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International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Posted Thursday 20 June 2019

 International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Ensuring young girls understand the creative potential of engineering and science careers could play a key part in addressing the sector's gender imbalance, according to industry expert and Kingston University visiting professor Dawn Childs.

The group engineering director for global theme park operator Merlin and current president of the Women's Engineering Society also spoke of the need for more female engineers to visit schools and act as powerful role models to children ahead of International Women in Engineering Day this Sunday....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London programme first undergraduate degree in UK to receive Social Pedagogy Professional Association endorsement

Posted Friday 14 June 2019

Kingston University and St George's, University of London programme first undergraduate degree in UK to receive Social Pedagogy Professional Association endorsement

A Kingston University and St George's, University of London course has become the first undergraduate programme in the United Kingdom to receive an endorsement from the Social Pedagogy Professional Association.

The seal of approval from the association, which has recently been granted charitable status, highlights the quality of teaching and learning of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education's, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, three-year BA (Hons) in Working with Children and Young People: Social Pedagogy and recognises that it meets expected standards of education, training and proficiency....


Kingston University construction management student who swapped accountancy career for design honoured at Women in Property awards

Posted Wednesday 12 June 2019

Kingston University construction management student who swapped accountancy career for design honoured at Women in Property awards

A mum-of-one who left an accountancy career behind to pursue her creative dreams at Kingston University has been hailed as an inspirational role model at a regional construction industry award ceremony.

Lily Dixon embarked on a Construction Management BSc (Hons) degree in 2016 after a decade as a legal cashier and accountant, firstly for a law firm and then a media company. Returning to work after having daughter Cassidy, she realised accountancy wasn't providing the creative outlet she needed and began considering alternative careers....


Kingston School of Art's fashion degree among best in world, according to latest rankings released by leading sector influencer Business of Fashion

Posted Wednesday 12 June 2019

Kingston School of Art's fashion degree among best in world, according to latest rankings released by leading sector influencer Business of Fashion

Kingston University has cemented its position as a top global destination for fashion after its internationally acclaimed BA (Hons) Fashion degree has featured prominently in the hotly anticipated annual listings compiled by influential website Business of Fashion. Along with Central Saint Martins in London, the undergraduate fashion programme was one of just two in the United Kingdom and only 11 internationally to receive the maximum possible ‘Badges of Excellence' – a new feature in the prestigious rankings.

The Best Fashion Schools in the World report examines 66 institutions worldwide. It is backed by a rigorous methodology alongside input from a newly formed Business of Education Council – made up of twelve global experts from fashion education and industry. The report collates the views of academics, human resources and fashion industry professionals as well as more than 13,000 students and alumni who complete detailed surveys....


Kingston University named one of top 50 in country in Guardian league tables – rising 10 places in national newspaper's latest rankings

Posted Friday 7 June 2019

Kingston University named one of top 50 in country in Guardian league tables – rising 10 places in national newspaper's latest rankings

Kingston University has been named one of the top 50 institutions in the country in the newly released Guardian University Guide league tables.

The University has climbed 10 places to joint 48th of the 121 institutions featured in the national newspaper's annual listings. Its continued improvement in the rankings follows a jump of 23 places in last year's Guardian tables....


House of Lords becomes home of high fashion as it plays host to Kingston School of Art catwalk show

Posted Thursday 6 June 2019

House of Lords becomes home of high fashion as it plays host to Kingston School of Art catwalk show

The House of Lords was given a fresh injection of style when Kingston School of Art fashion designers unveiled their final collections in a catwalk show blending colour, style and innovative ideas. A total of 19 BA (Hons) Fashion students showcased their final year collections to an audience packed with industry experts at the home of the United Kingdom Parliament's second chamber within the dramatic environs of the Palace of Westminster, now a Unesco World Heritage Site.

One student whose eye-catching garments have already been making an impact on the fashion world is 23 year old Victoria Lyons. Her collection is a collage of inspirations – drawing from patchwork quilts to singer Van Morrison and her time in the Belgian city of Antwerp, incorporating themes of hand painting and architectural design with the latest digital print processes....


D-Day landings 75th anniversary: six closely-guarded military secrets about Kingston upon Thames' involvement in this critical campaign

Posted Thursday 6 June 2019

D-Day landings 75th anniversary: six closely-guarded military secrets about Kingston upon Thames' involvement in this critical campaign

On the D-Day landings' 75th anniversary, a Kingston University historian reveals the essential role the borough and its residents played in the momentous events which began Operation Overlord and changed the course of the Second World War.

It is no exaggeration to say that D-Day on 6 June 1944, in which British, American and Canadian Allies invaded German-occupied France with the Normandy landings, altered history. Kingston University lecturer Dr Steven Woodbridge takes a look back at some of the local hotspots that provided a backdrop to these key events and at the lives of local heroes who were among the brave servicemen helping to liberate Europe....


Combating climate change: Kingston University PhD student's renewable energy research wins plaudits in Three Minute Thesis competition

Posted Thursday 6 June 2019

Combating climate change: Kingston University PhD student's renewable energy research wins plaudits in Three Minute Thesis competition

A postgraduate student whose research in to how communities could help tackle climate change by cooperatively harnessing renewable energy is set to represent Kingston University in the national semi-finals of the global Three Minute Thesis competition.

Matthias Pilz, from Seelow in eastern Germany, has been exploring new approaches for the power grids of the future, which may involve solar and wind energy being integrated at local levels to limit greenhouse gas emissions....


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