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AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite

Posted Monday 12 February 2018

AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite

Kingston Business School's MBA, MSc in International Business Management and DBA have once again received prestigious accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

AMBA was founded in 1967 by MBA graduates and accreditation by the network provides the benchmark for the highest quality standards in postgraduate business education. The achievement marks more than thirty years of unbroken AMBA accreditation for Kingston University's MBA programme since it first received the award in 1984 – confirming its status amongst the top business school educators in the world....


Entrepreneurial Kingston School of Art graduates cook up Chip[s] Board – an eco-friendly alternative to MDF made from potato peelings

Posted Tuesday 6 February 2018

Entrepreneurial Kingston School of Art graduates cook up Chip[s] Board – an eco-friendly alternative to MDF made from potato peelings

Two Kingston University graduates have created an environmentally friendly, sustainable and biodegradable alternative to MDF, produced from potato peelings. Graphic design graduates Rob Nicol and Rowan Minkley are the team behind Chip[s] Board - a potato-based product turning food waste material from restaurants into a robust ready-to-use chipboard-like sheet.

The environmentally friendly product is strong enough to construct temporary structures designed to last more than a month. "We have some samples that are over a year old now - It lasts as a material without degrading," Rowan explained. "We could build a product with a lifespan of three to five years or provide the stands, stalls and even some temporary accommodation for a summer festival. We want to reduce the amount of materials that are used only once and then chucked in a skip - Chip[s] Board is designed to break down quickly in an industrial compost."...


The Graduating Class of 2017 is breaking records

Posted Monday 29 January 2018

This month postgraduate and research students from the Class of 2017 took to the stage at Kingston's Rose Theatre at their graduation ceremonies. We were proud to celebrate their achievement with them at their graduation ceremonies and receptions, and look forward to keeping up with all they will go on to accomplish in the future. The Class of 2017 did more than celebrate their own success, however; they also gave back in record numbers to current and future students as part of the Graduating Class Gift.

Transforming futures

Alumni provide hundreds of scholarships, hardship grants and bursaries every year through the Inspire the Future campaign. In 2016, we launched the Graduating Class Gift to build on this powerful tradition of alumni generosity.

Through donations of £3 at their ceremonies - matched 100% by alumni - students graduating as part of the Class of 2016 raised an incredible £1,500. This provided a bursary for a student leaving care for a full year.

Breaking records

This year, the Class of 2017 has gone even further. With graduation ceremonies for the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education yet to come, the Class of 2017 has already raised an incredible £3,480 for current and future students at Kingston. This will have a powerful impact on the students it goes on to support, and we are grateful to our most recent alumni for choosing to give back to future students as they celebrate their own graduations.

The Class of 2017 has been voting for what their gift should support, choosing between scholarships for postgraduate students, emergency assistance for students in need, bursaries for students leaving Local Authority Care, or support for student innovation. So far emergency assistance for students has received the most votes, but this may change in the coming weeks as those who have graduated in January have their say.

Join us

If you would like to support current students at Kingston, you can read more about all our projects here. There are hundreds of students thriving at Kingston who would not be here without the support of our alumni - thank you for being a part of our work.

To find out more about ways to get involved at Kingston, contact the Alumni and Supporter Engagement team at alumni@kingston.ac.uk.


Former advertising agency supremo and community ambassador Colonel Geoffrey Godbold awarded honorary doctorate by Kingston University

Posted Thursday 18 January 2018

Former advertising agency supremo and community ambassador Colonel Geoffrey Godbold awarded honorary doctorate by Kingston University

Embracing change and not being afraid of the unknown was the advice given by former army commander, businessman and charity director Colonel Geoffrey Godbold OBE as he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University.

The long-serving marketing consultancy boss, who took over family business Godbolds Ltd from his father, notably introduced the Kiwi fruit to Europe through an innovative advertising campaign before moving into the voluntary sector later in his career....


Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language

Posted Monday 8 January 2018

Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language

An award-winning Kingston University nursing graduate has drawn on her experience working in schools to create an innovative children's book that helps young people find the right words to express their emotions – assisted by a little badger with a temper.

Katrina Sealey wrote Angry, ANGRY Angus while working in her first graduate role as a school nurse and was recently recognised for the impact she has already made on the profession with the Rising Star accolade at this year's Nursing Times awards....


Entrepreneurial nurse innovator Neomi Bennett and honorary graduate Helen Sharman among Kingston University stars recognised in New Year's Honours list

Posted Tuesday 2 January 2018

Entrepreneurial nurse innovator Neomi Bennett and honorary graduate Helen Sharman among Kingston University stars recognised in New Year's Honours list

A pioneering former Kingston University nursing student who invented an aid to help patients don medical stockings which prevent deep vein thrombosis has been recognised in the New Year's Honours list. Neomi Bennett has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to nursing and healthcare following the design of the Neo-Slip – a low friction pouch that is put on the foot allowing tight anti-embolism stockings to slide on more easily.

The entrepreneur and nurse said it had come as complete surprise to be recognised in the New Year's Honours. "I created this product to make life easier for patients I used to treat when I worked as a community nurse who really struggled with their stockings," she explained. "For the Neo-Slip's success to be acknowledged in this way is overwhelming and a huge personal achievement."...


2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni

Posted Tuesday 19 December 2017

2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni

From Hollywood Film Festival awards to BAFTA Nominations and OBEs, 2017 proved to be a memorable year for Kingston alumni. Across the globe, graduates were recognised for their skills, talents and contributions to their fields and we've shared just some of the highlights below.

The year began with four alumni receiving awards Francis Yeoh with fellow event attendees Dame Helen Mirren, Taylor Hackford and Pascal Vicedomini. in January, for contributions to criminal justice campaigning, education and literature. In entertainment news, alumnus Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (Civil Engineering, 1978) received the Capri Legend Humanitarian Award at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival, and three alumni secured BAFTA nominations for their documentaries and short films....


Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Posted Friday 15 December 2017

Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Cuts to public services at a time when more and more families were being forced into poverty was having a crippling impact on those who needed support the most, according to a leading social work expert from Kingston University.

Emeritus professor Ray Jones highlighted the issues facing both the profession and wider society after being honoured with the outstanding contribution to social work accolade at the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards....


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