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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.

August 2022

 Kingston University student secures place in Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about bioengineering research to help repair damaged bones

Kingston University student secures place in Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about bioengineering research to help repair damaged bones

A Kingston University postgraduate student whose tissue engineering research could help address the global organ donor shortage has made the national final of this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Kingston School of Art graduate creates mental health inspired music video for Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens

Kingston School of Art graduate creates mental health inspired music video for Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens

A Kingston School of Art alumna has created an animated music video for former Rizzle Kicks singer Jordan Stephens which explores the rollercoaster of emotions associated with anxiety.

Award-winning animation director and Kingston School of Art graduate creates Netflix series based on comic books made during studies

Award-winning animation director and Kingston School of Art graduate creates Netflix series based on comic books made during studies

A Kingston University alumnus is the creator and writer behind a new animated show on Netflix called Dead End: Paranormal Park, which explores LGBTQ+, mental health, and neurodivergent lived experiences.

July 2022

Former Bupa CEO Val Gooding CBE recognised with honorary doctorate during Kingston University graduation ceremony at Rose Theatre

Former Bupa CEO Val Gooding CBE recognised with honorary doctorate during Kingston University graduation ceremony at Rose Theatre

Leading British businesswoman Val Gooding CBE encouraged graduating students to learn, be curious, flexible and above all else never give up, as she shared lessons from her career after being awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University.

Thousands of Kingston University students set to celebrate graduation during town centre ceremonies at Rose Theatre

Thousands of Kingston University students set to celebrate graduation during town centre ceremonies at Rose Theatre

Almost 4,000 Kingston University students will celebrate their academic achievements when they cross the stage to graduate in front of proud family, friends, academic staff and special guests this month.

Scholarship winner hopes to pursue dreams of Kingston University student Niloufar Ebrahim – who lost her life on downed Ukraine International Airlines flight 752

Scholarship winner hopes to pursue dreams of Kingston University student Niloufar Ebrahim – who lost her life on downed Ukraine International Airlines flight 752

A psychology and criminology graduate will undertake a Masters degree at Kingston University after being awarded a scholarship set up in memory of Niloufar Ebrahim, one of 176 passengers and crew who lost their lives when a Ukraine International Airlines flight was shot down in Iran two years ago.

June 2022

Kingston University tops UK for graduate start-ups in latest HE-BCI rankings

Kingston University tops UK for graduate start-ups in latest HE-BCI rankings

Kingston University has been ranked number one for graduate start-ups out of all higher education institutions in the United Kingdom in the latest Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey. The HE-BCI survey, which gathers data on UK universities' engagement in the economy and knowledge exchange, found that the University supported 298 graduate start-ups in the year 2020-2021.

Kingston University's new Dean of Engineering, Computing and the Environment Professor Amir Alani emphasises importance of working with industry to advance research and learning

Kingston University's new Dean of Engineering, Computing and the Environment Professor Amir Alani emphasises importance of working with industry to advance research and learning

The new Dean of Kingston University's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment, Professor Amir Alani, has highlighted the crucial role higher education has to play in ensuring advances in technology are harnessed to benefit society.

Kingston University's pioneering and innovative academic expertise to be celebrated during annual Festival of Research

Kingston University's pioneering and innovative academic expertise to be celebrated during annual Festival of Research

The breadth and impact of research carried out across Kingston University and the contribution it makes to society will be celebrated during the institution's annual Festival of Research later this month.

Kingston University publishes new report calling for formation of Future Skills Council to address workforce skills challenge

Kingston University publishes new report calling for formation of Future Skills Council to address workforce skills challenge

Kingston University has published a new report calling for the establishment of a Future Skills Council bringing together industry, universities and policymakers to tackle the nation's skills shortages and secure the UK's future economic prosperity.

Design professor and Fixperts founder Daniel Charny among Kingston University community recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Design professor and Fixperts founder Daniel Charny among Kingston University community recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

A trailblazing design expert from Kingston University has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to design and creativity.

Kingston School of Art winner of 2021 MTV Music Meets Fashion competition reflects on launch of career as she celebrates graduation

Kingston School of Art winner of 2021 MTV Music Meets Fashion competition reflects on launch of career as she celebrates graduation

A Kingston School of Art graduate, who last year won MTV's global Music Meets Fashion competition, has spoken of her experience breaking into the fashion industry while celebrating her achievements at a graduation ceremony at Twickenham Stadium.

Kingston Alumni Raise £78,255 for Student Support

Kingston Alumni Raise £78,255 for Student Support

In just 8 weeks, alumni gave a staggering £78, 255 from 265 donations, 100% of which will support students directly, whether that be through our emergency Hardship Fund, our support for estranged and care leaver students through the KU Cares programme or other projects across the university.

May 2022

PhD chemistry graduates tie the knot after Kingston University proves the perfect match

PhD chemistry graduates tie the knot after Kingston University proves the perfect match

A graduate husband and wife who realised they had a special chemistry after meeting in the first year of their Kingston University PhDs, have marked the completion of their studies crossing the stage to resounding applause in a ceremony at London's Twickenham Stadium. Tomris Coban, 30, and Cameron Robertson, 29, from Surbiton, south west London, met in the early stages of their three-year PhD programmes after being placed in the same research group in the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.

Blast off for Kingston University Big Read as interstellar coming-of-age novel named as this year's title

Blast off for Kingston University Big Read as interstellar coming-of-age novel named as this year's title

Best-selling author and Kingston University alumnus Phil Stamper is set to thrill students, staff and alumni with his debut novel The Gravity of Us, which has been selected as this year's Big Read.

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