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Kingston University graduate wins competition to design Instagram logo for Iris Murdoch Society

Posted Wednesday 10 October 2018

Kingston University graduate wins competition to design Instagram logo for Iris Murdoch Society

A design by a Kingston University graduate has been chosen as the logo for the official Iris Murdoch Society Instagram page. The monochrome design by Antonios Marinis was selected from entries as part of a competition run by Kingston University, which owns the Iris Murdoch Archive, and the University of Chichester, where the Iris Murdoch Society is based.

Antonios, who studied visual communication graphic design at Kingston University in 2012-2014 and is now working as a graphic designer and also as a tutor at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (RHACC), based the winning design on the writer's signature.  ...


Kingston University climbs in latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Posted Wednesday 26 September 2018

Kingston University climbs in latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Kingston University has risen seven places in the newly released Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide league table for 2019. The University is ranked at 110 out of 132 universities, up from 117 in last year's table and a rise of 12 places during the past two years.

Kingston shares its position with Middlesex and the University of South Wales. The guide ranks universities across nine separate indicators. The University improved its national position in both the student experience and teaching quality categories, ranking 83 and 95 respectively. These metrics are based on the results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS)....


The Dean's ‘Thank You' Dinner for Kingston Business School Alumni Volunteers – June 2018

Posted Tuesday 25 September 2018

Kingston Business School held a ‘Thank You' dinner for alumni who have volunteered their time to enhance the student experience over the past academic year. The Dean, Professor Ron Tuninga, hosted the dinner and thanked alumni for their invaluable contribution to the Kingston Business School and wider University.

Alumni who attended the dinner had volunteered at Kingston in numerous ways, including mentoring, sharing career insights, in-curriculum guest speaking, re-accreditation visits and contributing to promotional activities for the University. We were also joined members of the Faculty Advisory Board and some of those involved in the Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition judging panel.

The evening began with a relaxed drinks reception on the Terrace to enjoy the wonderful summer's evening at Kingston Hill campus, accompanied by a trio of musicians, and was later followed by a three course meal.

Janice Larden-Price, Head of Alumni and Supporter Engagement, introduced the new ‘Alumni Champions' volunteering scheme which is coming into place later this year. The scheme aims to bring together alumni volunteers and formally recognise their role, alongside consolidating the volunteering opportunities across the University to make it easier to be involved.

In the last academic year over 150 alumni from Kingston Business School have volunteered in various different roles across the University. The dinner provided the opportunity for the Kingston Business School to show our appreciation to our alumni volunteers, and demonstrate how grateful we are for their contributions. Alumni have committed their time to our students in ways that will enhance their personal development and professional skills, and give our students confidence in their ability to reach their true potential.

If you would like to get involved with volunteering at Kingston University please visit our volunteering page to stay updated with the most recent opportunities available or contact Ms Eleanor Luker, Faculty Alumni Officer at Kingston Business School

E: e.luker@kingston.ac.uk

T: 0208 417 3256


Kingston University academics appointed to UK Research and Innovation's Future Leaders Peer Review College to help identify top emerging talent

Posted Thursday 6 September 2018

Kingston University academics appointed to UK Research and Innovation's Future Leaders Peer Review College to help identify top emerging talent

Eight Kingston University academics have been selected to play a key role in helping identify the country's brightest emerging research talent as part of a new fellowship set up by national funding agency UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, United Kingdom registered businesses or other research environments. The programme has been designed to grow the supply of talented individuals needed to ensure British research and innovation continues to be world class....


Film showcasing Kingston University's sector-leading work raising educational aspirations unveiled at Universities UK annual conference

Posted Wednesday 5 September 2018

Film showcasing Kingston University's sector-leading work raising educational aspirations unveiled at Universities UK annual conference

Kingston University's innovative work raising the aspirations of young people from a range of backgrounds and inspiring them to consider moving on to higher education has been showcased in a short film unveiled at Universities UK's annual conference. The film forms part of ‘Universities: Improving Futures' – a series of short films made by ITN Productions exploring the impact higher education institutions have on economic growth, prosperity and social mobility in the United Kingdom.Kingston University's film focuses on its work with more than 300 schools and colleges across Greater London and the South East, delivering science, technology, engineering and maths outreach programmes designed to ignite pupils' passion for STEM subjects and encourage them to see university as a way to enhance their career prospects.

The footage features the University's lab in a lorry, which visits school playgrounds across the South East packed with cutting edge equipment to bring STEM subjects to life for pupils through a range of hands-on experiments and team building activities. It also spotlights the University's dedicated outreach centre at its Penrhyn Road campus, which hosts school pupils for sessions specifically tailored for their needs and interests....


Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award

Posted Friday 31 August 2018

Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award

A Kingston School of Art professor has won the Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award for a rubble-filled sleeping bag that was placed on the eminent art institution's main staircase. One of the most significant prizes for art in the United Kingdom, the award is presented to the most distinguished work in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition.

Sculptor and installation artist Professor Mike Nelson was presented with the prize for his work Untitled (public sculpture for a redundant space). He created the prototype ahead of a series of installations for the High Line – a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park in New York....


Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship

Posted Thursday 30 August 2018

Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship

A publishing expert from Kingston University, who pioneered an award-winning shared reading scheme and developed an industry-focused approach to learning, has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Associate professor Dr Alison Baverstock has become one of 54 new National Teaching Fellows announced by Advance HE, as part of an initiative celebrating individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and teaching in higher education....


Leading publication Creative Review picks Kingston School of Art graphic design and illustration animation graduates as rising stars in its annual Gradwatch listing

Posted Wednesday 29 August 2018

Leading publication Creative Review picks Kingston School of Art graphic design and illustration animation graduates as rising stars in its annual Gradwatch listing

Two Kingston School of Art graduates have been listed as rising stars in industry magazine Creative Review's annual Gradwatch showcase. Creative Review is a monthly magazine focused on the commercial arts and design scene looking at content from the UK, USA and Europe - the list spotlights art and design graduates the magazine rates as producing outstanding work.

Illustration animation graduate Matt Armitage won praise for his graduation film Brass, which compares the music created in response to the miners' strike of the 1980s and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The distinctive and emotive film makes use of warm reds, passionate pinks and dramatic purples to showcase New Orleans while earthy greens and murky yellows allude to the Yorkshire mining communities....

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