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Kingston University and St George's, University of London win three awards at national Student Nursing Times Awards

Posted Friday 3 May 2019

Kingston University and St George's, University of London win three awards at national Student Nursing Times Awards

There was success for Kingston University and St George's, University of London as they picked up three accolades at this year's national Student Nursing Times Awards.

Ms Nash said: "The award was a testament to the passion and commitment of the whole team,  in particular the pupils from St Philips Special Needs School, their teacher Neil Mears, Director of StoryAID Eli Anderson and Buddy Student Nurses."...


Kingston University's leading role in closing BME attainment gap highlighted in new report by Universities UK and National Union of Students

Posted Thursday 2 May 2019

Kingston University's leading role in closing BME attainment gap highlighted in new report by Universities UK and National Union of Students

​Kingston University's sector-leading work in reducing the BME attainment gap has been highlighted in a new report by Universities UK and the National Union of Students.

The report, led by Baroness Amos, director of SOAS, and Amatey Doku, vice-president of higher education for the NUS, sets out five key recommendations for the sector to adopt as a framework for closing the gap. These include providing strong leadership, having conversations about race and changing the culture, developing racially diverse and inclusive environments, getting evidence and analysing the data and understanding what works....


Illustration animation graduate collects gong at Royal Television Society regional student awards

Posted Friday 26 April 2019

Illustration animation graduate collects gong at Royal Television Society regional student awards

A Kingston School of Art graduate's film capturing the way brass music has symbolised both the resilience of New Orleans' residents following Hurricane Katrina and the impact of the mine closures in Yorkshire has carried off a coveted sector award. Matt Armitage's three-minute production, Brass, won the animation category in the regional final of the Royal Television Society's London regional student awards.

Produced as part of his final degree project on the Illustration Animation BA(Hons) course, the film, made up of thousands of sketches drawn on a tablet before being traced over with chalk pastel, helped Matt secure a first class degree. Its distinctive hand-drawn aesthetic and fast paced editing were brought to life through a vibrant colour palette with warm reds, passionate pinks and dramatic purples showcasing New Orleans, while earthy greens and murky yellows alluded to the mining communities of Yorkshire....


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....


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