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The Class of 2018 celebrate their graduation and pay it forward

Posted Wednesday 8 August 2018

The Class of 2018 celebrate their graduation and pay it forward

We were delighted to welcome our newest graduates to the Kingston University Alumni family in late July at our undergraduate graduation ceremonies where they celebrated with family and friends in record temperatures. The Class of 2018 also chose to 'pay it forward' by taking part in their Graduating Class Gift. Through individual donations of just £3, they have already raised an incredible £2,069 for future students at Kingston.

Each year, alumni provide scores of scholarships, hardship grants and bursaries to current students at Kingston through the Inspire the Future campaign. This allows students to study and thrive here at Kingston when that would not otherwise be possible, and enables our students to change their own futures....


Alumnus Robert Rakison hosts law students ahead of the International Criminal Court Moot competition in The Hague

Posted Friday 3 August 2018

Alumnus Robert Rakison hosts law students ahead of the International Criminal Court Moot competition in The Hague

The ICC Moot Court Competition welcomes universities from all over the world for a large scale moot court, simulating the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Competition, founded in 2004, consists of an extensive six-day educational and social program, which brings together students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to The Hague to challenge their skills as future international lawyers.Kingston University Law students Ruxandra Pitu, Asha Abukar, Dan Green and Whitney Presicci qualified through the national rounds last year, which secured them a place in the international rounds in May. Robert Rakison and his colleague, Vivian Robertson QC, kindly listened to the students rehearse their oral submissions before their appearance at The Hague in The Netherlands providing some very useful feedback.Thanks to Robert, Vivian and the support from Eric Jeanpierre, Senior Law Lecturer at Kingston University, the students did very well in the international rounds and climbed 18 places compared to last year. They achieved 73% overall for their written memorials and 81% for their oral presentations - a significant improvement from last year's competition.An extraordinary amount of work and passion went into the preparation of the competition and we are incredibly grateful for Robert's generous support. Congratulations to the students who took part!


Kingston University scores 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in social work, sport science and mathematics in National Student Survey.

Posted Friday 27 July 2018

Kingston University scores 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in social work, sport science and mathematics in National Student Survey.

Kingston University's social work, sport science, mathematics and actuarial mathematics and statistics courses have topped the national leader board for student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). The programmes each received 100 per cent satisfaction ratings from final year students in the annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions.

The results come on the back of a successful year for sport science students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, who have even had the opportunity to put their knowledge through its paces supporting BBC journalist Sophie Raworth and ultra runner Susie Chan in their heat acclimation training for the grueling Marathon de Sables through the Sahara desert. The specialised environment chamber at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, which has previously provided training support for British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, is part of the state-of-the-art facilities students have access to during the course of their exercise, sport science and health programmes....


Hard work, dedication and success of Kingston University students applauded during week of graduation ceremonies at borough's Rose Theatre

Posted Thursday 26 July 2018

Hard work, dedication and success of Kingston University students applauded during week of graduation ceremonies at borough's Rose Theatre

Thousands of graduating Kingston University students have celebrated their achievements with family and friends during a week of ceremonies marking the culmination of their hard-earned degrees.

More than 2,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students received a resounding round of applause as they crossed the stage at the borough's Rose Theatre during the University's eagerly anticipated summer graduation ceremonies.They were just some of the 3,522 students awarded degrees this summer from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston Business School, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing and Kingston School of Art....


Founders of data science firm behind Tesco Clubcard Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby awarded honorary degrees by Kingston University

Posted Thursday 26 July 2018

Founders of data science firm behind Tesco Clubcard Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby awarded honorary degrees by Kingston University

Finding your opposite and being able to adapt and innovate in an ever-changing world were among the key career tips shared with students by Tesco Clubcard pioneers Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby, as they were recognised with honorary doctorates by Kingston University.

The husband-and-wife team helped transform the way the country shops after founding data analytics company dunnhumby, which was behind a number of loyalty schemes that allowed companies such as Tesco to better understand their customers....


Influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and leading diplomat to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Posted Friday 20 July 2018

Influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and leading diplomat to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Entrepreneurs, public servants and leading figures from the worlds of business and the arts will join more than 2,700 students crossing the stage at the borough's Rose Theatre during the next fortnight when they receive honorary awards at Kingston University graduation ceremonies.

Each year the University recognises honorary graduates for their outstanding contribution to a specific field or society in general. Eight awards are being made during the ceremonies, which will also celebrate the academic achievements of undergraduate and postgraduate students from four of the University's faculties. Those being applauded across the stage are some of the 3,522 students awarded degrees this summer from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston Business School, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing and Kingston School of Art....


Kingston University in top 15 in Europe for gender equality of staff and students in new Times Higher Education teaching excellence ranking

Posted Thursday 12 July 2018

Kingston University in top 15 in Europe for gender equality of staff and students in new Times Higher Education teaching excellence ranking

Kingston University has been rated among the top 250 institutions in Europe for teaching excellence in the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings. The University scored particularly highly on gender equality, rated fourteenth best in Europe for the gender balance of its staff and student community.

The table includes universities from eight countries across the continent and is the first international ranking to focus solely on teaching and learning. Overall Kingston University featured in the 151-200 band, alongside 22 other UK institutions....


Kingston School of Art illustration animation students draw high praise from judges to win Royal Television Society student awards

Posted Monday 9 July 2018

Kingston School of Art illustration animation students draw high praise from judges to win Royal Television Society student awards

Two pairs of graduates from Kingston School of Art have won multiple awards at the annual Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards for films examining how the Syrian refugee crisis has affected communities and the lives of family members looking after relatives on the autistic spectrum.

Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn won both the prestigious Judges Award and the Undergraduate Animation Award for their thought-provoking film Laymun, while fellow graduates Martha Halliday and Hannah McNally carried off the Undergraduate Short feature Award for the intimate portrait of family life, Mm-Hmm....

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