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Kingston University study reveals how food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts

Posted Monday 13 November 2017

Kingston University study reveals how food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts

Kingston University researchers have shown how a leading cause of bacterial food poisoning can multiply and spread – by using another organism's cells as a Trojan horse.

Campylobacter jejuni is one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis in the United States and Europe, often infecting humans through raw or undercooked poultry. The new study revealed how the bacteria can infiltrate micro-organisms called amoebae, multiplying within their cells while protected inside its host from harsh environmental conditions....


Architecture firm founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh awarded prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Hastings Pier

Posted Wednesday 8 November 2017

Architecture firm founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh awarded prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Hastings Pier

An architecture firm part-founded by Kingston University graduates has received the country's top award for architecture. Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh are directors of leading studio dRMM which collected this year's Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Stirling Prize for an innovative renovation project which has set out to redefine the role of the seaside pier for the 21st Century.

The award, given annually to the building making the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in that particular year, recognised dRMM for its work redeveloping Hastings Pier which was devastated by fire in 2010....


Kingston University fashion graduate combines art and science to create bold collection at MA Fashion show

Posted Tuesday 7 November 2017

Kingston University fashion graduate combines art and science to create bold collection at MA Fashion show

A Kingston University fashion graduate has combined influence from art and science to create a bold and colourful collection that added a touch of sparkle to the catwalk at the MA Fashion show.

Designer Caroline Perino's contemporary womenswear range, shimmering with Swarovski crystals, wowed crowds at the Design Museum in London, which hosted the event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the University's MA Fashion course....


Kingston University graduate wins Red Dot communication design award for innovative backpack to keep drinks safe at festivals

Posted Monday 6 November 2017

Kingston University graduate wins Red Dot communication design award for innovative backpack to keep drinks safe at festivals

A Kingston University graphic design graduate has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot packaging award for her prototype drinks backpack for festival-goers.

Magdalena Huber's Pikpäk is a handcrafted design made from a recyclable material often used to make Tetra Pak cartons. Specially developed for use at festivals, it makes it easy for revellers to carry their drinks on their backs without having to put them down, while it can also be refilled and locked, ensuring the contents are kept safe....


Disability Rights history comes to life – oral history project helps Kingston University student nurses and teachers learn about disability and inclusion

Posted Thursday 2 November 2017

Disability Rights history comes to life – oral history project helps Kingston University student nurses and teachers learn about disability and inclusion

Kingston University students are playing a vital role in a pioneering initiative sharing the stories of borough residents who have helped make history as part of the disability rights movement. Student nurses and teachers from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, have joined forces to take part in the Fighting for our Rights project.

Led by the Kingston Centre for Independent Living, the project aims to create a permanent historic record and education resource relating to the period of political and cultural change that began in the 1960s to inspire future generations of care and education professionals and people with disabilities....


Kingston University Big Read author Kit de Waal talks to fans about difficult choices affecting children in care

Posted Tuesday 31 October 2017

Kingston University Big Read author Kit de Waal talks to fans about difficult choices affecting children in care

The challenging role of a foster parent and the traumatic decisions made by social workers and adoption agencies were just a couple of the topics touched upon at two recent Kingston University events.

At the Audience with Kit de Waal sessions the author answered questions about this year's Big Read novel, My Name is Leon, posed by eager students, staff and fans from the local community. Set in south London in the 1980s, the book follows nine-year-old Leon on his bumpy journey navigating the care system alongside baby brother Jake....


Executive stress and invisible medical conditions among themes explored by Kingston University graphic design MA students in central London showcase

Posted Tuesday 31 October 2017

Executive stress and invisible medical conditions among themes explored by Kingston University graphic design MA students in central London showcase

Projecting tranquil beach scenes on to the Bank of England to de-stress city workers and increasing awareness of invisible disabilities were just two of the ideas explored by Kingston University's graphic design MA students when they showcased their final projects at a three-day exhibition in central London.

French designer Elise Boutros investigated the causes of stress and explored ways that mindfulness could be used by business communities at the heart of London's financial district. She plans to project her peace-inducing animations, featuring images of holidaying revellers relaxing at the beach, onto the Bank of England to bring an oasis of calm to one of the most stressful work environments in the country....


Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community

Posted Thursday 26 October 2017

Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community

A new literary cultural centre that will bring leading authors, poets and journalists together with students, staff and the local community has opened its doors at Kingston University.

Developed and managed by the University, the new Writers' Centre Kingston will deliver an annual programme of talks, workshops and festivals across the borough. Guest authors include novelist and filmmaker Iain Sinclair and Nell Leyshon, whose first book Black Dirt was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and made the long list for the Orange Prize....


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