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Politics and international relations students shine spotlight on Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 70th anniversary

Posted Friday 7 December 2018

Politics and international relations students shine spotlight on Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 70th anniversary

Students and academics at Kingston University are marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights by exploring the significant role the landmark manifesto has played in shaping the world since 1948.

Kingston University's head of politics Professor Radu Cinpoes said the anniversary was a momentous occasion as it gave people a chance to reflect on what had happened in the world of human rights since the declaration was signed....


Discover Leveson – Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society

Posted Thursday 6 December 2018

Discover Leveson – Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society

A cutting-edge online archive of the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press has been launched in a project led by Kingston University. The Discover Leveson website is a comprehensive, fully searchable and freshly curated educational resource, providing the public with easy access to the wealth of evidence from the landmark inquiry, which examined the central role of news and journalism in modern society.

Established by then-Prime Minister David Cameron in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, the public inquiry led by judge Sir Brian Leveson ran from July 2011 to November 2012. Hearing evidence for more than eight months of that time, it explored the media's relationship with the public, politicians and the police....


Kingston University child development scientist shares expertise with politicians in Westminster as part of Royal Society scheme

Posted Friday 30 November 2018

Kingston University child development scientist shares expertise with politicians in Westminster as part of Royal Society scheme

A leading child development expert from Kingston University London has spent a week in Westminster, getting the inside track on how research can effectively influence policy. Dr Jo Van Herwegen was based in the House of Commons from 26 to 30 November as part of a pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the United Kingdom's national academy of science – with support from the Government Science and Engineering  profession board.

During her visit Dr Van Herwegen shadowed Laura Reed, senior policy adviser at the Department for Education, learning about her work. As well as going to seminars and panel discussions about how evidence was used in policy making, Dr Van Herwegen also attended a mock Select Committee....


Kingston School of Art design graduates win Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for eco-friendly Chip[s] Board material

Posted Thursday 22 November 2018

Kingston School of Art design graduates win Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for eco-friendly Chip[s] Board material

A business formed by Kingston School of Art graduates that offers an eco-friendly alternative to MDF made from potato peelings has won top honours at the annual Santander Entrepreneurship Awards, landing £25,000 of seed funding in the process.

Chip[s] Board®, founded by design graduates Rowan Minkley and Rob Nicoll, saw off competition from 80 entries from universities across the country to pick up the award in the non-tech category. The pair pitched their business to a packed room of industry experts and entrepreneurs at the final in London alongside six other hopeful graduate businesses - scooping top prize as selected by a panel of judges....


HackCentre project set to help more than 750 students put their problem-solving skills to the test in new £75,000 Santander Universities' initiative

Posted Wednesday 14 November 2018

HackCentre project set to help more than 750 students put their problem-solving skills to the test in new £75,000 Santander Universities' initiative

Kingston University is providing pioneering new learning experiences for its students through a new HackCentre programme.

Funded to the tune of £75,000 by Santander Universities' Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Fund, the HackCentre is bringing industry and education together in a series of challenging hackathons designed to encourage students to explore new ideas and put their creative thinking to good use. The project, which comprises a packed calendar of more than 20 hackathons alongside other events, will involve more than 750 university students from now through to mid-March next year....


Kingston School of Art graduate paints her way on to Sky Arts television Landscape Artist of the Year competition

Posted Tuesday 13 November 2018

Kingston School of Art graduate paints her way on to Sky Arts television Landscape Artist of the Year competition

A Kingston School of Art graduate has put herself firmly into the picture as a contestant on Sky Arts' Landscape Artist of the Year programme.

Lorna Wheele, who graduated with a first in Illustration Animation BA(Hons) last year, applied to be on the show after being an avid viewer of the previous series and spotting an appeal for contestants. A few months later, a gym session was interrupted by a phone call from a producer giving her the news that she had made it through to the line-up of artists on the 2018 show....


Kingston Business School celebrates 20 years of internationally respected Moscow MBA programme

Posted Thursday 8 November 2018

Kingston Business School celebrates 20 years of internationally respected Moscow MBA programme

More than 200 people – including students, alumni, current and former teaching staff – joined together at the Marriott Hotel in Moscow recently to celebrate the 20th birthday of Kingston University's highly successful Moscow MBA programme.

In excess of 1,500 students have graduated from the programme since the partnership with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was first launched by Kingston University academics in 1998....


Kingston Business School launches its MBA Alumni Network in London

Posted Thursday 1 November 2018

Kingston Business School launches its MBA Alumni Network in London

Kingston University MBA alumni and students celebrated the launch of the new MBA Alumni Network at The Balcony Room at the Swan, Shakespeare's Globe, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul's on London's Southbank.

The event, which took place on Thursday 19 July, was attended by more than 100 alumni and students, some of whom graduated from their MBA in the early 1990s, and other more recent graduates, of both the Executive and full time MBA programme....

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