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May 2019

Kingston University's leading role in closing BME attainment gap highlighted in new report by Universities UK and National Union of Students

Kingston University's leading role in closing BME attainment gap highlighted in new report by Universities UK and National Union of Students

​Kingston University's sector-leading work in reducing the BME attainment gap has been highlighted in a new report by Universities UK and the National Union of Students. The report, led by Baroness Amos, director of SOAS, and Amatey Doku, vice-president of higher education for the NUS, sets out five key recommendations for the sector to adopt as a framework for closing the gap.

April 2019

Illustration animation graduate collects gong at Royal Television Society regional student awards

Illustration animation graduate collects gong at Royal Television Society regional student awards

Matthew Armitage's film Brass won the animation category in the regional final of the Royal Television Society's London regional student awards, with two fellow graduates also nominated.

Driven Kingston University economics graduate overcomes tough upbringing to land top job in the City

Driven Kingston University economics graduate overcomes tough upbringing to land top job in the City

A Kingston University economics graduate has overcome a tough upbringing to change his life. Reggie Nelson thought outside the box to land a top job in the heart of the City of London.

Sir Brian Leveson hails Kingston University's online archive of landmark public inquiry in to journalism during Discover Leveson project launch event

Sir Brian Leveson hails Kingston University's online archive of landmark public inquiry in to journalism during Discover Leveson project launch event

Sir Brian Leveson has highlighted the importance of ensuring the lessons of his landmark examination of standards in journalism are not forgotten at an event launching Kingston University's online archive of the Leveson Inquiry.

March 2019

Leading social work researcher Professor Shulamit Ramon awarded honorary degree by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Leading social work researcher Professor Shulamit Ramon awarded honorary degree by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Leading social work researcher Professor Shulamit Ramon has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Bright ideas from Kingston University students celebrated at annual awards ceremony

Bright ideas from Kingston University students celebrated at annual awards ceremony

Students from across Kingston University pitched their best entrepreneurial products and services as part of the annual Bright Ideas Grand Final awards ceremony. Over 300 business ideas were submitted from over 600 student entrants with expert judging panels made up of Kingston alumni and friends to choose what they thought were the best, and brightest ideas.

Government Ministers Chris Skidmore and Nadhim Zahawi praise Kingston University for support it offers care leavers throughout  their studies

Government Ministers Chris Skidmore and Nadhim Zahawi praise Kingston University for support it offers care leavers throughout their studies

Two Government Ministers have praised Kingston University for its sector-leading work helping students who are care leavers or estranged from their families move on to higher education and get ahead by completing a degree.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London applaud achievements of almost 2,000 graduates

Kingston University and St George's, University of London applaud achievements of almost 2,000 graduates

Hundreds of students have collected their degrees during graduation ceremonies for the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at the Royal Festival Hall.

Kingston University illustration graduate hopes crowdfunding will enable roll out of project to help children undergoing kidney transplants

Kingston University illustration graduate hopes crowdfunding will enable roll out of project to help children undergoing kidney transplants

A Kingston University design graduate has launched a public crowdfunding appeal to raise money for a new interactive book for children undergoing kidney transplants.

Kingston University students help community reimagine suburban Tolworth through Greater London Authority-funded SHEDx project

Kingston University students help community reimagine suburban Tolworth through Greater London Authority-funded SHEDx project

Kingston University students are working with Tolworth residents to transform the areas they live and work in as part of a creative community-led project.

Inspiring young girls through strategic approach key to driving more women in to STEM careers and closing  skills gap, experts say at Kingston University event

Inspiring young girls through strategic approach key to driving more women in to STEM careers and closing skills gap, experts say at Kingston University event

A panel of leading advocates for gender equality in the sciences discussed the reasons behind the underrepresentation of women in STEM subjects during a public event organised by Kingston University.

February 2019

Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

Chairman of Metro Bank Vernon Hill has launched this year's industry-recognised Strategy into Practice seminars with a talk on how to increase business growth.

January 2019

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore hails Kingston University for its work promoting diversity and increasing access to higher education

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore hails Kingston University for its work promoting diversity and increasing access to higher education

The Government's new Universities Minister has commended Kingston University for its sector-leading work on social mobility, diversity and reducing the BME attainment gap. During a visit to the University's Penrhyn Road campus, Chris Skidmore MP was given a tour of facilities, including its dedicated STEM outreach centre, which hosts primary and secondary pupils for specially tailored sessions.

Inspirational 82 year old proves it's never too late to learn as she graduates with MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University

Inspirational 82 year old proves it's never too late to learn as she graduates with MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University

Grandmother Hilary Forde-Chalkly inspires the younger generation as she graduates from Kingston University with a Masters in Creative Writing more than 60 years after leaving school with just one O level.

Congratulations to the winter graduates of the Class of 2018!

Congratulations to the winter graduates of the Class of 2018!

Postgraduate students from Kingston School of Art and the faculties of Science, Engineering and Computing and Business and Social Sciences celebrated their achievements at our 2018 winter graduation ceremonies.

Rocket scientist helping Britain reach for the stars after graduating with PhD following Kingston University studies

Rocket scientist helping Britain reach for the stars after graduating with PhD following Kingston University studies

A rocket scientist from Kingston University is hoping to help play a key role in leading Britain back in to space after capping off a decade of studies at Kingston University with a PhD.

Kingston University fashion graduate and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey named Dame in New Year's Honours

Kingston University fashion graduate and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey named Dame in New Year's Honours

Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, who graduated from Kingston University with a fashion degree, has been named a Dame in the latest New Year's Honours list.

December 2018

2018 round up: A remarkable year for Kingston University alumni

2018 round up: A remarkable year for Kingston University alumni

From OBEs and Influential Leader lists to award-winning startups and documentaries, 2018 has been another remarkable year for Kingston University alumni. Our graduates continue to be an inspiration to current and future students at Kingston.

Discover Leveson – Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society

Discover Leveson – Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society

A cutting edge new online archive created by Kingston University will give the public new insight in to the Leveson Inquiry, which examined the central role of journalism in modern society.

November 2018

Kingston School of Art design graduates win Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for eco-friendly Chip[s] Board material

Kingston School of Art design graduates win Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for eco-friendly Chip[s] Board material

Recent graduates Rowan Minkley and Rob Nicoll, co-founders of Chip[s] Board, picked up the award in the non-tech category at the annual awards ceremony having beaten teams from 80 universities from around the country.

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