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Kingston University halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill to undergo multi-million pound refurbishment

Posted Thursday 30 July 2020

Kingston University halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill to undergo multi-million pound refurbishment

A £100 million project to upgrade Kingston University's halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill gets under way this month.

The scheme will be delivered by Kingston Student Living - a consortium made up of infrastructure investment firm Equitix and energy, services and regeneration company ENGIE, who will work in partnership with the University. It will provide a suite of new, energy-efficient and state-of-the-art bedrooms, as well as a range of enhanced facilities that will transform the experience for student residents living at both sites....


Kingston University's actions to tackle racism – a message from Vice-Chancellor Steven Spier

Posted Friday 24 July 2020

Kingston University's actions to tackle racism – a message from Vice-Chancellor Steven Spier

A message to students, staff and alumni from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier:

In my statement on 5 June I confirmed that Kingston University stands together as a community with our black staff, students and alumni in condemning racism and in support of the issues that Black Lives Matter raises in our community. We are committed to tackling inequality, and we will continue to work to address disadvantage and prejudice in all its forms....


Coronavirus Covid-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

Posted Wednesday 15 July 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students and staff remains our top priority. The University remains closed for teaching, learning and administration with the only exception being our halls of residence, which remain open for those students.

When does the University open?...


Kingston University's Town House building and Kingston School of Art campus regeneration shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

Posted Tuesday 7 July 2020

Kingston University's Town House building and Kingston School of Art campus regeneration shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

Two Kingston University buildings that have transformed the learning experience for students have been named among the finalists of the Royal Institute of British Architects' annual awards for the London region.

The flagship Town House project and the regeneration of Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building are among 18 schemes shortlisted by RIBA in the West London category of its London regional awards, which celebrate the best new architecture across the capital....


Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Posted Wednesday 24 June 2020

  Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

An expert in analytical and forensic science from Kingston University has received the Royal Society of Chemistry's exceptional service award for his outstanding contribution to proactively and inclusively supporting his colleagues and the wider scientific community.

Dr James Barker, from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, has been involved with the Royal Society of Chemistry for more than 20 years, and is currently vice chair of its registration committee, assessor of science teaching and in-house training schemes, and an analytical chemistry branch assessor....


Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

Posted Tuesday 23 June 2020

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

On International Women in Engineering Day, students, staff and graduates from Kingston University share their experiences and ambitions, as well as offering tips for young women considering a career in STEM and highlighting those who have inspired them on the way. 

Now in its seventh year, the international awareness campaign aims to raises the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the wide range of career opportunities available to women in the industry....


Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Posted Thursday 11 June 2020

Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Hundreds of face shields to help protect frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic are being produced by a team of technicians at Kingston University.

The protective face shields are being made using both laser-cutting and 3D-printing equipment in the University's workshops at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing's Roehampton Vale campus and at Kingston School of Art's Knights Park campus....


Kingston University stands together as a community to say Black Lives Matter

Posted Friday 5 June 2020

Kingston University stands together as a community to say Black Lives Matter

A message to students, staff and alumni from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier:

The killing of George Floyd and subsequent shocking events in the United States have caused outrage, anger and distress around the world, bringing into sharp focus the inequality that continues to blight society....

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