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Four Kingston University subjects secure 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey

Posted Wednesday 3 July 2019

Four Kingston University subjects secure 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey

Four Kingston University subjects have achieved a 100 per cent score for overall student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).

In figures just released by the Office for Students, the University's learning disability nursing, information systems, journalism and nutrition with exercise and health programmes received the maximum satisfaction ratings from final year students. The annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions, was carried out earlier this year....


International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Posted Thursday 20 June 2019

 International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Ensuring young girls understand the creative potential of engineering and science careers could play a key part in addressing the sector's gender imbalance, according to industry expert and Kingston University visiting professor Dawn Childs.

The group engineering director for global theme park operator Merlin and current president of the Women's Engineering Society also spoke of the need for more female engineers to visit schools and act as powerful role models to children ahead of International Women in Engineering Day this Sunday....


Kingston University's drama, dance and music students produce opera spectacular for Kingston OnStage festival

Posted Monday 17 June 2019

Kingston University's drama, dance and music students produce opera spectacular for Kingston OnStage festival

Giant puppets, 26 dancers, singers and actors, a six string orchestra and a conductor and composer flown in from Italy - all this and more awaited Kingston OnStage audiences. The borough's Rose Theatre played host to Kingston University's dance, drama and music students as they staged a specially-commissioned opera as the centrepiece for this year's festival.

The annual performing arts showcase earlier this month saw a host of individual and group performances by students from the three courses, topped off by the collaborative musical theatre finale based on William Blake's poem The Book of Thel.  ...


Kingston School of Art's fashion degree among best in world, according to latest rankings released by leading sector influencer Business of Fashion

Posted Wednesday 12 June 2019

Kingston School of Art's fashion degree among best in world, according to latest rankings released by leading sector influencer Business of Fashion

Kingston University has cemented its position as a top global destination for fashion after its internationally acclaimed BA (Hons) Fashion degree has featured prominently in the hotly anticipated annual listings compiled by influential website Business of Fashion. Along with Central Saint Martins in London, the undergraduate fashion programme was one of just two in the United Kingdom and only 11 internationally to receive the maximum possible ‘Badges of Excellence' – a new feature in the prestigious rankings.

The Best Fashion Schools in the World report examines 66 institutions worldwide. It is backed by a rigorous methodology alongside input from a newly formed Business of Education Council – made up of twelve global experts from fashion education and industry. The report collates the views of academics, human resources and fashion industry professionals as well as more than 13,000 students and alumni who complete detailed surveys....


World's first Pingu's English International Kindergarten opens in Cambodia with support of Kingston University's School of Education

Posted Monday 10 June 2019

World's first Pingu's English International Kindergarten opens in Cambodia with support of Kingston University's School of Education

A partnership between Kingston University and the world-leading pre-school education provider Pingu's English has led to the opening of the first kindergarten school in Cambodia.

The international kindergarten, which has been opened in the Southeast Asian country by Pingu's English, will teach almost 100 children aged from three to six English in a way that combines listening, speaking, writing and reading skills....


Kingston University named one of top 50 in country in Guardian league tables – rising 10 places in national newspaper's latest rankings

Posted Friday 7 June 2019

Kingston University named one of top 50 in country in Guardian league tables – rising 10 places in national newspaper's latest rankings

Kingston University has been named one of the top 50 institutions in the country in the newly released Guardian University Guide league tables.

The University has climbed 10 places to joint 48th of the 121 institutions featured in the national newspaper's annual listings. Its continued improvement in the rankings follows a jump of 23 places in last year's Guardian tables....


House of Lords becomes home of high fashion as it plays host to Kingston School of Art catwalk show

Posted Thursday 6 June 2019

House of Lords becomes home of high fashion as it plays host to Kingston School of Art catwalk show

The House of Lords was given a fresh injection of style when Kingston School of Art fashion designers unveiled their final collections in a catwalk show blending colour, style and innovative ideas. A total of 19 BA (Hons) Fashion students showcased their final year collections to an audience packed with industry experts at the home of the United Kingdom Parliament's second chamber within the dramatic environs of the Palace of Westminster, now a Unesco World Heritage Site.

One student whose eye-catching garments have already been making an impact on the fashion world is 23 year old Victoria Lyons. Her collection is a collage of inspirations – drawing from patchwork quilts to singer Van Morrison and her time in the Belgian city of Antwerp, incorporating themes of hand painting and architectural design with the latest digital print processes....


Combating climate change: Kingston University PhD student's renewable energy research wins plaudits in Three Minute Thesis competition

Posted Thursday 6 June 2019

Combating climate change: Kingston University PhD student's renewable energy research wins plaudits in Three Minute Thesis competition

A postgraduate student whose research in to how communities could help tackle climate change by cooperatively harnessing renewable energy is set to represent Kingston University in the national semi-finals of the global Three Minute Thesis competition.

Matthias Pilz, from Seelow in eastern Germany, has been exploring new approaches for the power grids of the future, which may involve solar and wind energy being integrated at local levels to limit greenhouse gas emissions....

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