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Kingston University climbs in latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Posted Wednesday 26 September 2018

Kingston University climbs in latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Kingston University has risen seven places in the newly released Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide league table for 2019. The University is ranked at 110 out of 132 universities, up from 117 in last year's table and a rise of 12 places during the past two years.

Kingston shares its position with Middlesex and the University of South Wales. The guide ranks universities across nine separate indicators. The University improved its national position in both the student experience and teaching quality categories, ranking 83 and 95 respectively. These metrics are based on the results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS)....


Leading fashion retailer White Stuff collaborates with Kingston School of Art students as part of its Nurturing Talent initiative

Posted Wednesday 19 September 2018

Leading fashion retailer White Stuff collaborates with Kingston School of Art students as part of its Nurturing Talent initiative

A range of T-shirts inspired by the great outdoors has been designed by creative Kingston School of Art students. The exclusive collection is flying off the shelves at White Stuff stores across the United Kingdom, as the result of a project launched by the leading lifestyle brand to support emerging designers.

As part of its Nurturing Talent initiative, White Stuff challenged nine groups of Kingston School of Art students completing degrees across a variety of subject areas including fashion, illustration and graphic design, to come up with concepts for the clothing. The new range, unveiled in stores as part of the retailer's autumn/winter collections, was based on the theme of Mountains and Men, with the final looks resulting from close creative collaboration between the students....


Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award

Posted Friday 31 August 2018

Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award

A Kingston School of Art professor has won the Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award for a rubble-filled sleeping bag that was placed on the eminent art institution's main staircase. One of the most significant prizes for art in the United Kingdom, the award is presented to the most distinguished work in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition.

Sculptor and installation artist Professor Mike Nelson was presented with the prize for his work Untitled (public sculpture for a redundant space). He created the prototype ahead of a series of installations for the High Line – a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park in New York....


Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship

Posted Thursday 30 August 2018

Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship

A publishing expert from Kingston University, who pioneered an award-winning shared reading scheme and developed an industry-focused approach to learning, has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Associate professor Dr Alison Baverstock has become one of 54 new National Teaching Fellows announced by Advance HE, as part of an initiative celebrating individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and teaching in higher education....


Leading publication Creative Review picks Kingston School of Art graphic design and illustration animation graduates as rising stars in its annual Gradwatch listing

Posted Wednesday 29 August 2018

Leading publication Creative Review picks Kingston School of Art graphic design and illustration animation graduates as rising stars in its annual Gradwatch listing

Two Kingston School of Art graduates have been listed as rising stars in industry magazine Creative Review's annual Gradwatch showcase. Creative Review is a monthly magazine focused on the commercial arts and design scene looking at content from the UK, USA and Europe - the list spotlights art and design graduates the magazine rates as producing outstanding work.

Illustration animation graduate Matt Armitage won praise for his graduation film Brass, which compares the music created in response to the miners' strike of the 1980s and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The distinctive and emotive film makes use of warm reds, passionate pinks and dramatic purples to showcase New Orleans while earthy greens and murky yellows allude to the Yorkshire mining communities....


The Class of 2018 celebrate their graduation and pay it forward

Posted Wednesday 8 August 2018

The Class of 2018 celebrate their graduation and pay it forward

We were delighted to welcome our newest graduates to the Kingston University Alumni family in late July at our undergraduate graduation ceremonies where they celebrated with family and friends in record temperatures. The Class of 2018 also chose to 'pay it forward' by taking part in their Graduating Class Gift. Through individual donations of just £3, they have already raised an incredible £2,069 for future students at Kingston.

Each year, alumni provide scores of scholarships, hardship grants and bursaries to current students at Kingston through the Inspire the Future campaign. This allows students to study and thrive here at Kingston when that would not otherwise be possible, and enables our students to change their own futures....


Alumnus Robert Rakison hosts law students ahead of the International Criminal Court Moot competition in The Hague

Posted Friday 3 August 2018

Alumnus Robert Rakison hosts law students ahead of the International Criminal Court Moot competition in The Hague

The ICC Moot Court Competition welcomes universities from all over the world for a large scale moot court, simulating the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Competition, founded in 2004, consists of an extensive six-day educational and social program, which brings together students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to The Hague to challenge their skills as future international lawyers.Kingston University Law students Ruxandra Pitu, Asha Abukar, Dan Green and Whitney Presicci qualified through the national rounds last year, which secured them a place in the international rounds in May. Robert Rakison and his colleague, Vivian Robertson QC, kindly listened to the students rehearse their oral submissions before their appearance at The Hague in The Netherlands providing some very useful feedback.Thanks to Robert, Vivian and the support from Eric Jeanpierre, Senior Law Lecturer at Kingston University, the students did very well in the international rounds and climbed 18 places compared to last year. They achieved 73% overall for their written memorials and 81% for their oral presentations - a significant improvement from last year's competition.An extraordinary amount of work and passion went into the preparation of the competition and we are incredibly grateful for Robert's generous support. Congratulations to the students who took part!


Kingston University scores 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in social work, sport science and mathematics in National Student Survey.

Posted Friday 27 July 2018

Kingston University scores 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in social work, sport science and mathematics in National Student Survey.

Kingston University's social work, sport science, mathematics and actuarial mathematics and statistics courses have topped the national leader board for student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). The programmes each received 100 per cent satisfaction ratings from final year students in the annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions.

The results come on the back of a successful year for sport science students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, who have even had the opportunity to put their knowledge through its paces supporting BBC journalist Sophie Raworth and ultra runner Susie Chan in their heat acclimation training for the grueling Marathon de Sables through the Sahara desert. The specialised environment chamber at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, which has previously provided training support for British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, is part of the state-of-the-art facilities students have access to during the course of their exercise, sport science and health programmes....

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