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Posted Monday 5 June 2023
The achievements of dozens of mentors and mentees who have taken part in this year's Beyond Barriers programme were celebrated at Kingston University's award-winning Town House building. The event, opened by Provost Professor Helen Laville, saw students, staff and industry experts who've been involved in the scheme share their experiences of working with each other, as well as the awarding of the prestigious mentor and mentee of the year awards.
Posted Monday 5 June 2023
A fascinating exploration of the ways in which machine learning, algorithms and artificial intelligence are transforming modern-day society has been selected as the ninth annual Big Read title by Kingston University. Hello World! How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine, a non-fiction title by best-selling author, maths professor and television presenter Hannah Fry, is this year's chosen title, selected by a panel from a shortlist of six. A special-edition copy of the book, published by Transworld, will be sent out to all first-year students ahead of the next academic year, with further copies made available for staff and students from other years.
Posted Tuesday 25 April 2023
Author Phil Stamper has revealed the inspiration behind The Gravity of Us, his best-selling book that was selected as Kingston University's Big Read for 2022, to an audience of staff and students.
Posted Wednesday 19 April 2023
Kingston University's sector-leading work embedding future skills throughout its curriculum has been hailed for its innovation by Shadow Minister for Higher Education Matt Western MP during a campus visit to learn more about the initiative.
Posted Wednesday 12 April 2023
Ukrainian academics have been sharing first-hand experiences of the impacts of the ongoing war and their role as disaster management specialists with staff and students at Kingston University. Their recent visit was part of a long-standing relationship between Kingston and the Lviv State University of Life Safety, a leading higher education institution in the field of human safety. Staff and student exchanges between the two universities have been taking place since 2016.
Posted Thursday 30 March 2023
Kingston University is getting set to deliver a suite of new postgraduate scholarships aimed at broadening the pool of students progressing into data science and artificial intelligence (AI) careers. The scholarships are being launched after the University was named one of 30 institutions across the country to receive funding from a £8.1m Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and Office for Artificial Intelligence pot, awarded by the Office for Students (OfS).
Posted Friday 17 March 2023
Leading figures from the worlds of art and design, business and politics have shared their views about the vital role creative skills and design thinking will play in shaping the future of the United Kingdom at a major conference hosted by Kingston University. The impact of emerging technologies on the creative sector and the skills needed for the next generation of graduates to help drive a thriving national economy were key focuses of the annual Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD) conference.
Posted Wednesday 8 March 2023
Kingston University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier has been appointed as a member of the Creative Industries Council – the joint industry and government forum that acts as a voice for the United Kingdom's creative sector.