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Kingston University student's wall-mounted alternative to fruit bowl aims to encourage healthy eating and cut down food waste

Posted Tuesday 25 July 2017

Kingston University student's wall-mounted alternative to fruit bowl aims to encourage healthy eating and cut down food waste

With fruit and vegetables at the forefront of the battle for healthy eating a Kingston University student has reinvented the fruit bowl after becoming dismayed at the amount of fresh food wasted in the modern home.

The wall hanging product, named Fruitopia, is designed for people on the move. "I picture it hung by the front door - you leave the house, grab your keys, coat, wallet and a piece of fruit. It's easily accessible - like picking fruit from a tree," explained its creator BA(Hons) Product and Furniture Design student George Woolley....


Kingston University's new degree apprenticeship set to provide next generation of civil engineers with skills and experience to meet industry needs

Posted Monday 24 July 2017

Kingston University's new degree apprenticeship set to provide next generation of civil engineers with skills and experience to meet industry needs

Providing budding engineers with the opportunity to gain vital, hands-on industry experience alongside their studies was key to addressing a skills shortage in the profession, according to Kingston University's Professor Mukesh Limbachiya.

Responding to the evolving demands of the sector, the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing is now launching a new Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, creating unique opportunities for collaboration across the construction industry....


Kingston University graphic design students' innovative creations celebrated at inaugural Mike Bond Awards

Posted Friday 21 July 2017

Kingston University graphic design students' innovative creations celebrated at inaugural Mike Bond Awards

A mobile phone app that creates personalised maps of a city's art, and biodegradable pop-up hoardings made using potato peelings were among the winning entries of a new Kingston University award founded by a leading brand design expert.

Final-year Graphic Design BA(Hons) students Celia Delaney and Rowan Minkley saw their innovative creations recognised in the inaugural Mike Bond Awards for strategic design thinking....


Clearing helps business management student kickstart dream degree

Posted Thursday 20 July 2017

Clearing helps business management student kickstart dream degree

As his time at school came to a close, Jack Connelly, then 18, was deliberating what to do next. Keen to keep his options open and explore his interests, Jack found himself weighing up what was right for him. Should he undertake an apprenticeship – as many of his friends were doing – or apply to University? In the end, as his study interests were varied, the broader range of subjects offered within a degree course was what swung the balance for Jack and he decided to apply for a business management degree.

When he saw his A-level results, though, the 19 year old realised he was facing a setback as he hadn't achieved his target grades. A call to the Kingston University Clearing hotline, however, quickly alleviated his worries and got him back on the right track. The Clearing staff had been extremely reassuring and helpful, Jack said. "It all went surprisingly smoothly and I was delighted to hear that I was a viable candidate and could study business after all," he added....


Kingston University student Sophie Kamlish sets new world record and wins T44 100m gold medal at World Para Athletics Championships

Posted Tuesday 18 July 2017

Kingston University student Sophie Kamlish sets new world record and wins T44 100m gold medal at World Para Athletics Championships

Kingston University illustration and animation student and amputee sprinter Sophie Kamlish has spoken of her joy at becoming a world champion after winning Great Britain's 11th gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

The 20 year old from Bath, who has just finished the first year of her undergraduate course at the University, set a new world record of 12.90 seconds in the heats of the women's T44 100m before running clear of the field to take gold in the final at the capital's London Stadium....


Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Posted Monday 17 July 2017

Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Kingston University has been named as one of the best young institutions in the world – and among the top two in the United Kingdom – in the latest prestigious QS rankings of universities under 50 years of age.

Universities from a total of 25 different countries feature in this year's QS Top 50 Under 50 and Next 50 Under 50 league tables. First published in 2012, the rankings list the fastest-rising global stars of the higher education world founded less than half a century ago....


Kingston University students win prestigious D&AD New Blood Black Pencil award for animation exploring mother's relationship with autistic son

Posted Friday 14 July 2017

Kingston University students win prestigious D&AD New Blood Black Pencil award for animation exploring mother's relationship with autistic son

An animation that brings to life a conversation between a mother and her autistic son has won the top prize at the D&AD New Blood Awards. Kingston University BA(Hons) Illustration Animation students Martha Halliday and Hannah McNally scooped the prestigious Black Pencil at a ceremony in Central London celebrating the best creative work by people under 23 years old in the United Kingdom.

The animation, titled Mm-hmm, delves into the imagination of the narrator's autistic son Joel as he talks to his mother about his plans for the future, when he is a "grown-up man". The audio clip allows the audience to listen in to the intimate conversation while the hand drawn visuals hint at the flights of fancy taken by Joel as he thinks about his future and his present. However the subtext of the short poignantly imagines what might happen when Joel's mother is no longer able to look after him, addressing the fears lurking in the back of her mind....


Kingston University advises A-level students to have a plan for securing their perfect course place in Clearing

Posted Thursday 13 July 2017

Kingston University advises A-level students to have a plan for securing their perfect course place in Clearing

With A-level results winging their way to students on Thursday, Kingston University is urging students to plan ahead in the remaining few days in case they don't quite achieve the exam grades they expect.

Director of Admissions Dr Andy Homer, who oversees Kingston University's annual confirmation and Clearing operation, recommends students research their choices carefully ahead of 17 August. "Thinking through some contingency options will put students in a much stronger position if things haven't gone quite the way they had hoped, or they've just had a change of heart regarding their course choice," he explained.  "Being organised before A-level results day will also alleviate some of the anxiety and pressure they might feel when they receive their exam grades."...


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