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Kingston School of Art professor and Fixperts founder Daniel Charny awarded Design Innovation Medal at London Design Festival

Posted Monday 16 September 2019

Kingston School of Art professor and Fixperts founder Daniel Charny awarded Design Innovation Medal at London Design Festival

A visionary academic from Kingston School of Art has been awarded the prestigious Design Innovation Medal as part of the 2019 London Design Festival showcase. Professor of Design Daniel Charny has carried off the coveted award for his trailblazing work that includes Fixperts – an initiative that challenges students to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems.

Professor Charny is founder and creative director of the learning programme that has grown from a small-scale volunteer design venture to achieve worldwide recognition. "Fixperts is a simple idea. Designers meet a person, discuss and focus on a problem they have, fix it with a design-led solution and hand the prototype over to them," Professor Charny explained. "It's about creative problem solving, teamwork and communication, with human values at the forefront of the thinking."...


Kingston University product and furniture design graduate's modular wall planter in full bloom at London Design Festival

Posted Friday 13 September 2019

Kingston University product and furniture design graduate's modular wall planter in full bloom at London Design Festival

A striking sheet metal modular garden wall system created by a Kingston University graduate is among the products going on display at the London Design Festival.

Will Bloomfield's large-scale pieces feature living flowers and plants that grow within panels arranged in mathematical patterns. They are designed to be bolted on to building exteriors, encouraging delicate ecosystems to flourish in urban environments while adding natural beauty to densely populated areas where gardens are often sacrificed for other uses....


Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier joins leadership team of University Alliance mission group

Posted Thursday 12 September 2019

Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier joins leadership team of University Alliance mission group

Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier will play a key role in representing the interests of technical and professional institutions across the United Kingdom after joining the new leadership team of prominent sector body University Alliance.

Professor Spier has taken up the role of treasurer for the leading mission group, alongside new chair Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton, and deputy chair Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes....


Pioneering initiatives helping underrepresented groups succeed in higher education highlighted as Kingston University shortlisted for UK Social Mobility Awards

Posted Tuesday 3 September 2019

Pioneering initiatives helping underrepresented groups succeed in higher education highlighted as Kingston University shortlisted for UK Social Mobility Awards

Kingston University has been shortlisted for the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019, recognising its sector-leading approach to championing fair access and inclusivity in higher education.

This year's awards attracted an array of entries from businesses, charities and the public sector, with Kingston one of an elite group of six institutions shortlisted in the newly-created University of the Year category....


Kingston School of Art students set up radio station to promote annual Degree Show

Posted Thursday 29 August 2019

Kingston School of Art students set up radio station to promote annual Degree Show

Fine art students have reimagined the traditional art catalogue as an online radio broadcast to document their final degree show. The week-long programme of music, discussion and performance featured students, alumni and staff filling the airwaves with a blend of up tempo observations, reminiscences and aspirations for the future.

Broadcast from a small office in the Avionics Building at Kingston School of Art, the entire run has also been archived online, acting as an aural history of the fine art degree show. A newspaper-style print publication, released in conjunction with the broadcast, also allowed the students to build a visual identity and brand around the aesthetic of the station, named AVNX Radio....


Engineering student who came to Kingston University through Clearing hopes Santander Universities STEMship award will boost her space ambitions

Posted Thursday 22 August 2019

Engineering student who came to Kingston University through Clearing hopes Santander Universities STEMship award will boost her space ambitions

A Kingston University student who secured her place through Clearing is hoping the award of a prestigious Santander Universities STEMship will act as a launch pad for a career in space engineering.

Taylor Baugh has been selected as one of 30 beneficiaries of the inaugural STEMships programme, launched by Santander UK to support female engineering students at universities across the country. It aims to help more women embark on a career in the engineering industry and tackle the skills shortage currently facing the sector....


Clearing hotline phones buzzing as A-level results students jostle for a course place at Kingston University

Posted Thursday 15 August 2019

Clearing hotline phones buzzing as A-level results students jostle for a course place at Kingston University

Kingston University's Clearing hotline headquarters has been bustling with activity all morning as thousands of eager applicants receiving their A-level results try to snap up one of the remaining course places for September.

The University has a dedicated team of 120 specially trained hotline operators who have already taken more than 1,900 calls from prospective students. The atmosphere in the headquarters has been electric as operators and admissions tutors have been able to offer a place instantly to some of the eager callers....


‘They're rooting for you' – call handlers want applicants to succeed, Kingston University Clearing student turned hotline operator says

Posted Wednesday 14 August 2019

‘They're rooting for you' – call handlers want applicants to succeed, Kingston University Clearing student turned hotline operator says

When calling Kingston University's clearing hotline two years ago, Katie Needham was nervous and concerned her tone of voice and everything she said could count against her as she looked to secure a place on the BSc Adult Nursing (Hons) course. However, as she found out one year later when being a hotline operator for Kingston University on the other side of the call, things couldn't be further from the truth.

This week, tens of thousands students will find out their A-level and BTEC results, with many calling Clearing hotlines to confirm their university places and apply to snap up one of the few remaining spots on degree courses, particularly those who have changed their minds about what course they want to study and those who have narrowly missed the grades they hoped for....


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