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Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery Fellow Oreet Ashery wins Film London Jarman Award for web series exploring death in the digital age

Posted Thursday 23 November 2017

Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery Fellow Oreet Ashery wins Film London Jarman Award for web series exploring death in the digital age

An experimental film and web series developed by visual artist Oreet Ashery for her Stanley Picker Gallery fellowship at Kingston University has scooped a prestigious filmmaking award.

Ashery's commission, called Revisiting Genesis, explores the moral and ethical issues of palliative care and death in the digital age across twelve online episodes. The series, filmed on location at the gallery and the University's Dorich House Museum, has now been named of the 10th annual Film London Jarman Award - which celebrates experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of UK-based artist filmmakers....


Kingston University symposium shines spotlight on work of king of horror fiction Stephen King

Posted Thursday 23 November 2017

 Kingston University symposium shines spotlight on work of king of horror fiction Stephen King

Kingston University has hosted a one-day symposium on the work of the world's foremost horror fiction writer, Stephen King.

Noted scholars from across the United Kingdom discussed both King's literary work and its cinematic and televisual adaptations. The symposium explored the enduring cultural fascination with one of the world's bestselling authors of popular fiction....


Kingston School of Art's Design School takes over Spitalfields Market as part of the London Design Festival

Posted Thursday 16 November 2017

Kingston School of Art's Design School takes over Spitalfields Market as part of the London Design Festival

Enterprising Kingston School of Art students, graduates and academics have taken their creative talents in to the heart of the capital, showcasing their design expertise in a pop-up event at London's Old Spitalfields Market. More than 30 stalls offered visitors the opportunity to discuss ideas, take part in a series of workshops and sample a vast array of new products.

Inspired by the surrounding East London community, the activities focused on interactions with the residents and market holders working in and around the market. Called Manufactory, the three day event saw students, graduates and academics transform into market traders to coincide with the London Design Festival. They shared projects, demonstrating their entrepreneurial spirit as well as hosting open workshops, giving visitors the opportunity to get involved....


Kingston University psychology academic calls for review into mental health treatments following award-winning research into schizophrenia

Posted Thursday 16 November 2017

Kingston University psychology academic calls for review into mental health treatments following award-winning research into schizophrenia

An award-winning Kingston University psychology expert is urging mental health practitioners and pharmaceutical manufacturers to look at developing specific treatments for individuals with schizophrenia, after her study into the illness was recognised by a leading global psychiatry organisation.

Dr Nora S Vyas, from Kingston University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, scooped the Young Investigator Award at the 13th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry in Copenhagen, Denmark, for her research into how un-medicated adults with schizophrenia perform on tasks which tested their memory and sorting skills. The work, carried out in collaboration with Professor Monte Buchsbaum from the University of California in San Diego, concluded that those without treatment were still able to perform well in a range of tasks. It has been published in the Schizophrenia Research journal....


New figures cement Kingston University's role as sector champion in nationwide bid to close BME attainment gap

Posted Wednesday 15 November 2017

New figures cement Kingston University's role as sector champion in nationwide bid to close BME attainment gap

Newly released figures have highlighted how far Kingston University has come since first taking up a national challenge to help more black and minority ethnic (BME) students secure first and upper-second class degrees. The figures show that the University's focus on institution-wide change has led to a fairer chance for all students to achieve their full academic potential.

It had long been recognised that far fewer BME students across the country attained these top two degree classifications compared to their white counterparts, even when their entry qualifications and degree subjects were identical, Kingston University's Director of Student Achievement Nona McDuff explained. "This discrepancy, known nationally as the BME attainment gap, has not until recently received the attention it deserves across the sector," she added. "Too often, the assumption has been that this disparity relates to the backgrounds or characteristics of students while at Kingston the approach has been on the whole institution and our relationship with each student. We believe we are unique among large universities in making the reduction of the attainment gap a cross-university priority starting right at the top with the board of governors." While the grades for the University's white student population have broadly remained in line with rest of the country, the proportion of Kingston's BME students obtaining first and upper-second class degrees has increased from 45 per cent in 2012 to 70 per cent in 2017. Kingston University is committed to helping all its students achieve their full academic potential.This success was down to finding imaginative ways to create a more inclusive environment for all students through an all-out effort right across the University, Ms McDuff said. "We have been directing our energies at knocking down barriers and improving achievement for all students, regardless of their background," she added....


Kingston University study reveals how food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts

Posted Monday 13 November 2017

Kingston University study reveals how food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts

Kingston University researchers have shown how a leading cause of bacterial food poisoning can multiply and spread – by using another organism's cells as a Trojan horse.

Campylobacter jejuni is one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis in the United States and Europe, often infecting humans through raw or undercooked poultry. The new study revealed how the bacteria can infiltrate micro-organisms called amoebae, multiplying within their cells while protected inside its host from harsh environmental conditions....


Architecture firm founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh awarded prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Hastings Pier

Posted Wednesday 8 November 2017

Architecture firm founded by Kingston University alumni Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh awarded prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for Hastings Pier

An architecture firm part-founded by Kingston University graduates has received the country's top award for architecture. Sadie Morgan and Philip Marsh are directors of leading studio dRMM which collected this year's Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Stirling Prize for an innovative renovation project which has set out to redefine the role of the seaside pier for the 21st Century.

The award, given annually to the building making the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in that particular year, recognised dRMM for its work redeveloping Hastings Pier which was devastated by fire in 2010....


Kingston University fashion graduate combines art and science to create bold collection at MA Fashion show

Posted Tuesday 7 November 2017

Kingston University fashion graduate combines art and science to create bold collection at MA Fashion show

A Kingston University fashion graduate has combined influence from art and science to create a bold and colourful collection that added a touch of sparkle to the catwalk at the MA Fashion show.

Designer Caroline Perino's contemporary womenswear range, shimmering with Swarovski crystals, wowed crowds at the Design Museum in London, which hosted the event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the University's MA Fashion course....


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