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Kingston University students and graduates benefit from continued Santander Universities funding to nurture the creative business talent of the future

Posted Thursday 29 April 2021

Kingston University students and graduates benefit from continued Santander Universities funding to nurture the creative business talent of the future

Student and graduate entrepreneurs are receiving a £40,000 boost through Kingston University's longstanding partnership with Santander Universities to launch and develop their start-ups this year.

The partnership focuses on enhancing education, employability and entrepreneurship outcomes for students and the latest round of funding will support the most promising business ideas. ...


Kingston University students support artist Mat Collishaw to create Echolocation outdoor video installation showcasing borough's history

Posted Wednesday 28 April 2021

Kingston University students support artist Mat Collishaw to create Echolocation outdoor video installation showcasing borough's history

Two Kingston University students have helped eminent British artist Mat Collishaw produce his latest work, recently unveiled in the Undercoft, near the riverside in Kingston upon Thames.

Echolocation - an 11 metre long, three-channel video installation - is being projected onto a mesh screen in the tunnelled walkway, located between Cote brasserie and the Bishop Pub, in the heart of Kingston leading to the Riverside Walk. The piece highlights the borough's rich heritage by recreating a historic church using lidar scanning, a process similar to echolocation utilised by several species of bats inhabiting a nearby conservation area....



Kingston University to develop ground-breaking technology in partnership with homecare provider Salutem to support people with autism and learning difficulties

Posted Wednesday 21 April 2021

Kingston University to develop ground-breaking technology in partnership with homecare provider Salutem to support people with autism and learning difficulties

Kingston University has teamed up with Salutem Care and Education in a £220,000 technology project to improve care for people with autism and learning difficulties. Experts from the University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics will work with the homecare provider to design and develop a sophisticated sensor system that will alert carers when urgent support is needed. 

The digital alert system will use wearable technology to monitor physiological data such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, breathing and other stress responses. It will be designed with end users so that it can be tailored to individual needs, with unobtrusive sensors placed in a watch or clothing for continuous heath monitoring or in a room to constantly check movement, along with light and noise levels. ...


Kingston University retail expert on high street reopening as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease

Posted Friday 16 April 2021

Kingston University retail expert on high street reopening as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease

As the United Kingdom continues its gradual unlocking of society with the reopening of non-essential retail, business and consumer expert at Kingston University Dr Patricia Harris looks at how the latest lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will affect the high street and the shops that have been closed since the turn of the year.


Kingston School of Art pays tribute to senior technician Elaine Wilson

Posted Thursday 15 April 2021

Kingston School of Art pays tribute to senior technician Elaine Wilson

Staff and students at Kingston School of Art have been paying tribute and remembering the enormous contributions of senior technician Elaine Wilson, who passed away recently. 

Recto/Verso, 2014, Elaine Wilson...


Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building wins BREEAM sustainability accolade with visionary renovation

Posted Friday 9 April 2021

Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building wins BREEAM sustainability accolade with visionary renovation

A visionary renovation of Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building has won the 2021 BREEAM Award for the best Public Sector Project – Post Construction. 

The accolade recognises significant achievements in sustainable building design, development, and management, and is awarded by BREEAM, an international scheme that sets standards for the environmental performance of individual buildings. ...


Exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Thursday 8 April 2021

Exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

The announcement by medicines watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that exercise should be recommended to people suffering from chronic pain, rather than prescribed painkillers, has been welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Mike Hurley. 


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