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Community-minded Kingston School of Art students use digital technology to bring primary school pupils' drawings to life during coronavirus lockdown

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2020

Community-minded Kingston School of Art students use digital technology to bring primary school pupils' drawings to life during coronavirus lockdown

Everyday objects drawn by primary school pupils are being digitally transformed by two Kingston School of Art students as part of an innovative community project.

Developed in collaboration with The Community Brain, the Colouring in Kingston project was the brainchild of second year art direction students Izzi Toovey and Josephine Miller. It was set up to help provide children with an exciting and interactive set of challenges they could complete from home during the Covid-19 outbreak....


New Kingston University study aims to shed light on people's beliefs and opinions on coronavirus testing

Posted Friday 1 May 2020

New Kingston University study aims to shed light on people's beliefs and opinions on coronavirus testing

The public's understanding of and attitudes towards coronavirus testing – and the factors shaping them – is being explored by a team of Kingston University researchers.

The study is being launched as the issue of testing becomes an increasing focus during the Covid-19 pandemic, with different approaches being undertaken by countries around the world and various types of tests being discussed, developed and introduced. The researchers are keen to gain an insight into the views of both the wider public and health professionals towards testing, which could inform how such information is communicated in the future....


Kingston University graduate and champion of diversity and inclusion to publish fascinating life story

Posted Tuesday 28 April 2020

Kingston University graduate and champion of diversity and inclusion to publish fascinating life story

An economics graduate from Kingston University is set to publish a memoir about how he defied the odds to go to study for a degree before embarking on a successful career in investment banking in the City of London.

Reggie Nelson grew up on a council estate in East London and had to overcome many hurdles to go to university when many of his peers didn't pursue higher education. He was told he had three options when it was time to leave school - play football, make music or get into crime....


Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Posted Monday 6 April 2020

Kingston University donates supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by front-line NHS teams across borough during coronavirus outbreak

Gloves, safety glasses, lab coats and masks are among the items Kingston University has donated to local NHS services to help protect front-line staff from coronavirus.

The personal protective equipment, usually used in the University's laboratories and workshops, has been packaged up and delivered to Kingston Health Centre and Kingston Hospital during the past few weeks....


Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

Posted Wednesday 18 March 2020

Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

The Mayor of Kingston Margaret Thompson and Leader of Kingston Council Liz Green joined a host of other key representatives including local councillors, members of Kingston University's board of governors and former staff and students for an exclusive preview event to celebrate the landmark Town House building ahead of its official opening later this year.

Guests were treated to jazz and hip hop performances by the University's dance society in the cathedral-like courtyard space on the ground floor before hearing from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier on how the building, designed by RIBA Gold Award winning Grafton Architects, is already transforming the lives of those who use it....


Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

Posted Monday 16 March 2020

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

A North London schoolgirl's idea for an automated height-adjusting sink to help her mum during her cancer battle has become a reality thanks to Kingston University staff and students.

Abacus Belsize Primary School pupil Savannagh Dunne, from Camden, has been helping care for her mother Faye Hamilton throughout her five-year fight with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow – and has had to help her get to the bathroom when she is struggling....


Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Posted Friday 13 March 2020

Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Kingston University has been shortlisted in two categories in this year's Guardian University Awards. The awards recognise excellence in the higher education sector and celebrate outstanding achievements, innovation, great student experience and pioneering research and social impact of universities across the United Kingdom. The University's new flagship Town House building, which opened to the students, staff and the community in January, is vying for top honours in the Buildings that Inspire category. The entry submission describes the building as "a place of inspiration, where teaching and learning, dance, performance, lectures, exhibitions and research co-exist under one roof, and where the door is open to everyone".

The submission adds that Town House is an uplifting space where students and staff can study, but also connect in many ways and learn from each another and other disciplines. "Town House is truly a civic beacon – a physical symbol of the importance of shared learning experiences and community in an increasingly digitised world," it adds....


Thinking outside the sustainable box – Kingston University students showcase their pioneering business ideas at 15th annual Bright Ideas competition

Posted Wednesday 19 February 2020

Thinking outside the sustainable box – Kingston University students showcase their pioneering business ideas at 15th annual Bright Ideas competition

Kingston University students showcased their electrifying business ideas to industry professionals, alumni and staff at the Bright Ideas competition grand finale earlier this month. Held at Kingston Business School, sustainability was at the forefront, as students put their minds together to solve real global issues such as climate change. 

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