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July 2019

Homelessness campaigner Matthew Downie and TESCO Clubcard pioneers Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby among Kingston University stars recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Homelessness campaigner Matthew Downie and TESCO Clubcard pioneers Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby among Kingston University stars recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

A Kingston University graduate dedicated to tackling homelessness through his policy work with a leading national charity has been named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Inspirational entrepreneurs, campaigners for justice and industry pioneers to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Inspirational entrepreneurs, campaigners for justice and industry pioneers to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

A dedicated race and human rights campaigner, an innovator in fashion branding and an influential legal expert are among a group of industry leaders set to receive honorary awards from Kingston University as thousands of students celebrate their graduations.

Innovative school pupils' designs showcased at Kingston University as part of Primary Engineer's London Leaders Awards

Innovative school pupils' designs showcased at Kingston University as part of Primary Engineer's London Leaders Awards

Creative solutions to global engineering problems dreamed up by young innovators of the future were unveiled at Kingston University as part of an annual Primary Engineer competition.

Four Kingston University subjects secure 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey

Four Kingston University subjects secure 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey

​Kingston University has seen four of its subjects achieve 100 per cent for overall student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey, along with strong improvements across the board, .

June 2019

 International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Ensuring young girls understand the creative potential of engineering and science careers could play a key part in addressing the sector's gender imbalance, according to industry expert and Kingston University visiting professor Dawn Childs. The group engineering director for global theme park operator Merlin and current president of the Women's Engineering Society also spoke of the need for more female engineers to visit schools and act as powerful role models to children ahead of International Women in Engineering Day this Sunday.

Kingston University construction management student who swapped accountancy career for design honoured at Women in Property awards

Kingston University construction management student who swapped accountancy career for design honoured at Women in Property awards

A mum-of-one who left an accountancy career behind to pursue her creative dreams at Kingston University was hailed as an inspirational role model at a regional construction industry awards.

Kingston School of Art's fashion degree among best in world, according to latest rankings released by leading sector influencer Business of Fashion

Kingston School of Art's fashion degree among best in world, according to latest rankings released by leading sector influencer Business of Fashion

Kingston University has once again featured prominently in the prestigious Business of Fashion international fashion school listings.

Kingston University named one of top 50 in country in Guardian league tables – rising 10 places in national newspaper's latest rankings

Kingston University named one of top 50 in country in Guardian league tables – rising 10 places in national newspaper's latest rankings

Kingston University has been named in the top 50 institutions in the country in the latest Guardian University Guide league tables.

House of Lords becomes home of high fashion as it plays host to Kingston School of Art catwalk show

House of Lords becomes home of high fashion as it plays host to Kingston School of Art catwalk show

The House of Lords was given a fresh injection of style as graduating Kingston School of Art fashion students showcased their final collections on a catwalk at the prestigious Parliamentary venue.

Combating climate change: Kingston University PhD student's renewable energy research wins plaudits in Three Minute Thesis competition

Combating climate change: Kingston University PhD student's renewable energy research wins plaudits in Three Minute Thesis competition

A postgraduate student whose research in to how communities could help tackle climate change by cooperatively harnessing renewable energy is set to represent Kingston University in the national semi-finals of the global Three Minute Thesis competition.

May 2019

Unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in Kingston: Five facts about impact of German air raids on borough during the war

Unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in Kingston: Five facts about impact of German air raids on borough during the war

The recent discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb on a building site near Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus served as a reminder of how the local area bore the brunt of some considerable attention from the German Luftwaffe between 1939 and 1941.

Experimental film students and graduates selected to be part of first round of nominations for ICA and BBC New Creatives

Experimental film students and graduates selected to be part of first round of nominations for ICA and BBC New Creatives

Kingston School of Art has been well represented at the first Open Call of the BBC's New Creatives scheme with two students and two graduates selected to be part of the prestigous showcase of filmmaking.

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.

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