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Award-winning architect and diversity and inclusion champion among members of Kingston University community recognised in Queen's New Year Honours List

Posted Thursday 23 January 2020

Award-winning architect and diversity and inclusion champion among members of Kingston University community recognised in Queen's New Year Honours List

A Kingston University design graduate and co-founder of RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architecture practice dRMM has been awarded an OBE for services to design in the built environment.

As well as running a busy practice, Sadie Morgan uses her design and architectural expertise to advise the government and other organisations, with the over-arching aim to make ‘joyful, thoughtful buildings that are more than just bricks and mortar'....


Flagship multi-million pound Town House building opens at Kingston University

Posted Monday 6 January 2020

Flagship multi-million pound Town House building opens at Kingston University

Kingston University's landmark Town House building has opened its doors to students, staff and the wider community.

Designed by this year's RIBA Gold Medal-winning firm Grafton Architects, the multi-million pound building at the Penrhyn Road campus will transform the learning experience for students and act as a gateway to the University for residents and businesses. It is the first building designed by the Dublin-based practice to be completed in the United Kingdom.Featuring a three-floor academic library, archive, dance studios and a studio theatre, Town House also incorporates a covered internal courtyard, cafes and external balconies and walkways culminating in a rooftop garden offering stunning views across Kingston and the River Thames. An open staircase weaves through the building creating connections between the different spaces.The new six-storey building, built by three-time Education Constructor of the Year winner Willmott Dixon, will provide students and staff with a world-class learning and teaching environment, according to Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier. "Town House is a stunning architectural achievement – an inspirational building with a variety of spaces which break down barriers and encourage creativity, shared learning and unexpected encounters," he said."At the start of this project we set out to create a building that gives us a real presence in the borough and that reflects the importance of our civic role within Kingston upon Thames. We wanted an inviting, welcoming environment that would allow more opportunities for collaboration between the University, local residents and businesses. We hope Town House will act as a front door and gateway for people to come and be a part of what we are delivering for the borough and wider society....


Kingston University students explore how artificial intelligence can improve access to NHS patient records in pioneering health hackathon

Posted Monday 23 December 2019

Kingston University students explore how artificial intelligence can improve access to NHS patient records in pioneering health hackathon

The two international technology firms challenged Kingston University's nursing, computer science, digital media, mathematics and UX design students to explore how RPA could be applied to save healthcare professionals valuable time on hospital wards. Participating teams had to consider information governance, legal and policy issues and apply technical, design, and problem-solving skills to deliver an intuitive user experience.

Neil Goodman, a consultant, leading digital transformation at the NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit, said optimising computer systems that can exchange and make use of information was currently a major challenge in healthcare. "The NHS has struggled for a long time working across multiple platforms that don't talk to each other. RPA can go a long way to solve this issue by using back-end admin bots that access multiple systems when granted the right user permissions," Mr Goodman explained. "It means they can collect data from different systems and present it in a single-view user interface," he added....


Kingston Business School launches funded programme to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Posted Thursday 28 November 2019

Kingston Business School launches funded programme to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Kingston Business School is inviting 50 leaders of microbusinesses to join a management programme that will help them engage with technology to boost their productivity.

Kingston is part of a consortium of business schools accredited by the Small Business Charter for their expertise in supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs who will deliver the Leading to Grow programme, which will be offered at no cost to microbusinesses across England....


Kingston University seals new three year partnership with Santander Universities to boost enterprise and education opportunities for students

Posted Monday 18 November 2019

Kingston University seals new three year partnership with Santander Universities to boost enterprise and education opportunities for students

Kingston University has signed a new three year partnership agreement with Santander Universities, creating more opportunities for students to shine through business internship scholarships, enterprise education schemes and bursaries to support their journey through higher education.

Santander has donated more than £650,000 to the University since the launch of its original partnership in 2012. The relationship focused on enhancing education, employability and entrepreneurship outcomes for students, Director of Santander Universities UK Matt Hutnell said at a celebration event held to mark the signing of the new agreement....


Kingston University signs landmark green energy deal

Posted Monday 18 November 2019

Kingston University signs landmark green energy deal

Kingston University has joined forces with some of the UK's leading universities in a £50m clean energy deal that will help reduce prices and cut carbon emissions.


Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Posted Friday 15 November 2019

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Ways that new, targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during a Kingston University event that brought together leading researchers and industry experts from across the United Kingdom.

With the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the loss of herd immunity due to dropping vaccination rates and an increase in chronic, long-term conditions due to an ageing population, introducing new drugs and approaches to treatments would be of critical importance to global healthcare going forward, the delegates heard....


Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Posted Wednesday 30 October 2019

Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Coleen Rooney and stars of ITV's Love Island have been seen modelling a T-shirt design by a Kingston School of Art student, after it was chosen by a panel of influential fashion industry professionals and celebrities as part of this year's Jeans for Genes Day fundraising campaign.

The striking graphic of Batman and Batgirl in motion against the backdrop of a swirl - representing the DNA double helix structure - was printed as a limited edition design and sold nationwide to raise vital funds to support children with genetic disorders and their families....

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