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Award-winning debut novel by Rachel Joyce becomes this year's Kingston University Big Read book as project celebrates fifth birthday

Posted Wednesday 24 April 2019

Award-winning debut novel by Rachel Joyce becomes this year's Kingston University Big Read book as project celebrates fifth birthday

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce has been named as the winning title for the fifth Big Read – Kingston University's award-winning shared-reading initiative. The Big Read aims to create a sense of community between students, staff and the wider Kingston borough, by providing a common topic to talk about. The project launched in 2015 to help new students settle in to university by giving them the chance to read the same book before they arrived. Since then, Kingston University has sent a copy of the chosen title every year to all new students to help make them feel welcome when joining the University.

In the intervening years, the project has attracted interest from several other institutions and, in 2017, won the prestigious Times Higher Education award for ‘Widening Participation Initiative of the Year'....


Driven Kingston University economics graduate overcomes tough upbringing to land top job in the City

Posted Tuesday 16 April 2019

Driven Kingston University economics graduate overcomes tough upbringing to land top job in the City

Growing up on a council estate in East London, teenager Reggie Nelson was told he had three options when the time came to leave school - play football, make music or get in to crime.

For the now Kingston University economics graduate, none of these was an option. He had lost interest in football, despite playing for Woking Football Club as an apprentice, was never any good at music and his mother, Rita, wouldn't let him get in to crime, even if he had remotely considered it. This conundrum left Reggie at a crossroads....


Students deliver creative ideas to boost borough's economy in Kingston Business Society and Kingston Chamber of Commerce hackathon

Posted Thursday 11 April 2019

Students deliver creative ideas to boost borough's economy in Kingston Business Society and Kingston Chamber of Commerce hackathon

Students from Kingston University have been putting their creativity and entrepreneurial acumen to the test to come up with solutions to challenges faced by the borough's businesses and Kingston Council. They took over the Council chamber in the town's Guildhall for a hackathon event organised by the Union of Kingston Students' business society, Kingston Chamber of Commerce and the University's Enterprise team.

Pop-up container farms with juice bars, interactive street furniture and a campaign that would see students use skills developed during their studies to grow local businesses were just some of the ideas suggested to breathe life back in to Kingston's economy....


Creative collaboration from Kingston School of Art fashion students and Royal School of Needlework gives modern twist to traditional Korean Hanbok

Posted Wednesday 10 April 2019

Creative collaboration from Kingston School of Art fashion students and Royal School of Needlework gives modern twist to traditional Korean Hanbok

The Korean garment Hanbok has taken centre stage at a Kingston School of Art exhibition fusing traditional costume with contemporary design. Works produced in partnership with the Royal School of Needlework and the Hanbok Advancement Centre went on show at the University's Stanley Picker Gallery following a collaborative project harnessing the skills of specially selected students from both institutions.

Eight groups of Kingston School of Art fashion students displayed their interpretations of the garments, alongside intricate exhibits stitched by the Royal School of Needlework's BA(Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion Interiors, Textile Art students. The exhibition's opening event included preparations for a traditional Korean dressing ceremony, during which an audience of students, staff and community leaders watched on as models were meticulously dressed over a 30-minute period....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London nursing student in the running for National Student Nurse Congress Award

Posted Monday 8 April 2019

Kingston University and St George's, University of London nursing student in the running for National Student Nurse Congress Award

A third year adult nursing student at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been shortlisted for the inaugural National Student Nurse Congress Award.

Molli Benson, the first in her family to go to university, is one of just nine student nurses shortlisted for the accolade, which recognises the achievements of exceptional student nurses who have shown a passion for the profession, gone the extra mile, strive to make improvements and shown the potential to be a future nursing leader....


Sir Brian Leveson hails Kingston University's online archive of landmark public inquiry in to journalism during Discover Leveson project launch event

Posted Thursday 4 April 2019

Sir Brian Leveson hails Kingston University's online archive of landmark public inquiry in to journalism during Discover Leveson project launch event

Sir Brian Leveson highlighted the importance of ensuring the lessons of his landmark examination of standards in journalism were not forgotten at an event to launch Kingston University's online archive of the Leveson Inquiry. Addressing an audience of leading journalists, lawyers, MPs and inquiry witnesses, he praised the University's DiscoverLeveson.com project for providing easy access to the wealth of evidence from his inquiry in to the culture, practice and ethics of the press, conducted during 2011 and 2012.

The website is a user-friendly, state-of-the-art resource giving free access to the public testimony and submissions at the inquiry, which was established in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. It includes Sir Brian's final report along with video and written evidence from prime ministers, police chiefs, newspaper proprietors and editors as well as victims of press abuse....


University and local community take last look at Town House construction ahead of its opening next year

Posted Thursday 28 March 2019

University and local community take last look at Town House construction ahead of its opening next year

More than 100 borough residents have joined Kingston University staff and students to take an exclusive look at progress on the Town House site. Kingston University is now on the countdown to completion of the new building on its Penrhyn Road campus, which is scheduled to open next year.

Town House will be a community resource for Kingston. Image: Peter Langdown.Working with RIBA award-winning and Stirling Prize-nominated Grafton Architects alongside three-time Education Constructor of the Year builders Willmott Dixon, Town House will provide a vibrant new face for the University and a welcoming gateway to Kingston upon Thames....


Kingston University seminar commended for raising awareness of support schools need to provide for Forces' children

Posted Tuesday 26 March 2019

Kingston University seminar commended for raising awareness of support schools need to provide for Forces' children

A Kingston University and Reading Force seminar to help trainee teachers and more experienced educators understand the needs of Armed Forces' children as they progress through the school system has been hailed by a senior Government policy advisor.

Dr Diana Beech, who supports Universities Minister Chris Skidmore, praised the push to place more emphasis on meeting the needs of Forces' children at the session held by the University's School of Education. "This Kingston University initiative is wonderful," she said. "There are so many under-represented groups in education, so anything that can be done to help them realise their potential is enormously encouraging."...


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