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Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

Posted Monday 16 March 2020

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

A North London schoolgirl's idea for an automated height-adjusting sink to help her mum during her cancer battle has become a reality thanks to Kingston University staff and students.

Abacus Belsize Primary School pupil Savannagh Dunne, from Camden, has been helping care for her mother Faye Hamilton throughout her five-year fight with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow – and has had to help her get to the bathroom when she is struggling....


Ambitious 20 year old PhD graduate from Kingston University set to inspire the next generation of women into STEM careers

Posted Monday 16 March 2020

Ambitious 20 year old PhD graduate from Kingston University set to inspire the next generation of women into STEM careers

A scientist with an insatiable appetite for knowledge has embarked on a fellowship in neuroscience at the age of 20 after becoming one of the youngest PhD graduates from Kingston University. Angela Medvedeva, who did not excel at science and maths in school, hopes her story will encourage other young women to pursue careers in STEM.

The high-achiever from Houston, Texas studied for the equivalent of A-levels on day release from high school, then completed two university degrees in psychology and liberal studies, before moving to London aged 17 to embark on a PhD in cognitive neuroscience in the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences....


Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Posted Friday 13 March 2020

Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Kingston University has been shortlisted in two categories in this year's Guardian University Awards. The awards recognise excellence in the higher education sector and celebrate outstanding achievements, innovation, great student experience and pioneering research and social impact of universities across the United Kingdom. The University's new flagship Town House building, which opened to the students, staff and the community in January, is vying for top honours in the Buildings that Inspire category. The entry submission describes the building as "a place of inspiration, where teaching and learning, dance, performance, lectures, exhibitions and research co-exist under one roof, and where the door is open to everyone".

The submission adds that Town House is an uplifting space where students and staff can study, but also connect in many ways and learn from each another and other disciplines. "Town House is truly a civic beacon – a physical symbol of the importance of shared learning experiences and community in an increasingly digitised world," it adds....


Kingston School of Art fashion course rated among best in world in latest Fashionista ranking

Posted Thursday 12 March 2020

Kingston School of Art fashion course rated among best in world in latest Fashionista ranking

Kingston School of Art's globally acclaimed Fashion BA(Hons) course has been ranked in the top 25 fashion schools by influential website Fashionista in their annual worldwide poll. Kingston's course is one of only three representatives from the UK on the list, and one of only ten European fashion schools to have made the grade.

The Fashionista ranking, first established in 2010, is drawn from extensive data analysis and interviews with thousands of students and alumni. The methodology includes looking at successful alumni and the overall cost of study while the interviews provide insight into quality of the academic expertise, the practical and business training on offer, resources, technology, social life, career counselling and financial support....


Kingston University pays tribute to student Niloufar Ebrahim at memorial service

Posted Thursday 5 March 2020

Kingston University pays tribute to student Niloufar Ebrahim at memorial service

Kingston University staff and students have paid tribute to Kingston Business School student Niloufar Ebrahim at a special memorial service attended by friends and family members.

Niloufar was one of the passengers on the Ukraine International Airlines flight that crashed in Iran in January, just three weeks after her wedding celebrations. She was returning with her husband Saeed Tahmasebi Khademasadi to London to start their married life together at the time of the tragedy and had been due to graduate earlier this year after completing an MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology....


Thinking outside the sustainable box – Kingston University students showcase their pioneering business ideas at 15th annual Bright Ideas competition

Posted Wednesday 19 February 2020

Thinking outside the sustainable box – Kingston University students showcase their pioneering business ideas at 15th annual Bright Ideas competition

Kingston University students showcased their electrifying business ideas to industry professionals, alumni and staff at the Bright Ideas competition grand finale earlier this month. Held at Kingston Business School, sustainability was at the forefront, as students put their minds together to solve real global issues such as climate change. 


Kingston alumni celebrate partnerships and community in Sri Lanka

Posted Tuesday 4 February 2020

Kingston alumni celebrate partnerships and community in Sri Lanka

Over 150 alumni and friends joined us in Sri Lanka on the 2nd of February as part of our Kingston Is Global series, and to celebrate our key partnerships with the Asian Aviation Centre, ESOFT, and Sri Lankan Airlines. The event was part of 17 Kingston is Global reunions highlighting the global reach of Kingston University and enhancing our alumni community across the world.

The event was attended by senior academics from Kingston School of Art and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. "It was fabulous to see so many of our alumni at the event and to hear their fascinating stories." Lucy Jones, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, shared: "Three key partners in Sri Lanka AAC, ESOFT and Sri Lankan Airlines were in attendance and it was particularly rewarding to find out that some of our graduates from AAC were now working for Sri Lankan Airlines!"...


Kingston University graduate playing key role in Mars rover mission to search for life on red planet

Posted Thursday 30 January 2020

Kingston University graduate playing key role in Mars rover mission to search for life on red planet

Is there life on Mars? A Kingston University engineering graduate is hoping to help answer that question when Europe's first Mars rover blasts off for the red planet.

Mahilal De Silva has been playing a leading role in the construction of the six-wheeled robotic vehicle for the landmark mission at Airbus' Stevenage facility. Named the Rosalind Franklin after the British DNA pioneer, it is the first Mars rover specifically designed to find evidence of past or present life....


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