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Kingston School of Art students create uplifting animation to raise money for Cats Protection charity

Posted Tuesday 8 June 2021

Kingston School of Art students create uplifting animation to raise money for Cats Protection charity

Two illustration animation students from Kingston School of Art have created a heart-warming animated film of a stray cat to raise funds for Cats Protection.

Potter, as the students named him, left quite the impression on third year undergraduates Sophie Buckley and Freyja Crisp when he frequented their garden last summer. They went on to produce Stray – A Lockdown Story for one of their final university projects, which looks back on the fond memories they had with their feline friend....


From lockdown quizzes to accounts from the frontline: Kingston University archivists document staff and students' response to Covid-19

Posted Monday 7 June 2021

From lockdown quizzes to accounts from the frontline: Kingston University archivists document staff and students' response to Covid-19

Kingston University has begun compiling a Covid-19 archive to document the institution's response to the pandemic for future generations – and is welcoming submissions from staff, students and members of the community.

The archive features a number of physical objects which will be  housed at the University's flagship Town House building, alongside a host of digital items relating to the shift to online working and socialising in the early months of 2020....


Kingston School of Art postgraduate journalism students scoop multiple Student Publication Association Awards

Posted Monday 7 June 2021

Kingston School of Art postgraduate journalism students scoop multiple Student Publication Association Awards

Several MA Journalism students from Kingston School of Art have been crowned winners of the acclaimed Student Publication Association Awards (SPA).

The SPA national awards are held as part of the SPA National Conference to recognise the best student journalism in the country. They are judged by an esteemed panel of journalists across national newspapers and broadcast channels. Hosted virtually this year, journalism masters students at Kingston University fought off competition to win two awards and one highly commended runner-up prize....


Kingston School of Art sustainable design projects feature in London Design Biennale alongside work from world's most forward-thinking creatives

Posted Friday 4 June 2021

Kingston School of Art sustainable design projects feature in London Design Biennale alongside work from world's most forward-thinking creatives

A series of sustainable design research projects from Kingston School of Art, covering subjects ranging from architecture in India to reusable packaging for beauty products, will have pride of place at this year's London Design Biennale.

The exhibition, running at Somerset House in the heart of the capital from 1 to 27 June, brings together the world's most imaginative and forward-thinking designers, curators, and design institutes, providing a prestigious platform for collaboration and sharing ideas....


Untold stories of nuclear power stations to be uncovered in cultural heritage research led by Kingston University Cold War expert

Posted Thursday 3 June 2021

Untold stories of nuclear power stations to be uncovered in cultural heritage research led by Kingston University Cold War expert

A Cold War expert from Kingston University is expecting a cache of untold stories to be unearthed from the communities who worked at decommissioned nuclear power stations and raised their families nearby during a new cultural heritage project.

Associate Professor Dr Egle Rindzeviciute is leading the Europe-wide Nuclear Spaces: Communities, Materialities and Locations of Nuclear Cultural Heritage (NuSPACES) research project, being conducted in collaboration with Linköping University in Sweden and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. She hopes the project will bring together two distinct fields – nuclear industry governance and cultural and heritage policy – to preserve the past of the physically and politically complex sites for future generations....


Kingston University law students to take on teams from around the globe in finals of prestigious International Criminal Court Moot competition

Posted Wednesday 2 June 2021

Kingston University law students to take on teams from around the globe in finals of prestigious International Criminal Court Moot competition

Students from Kingston University's Department of Law have made it to the final stage of this year's International Criminal Court's (ICC) Moot Court Competition.

The competition sees law students based at universities across the world compete in a court debate simulating the ICC, called a moot, with the finals usually taking place at The Hague in The Netherlands. This year the event will be held virtually, and Kingston University is one of just six UK institutions represented in the competition. The finals this year takes place throughout June....


Award-winning Kingston University ELEVATE programme holds side hustle showcase to give budding entrepreneurs chance to compete for funding for business ideas

Posted Tuesday 1 June 2021

Award-winning Kingston University ELEVATE programme holds side hustle showcase to give budding entrepreneurs chance to compete for funding for business ideas

Entrepreneurial students pitched a range of innovative business ideas at an inaugural ‘side-hustle' showcase run by an award-winning Kingston University programme that supports black students to achieve their full potential.

From a virtual quiz themed around black history to a film project shining a light on the experiences of people living in Ghana and a sustainable recycling initiative, the competition finalists pitched their ideas virtually to a judging panel in a bid to win the top prize of £2,000 towards setting up a new company. ...


Award-winning debut novel by Okechukwu Nzelu set to bring joy to Kingston University students as part of Big Read

Posted Monday 24 May 2021

Award-winning debut novel by Okechukwu Nzelu set to bring joy to Kingston University students as part of Big Read

Acclaimed writer Okechukwu Nzelu hopes to bring a little happiness to Kingston University students as this year's chosen Big Read author, with his debut novel The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney.

Now in its seventh year, the Big Read is an award-winning shared reading initiative which creates a sense of community for Kingston University students, staff and alumni and provides a common talking point for new starters....


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