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Illustration animation graduate collects gong at Royal Television Society regional student awards

Posted Friday 26 April 2019

Illustration animation graduate collects gong at Royal Television Society regional student awards

A Kingston School of Art graduate's film capturing the way brass music has symbolised both the resilience of New Orleans' residents following Hurricane Katrina and the impact of the mine closures in Yorkshire has carried off a coveted sector award. Matt Armitage's three-minute production, Brass, won the animation category in the regional final of the Royal Television Society's London regional student awards.

Produced as part of his final degree project on the Illustration Animation BA(Hons) course, the film, made up of thousands of sketches drawn on a tablet before being traced over with chalk pastel, helped Matt secure a first class degree. Its distinctive hand-drawn aesthetic and fast paced editing were brought to life through a vibrant colour palette with warm reds, passionate pinks and dramatic purples showcasing New Orleans, while earthy greens and murky yellows alluded to the mining communities of Yorkshire....


Driven Kingston University economics graduate overcomes tough upbringing to land top job in the City

Posted Tuesday 16 April 2019

Driven Kingston University economics graduate overcomes tough upbringing to land top job in the City

Growing up on a council estate in East London, teenager Reggie Nelson was told he had three options when the time came to leave school - play football, make music or get in to crime.

For the now Kingston University economics graduate, none of these was an option. He had lost interest in football, despite playing for Woking Football Club as an apprentice, was never any good at music and his mother, Rita, wouldn't let him get in to crime, even if he had remotely considered it. This conundrum left Reggie at a crossroads....


Creative collaboration from Kingston School of Art fashion students and Royal School of Needlework gives modern twist to traditional Korean Hanbok

Posted Wednesday 10 April 2019

Creative collaboration from Kingston School of Art fashion students and Royal School of Needlework gives modern twist to traditional Korean Hanbok

The Korean garment Hanbok has taken centre stage at a Kingston School of Art exhibition fusing traditional costume with contemporary design. Works produced in partnership with the Royal School of Needlework and the Hanbok Advancement Centre went on show at the University's Stanley Picker Gallery following a collaborative project harnessing the skills of specially selected students from both institutions.

Eight groups of Kingston School of Art fashion students displayed their interpretations of the garments, alongside intricate exhibits stitched by the Royal School of Needlework's BA(Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion Interiors, Textile Art students. The exhibition's opening event included preparations for a traditional Korean dressing ceremony, during which an audience of students, staff and community leaders watched on as models were meticulously dressed over a 30-minute period....


Sir Brian Leveson hails Kingston University's online archive of landmark public inquiry in to journalism during Discover Leveson project launch event

Posted Thursday 4 April 2019

Sir Brian Leveson hails Kingston University's online archive of landmark public inquiry in to journalism during Discover Leveson project launch event

Sir Brian Leveson highlighted the importance of ensuring the lessons of his landmark examination of standards in journalism were not forgotten at an event to launch Kingston University's online archive of the Leveson Inquiry. Addressing an audience of leading journalists, lawyers, MPs and inquiry witnesses, he praised the University's DiscoverLeveson.com project for providing easy access to the wealth of evidence from his inquiry in to the culture, practice and ethics of the press, conducted during 2011 and 2012.

The website is a user-friendly, state-of-the-art resource giving free access to the public testimony and submissions at the inquiry, which was established in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. It includes Sir Brian's final report along with video and written evidence from prime ministers, police chiefs, newspaper proprietors and editors as well as victims of press abuse....


Leading social work researcher Professor Shulamit Ramon awarded honorary degree by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Thursday 21 March 2019

Leading social work researcher Professor Shulamit Ramon awarded honorary degree by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Being open to new challenges and constantly curious are key to social workers' ability to make a difference in the community, according to Professor Shulamit Ramon, who has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

The eminent social worker and clinical psychologist, whose career spans more than 40 years, received her award from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's. A prolific researcher, she has had more than 100 papers appearing in peer-reviewed journals, and has published extensively on themes such as mental health recovery, domestic violence, organisational change and the impact of political conflict on social work....


Bright ideas from Kingston University students celebrated at annual awards ceremony

Posted Wednesday 20 March 2019

Bright ideas from Kingston University students celebrated at annual awards ceremony

A competition for innovative entrepreneurs saw teams of students pitch their businesses to expert judges with winning entries ranging from a water bottle that helps to teach CPR, a digital coffee shop loyalty scheme and a sustainable streetwear brand.

Kingston University's annual Bright Ideas competition, now in its thirteenth year, welcomed 355 business ideas submitted by 626 entrants as part of the University's Enterprise programme. Students were allocated three minutes to pitch their ideas to the judging panel, followed by five minutes of questions. The panels were made up of illustrious Kingston alumni and friends. They included Entrepreneurs, angel investors and supporters including Santander, the Engineers in Business organisation, and Renal Services....


Government Ministers Chris Skidmore and Nadhim Zahawi praise Kingston University for support it offers care leavers throughout their studies

Posted Thursday 14 March 2019

Government Ministers Chris Skidmore and Nadhim Zahawi praise Kingston University for support it offers care leavers throughout  their studies

Two Government Ministers have praised Kingston University for its sector-leading work helping students who are care leavers or estranged from their families move on to higher education and get the opportunity to complete a degree.

In a visit coinciding with the launch of new Government guidelines encouraging universities to take a more active role supporting students from care backgrounds, Universities Minister Chris Skidmore and Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi highlighted the importance of Kingston University's pioneering work in the area....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London applaud achievements of almost 2,000 graduates

Posted Wednesday 13 March 2019

Kingston University and St George's, University of London applaud achievements of almost 2,000 graduates

Hundreds of students graduating from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have crossed the stage at the Royal Festival Hall to collect their degrees. All told, 1,966 students from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, had their achievements celebrated in front of a packed audience of families and friends during two ceremonies.

The students, from the School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care, School of Nursing and School of Education, were applauded for a range of achievements at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Prizes for outstanding academic achievement and The Kingston Award, which recognises the extra contribution students have made to campus life and the activities they have engaged in alongside their studies, were also handed out during the ceremonies....


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