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Kingston University team races to institution's best ever finish in annual Formula Student competition

Posted Wednesday 28 July 2021

Kingston University team races to institution's best ever finish in annual Formula Student competition

Kingston University's team of student engineers secured the institution's best-ever Formula Student finish after a fantastic effort in the endurance event at Silverstone.

The Kingston Racing team overcame several setbacks – from having to replace cracked components to nearly running out of fuel in the final stretches – to secure seventh place overall and fourth place for first-year cars in the annual international competition. It was the first time a Kingston entry had completed all events in the five-day contest, with the team placing third overall in the endurance event – a 28 lap, 22km drive that pushes the car to its limits over 40 minutes....


Paul Bishop Design Scholarship launched at Kingston School of Art aims to increase access to design courses for aspiring students

Posted Friday 23 July 2021

Paul Bishop Design Scholarship launched at Kingston School of Art aims to increase access to design courses for aspiring students

An award-winning international designer and Kingston University graduate is funding a new design scholarship aimed at supporting talented young creatives to access higher education.

The Paul Bishop Design Scholarship will offer an opportunity for undergraduate students to study Interior Design BA (Hons) or Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) with three fully funded years of tuition. It is the first philanthropically funded scholarship within the School of Design at Kingston School of Art, aiming to attract students disproportionately affected by the financial pressures of attending university....


Kingston University graduate and British Red Cross chief executive Michael Adamson among alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Posted Monday 12 July 2021

Kingston University graduate and British Red Cross chief executive Michael Adamson among  alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

The chief executive of the British Red Cross spoke of his pride in how the organisation had made a difference to the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable and marginalised people, after the Kingston University alumnus was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Michael Adamson, who took up the position of chief executive in 2014 having been with British Red Cross since 2010, was recognised for his contributions to the humanitarian sector and his role in the Red Cross movement....


Hundreds of young people receive first Covid-19 jabs during two-day walk-in vaccination drive for over-18s at Kingston University

Posted Monday 28 June 2021

Hundreds of young people receive first Covid-19 jabs during  two-day walk-in vaccination drive for over-18s at Kingston University

A walk-in vaccination service at Kingston University saw hundreds of students, staff and young people aged 18 and over from across the borough visit campus to receive their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

The two-day public walk-in service was held at the University's community vaccination hub, which is run in partnership with two local Primary Care Networks and South West London CCG. It formed part of efforts to help support Kingston Council's surge vaccination programme to combat rising Covid-19 rates in the borough, particularly among young people....


Political protest and gender stereotypes among inspirations behind Kingston School of Art collections unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week

Posted Wednesday 16 June 2021

Political protest and gender stereotypes among inspirations behind Kingston School of Art collections unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week

The anti-SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) movement in Nigeria and challenging gender stereotypes were among the inspirations behind the collections by Kingston School of Art fashion students at this year's Graduate Fashion Week. 

The spotlight was on a group of 25 designers who shared their work with an audience of influential fashion industry professionals and journalists via live web stream. ...


Kingston University spearheads Future Skills campaign highlighting need for government investment in creativity and innovation to ensure economy thrives

Posted Wednesday 9 June 2021

Kingston University spearheads Future Skills campaign highlighting need for government investment in creativity and innovation to ensure economy thrives

Kingston University is leading the way in a major campaign highlighting the importance of a creative education and entrepreneurial innovation in providing employers with the skilled workforce of the future. The campaign launch comes as a YouGov survey of more than 2,000 employers conducted for the University reveals the key concerns of businesses across the United Kingdom and the portfolio of skills for innovation they believe are vital for a thriving national economy.

Published as part of The Future Skills League Table report, the results show the top 10 professional attributes leading firms, including Deloitte, Mastercard and Lidl, consider key to business success. These include problem-solving, communication, critical thinking and digital prowess – all developed through studying creative subjects....


Kingston University law students to take on teams from around the globe in finals of prestigious International Criminal Court Moot competition

Posted Wednesday 2 June 2021

Kingston University law students to take on teams from around the globe in finals of prestigious International Criminal Court Moot competition

Students from Kingston University's Department of Law have made it to the final stage of this year's International Criminal Court's (ICC) Moot Court Competition.

The competition sees law students based at universities across the world compete in a court debate simulating the ICC, called a moot, with the finals usually taking place at The Hague in The Netherlands. This year the event will be held virtually, and Kingston University is one of just six UK institutions represented in the competition. The finals this year takes place throughout June....


Kingston University graduate Christian Facey shares tips for student entrepreneurs after being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30

Posted Wednesday 19 May 2021

Kingston University graduate Christian Facey shares tips for student entrepreneurs after being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30

A Kingston University graduate listed in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 has reflected on how his business course helped him succeed and shared his tips for other students eager to follow in his enterprising footsteps. Christian Facey, along with his business partner Wilfrid Obeng, was listed in Forbes' Europe Media and Marketing Class for 2021, which identifies the most talented young media and marketing moguls of the future.

Last year the pair founded AudioMob, an audio advertising company for mobile gaming, after they developed technology which allows players to listen to adverts without their play being interrupted by videos or banners displaying the ads. They have already raised $2 million (£1.4 million) in funding and their advertising clients include Warner Music and Ministry of Sound Group....


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