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Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

Posted Thursday 14 June 2018

Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

The University's role at the heart of the community was highlighted this week as it opened its doors for its annual Civic Reception, illustrating the diversity and breadth of the work of staff and students.

Alumni, local residents, council members and the Mayor of Kingston were among the guests at the evening event – which included a panel discussion around the future of the borough involving Kingston Council leader Councillor Liz Green, deputy chief executive Roy Thompson and Kirsten Henly, chief executive of Kingston First, an organisation that represents more than 750 local businesses....


Kingston School of Art designer's collection inspired by defiant style choices of Namibian tribe wins Considered Design award at Graduate Fashion Week

Posted Wednesday 6 June 2018

Kingston School of Art designer's collection inspired by defiant style choices of Namibian tribe wins Considered Design award at Graduate Fashion Week

A Kingston University designer's menswear collection themed around repurposing and ethical fashion has won the Considered Design award at the annual Graduate Fashion Week extravaganza. Saskia Lenaerts was one of 24 young designers from the University's Kingston School of Art who showcased their garments on the catwalk at the Old Truman Brewery in East London on June 5.

The 24 year old has now been recognised for her outstanding contribution to ethical and societal issues relating to fashion design after a panel of judges selected her collection as the winner of the prestigious event's Considered Design award, sponsored by Scottish luxury knitwear and cashmere company Johnstons of Elgin. She will receive a £750 prize as part of the award. The judging panel praised the sustainable development journey the designer's collection reflected, as well as the innovation shown in her work....


Kingston University alumni break records

Posted Monday 4 June 2018

Kingston University alumni break records

This May saw the end of our springtime Inspire the Future campaign, where a team of 30 current students had more than 5,000 conversations with our alumni. Over the course of 9 weeks our alumni gave an incredible £124,610 to support some of our most talented students – £30,000 more than ever before. This generosity will change the futures of some of our brightest students.

100 is the magic number ...


Refugee crisis and energy of music icon Kate Bush among inspiration for exhibits being unveiled at Kingston School of Art's end of year degree show

Posted Friday 1 June 2018

Refugee crisis and energy of music icon Kate Bush among inspiration for exhibits being unveiled at Kingston School of Art's end of year degree show

The intense debate sparked by the refugee crisis and creative spirit of singer Kate Bush are just some of the influences behind student work captivating art enthusiasts converging on this year's Kingston School of Art undergraduate degree show. Art lovers from across the country are turning out in force during the week-long show, which opened this weekend, to see exhibits being unveiled by the next generation of talented artists, designers and architects to graduate from KSA.

The show, an eagerly anticipated annual launchpad for emerging art and design talent, opened its doors this weekend to throngs of industry professionals and borough residents. In a first this year, it is being held across several sites due to multi-million pound improvement work taking place at the Knights Park campus. The impact of the building work has even gone as far as influencing branding for the event, with the word ‘show' formed from the soft foam attached to the scaffolding that surrounds much of the building a key feature of this year's promotional materials....


Pitch perfect – Kingston University postgraduate business start-up picks up gong at Young Enterprise national final

Posted Wednesday 30 May 2018

Pitch perfect – Kingston University postgraduate business start-up picks up gong at Young Enterprise national final

A group of inventive postgraduate students from Kingston University are celebrating after winning a prestigious prize at the final of a national entrepreneurship competition.

One Minute – a team made up of Kingston Business School MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship students – was awarded Best Business Pitch at this year's Young Enterprise national final at Loughborough College, for the creation of the Tyton Case – a protective device that gym-goers can use to store mobile phones and tablets during a workout....


Kingston Business School alumni reunite in Singapore

Posted Tuesday 29 May 2018

Kingston Business School alumni reunite in Singapore

Kingston Business School alumni in Singapore gathered for an evening of drinks and canapés on 21 March 2018. Academics Deborah Pinder-Young and Stuart Fitzgerald hosted the event along with Susan Bassett (MBA alumna, 2006) who helped coordinate the event.The reunion took place at rooftop bar P.S Café, where alumni were able to enjoy a relaxed evening with spectacular views of the city.

Alumni had the chance to network with fellow classmates and catch up with their Kingston Business School academics. Deborah Pinder-Young said that it was a fantastic evening with lots of great contacts being made. "It was lovely to see past and present students from postgraduate and undergraduate courses there," Deborah said. "I am sure this is the start of a thriving alumni group!"...


Kingston University leaps 23 places in Guardian University Guide rankings – with sport science, pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design top in London

Posted Tuesday 29 May 2018

Kingston University leaps 23 places in Guardian University Guide rankings – with sport science, pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design top in London

Kingston University has soared 23 places in the Guardian University Guide league tables, coming in at joint 58th position in the newly released rankings for 2019.

The University's performance puts it in high profile company. It shares the 58th spot with four other institutions – King's College London, SOAS, Cardiff and Brunel – and is placed among the top 10 London institutions....


Kingston University hosts alumni drinks reception in Hong Kong

Posted Thursday 17 May 2018

Kingston University hosts alumni drinks reception in Hong Kong

Kingston University alumni based in Hong Kong gathered for a relaxed evening of drinks and canapés on 29 April. The reunion, which took place on the 29th floor of the Hotel Madera, saw 20 alumni gather to reunite with old friends and make new connections.

As well as getting to know fellow alumni and enjoying the panoramic view of Kowloon and the Victoria Harbour, attendees were keen to hear more about the ways they can support Kingston University, as well as developing further alumni activities in Hong Kong....

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