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Kingston University graduate's backpack design offers music fans a sleek option to stay hydrated and keep drinks out of harm's way at festivals

Posted Wednesday 28 June 2017

Kingston University graduate's backpack design offers music fans a sleek option to stay hydrated and keep drinks out of harm's way at festivals

With festival season well and truly underway across the United Kingdom, music lovers are seeking fresh ways to stay hydrated in soaring temperatures. Enter the Pikpäk – a Kingston University graduate's innovative answer to the call for safe and responsible drinking at outdoor concerts.

Graphic design alumna Magdalena Huber's prototype backpack allows festival-goers to carry drinks on their backs, with the pack fastening around the shoulders with fabric cords. The eco-friendly design is refillable, lightweight and sealed with a cap, ensuring the contents are kept safe....


British Council collaboration sees Kingston University students help shape exhibition celebrating design in Kazakhstan

Posted Friday 16 June 2017

British Council collaboration sees Kingston University students help shape exhibition celebrating design in Kazakhstan

A group of Kingston University students have travelled to Kazakhstan at the invitation of the British Council to help plan an exhibition which hopes to raise the profile of Kazakh design.

The British Council gave the Curating Contemporary Design MA students a project brief - to research Kazakhstan's emerging design identity. The groups explored the Kazakh people's nomadic heritage, disrupted by Soviet rule for much of the 20th Century until independence was declared in 1991....


Kingston University animation graduate wins Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award with tribute to mother's Tough love

Posted Thursday 15 June 2017

Kingston University animation graduate wins Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award with tribute to mother's Tough love

A Kingston University graduate has won the Undergraduate Animation award at this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards with her short animation Tough – continuing an impressive sweep of accolades for her final year work.

Along with a nomination for best British Short Animation at the BAFTA awards earlier this year, Jennifer Zheng's moving film about her complex relationship with her Chinese mother has amassed a number of commendations and secured a host of screenings – most notably at the prestigious Sundance festival....


Kingston University designer's sustainable fusion of denim and African fabrics modelled at Graduate Fashion Week by industry icon Caryn Franklin

Posted Monday 12 June 2017

Kingston University designer's sustainable fusion of denim and African fabrics modelled at Graduate Fashion Week by industry icon Caryn Franklin

Vibrant African fabrics and over-sized vintage denim jeans and jackets were brought together in a new sustainable collection celebrating the mixed cultural heritage of a Kingston University designer.

Kasubika Chola's garments were selected by a panel of industry experts as among the best 25 on show at this year's Graduate Fashion Week – with leading diversity campaigner and fashion icon Caryn Franklin even taking to the catwalk in one of her designs at the event....


Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus sees Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award

Posted Monday 12 June 2017

Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus sees Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award

A new test developed by Kingston University experts to quickly identify people who may be infected with the superbug MRSA when admitted to hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

The team, led by associate professor Dr Adam Le Gresley, Professor Mark Fielder and senior lecturer Dr Alex Sinclair, from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, took part in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Emerging Technologies Competition alongside a host of top global universities and companies....


Art, design and architecture students unveil their creative responses to modern day challenges at Kingston School of Art end-of-year degree show

Posted Friday 2 June 2017

Art, design and architecture students unveil their creative responses to modern day challenges at Kingston School of Art end-of-year degree show

Calls for London independence following Brexit and the challenges of commuter travel chaos are just some of the themes addressed by artists and designers showcasing work at this year's eagerly anticipated Kingston University undergraduate degree show. Industry professionals were greeted with installations, interactive artworks and live performance pieces at the Knights Park campus as the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture returns to its original name, re-introducing itself as Kingston School of Art....


Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables

Posted Friday 19 May 2017

Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables

Kingston University has helped British army officer and ultra runner Tom Evans to achieve medal success in the 32nd Marathon de Sables which took place recently. The annual 250km footrace sees those taking part run a total of six marathons over six days across the sands of the Sahara Desert, enduring temperatures of up to 50°C.

The University provided heat acclimation support for Tom and 19 other athletes training to compete in this year's race. Tom – until recently a relative unknown on the ultra-marathon circuit – came in third overall in a very strong field, making him the highest placed British runner in the race's history.Exercise physiology technician Chris Howe from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing gave expert guidance to athletes during March and April in the University's specialised environmental chamber at the Penrhyn Road campus. The heat acclimation lab is in high demand in the run up to the Marathon des Sables as it replicates the conditions in the Sahara. The facilities are also used for practical work and research by students on several of the Faculty's courses; including the sport science degree which recently retained its place as the highest ranked in London and 10th in the country in the Guardian newspaper's 2018 University rankings....


Kingston University students head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival with award-winning theatre production on human rights

Posted Monday 8 May 2017

Kingston University students head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival with award-winning theatre production on human rights

An award-winning piece of theatre created by two Kingston University students is set to tour the United Kingdom this summer and take on three international performing arts festivals, including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The interactive stage performance – titled Blurred Justice – was created by final-year drama and human rights students Yasemin Gava and Clarissa Kim for a competition run by Amnesty International UK which was looking for a fresh approach to help raise awareness of human right issues....


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