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Kingston School of Art students win prestigious D&AD New Blood Award with Penguin concept highlighting lack of diversity in GCSE curriculum

Posted Friday 9 July 2021

Kingston School of Art students win prestigious D&AD New Blood Award with Penguin concept highlighting lack of diversity in GCSE curriculum

Three design marketing students from Kingston School of Art have won a coveted D&AD New Blood Wood Pencil for their concept in response to a creative brief set by book publisher Penguin, which addresses the under representation of ethnic minorities in the GCSE English Literature curriculum.

The D&AD Awards recognise creative excellence in design and advertising and attract entries from around the world. The New Blood category is a platform for budding students and young creatives to showcase their talent on briefs set by real clients and judged by the industry's top creatives....


Kingston School of Art student's collection wins Black Excellence award at Graduate Fashion Week

Posted Monday 28 June 2021

Kingston School of Art student's collection wins Black Excellence award at Graduate Fashion Week

A Kingston University student's mixed-gender collection, inspired by the anti-SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) movement in Nigeria, has been crowned the winner of the Black Excellence Prize in the Graduate Fashion Week Awards.

The award is new for this year and aims to provide visibility to Black graduate talent in the industry. It was judged by an esteemed panel including award-winning designer Bianca Saunders, a BA fashion graduate from Kingston University....


Political protest and gender stereotypes among inspirations behind Kingston School of Art collections unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week

Posted Wednesday 16 June 2021

Political protest and gender stereotypes among inspirations behind Kingston School of Art collections unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week

The anti-SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) movement in Nigeria and challenging gender stereotypes were among the inspirations behind the collections by Kingston School of Art fashion students at this year's Graduate Fashion Week. 

The spotlight was on a group of 25 designers who shared their work with an audience of influential fashion industry professionals and journalists via live web stream. ...


Award-winning Kingston University ELEVATE programme holds side hustle showcase to give budding entrepreneurs chance to compete for funding for business ideas

Posted Tuesday 1 June 2021

Award-winning Kingston University ELEVATE programme holds side hustle showcase to give budding entrepreneurs chance to compete for funding for business ideas

Entrepreneurial students pitched a range of innovative business ideas at an inaugural ‘side-hustle' showcase run by an award-winning Kingston University programme that supports black students to achieve their full potential.

From a virtual quiz themed around black history to a film project shining a light on the experiences of people living in Ghana and a sustainable recycling initiative, the competition finalists pitched their ideas virtually to a judging panel in a bid to win the top prize of £2,000 towards setting up a new company. ...


Kingston University signs up to Stonewall

Posted Thursday 20 May 2021

Kingston University signs up to Stonewall

Kingston University is proud to announce it has joined Stonewall's Diversity Champions Programme, a scheme that works with institutions to create inclusive and accepting cultures.Yvalia Febrer is the Chair of Kingston University's LGBT+ Staff Network.

Emily Boynton (left) is Kingston University's HR Director and Senior Leadership Team Lead for LGBTQ+ issues....


Kingston University's commitment to gender equality recognised with two further Athena SWAN bronze awards from Advance HE

Posted Wednesday 12 May 2021

Kingston University's commitment to gender equality recognised with two further Athena SWAN bronze awards from Advance HE

Kingston University's commitment to gender equality and inclusivity has been recognised with two further Athena SWAN bronze department awards. The latest accreditation from Advance HE follows successful applications from teams within the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly with St George's, University of London.

The awards were presented to the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences and for a second submission encompassing a range health and social care schools and departments. They included the School of Nursing, the Department of Social Work and Social Care and the Department of Midwifery, the Centre for Allied Health, as well as the Centre for Health and Social Care Research and Centre for Public Engagement. The bronze awards will run until 2026....


Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

Posted Tuesday 30 March 2021

Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

A forensic scientist with a passion for outreach spoke of how helping young people shape their direction in life was what made her job so rewarding after being named the inaugural winner of Kingston University's Woman in STEM award.

STEM outreach officer Chère Reade-Edwards was nominated by colleagues for her talent for inspiring young people, enthusiasm for the role and always going the extra mile. The annual accolade, run by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, recognises a woman academic or professional staff member whose outstanding work has been making a real difference in the field....


Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

Posted Monday 29 March 2021

Women's History Month: Former Bupa CEO and Kingston University graduate Val Gooding CBE reflects on career barriers and offers advice to budding business women

A British business leader who spent 12 years as chief executive of private healthcare firm Bupa and had a 20-year career with British Airways has shared advice with female business students, as well as recalling some of the barriers she faced and the role models who inspired her.

Val Gooding CBE, who studied a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies at Kingston University - then Kingston Polytechnic - graduating in 1981, is currently the Senior Independent Director on the Board of Vodafone plc, having served as a non-executive director of Compass, BAA, J Sainsbury, Standard Chartered plc, and Tui, as well as being Chairman of Premier Farnell plc and Aviva UK....

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