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Posted Friday 23 October 2020
This month, the careers and employability service at Kingston University is launching ELEVATE - an accelerator programme designed to help provide Black (home) students with the support, guidance and tools to aim high and achieve their full potential. Here, careers and employability advisers Hawa Mansaray and Zion Sengulay discuss the reasons behind the development of the programme and how they hope it will help overcome some of the barriers black students face on their employment journey.
This year, one particular phenomenon has shaken our understanding of what it means to be human, to be diverse, and for all to have access to equal opportunity - Black Lives Matter. ...
Posted Wednesday 21 October 2020
Kingston University has joined a ground-breaking higher education employability programme which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.
Posted Thursday 15 October 2020
A striking image of the tree-lined path through Fairfield Park, a collage of Kingston's architectural wonders and a digital rendering of swans on the River Thames are among the first artworks to go on display in a collaborative project between Kingston School of Art and the Kingston First business support group.
The student artists' work will adorn shopfronts in the central shopping district with the windows of unoccupied retail units in Kingston upon Thames' town centre covered in bespoke designs inspired by the past, present and future of the Royal Borough....
Posted Friday 25 September 2020
A Kingston University creative economy student has won a prestigious New Blood Pencil from the D&AD Awards, for designing a campaign for computing giant Intel that features magnified images of microprocessors alongside the global challenges the technology firm is trying to solve.
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....
Posted Friday 25 September 2020
Kingston School of Art graduate Oyinkan Braithwaite has been crowned winner of the prestigious Crime and Thriller Book of the Year at the British Book Awards for her debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer. Braithwaite beat off stiff competition from crime heavyweights including Val McDermid and Lee Child to take the prize in the awards which are run by The Bookseller, and celebrate the best of the British book industry.
Braithwaite graduated in creative writing and law in 2012 and has since enjoyed success as a freelance writer, editor and spoken word artist in her home city of Lagos, Nigeria. My Sister, the Serial Killer is a dark, comic thriller, focusing on the relationship between two Nigerian sisters. It received rave reviews on publication, featuring as a Sunday Times Bestseller, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize....
Posted Monday 3 August 2020
A group of illustration animation students from Kingston School of Art have created a stunning animated film to accompany a song written by young refugees living in the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Third year undergraduates Cat Baskerville, Rhian Jenkins, Bella McEvoy and Nathan Ward collaborated with Compass Collective - a non-profit theatre company that works with people seeking sanctuary after fleeing persecution in their home countries. The students' animation work is featured in a special film, Imagine, which was released to raise awareness of World Refugee Day, in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe theatre and Migration Matters, a non-profit organisation which promotes evidence-based conversations about migration....
Posted Tuesday 7 July 2020
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....
Posted Tuesday 16 June 2020
Kingston University researchers will investigate the role human papillomavirus (HPV) plays in the development of gastrointestinal cancers through a new project with Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The new PhD studentship will explore the relationship between HPV - one of a group of viruses affecting the body's moist membranes - and the formation of oesophageal and gastric tumours, which are major health problems worldwide. It is hoped that this research will provide insight into the causes and potential treatment of these increasingly common cancers through early screening and vaccination...