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From Hollywood glamour to regal splendour – Kingston School of Art fashion students showcase their own takes on a royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle

Posted Friday 18 May 2018

From Hollywood glamour to regal splendour – Kingston School of Art fashion students showcase their own takes on a royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle

With speculation mounting as to what Meghan Markle will wear when she walks down the aisle to wed Prince Harry this weekend, Kingston University fashion students have been letting their imaginations run wild to create their own perfect dress for the royal bride. Drawing on themes ranging from the American television star's work on gender equality to the floral patterns worn by the Queen during visits abroad, the young designers have each come up with their own unique, alternative take on a traditional royal wedding dress.

Emily Radforth, a first year student on the BA(Hons) Fashion course at the University's Kingston School of Art, decided to eschew the usual white to go with a floaty, black design inspired by old Hollywood films, accented with flashes of red as a nod to the iconic outfits worn by the Queen's guards and royal princes. "I wanted to weave in the tailoring, decoration and embellishment of the guard jackets at Buckingham Palace," the 20 year old, from Liverpool, said....


Kingston School of Art's Studylab programme wins prestigious NEON widening access award for improving students' retention and success

Posted Thursday 17 May 2018

Kingston School of Art's Studylab programme wins prestigious NEON widening access award for improving students' retention and success

Kingston School of Art's Studylab project, aimed at supporting students' academic progress, has won the widening access initiative for student retention and success category at this year's NEON Awards. Run by the National Education Opportunities Network, the awards celebrate successes and best practice in widening access to higher education, in particular recognising students from under-represented groups and how they made their journey.

The Studylab project is a tailored programme that provides extra academic support and guidance for Level 4 and Level 5 students on architecture, interior design, photography and filmmaking courses through email contact, workshops, seminars, and tutorials....


Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers

Posted Thursday 17 May 2018

Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers

Using the Research Excellence Framework (REF) to encourage universities to support the careers of all academic staff equally is an opportunity that must not be missed, according a senior healthcare researcher from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Professor Fiona Ross, a leading expert in nursing and services for older people, is a member of the REF's Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel - set up to advise the REF funding bodies and 34 subject panels on all aspects of equality and diversity. Her appointment to the prestigious group followed recent work leading and commissioning and promoting research on equality, gender and ethnicity for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Leadership Foundation (now AdvanceHE)....


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's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade

Posted Wednesday 9 May 2018

Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade

Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry has received an Athena SWAN bronze award, recognising its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.

The School, based in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, is the first department at the University to receive the accreditation from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). The Government-funded organisation aims to promote diversity and improve the experience of all those working and learning in institutions in the United Kingdom....


Care leavers and estranged learners to receive free accommodation through Kingston University and Unite Foundation partnership

Posted Monday 30 April 2018

Care leavers and estranged learners to receive free accommodation through Kingston University and Unite Foundation partnership

A new partnership between Kingston University and the Unite Foundation has been set up to provide accommodation scholarships for young people while they are studying. From this September, the Unite Foundation – the charitable arm of student accommodation providers Unite Students – will house Kingston University care leavers and estranged learners accepted on to the programme for the full three years of their undergraduate studies.

Students will be housed in purpose-built accommodation in central London, alongside undergraduates from a number of universities, giving them the security of a stable place to live throughout their studies, 365 days a year. Set up in 2012 with the aim of helping young people estranged from their families or leaving care to realise their potential at university, the Unite Foundation has awarded more than 250 scholarships to students from 28 partner institutions....


Sunday Times bestseller Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman named latest Kingston University Big Read novel

Posted Thursday 26 April 2018

Sunday Times bestseller Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman named latest  Kingston University Big Read novel

Gail Honeyman's debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – a number one Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the 2017 Costa First Novel Award – has been selected as this year's Kingston University Big Read title. Now in its fourth year, the award-winning shared reading scheme helps new students settle in to campus life by giving them the chance to read the same book before they arrive.

All new undergraduate and postgraduate students starting at Kingston University in September will receive a special edition copy of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine through their letterbox during the summer to help welcome them to Kingston. Copies of the novel will also be made available to current staff and students so the whole University can take part in the project....


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