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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 spearheads Future Skills campaign highlighting importance of government investment in creativity and innovation to ensure thriving economy

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.

April 2021

Kingston University students and graduates benefit from continued Santander Universities funding to nurture the creative business talent of the future

Kingston University students and graduates benefit from continued Santander Universities funding to nurture the creative business talent of the future

Student and graduate entrepreneurs are receiving a £40,000 boost through Kingston University's longstanding partnership with Santander Universities to launch and develop their start-ups this year.

March 2021

Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

A forensic scientist with a passion for outreach spoke of how helping young people shape their direction in life was what made her job so rewarding after being named the inaugural winner of Kingston University's Woman in STEM award.

Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

A British business leader who spent 12 years as chief executive of private healthcare firm Bupa and had a 20-year career with British Airways has shared advice with female business students, as well as recalling some of the barriers she faced and the role models who inspired her.

Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Raphael Chikukwa graduated from Kingston School of Art's Curating Contemporary Design MA in 2008 and was recently appointed to the position of Executive Director at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Co-course leader Donna Loveday catches up with her former student to discuss his career so far, ambitions for the future and advice for current and future students.

Women's History Month: Female Lead founder and Kingston University honorary degree recipient Edwina Dunn OBE on encouraging more girls to follow STEM careers

Women's History Month: Female Lead founder and Kingston University honorary degree recipient Edwina Dunn OBE on encouraging more girls to follow STEM careers

A data science pioneer who received an honorary degree from Kingston University has shared insights from her career during Women's History Month, as well as outlining some of the barriers she believes prevent girls from pursuing careers in STEM at an early age.

Kingston University students and staff share #ChooseToChallenge commitments on International Women's Day

Kingston University students and staff share #ChooseToChallenge commitments on International Women's Day

The theme for International Women's Day this year is #ChooseToChallenge, with people being encouraged to share photographs of themselves on social media raising a hand to demonstrate a commitment to calling out inequality, alongside the campaign hashtag. As part of this year's theme, Kingston University has been inviting members of its community to share their own commitment to choosing to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world. Some of the responses are below, with others being shared across our social media platforms.

February 2021

Letterpress printed book, organic tracksuit and chiseled typeface among Kingston School of Art works inspired by William Morris on display at online event

Letterpress printed book, organic tracksuit and chiseled typeface among Kingston School of Art works inspired by William Morris on display at online event

The exhibition showcases new work from designers, fine artists, journalists and creative writers each responding to one of three curated quotes from William Morris around protest and social commentary, innovation and technology, and usefulness and beauty.

Kingston School of Art graduate Lucy Saunders wins MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with range for River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week

Kingston School of Art graduate Lucy Saunders wins MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with range for River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Lucy Saunders has seen off competition from design students around the globe to win the MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition.

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder reflects on time at university and shares tips for emerging artists

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder reflects on time at university and shares tips for emerging artists

Award-winning artist and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder spoke of the importance of enjoying the creative journey, as he credited his time at the University with equipping him with the skills to succeed.

Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Kingston University researchers have used a mathematical model known as game theory to explore how the challenge of securing sufficient levels of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been mitigated.

January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

A pioneering scheme run by Kingston University that supports young people from marginalised groups to have equal opportunities in higher education is marking its 15 year anniversary.

A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

Emily Dawson was supported by KU Cares at Kingston University while caring for her mum and seven younger siblings. As part of the 15 year anniversary of the programme, Emily tells us in her own words the challenges she faced and how she managed them.

December 2020

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Dr Paul Micklethwaite, Susutainable Design MA course leader, has outlined some of the ways he is planning to make his festive period more sustainable.

Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

A Kingston University graduate, whose children's books champion inclusivity and have helped young people deal with trauma, has been included in the BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

Quality of Kingston University's landmark Town House and Mill Street Building recognised in raft of architecture and industry award commendations

Quality of Kingston University's landmark Town House and Mill Street Building recognised in raft of architecture and industry award commendations

Kingston University has topped off a year of widespread praise for boosting students' learning through its investment in campus facilities with its iconic Town House named runner up in the Guardian University Awards.

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