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Posted Wednesday 18 November 2020
A project showing how children can influence sustainable living has been shortlisted for a Green Gown Award.
The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges across the world. The project, shortlisted in the Research with Impact category, is the work of Kingston University Sustainable Design MA graduate, Cibele Machado Fontoura....
Posted Tuesday 17 November 2020
Climate change, Dostoyevsky and lockdown is the unlikely combination that saw a Kingston University postgraduate win a prestigious first novel award.
Posted Wednesday 4 November 2020
A world-renowned furniture designer and Kingston University alumnus has described his surprise at being awarded a CBE in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours. Jasper Morrison, who graduated in 1982 from Kingston School of Art with a BA in 3D Design, was recognised for services to design.
Mr Morrison, 60, is an acclaimed designer of furniture, lighting and a diverse range of products known for their simple elegance. He has collaborated with companies globally and his designs have been showcased at numerous exhibitions all over the world....
Posted Monday 26 October 2020
Racism in many forms, from overt discrimination to micro-aggression, exists at every level in the justice system and all lawyers have a responsibility to tackle it, eminent barrister Professor Leslie Thomas QC told students and academics during a return visit to his alma mater, Kingston University.
The human rights advocate was invited back to give a virtual lecture to Kingston University Law Society. He took the opportunity to share stories from his humble beginnings through to an illustrious career that has seen him take on the police, state and corporate bodies in some of the UK's most high profile inquests and public inquiries....
Posted Friday 23 October 2020
This month, the careers and employability service at Kingston University is launching ELEVATE - an accelerator programme designed to help provide Black (home) students with the support, guidance and tools to aim high and achieve their full potential. Here, careers and employability advisers Hawa Mansaray and Zion Sengulay discuss the reasons behind the development of the programme and how they hope it will help overcome some of the barriers black students face on their employment journey.
This year, one particular phenomenon has shaken our understanding of what it means to be human, to be diverse, and for all to have access to equal opportunity - Black Lives Matter. ...
Posted Wednesday 21 October 2020
Kingston University has joined a ground-breaking higher education employability programme which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.
Posted Friday 16 October 2020
Throughout Black History Month, Kingston University is highlighting some of the inspirational Black figures and role models that have had an impact on members of our community.
Here, students, staff and alumni from across the University tell us about the people they have been inspired by, as well as sharing what Black History Month means to them. Find out more about how Kingston University is celebrating Black History Month, including upcoming events organised by the University and the Union of Kingston Students....
Posted Tuesday 13 October 2020
Testing has been a key focus in the battle against Covid-19. As part of the nationwide effort to massively ramp up testing capacity, several 'Lighthouse Labs' were set up across the country through a partnership between the Department of Health, Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow. Their development has been closely supported by both the NHS and Public Health England.
Since April, Kingston University Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing PhD student Amtul Bhunnoo, has been among the skilled volunteers helping make that possible, working 12 hour shifts at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes. Covid-19 swab samples are sent to the laboratories from the NHS on the front line and other testing sites, including the drive-through sites, for analysis. Below, Amtul shares her experience of working in the labs and why she decided to get involved....