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Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Posted Tuesday 13 October 2020

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Testing has been a key focus in the battle against Covid-19. As part of the nationwide effort to massively ramp up testing capacity, several 'Lighthouse Labs' were set up across the country through a partnership between the Department of Health, Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow. Their development has been closely supported by both the NHS and Public Health England.

Since April, Kingston University Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing PhD student Amtul Bhunnoo,  has been among the skilled volunteers helping make that possible, working 12 hour shifts at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes. Covid-19 swab samples are sent to the laboratories from the NHS on the front line and other testing sites, including the drive-through sites, for analysis. Below, Amtul shares her experience of working in the labs and why she decided to get involved....


Black History Month at Kingston University – a message from the Vice-Chancellor

Posted Thursday 1 October 2020

Black History Month at Kingston University – a message from the Vice-Chancellor

A message to students, staff and alumni from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier:

As October gets under way, so too does Black History Month - an opportunity for us all to reflect on and celebrate the many achievements of the Black community in Britain and the rich and longstanding contribution people of African and Caribbean descent have made to British society and culture....


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....


Kingston University's landmark Town House and revamped Knights Park campus features of Open House celebration of architecture

Posted Tuesday 15 September 2020

Kingston University's landmark Town House and revamped Knights Park campus features of Open House celebration of architecture

Kingston University will be throwing open its doors in the virtual realm as part of Open House 2020 - a festival celebrating London's most striking architecture. The annual event sees boroughs open up dozens of iconic buildings and hidden gems for the public to explore and learn more about their history and significance in their local communities.

The University's flagship Town House building and Kingston School of Art's newly renovated Mill Street Building at Knights Park will be showcased through free virtual tours during the event on 19 and 20 September....


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....


Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

Posted Monday 14 September 2020

Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

From interning with French fashion house Chanel to working on a busy hospital ward, a talented graduate designer from Kingston University has swapped haute couture for scrubs to help support the NHS in the battle against coronavirus.

Two weeks before lockdown, Megan Greenfield had just finished a six month design internship with leading French fashion house Chanel, and was part way through the recruitment process for a design role in men's embroidery with another leading fashion company....


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?...


Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Posted Monday 17 August 2020

Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Drones equipped with cutting-edge 5G technology could be used to provide emergency teams with reliable communications networks in disaster zones as part of a new system being co-developed by Kingston University experts. 

The Distributed Autonomous and Resilient Emergency Management System (DARE) project involves researchers from Kingston working in collaboration with teams from the University of Surrey, the University of Glasgow and the University of Malaya....


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