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Kingston University student scoops prestigious D&AD New Blood Award for creative campaign showcasing microprocessor technology

Posted Friday 25 September 2020

Kingston University student scoops prestigious D&AD New Blood Award for creative campaign showcasing microprocessor technology

A Kingston University creative economy student has won a prestigious New Blood Pencil from the D&AD Awards, for designing a campaign for computing giant Intel that features magnified images of microprocessors alongside the global challenges the technology firm is trying to solve.

The D&AD Awards recognise creative excellence in design and advertising and attract entries from around the world. The New Blood category is a platform for budding students and young creatives to showcase their talent on briefs set by real clients and judged by the industry's top creatives....


Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

Posted Friday 25 September 2020

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

As the UK enters a new phase of government-imposed measures designed to combat Covid-19, a team of experts from Kingston University has released a report examining the initial response of eight democratic countries to the pandemic, and how local, national and international politics played a pivotal role in the outcomes.

The report, Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, looks at how the eight countries responded from April to June 30, during the early stages of the pandemic. The UK, Germany, Bulgaria, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and the USA were all included in the study....


Kingston School of Art creative writing graduate Oyinkan Braithwaite scoops British Book Award

Posted Friday 25 September 2020

Kingston School of Art creative writing graduate Oyinkan Braithwaite scoops British Book Award

Kingston School of Art graduate Oyinkan Braithwaite has been crowned winner of the prestigious Crime and Thriller Book of the Year at the British Book Awards for her debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer. Braithwaite beat off stiff competition from crime heavyweights including Val McDermid and Lee Child to take the prize in the awards which are run by The Bookseller, and celebrate the best of the British book industry.

Braithwaite graduated in creative writing and law in 2012 and has since enjoyed success as a freelance writer, editor and spoken word artist in her home city of Lagos, Nigeria. My Sister, the Serial Killer is a dark, comic thriller, focusing on the relationship between two Nigerian sisters. It received rave reviews on publication, featuring as a Sunday Times Bestseller, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize....


Kingston University shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards

Posted Thursday 24 September 2020

Kingston University shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards

Kingston University and its pioneering staff have been shortlisted by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education for its prestigious annual awards, which recognise outstanding work in higher education.

The Kingston projects selected span career development support for Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) mental health nurses, educating trainee teachers to recognise and address the special needs of armed forces children, and improving the provision of midwifery education in Bangladesh to reduce the country's birth mortality rate....


Kingston University's landmark Town House and revamped Knights Park campus features of Open House celebration of architecture

Posted Tuesday 15 September 2020

Kingston University's landmark Town House and revamped Knights Park campus features of Open House celebration of architecture

Kingston University will be throwing open its doors in the virtual realm as part of Open House 2020 - a festival celebrating London's most striking architecture. The annual event sees boroughs open up dozens of iconic buildings and hidden gems for the public to explore and learn more about their history and significance in their local communities.

The University's flagship Town House building and Kingston School of Art's newly renovated Mill Street Building at Knights Park will be showcased through free virtual tours during the event on 19 and 20 September....


Tributes flow for renowned fashion photographer and inspirational Kingston School of Art lecturer Michael Woolley

Posted Monday 14 September 2020

Tributes flow for renowned fashion photographer and inspirational Kingston School of Art lecturer Michael Woolley

Kingston School of Art staff and students have paid tribute to lecturer Michael Woolley, who passed away during the summer.

Michael was an internationally renowned fashion photographer, whose work featured in the world's most iconic magazines, including Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire. During the last five years, he shared his knowledge, experience and passion with Kingston School of Art students as a visiting lecturer in fashion photography....


Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

Posted Monday 14 September 2020

Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

From interning with French fashion house Chanel to working on a busy hospital ward, a talented graduate designer from Kingston University has swapped haute couture for scrubs to help support the NHS in the battle against coronavirus.

Two weeks before lockdown, Megan Greenfield had just finished a six month design internship with leading French fashion house Chanel, and was part way through the recruitment process for a design role in men's embroidery with another leading fashion company....


Kingston University named one of top 40 in country and best for design in latest Guardian University Guide league table rankings

Posted Saturday 5 September 2020

Kingston University named one of top 40 in country and best for design in latest Guardian University Guide league table rankings

Kingston University has been named one of the top 40 institutions in the country in the newly released Guardian University Guide league tables for 2021. The University has jumped eight places to be ranked 40 out of 121 institutions featured in the national newspaper's annual listings.

Its continued improvement in the rankings follows a rise of 10 places in last year's Guardian tables, which saw it propelled into the listing of the top 50 institutions in the United Kingdom, up 23 places on the previous year....

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