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Award-winning architect and diversity and inclusion champion among members of Kingston University community recognised in Queen's New Year Honours List

Posted Thursday 23 January 2020

Award-winning architect and diversity and inclusion champion among members of Kingston University community recognised in Queen's New Year Honours List

A Kingston University design graduate and co-founder of RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architecture practice dRMM has been awarded an OBE for services to design in the built environment.

As well as running a busy practice, Sadie Morgan uses her design and architectural expertise to advise the government and other organisations, with the over-arching aim to make ‘joyful, thoughtful buildings that are more than just bricks and mortar'....


Kingston University students advised to ‘be true to yourself' as they are applauded during week of graduation ceremonies

Posted Tuesday 14 January 2020

Kingston University students advised to ‘be true to yourself' as they are applauded during week of graduation ceremonies

Hundreds of Kingston University students are celebrating their exceptional achievements this week in front of proud family, friends, staff members and special guests – as they become the University's first graduates of the new decade.


Kingston alumni in Nigeria strengthen their connections

Posted Monday 13 January 2020

Kingston alumni in Nigeria strengthen their connections

At our first ever Nigeria alumni reunion in October 2018, hosted by alumnus Mr Jamil Mohammed Abubakar (BSc Computer Information Systems Design), over 70 alumni and guests flew in from across the country (and even London!) to join the event in Lagos. Alumni were able to meet up with old friends and make new connections, while sharing reflections on their time at Kingston.

Since this inaugural reunion, alumni volunteers have organised a calendar of events including a 'mentoring meet-up' for recent graduates returning to Nigeria, and an Abuja Reunion as part of the Kingston is Global series, that celebrated Kingston connections all over the world in November 2019....


Flagship multi-million pound Town House building opens at Kingston University

Posted Monday 6 January 2020

Flagship multi-million pound Town House building opens at Kingston University

Kingston University's landmark Town House building has opened its doors to students, staff and the wider community.

Designed by this year's RIBA Gold Medal-winning firm Grafton Architects, the multi-million pound building at the Penrhyn Road campus will transform the learning experience for students and act as a gateway to the University for residents and businesses. It is the first building designed by the Dublin-based practice to be completed in the United Kingdom.Featuring a three-floor academic library, archive, dance studios and a studio theatre, Town House also incorporates a covered internal courtyard, cafes and external balconies and walkways culminating in a rooftop garden offering stunning views across Kingston and the River Thames. An open staircase weaves through the building creating connections between the different spaces.The new six-storey building, built by three-time Education Constructor of the Year winner Willmott Dixon, will provide students and staff with a world-class learning and teaching environment, according to Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier. "Town House is a stunning architectural achievement – an inspirational building with a variety of spaces which break down barriers and encourage creativity, shared learning and unexpected encounters," he said."At the start of this project we set out to create a building that gives us a real presence in the borough and that reflects the importance of our civic role within Kingston upon Thames. We wanted an inviting, welcoming environment that would allow more opportunities for collaboration between the University, local residents and businesses. We hope Town House will act as a front door and gateway for people to come and be a part of what we are delivering for the borough and wider society....


Kingston alumni raise £96,000 for student support!

Posted Tuesday 17 December 2019

Kingston alumni raise £96,000 for student support!

Over 1,500 of our alumni picked up the phones this autumn to chat with students on our Inspire the Future Campaign. If you were one of them - thank you! Our team of thirty students, studying subjects from Aerospace Engineering to Drama, have been reaching out to our alumni to share news about Kingston University and to raise support for our students. This has been our most successful autumn campaign to date, with alumni donating a phenomenal £96,000 towards supporting Hardship Fund grants and KUCares bursaries, as well as other projects across the university. 100% of this support will benefit Kingston students directly. Thank you!

"It is incredible to learn how much Kingston University supports their students and be a part of such a vital campaign" Elisabeth, a third year LLB Law student, shared. As well as supporting students financially, alumni generously shared their career advice and wisdom for post-university life. This has given Kingston students the opportunity to gain graduate level experience and vital tips for success in the working world whilst also enabling them to support their fellow students....


2019 round up: Highlights from a fantastic year for Kingston alumni

Posted Monday 16 December 2019

2019 round up: Highlights from a fantastic year for Kingston alumni

A Dame, a Knight, and a host of industry award winners! In 2019, Kingston alumni have achieved success and been recognised for contributions in the arts, business, science, health and social care. It's been a year that has seen Kingston receive a nomination for 'University of the Year', and a calendar packed with alumni events across the globe. Here's just some of the highlights from 2019.

In January, fashion alumna and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey was named a Dame in the New Year's Honours list, recognising her distinguished career in journalism and publishing....


Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Posted Friday 15 November 2019

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Ways that new, targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during a Kingston University event that brought together leading researchers and industry experts from across the United Kingdom.

With the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the loss of herd immunity due to dropping vaccination rates and an increase in chronic, long-term conditions due to an ageing population, introducing new drugs and approaches to treatments would be of critical importance to global healthcare going forward, the delegates heard....


Kingston is Global celebrates international reach and impact of Kingston alumni with 16 reunions across the globe

Posted Monday 11 November 2019

Kingston is Global celebrates international reach and impact of Kingston alumni with 16 reunions across the globe

We celebrated the first-ever Kingston is Global reunion day on Thursday 7 November 2019 with alumni reunions taking place around the world in America, Australia, Botswana, Cyprus, Canada, Greece, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Pakistan, Spain, Nigeria, and of course Kingston.

The success of this global event was thanks to the incredible support from Kingston alumni across the globe, volunteering to host a reunion in their local city. Over 300 alumni registered for Kingston is Global reunions, to come together and meet old friends, make new social and professional connections in their city, and share memories of Kingston....


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