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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....


Kingston University rises seven places in latest Complete University Guide league tables

Posted Wednesday 25 April 2018

Kingston University rises seven places in latest Complete University Guide league tables

Kingston University has climbed seven places up the Complete University Guide's rankings of the top higher education institutions across the United Kingdom for the second year running. In the newly released tables, the University has been rated 95 overall, up from equal 102 last year and 109 the year before.

In the subject league tables, Kingston was placed 13 in the United Kingdom for art and design. The University also made the top 30 list in five further areas – town and country planning and landscape design (24), forensic science (27), architecture (28), building (28), and history of art, architecture and design (28)....


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....


Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi

Posted Thursday 12 April 2018

Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi

A Kingston University lecturer has co-curated a major exhibition examining the relationship between club culture and design. Held at Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the exhibition presents nightclubs as important cultural artefacts that merge architecture and design with sound, light, fashion and visual effects to create an all-encompassing art form.

Dr Cat Rossi, course leader of the University's BA (Hons) Art & Design History and Practice and Director of Research in the School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries, was approached by Vitra Design Museum following exhibitions examining the Italian nightclubs she curated for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014 and the ICA in 2015....


Kingston University student scoops Association for Publishing Education prize for work examining demand for books for autistic children

Posted Thursday 12 April 2018

Kingston University student  scoops Association for Publishing Education prize for work examining demand for books for autistic children

A Kingston University postgraduate student has drawn on her own experiences of growing up with Asperger Syndrome in France for an award-winning dissertation exploring the need for more children's books about autism to be published in her home country.

Seeking to shed light on the isolation young people with autism can feel, MA Publishing student Lucie Ducarre decided to review the current availability and demand for books on autism in French children's literature....


First head of state of independent Belarus recalls historic meeting that dissolved Soviet Union during Kingston University lecture

Posted Tuesday 10 April 2018

First head of state of independent Belarus recalls historic meeting that dissolved Soviet Union during Kingston University lecture

A former Belarusian leader and nuclear physicist outlined the role he played in the break-up of the Soviet Union, the legacy of the Chernobyl disaster and why he gave up his country's nuclear arsenal during a visit to Kingston University.

Stanislav Shushkevich was the man who convened the historic 1991 meeting – with Russia's Boris Yeltsin and Ukraine's Leonid Kravchuk – that led to the signing of a declaration that dissolved the USSR....


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....


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