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Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Posted Thursday 16 September 2021

Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Kingston University's flagship Town House building has made the final shortlist for the United Kingdom's most prestigious architecture award – the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects, the building, at the heart of the University's Penrhyn Road campus, is one of just six contenders to make the eagerly anticipated shortlist for the coveted accolade, now in its 25th year. The news comes after Town House last week secured a place on the Stirling Prize longlist, after being named one of 54 RIBA national award winners in recognition of its contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom....


Kingston University named Client of the Year by RIBA London, with Town House and Mill Street Building receiving regional awards

Posted Tuesday 31 August 2021

Kingston University named Client of the Year by RIBA London, with Town House and Mill Street Building receiving regional awards

Kingston University's commitment to design excellence has been recognised in the annual Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) London Region Awards, which have seen it scoop the regional Client of the Year accolade along with individual awards for two of its buildings.

The flagship Town House project and the regeneration of Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building were among 46 projects to receive RIBA London awards after the chairs of five expert juries were hosted at socially distanced visits of all 77 shortlisted schemes across the capital....


Kingston University's Careers and Employability Service nominated for prestigious TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Award

Posted Tuesday 3 August 2021

Kingston University's Careers and Employability Service nominated for prestigious TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Award

Kingston University's Careers and Employability Service has been nominated for a national award for its inclusive approach to ensuring students are prepared for the world of work once they graduate. It has been shortlisted in the best university employability strategy category in the annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, with the nominees selected by a group of industry professionals. 

Kingston is one of 10 universities in the United Kingdom to be nominated for the prestigious award. The University's Careers and Employability Service works with academic and professional teams across the institution to ensure students are equipped with the tools needed by employers and have the confidence to thrive in the job market after graduation....


Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

A team of student engineers from Kingston University is set to pit its race car against others from around the world after arriving at Silverstone for the annual Formula Student competition.

The University team, supported by academics and technicians from the Faculty of Science, Computing and Engineering, has spent the past 18 months designing and building a single seater race car which it will put to the test in a series of gruelling events at the home of British motorsport....


Kingston University spearheads Future Skills campaign highlighting need for government investment in creativity and innovation to ensure economy thrives

Posted Wednesday 9 June 2021

Kingston University spearheads Future Skills campaign highlighting need for government investment in creativity and innovation to ensure economy thrives

Kingston University is leading the way in a major campaign highlighting the importance of a creative education and entrepreneurial innovation in providing employers with the skilled workforce of the future. The campaign launch comes as a YouGov survey of more than 2,000 employers conducted for the University reveals the key concerns of businesses across the United Kingdom and the portfolio of skills for innovation they believe are vital for a thriving national economy.

Published as part of The Future Skills League Table report, the results show the top 10 professional attributes leading firms, including Deloitte, Mastercard and Lidl, consider key to business success. These include problem-solving, communication, critical thinking and digital prowess – all developed through studying creative subjects....


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 graduate Christian Facey shares tips for student entrepreneurs after being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30

Posted Wednesday 19 May 2021

Kingston University graduate Christian Facey shares tips for student entrepreneurs after being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30

A Kingston University graduate listed in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 has reflected on how his business course helped him succeed and shared his tips for other students eager to follow in his enterprising footsteps. Christian Facey, along with his business partner Wilfrid Obeng, was listed in Forbes' Europe Media and Marketing Class for 2021, which identifies the most talented young media and marketing moguls of the future.

Last year the pair founded AudioMob, an audio advertising company for mobile gaming, after they developed technology which allows players to listen to adverts without their play being interrupted by videos or banners displaying the ads. They have already raised $2 million (£1.4 million) in funding and their advertising clients include Warner Music and Ministry of Sound Group....


Kingston University joins community leaders discussing future of borough economy and response to pandemic at annual Kingston Business Expo

Posted Friday 7 May 2021

Kingston University joins community leaders discussing future of borough economy and response to pandemic at annual Kingston Business Expo

Business leaders, organisations and community figures from across the region took part in the second annual virtual Kingston Business Expo, organised by Kingston Chamber of Commerce, with Kingston University one of the headline sponsors alongside Kingston Council. The event, which featured a series of speakers, seminars and roundtable discussions, covered issues ranging from the local economy, to the pandemic response and the future of Kingston's town centre. 

Dean of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Jill Schofield, opened the Expo alongside Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey. The Liberal Democrat Leader outlined why the annual event was an important forum for the whole area. "The Expo really brings together the best parts of Kingston," he said. "The University uniquely understand the fundamental partnerships with local businesses and celebrate innovation."...

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