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Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds

Posted Wednesday 20 September 2017

Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds

Brain scans may be a more accurate indicator of how people are going to vote than opinion polls or pre-electoral surveys, claim researchers at Kingston University, after they studied brain activity of voters during the EU referendum.

The researchers examined patterns of brain activity in a group of pro-remain and pro-leave voters in the five weeks up to the EU referendum last summer. The group also included those who said they were undecided on how they would vote....


Kingston University pays tribute following death of Patron, world renowned theatre great Sir Peter Hall

Posted Tuesday 12 September 2017

Kingston University pays tribute following death of Patron, world renowned theatre great Sir Peter Hall

Kingston University's Patron and former Chancellor Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, former director of the National Theatre and founding artistic director of the borough's Rose Theatre, has died at the age of 86.

One of Britain's most distinguished directors, Sir Peter became Chancellor of the University in July 2000 and played a hugely influential role in developing the institution as a place that led the way in bridging the gap between artists in training and the professional theatre world. He remained University Chancellor until 2013, when he was appointed Patron. ...


Newly launched Kingston School of Art will play key role in developing creative leaders who dare to think differently, interim Dean Anne Boddington says

Posted Friday 8 September 2017

Newly launched Kingston School of Art will play key role in developing creative leaders who dare to think differently, interim Dean Anne Boddington says

Kingston University's newly launched art school has opened its doors to students, staff and researchers. Kingston School of Art has returned to its original name to reclaim its 150 years of art school heritage as it looks to influence future discussions as one of the country's leading providers of art and design education.

New interim dean Professor Anne Boddington highlighted the art school ethos at the heart of the renamed Faculty as one of the main drivers in developing graduates able to influence the challenges facing today's society. "It's important to put Kingston School of Art on the map – not only at national and international level, as an institution contributing to the impact of art in the world, but also in terms of the role of an art school in a university," Professor Boddington said....


Kingston University in the running for two accolades in newly released Times Higher Education Awards' shortlist

Posted Friday 8 September 2017

Kingston University in the running for two accolades in newly released Times Higher Education Awards' shortlist

An initiative to welcome new students to university and an academic recognised for creating a positive teaching environment have been named as finalists in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2017.

Senior lecturer in physiology and pharmacology Francesca Arrigoni has been shortlisted for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year, which recognises an individual who has created the most supportive, stimulating and inspirational research environment for doctoral studies....


New Kingston Business School-led research finds email practices of diligent workers make them unhappy and less effective

Posted Wednesday 6 September 2017

New Kingston Business School-led research finds email practices of diligent workers make them unhappy and less effective

When your latest email pops up on your smartphone or computer screen, how do you react?

Head of Kingston Business School's Well-being at Work Research Group Dr Emma Russell, alongside researchers from the University of Surrey, has been looking at how certain personality traits influence the way people manage their email in the workplace....


Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the globe's top international institutions in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Some 1,102 universities from 77 countries around the world were featured in the sector leading publication's 2018 global rankings, which judge institutions across a range of key areas including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, citations and industry income....


Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Four talented young fashion designers from Kingston University are preparing for graduate positions at some of the world's leading fashion companies in Paris, London and New York.

Just one month after graduating from the University's BA(Hons) fashion degree, Kate Clark, Giorgia Presti, Rebecca Holmes and Tara Khemiri are getting set to break into the industry with roles in Chanel's textiles department, Banana Republic's knitwear section and Stella McCartney's London headquarters....


Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University shortlisted for Higher Education Academy CATE award for collaborative project exploring themes of race and culture

Kingston University has been shortlisted for a top Higher Education Academy (HEA) award for an influential project designed to bring students from a number of courses together to creatively explore themes of race, ethnicity and culture.

The University is one of 15 institutions named as a finalist in the HEA's Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in recognition of its Taking Race Live project. The awards celebrate outstanding contributions to teaching by teams at higher education providers – with finalists being required to demonstrate direct student involvement in their work....


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