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Disability Rights history comes to life – oral history project helps Kingston University student nurses and teachers learn about disability and inclusion

Posted Thursday 2 November 2017

Disability Rights history comes to life – oral history project helps Kingston University student nurses and teachers learn about disability and inclusion

Kingston University students are playing a vital role in a pioneering initiative sharing the stories of borough residents who have helped make history as part of the disability rights movement. Student nurses and teachers from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, have joined forces to take part in the Fighting for our Rights project.

Led by the Kingston Centre for Independent Living, the project aims to create a permanent historic record and education resource relating to the period of political and cultural change that began in the 1960s to inspire future generations of care and education professionals and people with disabilities....


Executive stress and invisible medical conditions among themes explored by Kingston University graphic design MA students in central London showcase

Posted Tuesday 31 October 2017

Executive stress and invisible medical conditions among themes explored by Kingston University graphic design MA students in central London showcase

Projecting tranquil beach scenes on to the Bank of England to de-stress city workers and increasing awareness of invisible disabilities were just two of the ideas explored by Kingston University's graphic design MA students when they showcased their final projects at a three-day exhibition in central London.

French designer Elise Boutros investigated the causes of stress and explored ways that mindfulness could be used by business communities at the heart of London's financial district. She plans to project her peace-inducing animations, featuring images of holidaying revellers relaxing at the beach, onto the Bank of England to bring an oasis of calm to one of the most stressful work environments in the country....


Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community

Posted Thursday 26 October 2017

Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community

A new literary cultural centre that will bring leading authors, poets and journalists together with students, staff and the local community has opened its doors at Kingston University.

Developed and managed by the University, the new Writers' Centre Kingston will deliver an annual programme of talks, workshops and festivals across the borough. Guest authors include novelist and filmmaker Iain Sinclair and Nell Leyshon, whose first book Black Dirt was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and made the long list for the Orange Prize....


Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show

Posted Tuesday 24 October 2017

Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show

Cultural traditions, identity and an eye-catching array of Swarovski crystals took centre stage as Kingston University's graduating MA Fashion students showcased their latest collections on the catwalk at the Design Museum in London. A selection of 10 fashion designers from the University's Kingston School of Art postgraduate degree course unveiled their work at the event, which took place at the world's leading contemporary design museum to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the course.

Graduating student Dardana Djantio Etchike's garments explored the tradition of breast ironing in her home country of Cameroon, Central Africa. The practice, typically carried out by a girl's mother, has become more widespread over the last 50 years with dietary improvements in Cameroon leading to a quicker onset of puberty.Dardana Djantio Etchike's collection explores the cultural practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. "The practice is largely used on girls aged nine to 15 years old and justified as a way to prevent sexual assault," Dardana explained. "Girls are compressed and restricted and it naturally creates a real desire for freedom. My designs are largely focused on those desires, how the body is expressed and how it feels in relation to the environment around it," she added....


Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise

Posted Thursday 12 October 2017

Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise

Artistic talent and the art school ethos took centre stage at an indoor street party to mark the launch of Kingston School of Art. Live caricaturists, commemorative printmaking and demonstrations of student design innovation were among the attractions for visitors on campus as the faculty reclaimed its 150 years of art school heritage.

The atmosphere was charged with creative energy as the ground floor market stalls from the previous weekend's Manufactory event at the London Design Festival were transplanted from Spitalfields Market to Kingston School of Art with students sharing their latest design innovations in more familiar environs. A pop-up student shop selling screenprints, t-shirts and illustrations was packed with visitors, and filmmaking students showcased their work with a special recreation of the recent event at Genesis Cinema....


Kingston University pays tribute to alumnus and architect of London Eye, David Marks

Posted Tuesday 10 October 2017

Kingston University pays tribute to alumnus and architect of London Eye, David Marks

David Marks, who designed the London Eye and British Airways i360 tower, has died at the age of 64, following a long illness.

David studied architecture at Kingston University in 1972, going on to found Marks Barfield in 1989 with his wife and creative partner Julia Barfield. The pair shot to fame with their ambitious project to construct a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the Thames to mark the millennium. Opening in 2000 with an initial five-year planning permit as a temporary structure, the London Eye quickly became one of the capital's most popular tourist attractions. It now receives more than three million visits a year and is an integral feature of the London skyline....


Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted Wednesday 4 October 2017

Kingston University named among globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kingston University has been named among the globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics education in the newly published Times Higher Education World University Rankings subject tables.

The sector-leading publication ranked the University in the 176-200 banding globally and 31 in the United Kingdom in the business and economics category area of the 2018 global rankings, which recognises the academic prestige, research excellence and teaching environment provided to undergraduates....


New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

Posted Monday 2 October 2017

New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

Do you believe emailing gets in the way of more important tasks at work – or that checking your inbox only a few times a day is the most efficient approach? New research by a Kingston University email expert is challenging some of the commonly-held beliefs around the best way to manage – and use – emails in the workplace.

Dr Emma Russell, Head of the Well-being at Work Research Group at Kingston Business School, conducted an extensive review of the literature regarding strategies people use to manage their work email. Emerging themes were then sense-checked in interviews with a group of working adults to find out how these approaches work in practice....


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