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Double scoop for Kingston School of Art students at prestigious New Designers Awards 2021

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

Double scoop for Kingston School of Art students at prestigious New Designers Awards 2021

Two final year product and furniture design students from Kingston School of Art have won a coveted New Designer Award, beating off stiff competition from thousands of fellow students across the UK.

Ellie Perry has won The John Lewis & Partners Award for Design and Innovation for her sustainable alternative to household fridges, while Cameron Rowley picked up The Conran Shop and The Marandi Foundation Designer of The Future Award for his forward-thinking One Step Ladder....


National Food Strategy: Kingston University nutrition expert outlines value of proposals and potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

National Food Strategy: Kingston University nutrition expert outlines value of proposals and potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Last week saw the publication of the government-commissioned National Food Strategy – an independent report led by restaurateur Henry Dimbleby which outlined how the country's food system and our diets need to change to meet health, climate and nature targets. Here, Kingston University associate professor in nutrition Dr Hilda Mulrooney, a member of the British Dietetic Association's specialist obesity group, analyses the findings and sets out the importance of taking forward some of the key recommendations.

The National Food Strategy takes a holistic view of food from the ground up, with one of the headline recommendations being the proposed introduction of a tax on sugar and salt. What's really important to make clear here is that this would not be a tax on individual consumers and families – it is a levy on companies, which would create a level playing field for industry and try to ensure those least well off in our society are not disadvantaged further....


Kingston School of Art postgraduate student wins multiple awards for his illustrations

Posted Tuesday 20 July 2021

Kingston School of Art postgraduate student wins multiple awards for his illustrations

An international masters student from Kingston School of Art has won several coveted awards for his illustration work.

Jiatong Liu's Blue Things picked-up a Bronze Cube in The One Club's global Young Ones Student Awards, one of the world's most critically acclaimed competitions for design students. Blue Things also received a silver medal in the 3x3 Magazine International Illustration Annual Awards, a publication devoted entirely to contemporary illustration....


Research into rehabilitation of long Covid patients to be launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Monday 19 July 2021

Research into rehabilitation of long Covid patients to be launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

A new research project looking at developing personalised rehabilitation programmes for patients with long Covid will be led by a team from Kingston University, St George's, University of London and Cardiff University, after receiving major funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Led by Professor Fiona Jones, from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston and St George's, the project will work in partnership with individuals living with long Covid to design and evaluate a package of self-management support personalised to their needs....


Kingston University's marketing team named team of the year at the Heist Awards

Posted Friday 16 July 2021

Kingston University's marketing team named team of the year at the Heist Awards

Kingston University's marketing team has been named team of the year at the Heist Awards by Havas Education this week, with Swansea University, University of East London and University of Suffolk among the runners-up.

With a new team formed in February 2020, following a restructure, the team had to adapt quickly while working remotely as the UK went into a nationwide lockdown. This included moving to a virtual Open Day platform in just six weeks, creating and editing huge volumes of content, as well as managing the Clearing 2020 campaign, producing new undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses and developing a new undergraduate concept: Bolder. Brighter. Better. Be Part of the Mix. ...


Care leaver and single mum overcomes obstacles to graduate at Kingston University after emigrating from Africa

Posted Friday 16 July 2021

Care leaver and single mum overcomes obstacles to graduate at Kingston University after emigrating from Africa

After losing her mother and giving birth to a baby girl in her teenage years, Zainab Sillah decided she wanted to make a better life for herself and move to England from her native Gambia. Upon arrival in the country, with her daughter following her as soon as she was allowed to, she was placed into care as an unaccompanied minor. Just seven years later, she is about to graduate from Kingston University with a degree in Working with Children and Young People: Social Pedagogy.

"Even when I was growing up in Gambia and didn't have the means to go to university, it's always something I knew I wanted to do. I had the passion to work in healthcare as a nurse or a social worker from a young age," Zainab recalled when reflecting on her childhood goals....


Public invited to experience Kingston School of Art's degree show through innovative new online platform

Posted Thursday 15 July 2021

Public invited to experience Kingston School of Art's degree show through innovative new online platform

The creative work of talented emerging artists, performers and designers from across Kingston School of Art is being showcased through an innovative new online platform which launches this week.

The custom-built website, which allows visitors to visually and aurally explore the range of creative talent on display through a striking colour-wheel and soundtrack concept, will host the final project work from Kingston University's art, design, architecture, performing arts, curation, critical studies and creative industries, culture and communication, and writing students....


Kingston University and South Thames Colleges Group sign strategic partnership to boost opportunities for students, paving way to higher education and employment

Posted Wednesday 14 July 2021

Kingston University and South Thames Colleges Group sign strategic partnership to boost opportunities for students, paving way to higher education and employment

Kingston University and the South Thames Colleges Group have forged a new strategic partnership agreement to maximise learning and career opportunities for students and improve access to higher education.

The agreement has been signed by Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier and Chief Executive of South Thames Colleges Group Peter Mayhew-Smith, with the milestone marked at a special event this week. It provides a framework for both organisations to fulfil their shared objectives more effectively, as well as to explore and develop new areas of mutual interest and joint activities that will benefit students, employers, and the local community.  ...


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