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Kingston University art students create inspirational animation film for young refugee project

Posted Friday 7 August 2020

Kingston University art students create inspirational animation film for young refugee project

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....


Kingston University's Town House building and Kingston School of Art campus regeneration shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

Posted Tuesday 7 July 2020

Kingston University's Town House building and Kingston School of Art campus regeneration shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

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....


Kingston University and Kingston Hospital trust join forces to explore relationship between HPV and upper gastrointestinal cancers

Posted Tuesday 16 June 2020

Kingston University and Kingston Hospital trust join forces to explore relationship between HPV and upper gastrointestinal cancers

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...


Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Posted Thursday 11 June 2020

Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Hundreds of face shields to help protect frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic are being produced by a team of technicians at Kingston University.

The protective face shields are being made using both laser-cutting and 3D-printing equipment in the University's workshops at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing's Roehampton Vale campus and at Kingston School of Art's Knights Park campus....


Kingston University students create innovative solutions to challenges facing borough businesses during Covid-19

Posted Thursday 4 June 2020

Kingston University students create innovative solutions to challenges facing borough businesses during Covid-19

Kingston Business School students have been coming up with novel ways to overcome problems facing local companies during the coronavirus pandemic after teaming up with Kingston Chamber of Commerce for a virtual hackathon.

With many employees working remotely and having to carve out new ways of operating, business leaders presented undergraduates with a number of challenges as part of a two-day HackCentre event, which tested their consultancy, communication and innovation skills....


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....

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