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Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe

Posted Friday 8 June 2018

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe

Kingston University has been named in the world's top 200 young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE).

The Young University Ranking 2018 rated institutions founded during the past 50 years across a series of measures including teaching, research, citations and international outlook....


Refugee crisis and energy of music icon Kate Bush among inspiration for exhibits being unveiled at Kingston School of Art's end of year degree show

Posted Friday 1 June 2018

Refugee crisis and energy of music icon Kate Bush among inspiration for exhibits being unveiled at Kingston School of Art's end of year degree show

The intense debate sparked by the refugee crisis and creative spirit of singer Kate Bush are just some of the influences behind student work captivating art enthusiasts converging on this year's Kingston School of Art undergraduate degree show. Art lovers from across the country are turning out in force during the week-long show, which opened this weekend, to see exhibits being unveiled by the next generation of talented artists, designers and architects to graduate from KSA.

The show, an eagerly anticipated annual launchpad for emerging art and design talent, opened its doors this weekend to throngs of industry professionals and borough residents. In a first this year, it is being held across several sites due to multi-million pound improvement work taking place at the Knights Park campus. The impact of the building work has even gone as far as influencing branding for the event, with the word ‘show' formed from the soft foam attached to the scaffolding that surrounds much of the building a key feature of this year's promotional materials....


Pitch perfect – Kingston University postgraduate business start-up picks up gong at Young Enterprise national final

Posted Wednesday 30 May 2018

Pitch perfect – Kingston University postgraduate business start-up picks up gong at Young Enterprise national final

A group of inventive postgraduate students from Kingston University are celebrating after winning a prestigious prize at the final of a national entrepreneurship competition.

One Minute – a team made up of Kingston Business School MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship students – was awarded Best Business Pitch at this year's Young Enterprise national final at Loughborough College, for the creation of the Tyton Case – a protective device that gym-goers can use to store mobile phones and tablets during a workout....


Kingston University leaps 23 places in Guardian University Guide rankings – with sport science, pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design top in London

Posted Tuesday 29 May 2018

Kingston University leaps 23 places in Guardian University Guide rankings – with sport science, pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design top in London

Kingston University has soared 23 places in the Guardian University Guide league tables, coming in at joint 58th position in the newly released rankings for 2019.

The University's performance puts it in high profile company. It shares the 58th spot with four other institutions – King's College London, SOAS, Cardiff and Brunel – and is placed among the top 10 London institutions....


From Hollywood glamour to regal splendour – Kingston School of Art fashion students showcase their own takes on a royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle

Posted Friday 18 May 2018

From Hollywood glamour to regal splendour – Kingston School of Art fashion students showcase their own takes on a royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle

With speculation mounting as to what Meghan Markle will wear when she walks down the aisle to wed Prince Harry this weekend, Kingston University fashion students have been letting their imaginations run wild to create their own perfect dress for the royal bride. Drawing on themes ranging from the American television star's work on gender equality to the floral patterns worn by the Queen during visits abroad, the young designers have each come up with their own unique, alternative take on a traditional royal wedding dress.

Emily Radforth, a first year student on the BA(Hons) Fashion course at the University's Kingston School of Art, decided to eschew the usual white to go with a floaty, black design inspired by old Hollywood films, accented with flashes of red as a nod to the iconic outfits worn by the Queen's guards and royal princes. "I wanted to weave in the tailoring, decoration and embellishment of the guard jackets at Buckingham Palace," the 20 year old, from Liverpool, said....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves

Posted Friday 11 May 2018

Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves

Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following the sudden death of Professor Scott Reeves, a globally respected academic in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St Georges, University of London.

An internationally renowned health care specialist and social scientist whose career saw him take up the role of professor at leading institutions across three countries, Professor Reeves worked in health professions education and health services research for more than 20 years.The much cited academic, who joined the Faculty's Centre for Health and Social Care Research as Professor in Interprofessional Research in 2013, had also been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inter-professional Care since 2009....


Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature

Posted Tuesday 8 May 2018

Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature

A leading expert in Gothic literature from Kingston University, renowned for his critically acclaimed work on texts such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, has been honoured by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA).

Professor of English literature and creative writing Fred Botting, from the Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), received the Distinguished Scholar Award for his influential work in the area of Gothic, the fantastic and science fiction. He was presented with the lifetime achievement award at the organisation's annual international conference in Orlando, Florida....


Kingston University teams up with Fulham Football Club Foundation to kick off new summer school dedicated to the business of professional sport

Posted Monday 23 April 2018

Kingston University teams up with Fulham Football Club Foundation to kick off new summer school dedicated to the business of professional sport

Kingston University has teamed up with Fulham Football Club Foundation to kick off a new summer school offering students an insight in to the business world of professional sport.

Combining workshops and training days at the English Championship side with academic sessions delivered by the University, the two-week Business of Football course will delve in to the behind-the-scenes workings of top sports clubs – shedding light on some of the key skills required to forge a successful career in the industry away from the pitch....

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