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A sustainable future for construction – Kingston University hosts international conference to help tackle climate crisis

Posted Tuesday 23 July 2019

A sustainable future for construction – Kingston University hosts international conference to help tackle climate crisis

How does the construction industry reduce its global carbon footprint to help create a more sustainable future for the planet? Experts from around the world gathered at Kingston University for an international conference to discuss the challenges and potential solutions that could play a key role in helping tackle the climate crisis.

With the UK government recently making a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, finding innovative ways to reduce waste and make construction more efficient was vital, according to Kingston University's Professor Mukesh Limbachiya, conference organiser....


Homelessness campaigner Matthew Downie and TESCO Clubcard pioneers Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby among Kingston University stars recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted Thursday 18 July 2019

Homelessness campaigner Matthew Downie and TESCO Clubcard pioneers Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby among Kingston University stars recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

A Kingston University graduate dedicated to tackling homelessness through his policy work with a leading national charity has been named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

As Director of Policy and External Affairs at homeless charity Crisis, sociology graduate Matthew Downie played a vital role in influencing the Homelessness Reduction Act - one of the most significant reforms to homelessness legislation ever enacted in England. The act aims to improve the support local authorities provide to families and individuals who are either homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless....


Inspirational entrepreneurs, campaigners for justice and industry pioneers to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Posted Tuesday 16 July 2019

Inspirational entrepreneurs, campaigners for justice and industry pioneers to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

A dedicated race and human rights campaigner, an innovator in fashion branding and an influential legal expert are among a group of industry leaders set to receive honorary awards from Kingston University as thousands of students celebrate their graduations.

More than 2,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students will cross the stage at ceremonies held at the borough's Rose Theatre during the next fortnight to collect awards from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing and Kingston School of Art....


Innovative school pupils' designs showcased at Kingston University as part of Primary Engineer's London Leaders Awards

Posted Monday 8 July 2019

Innovative school pupils' designs showcased at Kingston University as part of Primary Engineer's London Leaders Awards

Creative solutions to global engineering problems dreamed up by young innovators of the future were unveiled at Kingston University as part of an annual Primary Engineer competition.

The London awards ceremony of this year's 'if you were an engineer, what would you do?' contest, run by Primary Engineer Programmes – a not-for-profit national organisation promoting engineering careers for school children – was supported by Siemens and held at the University's Penrhyn Road campus. Pupils between the ages of three and 18 were challenged to interview engineers, identify problems and design solutions to them....


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....


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....


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....


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