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Kingston University supports small businesses hit by Covid-19 pandemic by delivering government-funded leadership programme

Posted Tuesday 10 November 2020

Kingston University supports small businesses hit by Covid-19 pandemic by delivering government-funded leadership programme

To help entrepreneurs in developing their company's resilience and recovery from the impact of Covid-19, Kingston Business School has launched the Small Business Leadership Programme. The programme is led by Dr Bahare Afrahi, the director of highly successful undergraduate course in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management within Kingston University.

The 10-week course will be held online and has been designed to help entrepreneurs develop the skills and the confidence to make difficult decisions about how to keep their enterprise afloat and boost growth and productivity during these challenging times, and beyond....


Determined care leavers should be given more job opportunities, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor tells key summit during National Care Leavers' Week

Posted Monday 2 November 2020

Determined care leavers should be given more job opportunities, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor tells key summit during National Care Leavers' Week

Businesses have been called upon to employ more care leavers by Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier during a panel talk to celebrate National Care Leavers' Week.

The discussion was a key part of the Empathy Summit, organised by the Care Leaver Covenant and social value agency Spectra, which highlighted the challenges care leavers face, the importance of empathy and what education and business can do to support them....


Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

Posted Friday 23 October 2020

 Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

This month, the careers and employability service at Kingston University is launching ELEVATE - an accelerator programme designed to help provide Black (home) students with the support, guidance and tools to aim high and achieve their full potential. Here, careers and employability advisers Hawa Mansaray and Zion Sengulay discuss the reasons behind the development of the programme and how they hope it will help overcome some of the barriers black students face on their employment journey.

This year, one particular phenomenon has shaken our understanding of what it means to be human, to be diverse, and for all to have access to equal opportunity - Black Lives Matter. ...


Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Posted Wednesday 21 October 2020

Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Kingston University has joined a ground-breaking higher education employability programme which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.


Vacant shop fronts transformed into creative canvases as Kingston School of Art students bring vibrant and inventive artwork to Kingston's high street

Posted Thursday 15 October 2020

Vacant shop fronts transformed into creative canvases as Kingston School of Art students bring vibrant and inventive artwork to Kingston's high street

A striking image of the tree-lined path through Fairfield Park, a collage of Kingston's architectural wonders and a digital rendering of swans on the River Thames are among the first artworks to go on display in a collaborative project between Kingston School of Art and the Kingston First business support group.

The student artists' work will adorn shopfronts in the central shopping district with the windows of unoccupied retail units in Kingston upon Thames' town centre covered in bespoke designs inspired by the past, present and future of the Royal Borough....


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 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 art students create inspirational animation film for young refugee project

Posted Monday 3 August 2020

Kingston University art students create inspirational animation film for young refugee project

A group of illustration animation students from Kingston School of Art have created a stunning animated film to accompany a song written by young refugees living in the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Third year undergraduates Cat Baskerville, Rhian Jenkins, Bella McEvoy and Nathan Ward collaborated with Compass Collective - a non-profit theatre company that works with people seeking sanctuary after fleeing persecution in their home countries. The students' animation work is featured in a special film, Imagine, which was released to raise awareness of World Refugee Day, in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe theatre and Migration Matters, a non-profit organisation which promotes evidence-based conversations about migration....

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