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Entrepreneurial Kingston University graduates' moving documentary scoops runner up prize in Nespresso Talents filmmaking awards

Posted Wednesday 16 May 2018

Entrepreneurial Kingston University graduates' moving documentary scoops runner up prize in Nespresso Talents filmmaking awards

A short film about the inspirational journey of a former Kingston University nursing student was celebrated at this year's Nespresso Talents awards – a global filmmaking competition highlighting women who have made a difference in the world.

The three minute documentary, Who Would Have Thought, features award-winning nurse-turned-entrepreneur Neomi Bennett speaking openly about how she overcame a series of challenges in her life to become a successful businesswoman after inventing an aid to help patients don medical stockings. It was directed by fellow Kingston University graduate Sarah Begum, a filmmaker and explorer who first met Neomi at one of the University's annual entrepreneurial events....


Enterprising Kingston University graduates secure business mentoring as part of Mayor of London's programme marking centerary of women's right to vote

Posted Tuesday 15 May 2018

Enterprising Kingston University graduates secure business mentoring as part of Mayor of London's programme marking centerary of women's right to vote

Two Kingston University graduates have been chosen as mentees for a prestigious female entrepreneur programme as part of the Mayor of London's celebrations marking the centenary of the women's vote.

Fashion MA graduate Jessica Joy Donnelly and Managing in the Creative Economy MA graduate Janja Popović were awarded six months of dedicated business mentoring after impressing judges at the annual Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition, where creative students from London's universities pitch ideas for projects and innovations to tackle the capital city's environmental and sustainability challenges....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves

Posted Friday 11 May 2018

Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves

Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following the sudden death of Professor Scott Reeves, a globally respected academic in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St Georges, University of London.

An internationally renowned health care specialist and social scientist whose career saw him take up the role of professor at leading institutions across three countries, Professor Reeves worked in health professions education and health services research for more than 20 years.The much cited academic, who joined the Faculty's Centre for Health and Social Care Research as Professor in Interprofessional Research in 2013, had also been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inter-professional Care since 2009....


YouTube star and Kingston School of Art graduate Sean Elliott O'Connor unleashes creative talents as he revisits Knights Park campus

Posted Friday 20 April 2018

YouTube star and Kingston School of Art graduate Sean Elliott O'Connor unleashes creative talents as he revisits Knights Park campus

YouTube sensation Sean Elliott O'Connor returned to Kingston School of Art to remake his favourite piece of coursework – and offer his online audience a glimpse of life at Kingston University.

Since completing his BA(Hons) Fine Art degree in 2014, Sean has gone on to become a full-time social media content creator, with almost half a million subscribers on his popular YouTube channel....


Pioneering Kingston University staff and students lauded for their achievements at Celebrate Enterprise Awards

Posted Wednesday 4 April 2018

Pioneering Kingston University staff and students lauded for their achievements at Celebrate Enterprise Awards

The achievements of talented entrepreneurial Kingston University staff and students have been showcased at the annual Celebrate Enterprise awards ceremony.

Students and members of staff were invited to nominate individuals within the University who they felt had shown initiative and made a real difference in the entrepreneurial field. This could have been through mentoring, inspiring others or finding a gap in the market and starting their own business. Those who had tried to address an issue or problem by setting up a social enterprise were also in the running to be recognised....


Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture

Posted Monday 19 March 2018

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture

Leading economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis highlighted the seminal influence Shakespeare has had on his thinking as he took centre stage at the Rose Theatre following an invitation from Kingston University.

A committed Europeanist but outspoken critic of the European Union, Varoufakis explored how the complexities and contradictions of the Bard's characters have shaped his own take on economics as he delivered the sixth annual lecture for Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, a partnership between the University and the Rose....


Enterprising biochemistry graduate from Kingston University named in list of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths

Posted Monday 19 March 2018

Enterprising biochemistry graduate from Kingston University named in list of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths

An entrepreneurial biochemistry graduate from Kingston University has been recognised as one of the most influential young Africans by an organisation dedicated to developing opportunities for talented and motivated young people in Africa.

Rui Jaime has been named in the list of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths, compiled by Positive Youths Africa. The list is produced each year and celebrates inspiring young Africans who have shown positivity, purpose and drive – and who have promoted these values to others....


Stephen Lawrence case: Kingston University Professor Brian Cathcart examines significance of Daily Mail coverage ahead of 25th anniversary of teenager's murder

Posted Thursday 15 March 2018

Stephen Lawrence case: Kingston University Professor Brian Cathcart examines significance of Daily Mail coverage ahead of 25th anniversary of teenager's murder

A Kingston University journalism expert has analysed the impact of the Daily Mail's coverage of the Stephen Lawrence case during a public lecture ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 18 year old's murder next month.

Addressing an audience at Holborn Bars in central London, Professor Brian Cathcart outlined how the national newspaper's campaign – including its 1997 front page splash which accused five white men of the black British teenager's killing – is often held up as an example of tabloid journalism at its best. In his lecture, Professor Cathcart, an experienced journalist and academic who has written extensively about the murder during the past two decades, set out his views on what the Mail had achieved through its coverage, examining claims made by the paper....


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