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Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Kingston University's flagship Town House building has made the final shortlist for the United Kingdom's most prestigious architecture award – the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize. Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects, the building, at the heart of the University's Penrhyn Road campus, is one of just six contenders to make the eagerly anticipated shortlist for the coveted accolade, now in its 25th year.

Kingston University PhD student wins Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about research into sustainable future for concrete

Kingston University PhD student wins Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about research into sustainable future for concrete

A Kingston University postgraduate engineering student has won this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis national competition.

Kingston University's flagship Town House building scoops coveted RIBA National Award for significant contribution to architecture

Kingston University's flagship Town House building scoops coveted RIBA National Award for significant contribution to architecture

Kingston University's Town House has been named one of Britain's best new buildings, scooping a coveted 2021 RIBA National Award for architecture.

From wooden giraffe toys to a new future for concrete: Kingston University PhD student's presentation earns place in Three Minute Thesis national final

From wooden giraffe toys to a new future for concrete: Kingston University PhD student's presentation earns place in Three Minute Thesis national final

A postgraduate engineering student whose research could help drive sustainable innovations in the concrete industry has reached the national final of this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition – with a little help from a childhood toy. Ana Pavlovi?, from Belgrade in Serbia, has been exploring the use of a common volcanic rock, basalt, as an emerging alternative material to steel for reinforcing concrete structures as part of her PhD, having already completed a Masters degree at Kingston University and a second Masters at the University of Belgrade.

August 2021

Kingston University named Client of the Year by RIBA London, with Town House and Mill Street Building receiving regional awards

Kingston University named Client of the Year by RIBA London, with Town House and Mill Street Building receiving regional awards

Kingston University's commitment to design excellence has been recognised in the annual Royal Institute of British Architects' London Region Awards, which has seen it scoop the regional Client of the Year accolade alongside individual awards for two of its buildings.

Kingston University architecture graduate and double medallist at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games reflects on his journey into elite sport

Kingston University architecture graduate and double medallist at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games reflects on his journey into elite sport

An architecture graduate from Kingston School of Art has credited his drive to discover what he was capable of for setting him on the road to his first Paralympic Games, where he scooped two medals in the men's team fencing events.

Mum of two who came through Clearing juggles home schooling with study to graduate with first class degree from Kingston University

Mum of two who came through Clearing juggles home schooling with study to graduate with first class degree from Kingston University

Stephanie Bader, a single mum of two, started her journey at Kingston University having secured her place through Clearing. Three years later, she has graduated with a first class honours degree in working with children and young people and is set to start the postgraduate Master of Social Work course in the next academic year.

Kingston University's Dr Nicholas Freestone awarded National Teaching Fellowship for longstanding commitment to improving student experience

Kingston University's Dr Nicholas Freestone awarded National Teaching Fellowship for longstanding commitment to improving student experience

An award-winning Kingston University biosciences lecturer whose approach to teaching has helped remove barriers and enhance outcomes for students has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

July 2021

Kingston University team races to institution's best ever finish in annual Formula Student competition

Kingston University team races to institution's best ever finish in annual Formula Student competition

Kingston University's team of student engineers secured the institution's best ever Formula Student finish in the eagerly anticipated endurance event at Silverstone.

Paul Bishop Design Scholarship launched at Kingston School of Art aims to increase access to design courses for aspiring students

Paul Bishop Design Scholarship launched at Kingston School of Art aims to increase access to design courses for aspiring students

A new scholarship, supported by Kingston University graduate and award-winning international designer Paul Bishop, has launched to give an opportunity to one prospective interior design or product and furniture design student. The scholarship includes a 100% fee waiver as well as an annual £5,000 living allowance bursary for all three years of the course.

Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

A team of student engineers from Kingston University are set to pit their race car against others from around the world after arriving at Silverstone for the annual Formula Student competition. The University team, supported by academics and technicians from the Faculty of Science, Computing and Engineering, have spent the past 18 months designing and building a single seater race car which they will put to the test in a series of gruelling events at the home of British motorsport.

Kingston University graduate and British Red Cross chief executive Michael Adamson among  alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Kingston University graduate and British Red Cross chief executive Michael Adamson among alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

The chief executive of the British Red Cross spoke of his pride in how the organisation had made a difference to the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable and marginalised people, after the Kingston University alumnus was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Michael Adamson, who took up the position of chief executive in 2014 having been with British Red Cross since 2010, was recognised for his contributions to the humanitarian sector and his role in the Red Cross movement.

Kingston School of Art students win prestigious D&AD New Blood Award with Penguin concept highlighting lack of diversity in GCSE curriculum

Kingston School of Art students win prestigious D&AD New Blood Award with Penguin concept highlighting lack of diversity in GCSE curriculum

Three design marketing students from Kingston School of Art have won a coveted D&AD New Blood Pencil for their creative approach to a brief set by book publisher Penguin, which addresses the under representation of ethnic minorities in the GCSE English Literature curriculum.

June 2021

Kingston School of Art student's collection wins Black Excellence award at Graduate Fashion Week

Kingston School of Art student's collection wins Black Excellence award at Graduate Fashion Week

A Kingston University student's mixed-gender collection, inspired by the anti-SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) movement in Nigeria, has been crowned the winner of the Black Excellence Prize in the Graduate Fashion Week Awards.

Hundreds of young people receive first Covid-19 jabs during  two-day walk-in vaccination drive for over-18s at Kingston University

Hundreds of young people receive first Covid-19 jabs during two-day walk-in vaccination drive for over-18s at Kingston University

A walk-in vaccination service at Kingston University has sen hundreds of students, staff and young people aged 18 and over from across the borough visit campus to receive their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Political protest and gender stereotypes among inspirations behind Kingston School of Art collections unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week

Political protest and gender stereotypes among inspirations behind Kingston School of Art collections unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week

Final year fashion students from Kingston School of Art have showcased their collections on the catwalk via live stream during Graduate Fashion Week.

Kingston University spearheads Future Skills campaign highlighting need for government investment in creativity and innovation to ensure economy thrives

Kingston University spearheads Future Skills campaign highlighting need for government investment in creativity and innovation to ensure economy thrives

Kingston University is leading a national campaign calling on the government to invest in creative education and entrepreneurial innovation to boost future economic prosperity.

Kingston University law students to take on teams from around the globe in finals of prestigious International Criminal Court Moot competition

Kingston University law students to take on teams from around the globe in finals of prestigious International Criminal Court Moot competition

Students from Kingston University's Department of Law have made it to the final stage of this year's International Criminal Court's (ICC) Moot Court Competition. The competition sees law students based at universities across the world compete in a court debate simulating the ICC, called a moot, with the finals usually taking place at The Hague in The Netherlands. This year the event will be held virtually, and Kingston University is one of just six UK institutions represented in the competition. The finals this year takes place throughout June.

Award-winning Kingston University ELEVATE programme holds side hustle showcase to give budding entrepreneurs chance to compete for funding for business ideas

Award-winning Kingston University ELEVATE programme holds side hustle showcase to give budding entrepreneurs chance to compete for funding for business ideas

Entrepreneurial students have pitched a range of innovative business ideas at an inaugural ‘side-hustle' showcase run by an award-winning Kingston University programme that supports black students to achieve their full potential.

May 2021

Kingston University graduate Christian Facey shares tips for student entrepreneurs after being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30

Kingston University graduate Christian Facey shares tips for student entrepreneurs after being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30

A Kingston University graduate listed in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 has reflected on how his business course helped him to succeed and shares his top tips for other students who wish to follow in his enterprising footsteps.

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