held at the Kingston Business School, sustainability was at the forefront, as students put their minds together to solve real global issues such as climate change.

Kingston alumni celebrate partnerships and community in Sri Lanka

Kingston alumni celebrate partnerships and community in Sri Lanka

Over 150 alumni and friends joined us in Sri Lanka on the 2nd of February as part of our Kingston Is Global series

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