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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. 


Next chapter of Kingston University's Big Read project reveals six shortlisted page turners

Posted Monday 17 February 2020

Next chapter of Kingston University's Big Read project reveals six shortlisted page turners

This year's shortlisted books for Kingston University's award-winning shared reading initiative, the Big Read, have been revealed.

This year's choice will join Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, last year's chosen title; Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; About a Boy by Kingston University alumnus Nick Hornby; The Humans by Matt Haig; and My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal. ...


Coronavirus infections will inevitably rise in UK but people should not stigmatise communities, Kingston University microbiology expert says

Posted Wednesday 12 February 2020

Coronavirus infections will inevitably rise in UK but people should not stigmatise communities, Kingston University microbiology expert says

As the global outbreak of coronavirus continues to dominate headlines, a leading microbiologist from Kingston University says it is inevitable the United Kingdom will see more cases, but has called on people not to stigmatise particular communities.  

Professor Mark Fielder, an expert in the rapid detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, has been studying the likelihood of a new virus emerging through animal to human transmission with his research team. He has been tracking the development of the new coronavirus since it first came to light late last year....


Kingston School of Art celebrates newly refurbished Mill Street Building at community Open House event

Posted Wednesday 12 February 2020

Kingston School of Art celebrates newly refurbished Mill Street Building at community Open House event

The newly refurbished Mill Street Building at Knights Park campus was the centre of a community event to mark the official opening following a two year refurbishment project.

More than 300 local residents, staff and students explored Kingston School of Art's state of the art workshops and studios and were invited to take part in specially curated activities throughout the day....


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!"...


Bosses should encourage office chats to improve team performance, Kingston University research reveals

Posted Friday 31 January 2020

Bosses should encourage office chats to improve team performance, Kingston University research reveals

Managers should encourage time for non-work chats as part of maintaining a productive team with strong working relationships, new research by a chartered psychologist from Kingston University London has revealed.

Dr Antonia Dietmann, who recently completed a Professional Doctorate in Occupational and Business Psychology at Kingston Business School, presented the findings of her thesis at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology in Stratford-upon-Avon....


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....


Kingston University shares expertise in closing BME attainment gap

Posted Monday 27 January 2020

Kingston University shares expertise in closing BME attainment gap

Kingston University has continued its sector-leading work in closing the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) attainment gap through an externally funded Office for Students project.

The programme, led by Kingston, focused on addressing the attainment gap using two specific interventions – the value added metric and the inclusive curriculum framework – both of which have been used successfully to reduce the attainment gap at the University over the last six years, from 29.5 percentage points to 11....


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