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Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show

Posted Tuesday 24 October 2017

Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show

Cultural traditions, identity and an eye-catching array of Swarovski crystals took centre stage as Kingston University's graduating MA Fashion students showcased their latest collections on the catwalk at the Design Museum in London. A selection of 10 fashion designers from the University's Kingston School of Art postgraduate degree course unveiled their work at the event, which took place at the world's leading contemporary design museum to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the course.

Graduating student Dardana Djantio Etchike's garments explored the tradition of breast ironing in her home country of Cameroon, Central Africa. The practice, typically carried out by a girl's mother, has become more widespread over the last 50 years with dietary improvements in Cameroon leading to a quicker onset of puberty.Dardana Djantio Etchike's collection explores the cultural practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. "The practice is largely used on girls aged nine to 15 years old and justified as a way to prevent sexual assault," Dardana explained. "Girls are compressed and restricted and it naturally creates a real desire for freedom. My designs are largely focused on those desires, how the body is expressed and how it feels in relation to the environment around it," she added....


Kingston University student volunteers make a difference with Lebara Foundation in community schools in India and Sri Lanka

Posted Monday 23 October 2017

Kingston University student volunteers make a difference with Lebara Foundation in community schools in India and Sri Lanka

Kingston University staff and students travelled to the slums of India and tea plantations of Sri Lanka to work amongst local communities as part of an annual cultural exchange programme run by the Lebara Foundation.

The once-in-a-life experience saw a group of seven students travel to Tirupathi in southern India and four to Maskeliya, Sri Lanka to teach English and volunteer in schools that are providing some of the country's most disadvantaged children and young adults with education and developmental support....


Kingston University nursing student finds out about international patient safety at workshop in Japan

Posted Wednesday 18 October 2017

Kingston University nursing student finds out about international patient safety at workshop in Japan

A Kingston University nursing student travelled to Japan to share her experiences of healthcare in the United Kingdom with colleagues from across the globe at a prestigious international workshop.

Magdalena Gwiazda joined nursing students from six other countries at the INU (International Network of Universities) Patient Safety and Quality of Care workshop, hosted by Hiroshima University....


Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Wednesday 4 October 2017

Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been named among the globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics education in the newly published Times Higher Education World University Rankings subject tables.

The sector-leading publication ranked the University in the 176-200 banding globally and 31 in the United Kingdom in the business and economics category area of the 2018 global rankings, which recognises the academic prestige, research excellence and teaching environment provided to undergraduates....


Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds

Posted Wednesday 20 September 2017

Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds

Brain scans may be a more accurate indicator of how people are going to vote than opinion polls or pre-electoral surveys, claim researchers at Kingston University, after they studied brain activity of voters during the EU referendum.

The researchers examined patterns of brain activity in a group of pro-remain and pro-leave voters in the five weeks up to the EU referendum last summer. The group also included those who said they were undecided on how they would vote....


Kingston University pays tribute following death of Patron, world renowned theatre great Sir Peter Hall

Posted Tuesday 12 September 2017

Kingston University pays tribute following death of Patron, world renowned theatre great Sir Peter Hall

Kingston University's Patron and former Chancellor Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, former director of the National Theatre and founding artistic director of the borough's Rose Theatre, has died at the age of 86.

One of Britain's most distinguished directors, Sir Peter became Chancellor of the University in July 2000 and played a hugely influential role in developing the institution as a place that led the way in bridging the gap between artists in training and the professional theatre world. He remained University Chancellor until 2013, when he was appointed Patron. ...


Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University named one of globe's top 150 institutions for international outlook in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the globe's top international institutions in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Some 1,102 universities from 77 countries around the world were featured in the sector leading publication's 2018 global rankings, which judge institutions across a range of key areas including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, citations and industry income....


Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Posted Tuesday 5 September 2017

Kingston University fashion graduates secure positions at world leading brands Chanel, Banana Republic and Stella McCartney

Four talented young fashion designers from Kingston University are preparing for graduate positions at some of the world's leading fashion companies in Paris, London and New York.

Just one month after graduating from the University's BA(Hons) fashion degree, Kate Clark, Giorgia Presti, Rebecca Holmes and Tara Khemiri are getting set to break into the industry with roles in Chanel's textiles department, Banana Republic's knitwear section and Stella McCartney's London headquarters....


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