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Kingston University architecture graduate and double medallist at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games reflects on his journey into elite sport

Posted Friday 17 September 2021

Kingston University architecture graduate and double medallist at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games reflects on his journey into elite sport

An architecture graduate from Kingston School of Art has credited his drive to discover what he was capable of for setting him on the road to his first Paralympic Games, where he scooped two medals in the men's team fencing events.

Oliver Lam-Watson, and his teammates, Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya, defeated Ukraine to secure the bronze medal in the épée event, before coming back to compete in the foil event, where they took silver with a victory over France....


Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Posted Thursday 16 September 2021

Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Kingston University's flagship Town House building has made the final shortlist for the United Kingdom's most prestigious architecture award – the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects, the building, at the heart of the University's Penrhyn Road campus, is one of just six contenders to make the eagerly anticipated shortlist for the coveted accolade, now in its 25th year. The news comes after Town House last week secured a place on the Stirling Prize longlist, after being named one of 54 RIBA national award winners in recognition of its contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom....


Kingston University PhD student wins Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about research into sustainable future for concrete

Posted Friday 10 September 2021

Kingston University PhD student wins Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about research into sustainable future for concrete

A Kingston University postgraduate engineering student has carried off the top prize at this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis national competition  – impressing judges with a presentation that demonstrated her passion for concrete and featured the clever use of a giraffe toy from her childhood. Ana Pavlovic was Kingston University's representative in the annual academic competition, which saw research students from 61 institutions submit spoken presentations on their research topic and its significance in just 180 seconds, alongside an image of their choice.

Ana, from Belgrade in Serbia, has been exploring the use of a common volcanic rock, basalt, as an emerging alternative material to steel for reinforcing concrete structures as part of her PhD, having already completed a Masters degree at Kingston University and a second Masters at the University of Belgrade. ...


Kingston University's flagship Town House building scoops coveted RIBA National Award for significant contribution to architecture

Posted Thursday 9 September 2021

Kingston University's flagship Town House building scoops coveted RIBA National Award for significant contribution to architecture

Kingston University's Town House has been named one of Britain's best new buildings, scooping a coveted 2021 RIBA National Award for architecture.

The Royal Institute of British Architects announced the flagship building as one of 54 winners from across the country in this year's awards, recognising its significant contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom. The winning projects will form the longlist for the Stirling Prize – the UK's most prestigious architecture award – with the shortlist due to be announced next week....


From wooden giraffe toys to a new future for concrete: Kingston University PhD student's presentation earns place in Three Minute Thesis national final

Posted Thursday 9 September 2021

From wooden giraffe toys to a new future for concrete: Kingston University PhD student's presentation earns place in Three Minute Thesis national final

A postgraduate engineering student whose research could help drive sustainable innovations in the concrete industry has reached the national final of this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition – with a little help from a childhood toy.

Ana Pavlovic, from Belgrade in Serbia, has been exploring the use of a common volcanic rock, basalt, as an emerging alternative material to steel for reinforcing concrete structures as part of her PhD, having already completed a Masters degree at Kingston University and a second Masters at the University of Belgrade.  ...


Kingston University named Client of the Year by RIBA London, with Town House and Mill Street Building receiving regional awards

Posted Tuesday 31 August 2021

Kingston University named Client of the Year by RIBA London, with Town House and Mill Street Building receiving regional awards

Kingston University's commitment to design excellence has been recognised in the annual Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) London Region Awards, which have seen it scoop the regional Client of the Year accolade along with individual awards for two of its buildings.

The flagship Town House project and the regeneration of Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building were among 46 projects to receive RIBA London awards after the chairs of five expert juries were hosted at socially distanced visits of all 77 shortlisted schemes across the capital....


Mum of two who came through Clearing juggles home schooling with study to graduate with first class degree from Kingston University

Posted Monday 16 August 2021

Mum of two who came through Clearing juggles home schooling with study to graduate with first class degree from Kingston University

Stephanie Bader, a single mum of two, started her journey at Kingston University having secured her place through Clearing. Three years later, she has graduated with a first class honours degree in working with children and young people and is set to start the postgraduate Master of Social Work course in the next academic year.  

When Stephanie started her degree in 2018, three years felt like a long commitment in addition to taking care of her two sons, one of whom has additional needs. Little did she know, Stephanie would be faced with navigating the Covid-19 pandemic which also meant juggling home schooling on her own....


Kingston University's Dr Nicholas Freestone awarded National Teaching Fellowship for longstanding commitment to improving student experience

Posted Thursday 5 August 2021

Kingston University's Dr Nicholas Freestone awarded National Teaching Fellowship for longstanding commitment to improving student experience

An award-winning Kingston University biosciences lecturer whose approach to teaching has helped remove barriers and enhance outcomes for students from all backgrounds has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Associate Professor for Physiology and Pharmacology Dr Nicholas Freestone is one of 55 academics from across the country to be named a National Teaching Fellow by Advance HE this year. The accolade recognises and celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education....

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