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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."...


Kingston University students and graduates benefit from continued Santander Universities funding to nurture the creative business talent of the future

Posted Thursday 29 April 2021

Kingston University students and graduates benefit from continued Santander Universities funding to nurture the creative business talent of the future

Student and graduate entrepreneurs are receiving a £40,000 boost through Kingston University's longstanding partnership with Santander Universities to launch and develop their start-ups this year.

The partnership focuses on enhancing education, employability and entrepreneurship outcomes for students and the latest round of funding will support the most promising business ideas. ...


Kingston University to develop ground-breaking technology in partnership with homecare provider Salutem to support people with autism and learning difficulties

Posted Wednesday 21 April 2021

Kingston University to develop ground-breaking technology in partnership with homecare provider Salutem to support people with autism and learning difficulties

Kingston University has teamed up with Salutem Care and Education in a £220,000 technology project to improve care for people with autism and learning difficulties. Experts from the University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics will work with the homecare provider to design and develop a sophisticated sensor system that will alert carers when urgent support is needed. 

The digital alert system will use wearable technology to monitor physiological data such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, breathing and other stress responses. It will be designed with end users so that it can be tailored to individual needs, with unobtrusive sensors placed in a watch or clothing for continuous heath monitoring or in a room to constantly check movement, along with light and noise levels. ...


Kingston University retail expert on high street reopening as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease

Posted Friday 16 April 2021

Kingston University retail expert on high street reopening as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease

As the United Kingdom continues its gradual unlocking of society with the reopening of non-essential retail, business and consumer expert at Kingston University Dr Patricia Harris looks at how the latest lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will affect the high street and the shops that have been closed since the turn of the year.


Kingston University students reach Chartered Institute of Marketing competition final with innovative idea to promote Samsung's new mobile phone to Generation Z

Posted Tuesday 6 April 2021

Kingston University students reach Chartered Institute of Marketing competition final with innovative idea to promote Samsung's new mobile phone to Generation Z

Three Kingston University marketing students made it to the final of a prestigious national competition with their original idea to make a new mobile phone appeal to Generation Z through an incentivised online learning platform. 

They were one of only nine teams selected from universities around the country to be shortlisted for the final of the Chartered Institute of Marketing's The Pitch competition.  ...

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