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Kingston School of Art graduate Lucy Saunders wins MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with range for River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week

Posted Tuesday 23 February 2021

Kingston School of Art graduate Lucy Saunders wins MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with range for River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Lucy Saunders has seen off competition from design students around the globe to win the MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with a collection she designed for high street retailer River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week.

The talented 24-year-old triumphed over entrants from 21 fashion schools in the United Kingdom, the United States, Mexico and Australia to carry off top honours in the competition run by MTV in collaboration with the British Fashion Council, River Island and ICEBERG. Lucy was also lucky enough to have her eight-piece River Island clothing collection showcased online at the close of London Fashion Week, accompanied by an exclusive performance by pop star Griff....


Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder reflects on time at university and shares tips for emerging artists

Posted Thursday 11 February 2021

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder reflects on time at university and shares tips for emerging artists

Award-winning artist and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder has spoken of the importance of enjoying the creative journey, as he credited his time at the University with equipping him with the skills to succeed.

In December, Curtis was revealed as the winner of the seventh series of Sky Arts' annual Portrait Artist of the Year competition. More than 1,000 people applied to take part in the show last year and the 52-year-old from South London triumphed over 72 selected artists to reach the final, where he drew a portrait of comedy star Eddie Izzard and another of Curtis' partner Steve with their dog Freddie....


Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021

Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Kingston University researchers have used a mathematical model known as game theory to explore how the challenge of securing sufficient levels of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been mitigated.

The need to protect frontline staff and key workers from coronavirus created an extraordinary demand for PPE across the globe in early 2020, resulting in inflated prices as countries competed against each other to secure huge orders of surgical masks, goggles, face shields, gowns and gloves. In November, a report from the National Audit Office revealed the UK government spent almost £12.5bn on 32 billion pieces of PPE between February and July 2020 - compared to the purchase of 1.3 billion items bought at a cost of just £28.9m in the same period a year earlier....


Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Posted Monday 18 January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

The experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher will join the University, based in south west London, in mid-April following five years as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University....


Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

Kingston University's award-winning KU Cares programme celebrates 15 years of helping students access higher education

A pioneering scheme run by Kingston University that supports young people from marginalised groups to have equal opportunities in higher education is marking its 15 year anniversary.

KU Cares was originally launched to assist young people going to university from care and, over the years, has expanded to include students estranged from their parents and families, young adult carers and sanctuary scholars with refugee or asylum seeker status....


Kingston University access, participation and inclusion expert reflects on KU Cares' history and next steps advancing equal opportunity for students

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

Kingston University access, participation and inclusion expert reflects on KU Cares' history and next steps advancing equal opportunity for students

KU Cares is Kingston University's support programme for students who come from care backgrounds, are estranged from their families, are young adult carers or sanctuary scholars. As the scheme celebrates 15 years, he University's Head of Access, Participation and Inclusion Jenni Woods reflects on the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the next steps to advance equal opportunity for young people from marginalised groups.


A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

Posted Thursday 14 January 2021

A day in the life of a young adult carer supported by Kingston University's pioneering KU Cares programme

Emily Dawson was supported by KU Cares at Kingston University while caring for her mum and seven younger siblings. As part of the 15 year anniversary of the programme, Emily tells us in her own words the challenges she faced and how she managed them. 

I graduated from Kingston University last year with a BA (Hons) in English literature and managed to achieve a 2:1, despite my caring responsibilities. ...


Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey commends Kingston University's coronavirus testing and vaccination centres for being first class facilities

Posted Thursday 17 December 2020

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey commends Kingston University's coronavirus testing and vaccination centres for being first class facilities

Liberal Democrat leader and Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey has received a first-hand insight into the roll out of the coronavirus vaccination programme and the enormous efforts going into providing asymptomatic testing during a visit to Kingston University.

He toured two hubs set up at either end of the University's Penrhyn Road campus to provide vaccinations for borough residents aged over 80 and asymptomatic testing for students and staff in the run up to the winter break. He said he had been "bowled over" by the first class facilities and impressed at the way in which the University had stepped forward to play such a key role in the heart of the community, working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston, local GPs and medical centres in the fight against Covid-19. ...


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