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January 2023

Kingston alumni celebrate their Honorary Degrees in Education at this year's winter graduations

Kingston alumni celebrate their Honorary Degrees in Education at this year's winter graduations

Kingston University alumni from the Class of 1956 to the Class of 1979 donned their cap and gowns to attend a special Honorary Degree in Education graduation ceremony, decades after completing their education studies at Gipsy Hill Teacher Training College, a predecessor of Kingston University's Department of Education.

Former Sunday Times journalist who played instrumental role in exposing Thalidomide scandal recognised with honorary doctorate from Kingston University

Former Sunday Times journalist who played instrumental role in exposing Thalidomide scandal recognised with honorary doctorate from Kingston University

Acclaimed investigative journalist, author and philanthropist Dr Elaine Potter highlighted the importance of holding individuals in powerful positions to account as she received an honorary degree from Kingston University. The former Sunday Times journalist and co-founder of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism shared lessons learned from across her career with graduands as she was recognised for her contribution to business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy during a Kingston School of Art graduation ceremony at the borough's Rose Theatre.

Dedicated teachers awarded honorary degrees in education from alma mater Kingston University

Dedicated teachers awarded honorary degrees in education from alma mater Kingston University

An 86-year-old retired music teacher was among a throng of jubilant graduates who have crossed the stage to collect an honorary degree in education from Kingston University – decades after completing their education certificates.

Hundreds of Kingston University students cross graduation stage at Rose Theatre ceremonies

Hundreds of Kingston University students cross graduation stage at Rose Theatre ceremonies

The achievements of almost 3,000 Kingston University students was applauded when they crossed the stage to graduate in front of proud family, friends, academic staff and special guests.

Setback with Virgin Orbit satellite launch unlikely to significantly impact country‘s space aspirations, Kingston University astronautics expert says

Setback with Virgin Orbit satellite launch unlikely to significantly impact country‘s space aspirations, Kingston University astronautics expert says

The failed launch of nine satellites from Spaceport Cornwall shouldn't hamper what is set to be an exciting new era for the UK's space industry, according to a Kingston University expert in space and launch propulsion.

Applications open for scholarship commemorating Kingston University student Niloufar Ebrahim

Applications open for scholarship commemorating Kingston University student Niloufar Ebrahim

The Niloufar Ebrahim scholarship was created to honour a Kingston University graduate who wanted to make the world a better place. Niloufar's family, together with Kingston University, created the scholarship to honour Niloufar's memory. Kingston University student Niloufar Ebrahim remembered in launch of scholarship commemorating second anniversary of downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752

Leading engineer and Kingston University honorary graduate Dawn Childs named Dame in New Year's Honours, with other alumni also recognised for achievements

Leading engineer and Kingston University honorary graduate Dawn Childs named Dame in New Year's Honours, with other alumni also recognised for achievements

A leading British engineer and former visiting professor at Kingston University who has played a central role in increasing the number of women working in the profession has been made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list.

Kingston University graduate Will Calnan reflects on highs and lows of professional sport after scooping bronze medal at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Kingston University graduate Will Calnan reflects on highs and lows of professional sport after scooping bronze medal at 2022 Commonwealth Games

A Kingston University graduate has spoken of the incredible experience of competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the mental challenges that come with being a professional hockey player.

December 2022

2022 round up: Celebrating highlights from the Kingston community

2022 round up: Celebrating highlights from the Kingston community

A celebration of Kingston alumni achievements and the different ways alumni have been getting involved with the Kingston community in 2022.

Kingston University's Future Skills campaign scoops top prize at PRCA-PoliMonitor Public Affairs Awards

Kingston University's Future Skills campaign scoops top prize at PRCA-PoliMonitor Public Affairs Awards

Kingston University's sector-leading work highlighting the importance of future skills to a thriving national economy has been named exceptional campaign of the year at the annual PRCA-PoliMonitor Public Affairs Awards.

November 2022

Exhibition from Kingston School of Art's Storybox Collective shines light on rich history of Glyndebourne opera house

Exhibition from Kingston School of Art's Storybox Collective shines light on rich history of Glyndebourne opera house

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.

Kingston University's work to embed future skills throughout curriculum draws praise from Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey during campus visit

Kingston University's work to embed future skills throughout curriculum draws praise from Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey during campus visit

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.

Kingston Business School students and graduates invited to the House of Lords to discuss the future of entrepreneurship

Kingston Business School students and graduates invited to the House of Lords to discuss the future of entrepreneurship

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's Navigate programme to prepare students for career success by embedding future skills across curriculum

Kingston University's Navigate programme to prepare students for career success by embedding future skills across curriculum

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.

October 2022

Vital for graduates to possess future skills the country's workforce needs if economy is to thrive, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor tells House of Lords inquiry

Vital for graduates to possess future skills the country's workforce needs if economy is to thrive, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor tells House of Lords inquiry

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.

September 2022

Kingston University secures top honours in national Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition for second year running after student showcases advances in tissue engineering research

Kingston University secures top honours in national Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition for second year running after student showcases advances in tissue engineering research

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 ranked among highest nationally in several subject areas and top 60 overall in 2023 Guardian University Guide

Kingston University ranked among highest nationally in several subject areas and top 60 overall in 2023 Guardian University Guide

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.

 Kingston University equality network shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

Kingston University equality network shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

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.

London Fashion Week shines a light on Kingston School of Art's emerging designers

London Fashion Week shines a light on Kingston School of Art's emerging designers

The creativity and craftmanship of Kingston School of Art's postgraduate fashion students was showcased at this year's London Fashion Week with more than 30 designers unveiling their graduate collections.

Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier pays tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier pays tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier has paid tribute to Her Majesty the Queen following the announcement that she has passed away.

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