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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 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....


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....


International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Thursday 3 September 2020

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Leading critical care nurse and senior lecturer at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Johannes Mellinghoff, has teamed up with nursing and allied health professionals and medical colleagues from around the world to conduct an extensive survey assessing personal protective equipment (PPE) available to medical teams at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The survey saw Mr Mellinghoff and his counterparts, from as far as Australia, Argentina and Libya, question healthcare workers on the availability and use of PPE while caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care....


Kingston University announces appointments of Executive Director of Human Resources and University Clerk

Posted Friday 28 August 2020

Kingston University announces appointments of Executive Director of Human Resources and University Clerk

Kingston University is preparing to welcome two new additions to its Senior Leadership Team during this autumn.

Emily Boynton has been appointed Executive Director of Human Resources, while Andrew Boggs will be taking on the role of University Clerk. Both highly accomplished in their respective fields, they join the University at the start of November....


Coronavirus Covid-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

Posted Wednesday 19 August 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students and staff remains our top priority. We will keep all our students, staff and external partners fully informed of our plans as we continue to emerge from lockdown and gradually return to campus. 

When does the University open?...


Clearing: Kingston University hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places after A-level results released

Posted Friday 14 August 2020

Clearing: Kingston University hotline operators help hundreds of students seeking to snap up final course places after A-level results released

Kingston University's Clearing operation is a hive of activity, with hundreds of applicants keen to secure a place on a course in September calling its dedicated hotline since A-level results were released on 13 August.

Some 160 friendly hotline operators and more than 300 academics, who are working from homes across the country this year, have been busy fielding queries since the lines opened, with the volume of calls consistently exceeding those received at the same time in 2019. The team, which includes course leaders, lecturers and current student ambassadors, is on hand to answer any questions from A-level students who may not have quite got the grades for their chosen institution or had accepted a place elsewhere but since changed their minds and now want to study at Kingston. The operators have also been guiding people eager to return to education by talking through the various options available....


Eminent arts educator Mandy Ure appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art

Posted Monday 10 August 2020

Eminent arts educator Mandy Ure appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art

A respected arts educator and practitioner with a wealth of senior leadership experience has been appointed Dean of Kingston School of Art.

Mandy Ure, who has served as interim Dean for the past year, takes up the permanent post with immediate effect. She originally joined the staff at Kingston University in November 2015, becoming Head of Department for Fine Art the following year. She subsequently served as acting Head of the School of Art and Architecture before assuming the top job at Kingston School of Art last summer....

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