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April 2020

Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Gloves, safety glasses, lab coats and masks are among the items Kingston University has donated to local NHS services to help protect front-line staff from coronavirus. The personal protective equipment, usually used in the University's laboratories and workshops, has been packaged up and delivered to Kingston Health Centre and Kingston Hospital during the past few weeks.

March 2020

Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

The Mayor and Leader of Kingston Council joined a host of other guests for an exclusive event to celebrate the landmark Town House building ahead of its official opening later this year.

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

A North London schoolgirl's idea for an automated height-adjusting sink to help her mum during her cancer battle has become a reality thanks to Kingston University staff and students.

Ambitious 20 year old PhD graduate from Kingston University set to inspire the next generation of women into STEM careers

Ambitious 20 year old PhD graduate from Kingston University set to inspire the next generation of women into STEM careers

A scientist with an insatiable appetite for knowledge has embarked on a fellowship in neuroscience at the age of 20 after becoming one of the youngest PhD graduates from Kingston University.

Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Kingston University has been shortlisted in two categories in this year's Guardian University Awards.

Kingston University pays tribute to student Niloufar Ebrahim at memorial service

Kingston University pays tribute to student Niloufar Ebrahim at memorial service

Kingston University staff and students have paid tribute to Kingston Business School student Niloufar Ebrahim at a special memorial service attended by friends and family members. Niloufar was one of the passengers on the Ukraine International Airlines flight that downed in Iran in January long with husband Saeed, just three weeks after their wedding celebrations.

February 2020

Thinking outside the sustainable box – Kingston University students showcase their pioneering business ideas at 15th annual Bright Ideas competition

Thinking outside the sustainable box – Kingston University students showcase their pioneering business ideas at 15th annual Bright Ideas competition

Kingston University students showcased their electrifying business ideas to industry professionals, alumni and staff at the Bright Ideas competition grand finale earlier this month. Held at the Kingston Business School, sustainability was at the forefront, as students put their minds together to solve real global issues such as climate change.

Kingston alumni celebrate partnerships and community in Sri Lanka

Kingston alumni celebrate partnerships and community in Sri Lanka

Over 150 alumni and friends joined us in Sri Lanka on the 2nd of February as part of our Kingston Is Global series

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. 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.

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Surrey KT1 2EE

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Crescent House
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664
Email us