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Kingston University appoints three pioneering researchers in science and business to post of professor

Posted Friday 9 September 2016

Kingston University appoints three pioneering researchers in science and business to post of professor

A researcher who is using images of the eye to predict the risk of heart attacks has been made a professor by Kingston University.

Sarah Barman is one of three professors, alongside marketing expert Jaywant Singh and large-scale computing specialist Souheil Khaddaj, to be appointed into the new role. "I'm working with medical researchers from St George's, University of London to see if it's possible to predict the risk of heart disease and diabetes by assessing the retinal vessels on the back of the eye," Professor Barman said. "In the future, maybe in 10 years or so, it may be possible that an optometrist could assess your risk of heart disease and diabetes as well as the condition of your eyes."...


Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Posted Wednesday 10 August 2016

Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions awarded prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in business and accounting. Only 777 of the more than 16,000 schools that grant business degrees worldwide have received the AACSB seal of approval....


Kingston University names businessman Colin Squire, chairman of award-winning firm Squire's Garden Centres, Honorary Doctor of Art and Design

Posted Thursday 28 July 2016

Kingston University names businessman Colin Squire, chairman of award-winning firm Squire's Garden Centres, Honorary Doctor of Art and Design

An entrepreneurial horticulturalist, whose family business has blossomed in to one of the South East's best-known garden centre companies, has returned to his roots after being recognised with an honorary degree from Kingston University. Former student Colin Squire, chairman of the award-winning Squire's Garden Centres, has been named an Honorary Doctor of Art and Design in recognition of his outstanding contribution to horticulture and the community.

The father of two, who also has four grandchildren, studied architecture at the University's predecessor, the Kingston School of Art, in the 1950s before going on to work in the family firm with his father, David. Under his entrepreneurial leadership, Squire's Garden Centres, founded in 1936 as a landscaping and nursery business, flourished in to the first garden centre in Twickenham in 1964. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the South East's leading garden businesses. The company now boasts 15 branches across Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire and West Sussex, employing more than 700 local people, and this year celebrates 80 years in the horticultural industry, with Mr Squire's daughter, Sarah, now serving as the company's deputy chairman. Its Twickenham branch was named best plant retailer in the United Kingdom last year....


Kingston University human resource management students turn consultants to boost student ambassador programme

Posted Monday 18 July 2016

Kingston University human resource management students turn consultants to boost student ambassador programme

A group of five human resource management students from Kingston University were so impressed by the impact of the institution's student ambassador scheme they decided to make it the focus of their final year project.

Tasked with providing a solution for a learning and development need within a real-life organisation, the students from the Faculty of Business and Law found inspiration right on their doorstep. They chose to concentrate on further enhancing Kingston University's highly-regarded scheme - which currently has around 300 ambassadors providing support and guidance to potential, new and current students. From sharing their own university experiences and answering questions at open days to assisting at education liaison team events in schools and colleges, the ambassadors are an integral part of the University's drive to encourage young people from a wide range of backgrounds to take up and succeed in higher education....


EU referendum result – a message from Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg

Posted Friday 24 June 2016

EU referendum result – a message from Kingston University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg

Kingston University is proud of its role as a dynamic, cosmopolitan university right on the doorstep of one of the most vibrant capital cities in the globe. Our students and staff come from across Europe and beyond – more than 140 countries in total – and the rich cultural heritage, diverse range of experiences, expertise and talent they bring makes Kingston University the very special seat of learning we are all so proud to be part of.

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is a huge decision. There will inevitably be significant issues for higher education institutions across the country to weigh up as more becomes clear about the implications for the sector during the coming weeks and months....


Civic reception shines spotlight on Kingston University's contribution to the local community and showcases array of art and design talent

Posted Wednesday 22 June 2016

Civic reception shines spotlight on Kingston University's contribution to the local community and showcases array of art and design talent

Leading businesspeople, borough councillors and influential members of the local community have had a chance to explore the work of future stars in the worlds of art, design and architecture at Kingston University's annual civic reception. Held at the University's Knights Park campus, the event offered an opportunity for guests to soak up the atmosphere and admire exhibits from the Faculty's undergraduate degree show, while finding out more about the inspiration behind the work from the student designers themselves.Deputy Mayor of Kingston Councillor Rowena Bass was full of praise for the ideas and ingenuity she had observed during what was her first visit to the University's Knights Park campus. "I was mesmerised by the range and high quality of work on display and was impressed that the campus is clearly a real hub of creativity," she said. "The civic reception was an inspiring event and a wonderful way to bring together people from right across the borough so they could see what a dynamic role the University plays."Associate Dean of Research Professor Louis Nixon said having the opportunity to unveil their work to so many influential borough figures was particularly exciting for the Faculty's graduating students. "The undergraduate degree show is the culmination of hours spent thinking, making and manifesting thoughts and ideas into actual things – products, furniture, paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, films, clothing, books and buildings to name but a few of the creations given life at this campus," he added.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg thanked the assembled guests for their ongoing support for the University and stressed the positive impact it had, both in Kingston upon Thames and the country as a whole. "Analysis has shown the University contributes more than £200 million a year to the local economy and about £1 billion to the wider economy," he said. "Between 3,500 and 4,000 jobs in the area also exist as a direct result of having a university here."The University was enormously proud of being home to one of the foremost art schools in the country and its expertise in other subjects, ranging from aeronautical engineering and business management to fashion and healthcare, Professor Weinberg added. "We hope that Kingston is proud of having a university. We are certainly proud of being located at the heart of Kingston upon Thames," he said....


Team of entrepreneurial Kingston Business School students wins Young Enterprise Start-Up UK final with design for reflective cycle gloves

Posted Wednesday 8 June 2016

Team of entrepreneurial Kingston Business School students wins Young Enterprise Start-Up UK final with design for reflective cycle gloves

A group of third-year Kingston University business students has been named Company of the Year 2016 at the United Kingdom Young Enterprise Start-Up Awards and will now go on to represent the UK in July at the European final in Bucharest.

Team Staunchh saw off competition from almost 300 different teams representing universities and further education colleges across the countryto pick up the first prize, impressing the judges with their highly reflective gloves that help indicate to motorists which way a cyclist is going to turn....


Kingston University tops the table for producing most graduate business start-ups in annual Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey

Posted Wednesday 8 June 2016

Kingston University tops the table for producing most graduate business start-ups in annual Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey

Kingston University has, for the sixth time, topped the table for graduate business start-ups, according to latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

The University saw off stiff competition from 158 higher education institutions across the United Kingdom after helping 371 of its entrepreneurial graduates get their companies off the ground last year. This represents an increase of 52 on the previous year and means that Kingston University students set up one in 10 of all graduate start-up businesses launched in England last year....


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