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Sustainable design graduate shortlisted for Green Gown award for B Susty programme supporting schools to teach about the environment

Posted Wednesday 18 November 2020

Sustainable design graduate shortlisted for Green Gown award for B Susty programme supporting schools to teach about the environment

A project showing how children can influence sustainable living has been shortlisted for a Green Gown Award.

The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges across the world. The project, shortlisted in the Research with Impact category, is the work of Kingston University Sustainable Design MA graduate, Cibele Machado Fontoura....


Kingston University postgraduate wins prestigious creative writing award with first novel inspired by climate change and Russian author Dostoyevsky

Posted Tuesday 17 November 2020

Kingston University postgraduate wins prestigious creative writing award with first novel inspired by climate change and Russian author Dostoyevsky

Climate change, Dostoyevsky and lockdown is the unlikely combination that saw a Kingston University postgraduate win a prestigious first novel award.


Renowned designer Jasper Morrison and charity workers among Kingston University alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted Wednesday 4 November 2020

Renowned designer Jasper Morrison and charity workers among Kingston University alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

A world-renowned furniture designer and Kingston University alumnus has described his surprise at being awarded a CBE in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours. Jasper Morrison, who graduated in 1982 from Kingston School of Art with a BA in 3D Design, was recognised for services to design.

Mr Morrison, 60, is an acclaimed designer of furniture, lighting and a diverse range of products known for their simple elegance. He has collaborated with companies globally and his designs have been showcased at numerous exhibitions all over the world....


Racism widespread in justice system and all lawyers have part to play in bringing about change, eminent barrister Leslie Thomas QC tells Kingston University Law Society lecture

Posted Monday 26 October 2020

Racism widespread in justice system and all lawyers have part to play in bringing about change, eminent barrister Leslie Thomas QC tells Kingston University Law Society lecture

Racism in many forms, from overt discrimination to micro-aggression, exists at every level in the justice system and all lawyers have a responsibility to tackle it, eminent barrister Professor Leslie Thomas QC told students and academics during a return visit to his alma mater, Kingston University.

The human rights advocate was invited back to give a virtual lecture to Kingston University Law Society. He took the opportunity to share stories from his humble beginnings through to an illustrious career that has seen him take on the police, state and corporate bodies in some of the UK's most high profile inquests and public inquiries....


Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

Posted Friday 23 October 2020

 Kingston University careers team launches new ELEVATE programme to help support Black students to achieve their full potential

This month, the careers and employability service at Kingston University is launching ELEVATE - an accelerator programme designed to help provide Black (home) students with the support, guidance and tools to aim high and achieve their full potential. Here, careers and employability advisers Hawa Mansaray and Zion Sengulay discuss the reasons behind the development of the programme and how they hope it will help overcome some of the barriers black students face on their employment journey.

This year, one particular phenomenon has shaken our understanding of what it means to be human, to be diverse, and for all to have access to equal opportunity - Black Lives Matter. ...


Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Posted Wednesday 21 October 2020

Kingston University supports pioneering new employability programme for autistic students

Kingston University has joined a ground-breaking higher education employability programme which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.


Black History Month - students, staff and alumni share stories of the influential Black people who have inspired them

Posted Friday 16 October 2020

Black History Month - students, staff and alumni share stories of the influential Black people who have inspired them

Throughout Black History Month, Kingston University is highlighting some of the inspirational Black figures and role models that have had an impact on members of our community.

Here, students, staff and alumni from across the University tell us about the people they have been inspired by, as well as sharing what Black History Month means to them. Find out more about how Kingston University is celebrating Black History Month, including upcoming events organised by the University and the Union of Kingston Students....


Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Posted Tuesday 13 October 2020

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Testing has been a key focus in the battle against Covid-19. As part of the nationwide effort to massively ramp up testing capacity, several 'Lighthouse Labs' were set up across the country through a partnership between the Department of Health, Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow. Their development has been closely supported by both the NHS and Public Health England.

Since April, Kingston University Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing PhD student Amtul Bhunnoo,  has been among the skilled volunteers helping make that possible, working 12 hour shifts at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes. Covid-19 swab samples are sent to the laboratories from the NHS on the front line and other testing sites, including the drive-through sites, for analysis. Below, Amtul shares her experience of working in the labs and why she decided to get involved....


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