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January 2020

Kingston University graduate playing key role in Mars rover mission to search for life on Red Planet

Kingston University graduate playing key role in Mars rover mission to search for life on Red Planet

A Kingston University engineering graduate is hoping to help answer the burning question of whether there is life on Mars when Europe's first rover blasts off for the Red Planet later this year. Mahilal De Silva has been playing a leading role in the construction of the six-wheeled robotic vehicle for the landmark mission at Airbus' Stevenage facility. Named the Rosalind Franklin after the British DNA pioneer, it is the first Mars rover specifically designed to find evidence of past or present life.

Award-winning architect and diversity and inclusion champion among members of Kingston University community recognised in Queen's New Year Honours List

Award-winning architect and diversity and inclusion champion among members of Kingston University community recognised in Queen's New Year Honours List

A Kingston University design graduate and co-founder of RIBA Stirling Prize winning architecture practice dRMM has been awarded an OBE for services to design in the built environment.

Kingston University students advised to ‘be true to yourself' as they are applauded during week of graduation ceremonies

Kingston University students advised to ‘be true to yourself' as they are applauded during week of graduation ceremonies

Hundreds of Kingston University students are celebrating their exceptional achievements this week in front of proud family, friends, staff members and special guests – as they become the University's first graduates of the new decade.

Kingston alumni in Nigeria strengthen their connections

Kingston alumni in Nigeria strengthen their connections

Over the past year Kingston University alumni living in Nigeria have been developing the Nigerian Kingston Alumni Network to build their professional networks, and work to support students and new graduates from the country.

Flagship multi-million pound Town House building opens at Kingston University

Flagship multi-million pound Town House building opens at Kingston University

Kingston University's landmark Town House building at the Penrhyn Road campus has opened its doors to students, staff and the community.

December 2019

Kingston alumni raise £96,000 for student support!

Kingston alumni raise £96,000 for student support!

Our team of thirty students, studying subjects from Aerospace Engineering to Drama, have been reaching out to our alumni to share news about Kingston University and to raise support for our students.

2019 round up: Highlights from a fantastic year for Kingston alumni

2019 round up: Highlights from a fantastic year for Kingston alumni

A Dame, a Knight, and a host of industry award winners! In 2019, Kingston alumni have achieved success and been recognised for contributions in the arts, business, science, health and social care.

November 2019

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Ways that new, targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during a Kingston University event that brought together leading researchers and industry experts from across the United Kingdom.

Kingston is Global celebrates international reach and impact of Kingston alumni with 16 reunions across the globe

Kingston is Global celebrates international reach and impact of Kingston alumni with 16 reunions across the globe

We celebrated the first-ever Kingston is Global reunion day on Thursday 7 November 2019 with alumni reunions taking place around the world in America, Australia, Botswana, Cyprus, Canada, Greece, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Pakistan, Spain, Nigeria, and of course Kingston.

October 2019

Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Coleen Rooney and stars of ITV's Love Island have been seen modelling a T-shirt design by a Kingston School of Art student after it was chosen by a panel of influential fashion industry professionals and celebrities as part of this year's Jeans for Genes Day fundraising campaign.

Kingston Business School celebrates graduation of next generation of Russia's business leaders from Moscow MBA

Kingston Business School celebrates graduation of next generation of Russia's business leaders from Moscow MBA

Senior leaders from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences travelled to Russia earlier this month to celebrate the graduation of this year's cohort of students from Kingston University's MBA in Moscow, delivered in partnership with the Russian Presidential Academy of Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh receives Queen's knighthood (KBE) at Clarence House

Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh receives Queen's knighthood (KBE) at Clarence House

Tan Sri (Sir) Francis has been awarded Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in recognition of his substantial contribution to economic relations between Malaysia and the United Kingdom, and to the UK economy.

Kingston University's integral role at heart of community celebrated at civic showcase event in borough's Guildhall

Kingston University's integral role at heart of community celebrated at civic showcase event in borough's Guildhall

The key role Kingston University plays in the community was showcased at the borough's Guildhall as staff and students made the most of the opportunity to demonstrate the ways in which they enrich the lives of people across the borough.

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore discusses importance of education and significance of Black History Month in return visit to Kingston University

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore discusses importance of education and significance of Black History Month in return visit to Kingston University

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore has made his thrid visit this year to Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus.

 Kingston University's School of Engineering and the Environment receives Athena SWAN bronze award from Advance HE

Kingston University's School of Engineering and the Environment receives Athena SWAN bronze award from Advance HE

Kingston University's School of Engineering and the Environment has become the third department to receive an Athena SWAN bronze award for its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.

European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake among visitors to Kingston University's lab in a lorry at New Scientist Live event

European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake among visitors to Kingston University's lab in a lorry at New Scientist Live event

Hundreds of science enthusiasts were given a taster of some of Kingston University's STEM equipment and outreach activities as New Scientist Live opened its doors at ExCel London on Thursday, with visitors to the University's stand including British astronaut Tim Peake.

Alumni Champions event celebrates over 2,800 hours of alumni volunteering last year

Alumni Champions event celebrates over 2,800 hours of alumni volunteering last year

Last year, over 438 of our alumni at Kingston shared their valuable time to volunteer in support of Kingston students.

Kingston University applauded for commitment to opening up education to underrepresented groups at UK Social Mobility Awards

Kingston University applauded for commitment to opening up education to underrepresented groups at UK Social Mobility Awards

Kingston University has been applauded for its pioneering initiatives helping underrepresented groups succeed in higher education at this year's UK Social Mobility Awards.

Grafton Architects, designers of Kingston University's flagship Town House building, named winners of 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Grafton Architects, designers of Kingston University's flagship Town House building, named winners of 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Grafton Architects, the practice responsible for designing the University's landmark Town House building, have won the United Kingdom's highest honour for architecture - the 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal.

September 2019

Kingston University product and furniture design graduate's modular wall planter in full bloom at London Design Festival

Kingston University product and furniture design graduate's modular wall planter in full bloom at London Design Festival

Will Bloomfield's design is just one of the products by Kingston School of Art graduates on show at the London Design Festival.

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