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Leading space engineer and Kingston University alumna opens new learning hub on campus named in her honour

Leading space engineer and Kingston University alumna opens new learning hub on campus named in her honour

A new social learning space named after UK space engineer and Kingston University alumna Anita Bernie has opened its doors at the institution's Roehampton Vale Campus. Ms Bernie was on hand to meet students and cut the ribbon to officially unveil the new Bernie Hub in the campus' Hawker Wing building. The new room was set up to provide a dedicated networking and social space for engineering students, which a suite of computers and seating areas to encourage collaborative learning.

Kingston University student awarded Chancerygate Foundation bursary that supports people from Black African and Caribbean backgrounds to build careers within property industry

Kingston University student awarded Chancerygate Foundation bursary that supports people from Black African and Caribbean backgrounds to build careers within property industry

A building surveying student has been awarded a bursary to support her through her studies at Kingston University from not-for-profit initiative and registered charity the Chancerygate Foundation.

October 2021

Kingston University research assistant named one of top 100 most influential disabled people in United Kingdom

Kingston University research assistant named one of top 100 most influential disabled people in United Kingdom

A research assistant at Kingston University has been named one of the top 100 most influential disabled people in the United Kingdom in the Shaw Trust's prestigious Disability Power 100.

Kingston University's Women in Enterprise Network provides boost for businesses

Kingston University's Women in Enterprise Network provides boost for businesses

A network set up by Kingston Business School to address the challenges female entrepreneurs face has gone from strength to strength in its first year.

Kingston University  School of Art graduate's MA Fashion collection celebrates strong female icons and encourages women to break free from stereotypes

Kingston University School of Art graduate's MA Fashion collection celebrates strong female icons and encourages women to break free from stereotypes

A Kingston University graduate has created a striking and colourful collection at the Kingston School of Art Fashion Show 2021 that aims to inspire women to be true to themselves and escape the stereotypical presumptions placed on them.

Kingston University's flagship Town House building wins 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize

Kingston University's flagship Town House building wins 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize

Kingston University's Town House has been named the winner of the 2021 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize – confirming it as Britain's best new building. Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects, the landmark building on the University's Penrhyn Road campus received the highest accolade in UK architecture at a prestigious ceremony at Coventry Cathedral.

Kingston University recognised by National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education

Kingston University recognised by National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education

Kingston University's commitment to promoting excellent cyber security education has been recognised with a prestigious silver award by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ. This means the University has been named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE) by the government agency – a feat achieved by only 11 other higher education institutions across the United Kingdom. The ACE-CSE programme aims to help close the UK's cyber skills gap by supporting the next generation of cyber experts.

Art installation that draws inspiration from designer's Nigerian heritage goes on display in Kingston University's Town House

Art installation that draws inspiration from designer's Nigerian heritage goes on display in Kingston University's Town House

A traditional African headdress and the shared time zone between two countries are the inspirations for a striking new permanent installation in Kingston University's Town House.

Fine Art exhibition highlights artistic practices used in coronavirus lockdown and reconnection with the art school

Fine Art exhibition highlights artistic practices used in coronavirus lockdown and reconnection with the art school

Fine Art graduates from Kingston School of Art have reflected on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in their latest postgraduate show.

September 2021

Big Read book club panellists reflect on memories of first days at university with author Okechukwu Nzelu

Big Read book club panellists reflect on memories of first days at university with author Okechukwu Nzelu

The author of Kingston University's latest Big Read title, Okechukwu Nzelu, has reflected on his first days at university and how nervous and excited he felt, during the final in a series of book club events.

Stanley Picker Gallery fellowship project with artist Ben Judd concludes with final exhibition bringing together Kingston University art students and community groups

Stanley Picker Gallery fellowship project with artist Ben Judd concludes with final exhibition bringing together Kingston University art students and community groups

A fellowship project at Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery, which brought Kingston School of Art students and community groups together, culminates in a final exhibition over the next few weeks.

Kingston University and borough GPs launch pop-up  ‘Jab in a Lorry' Covid-19 vaccination clinics to help students settle safely into campus life

Kingston University and borough GPs launch pop-up ‘Jab in a Lorry' Covid-19 vaccination clinics to help students settle safely into campus life

Kingston University's Lab in a Lorry mobile education centre has been transformed into a Jab in a Lorry vaccination clinic to offer students a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine as they arrive on campus for the start of the academic year. Based at the Penrhyn Road campus, the Lab in a Lorry – usually used by academics and outreach officers to open up the world of science to school children across the capital – has been temporarily converted into a pop-up vaccination centre. It will open its doors to new and returning students during several sessions over the coming fortnight.

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.

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.

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.

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