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.
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.
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 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.
A trailblazing design expert from Kingston University has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to design and creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An 85-year-old Member of the House of Lords has collected a PhD from London's Kingston University, proudly declaring that no one is ever too old to keep learning.
A leading advocate for engineering, well known for championing the need for more women and girls to enter the profession, has received an honorary degree from Kingston University. Chief Executive Officer of Operations for Pure Data Centre Group and president of the Women's Engineering Society Dawn Childs was named an Honorary Doctor of Science during a graduation ceremony for the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Twickenham Stadium.
Seventy per cent of Kingston University's research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Government's latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results represent a 10 per cent increase in the percentage of Kingston's world-leading or internationally excellent research from the previous assessment, published in 2014, with the University's overall grade point average rising to 2.89, up from 2.7 eight years ago.
Almost 5,000 graduates are gearing up to celebrate their academic achievements at the home of rugby as the first Kingston University graduation ceremonies in more than two years kick off this week at Twickenham Stadium. The undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students are the first in Kingston's history to have their graduation ceremonies at the venue, and will collect their awards in a suite next door to one of the most famous rugby pitches in the world, after the University decided it wanted to honour students who have had their graduations delayed in a special one-off celebration at Twickenham.
Preparations for this year's Formula Student competition are well underway, with student engineers from Kingston University getting ready to take on teams from around the globe at Silverstone in July. Last year, the Kingston Racing team secured the institution's best-ever finish after a fantastic effort in the endurance event at the home of British motorsport. It helped take Kingston University to seventh place overall, a huge improvement on the previous finish of 69th place out of 80 in the 2019 event.
Kingston University's Town House building has been named winner of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, the highest accolade in European architecture. The latest recognition for Town House places the landmark building in illustrious company as one of only three UK winners of the prestigious European Union prize. Its success also marks the first time a university building has won the award and cements its international status after it carried off the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize in 2021.
A knowledge exchange leader with a track record of developing long-standing, impactful collaborations between universities, businesses and external organisations has been appointed to a senior role at Kingston University. Dr Martin Davies will join Kingston in May as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Knowledge Exchange and Innovation.
Kingston School of Art's Design School has launched a new scholarship named after a world-renowned studio founded by graduate Andrew Winch.
Fine art graduate Clara Lang-Ezekiel has created a collection called Remember the Ladies, inspired by remarkable women throughout history.
A Kingston University careers programme that supports students of Black African or Black Caribbean descent to achieve their full potential was named best widening participation initiative of the year at the annual National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards.
Kingston University welcomed a panel of investors into the RIBA award-winning Town House for the Human Face of Venture Capital event. Aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners from across South London were invited to hear about the human side of what can often be considered intimidating investors. The four investors included Kingston alumnus Matthew Cushen, founding partner of Worth Capital, and the event was hosted by Ian Roberts, head of Kingston Business School.
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