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Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Posted Friday 26 March 2021

Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Women working in senior academic roles across Kingston University have shared details of their research and how it has been making a difference as part of the University's Women's History Month and International Women's Day celebrations. Alongside this, the academics discussed the importance of work to ensure more women professors and associate professors are supported through their careers, as well as offering advice for female students and early career researchers working towards promotion.

Professor Ilaria Favretto...


Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Posted Wednesday 24 March 2021

Curating Contemporary Design MA graduate Raphael Chikukwa discusses ambitions for the future following appointment to Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Kingston School of Art's Curating Contemporary Design MA, taught in partnership with London's Design Museum, has produced a notable cohort of alumni who have taken up prestigious roles in museums, galleries, universities and cultural organizations around the world.

Raphael Chikukwa graduated in 2008 and was recently appointed to the position of Executive Director at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. In this role Mr. Chikukwa provides strategic leadership for the institution, articulating the vision for the Museum's development. He also leads on the development and realization of the exhibitions programme and in developing relationships with the international museum sector....


Amplifying the voice of consumers is essential for advancing fair trade and sustainability, says Kingston University researcher during Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted Tuesday 2 March 2021

Amplifying the voice of consumers is essential for advancing fair trade and sustainability, says Kingston University researcher during Fairtrade Fortnight

Understanding and listening to consumers is essential to promote fair trade and sustainability, says a Kingston University expert who shared some of her research findings during Fairtrade Fortnight. 

Ethical consumer behaviour and sustainability expert at Kingston Business School, Dr Smirti Kutaula, has been examining buying behaviour and perceptions of fair trade and environmental issues in the UK and India. ...


Kingston School of Art graduate Lucy Saunders wins MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with range for River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week

Posted Tuesday 23 February 2021

Kingston School of Art graduate Lucy Saunders wins MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with range for River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Lucy Saunders has seen off competition from design students around the globe to win the MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with a collection she designed for high street retailer River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week.

The talented 24-year-old triumphed over entrants from 21 fashion schools in the United Kingdom, the United States, Mexico and Australia to carry off top honours in the competition run by MTV in collaboration with the British Fashion Council, River Island and ICEBERG. Lucy was also lucky enough to have her eight-piece River Island clothing collection showcased online at the close of London Fashion Week, accompanied by an exclusive performance by pop star Griff....


Pioneering educational initiative co-founded by Kingston School of Art design expert Daniel Charny receives prestigious Sir Misha Black Award

Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021

Pioneering educational initiative co-founded by Kingston School of Art design expert Daniel Charny receives prestigious Sir Misha Black Award

A learning organisation that seeks to equip young people with problem-solving skills through a series of award-winning educational programmes has been awarded the prestigious Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education. 

The accolade was awarded to FixEd, a think-and-do tank co-founded by Professor Daniel Charny, Professor of Design at Kingston School of Art, and creative strategist Dee Halligan, for their innovative and exceptional work in design education.  ...


Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Posted Monday 18 January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

The experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher will join the University, based in south west London, in mid-April following five years as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University....


Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Posted Friday 18 December 2020

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

As countries around the world imposed lockdowns earlier this year, one of the direct benefits to the planet was the short-term positive impact reducing emissions had on the environment. Now, as the first consignments of a vaccine for Covid-19 are being made available to the public, attention is shifting to Christmas and how sustainable practice can be incorporated into traditional end of the year celebrations.

Sustainable Design MA course leader Paul Micklethwaite has identified three areas - gifts, decorations and games - he believes can prompt positive change and encourage new conversations about the environment, climate crisis and sustainability....


Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

Posted Thursday 17 December 2020

Kingston University graduate Nadine Kaadan makes BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women of 2020 for championing inclusivity in children's books

A Kingston University graduate, whose children's books champion inclusivity and have helped young people deal with trauma, has been included in the BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020. 

Syrian children's author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan, who graduated with an MA in Communication Design: Illustration from Kingston School of Art in 2013, features in the list of inspirational women alongside politicians, scientists, activists, and actors who have made their mark this year.  ...

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