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Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

Posted Tuesday 5 February 2019

Metro Bank mogul Vernon Hill calls for companies to create fans rather than customers at Kingston University Strategy into Practice lecture

This year's series of Kingston University industry-respected Strategy into Practice seminars has launched with American entrepreneur and chairman of Metro Bank Vernon Hill speaking to a packed lecture theatre at Kingston Business School.

Mr Hill told the audience of students, staff, alumni and local business people that when he had founded Metro Bank in 2010 it had been Britain's first new high street bank for more than 100 years. "It now boasts 66 stores and assets of more than £20 billion," he said. "Building a growth company, or not-for-profit, in a slow growth world, as I did, is all about having fans rather than customers."...


Kingston University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics secures Athena SWAN bronze award from Equality Challenge Unit

Posted Tuesday 29 January 2019

Kingston University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics secures Athena SWAN bronze award from Equality Challenge Unit

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Kingston University has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity with an Athena SWAN bronze department award.

The accreditation from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is the second such award for the University, after the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry was recognised by the Government-funded organisation last year. The ECU aims to promote diversity and improve the experience of all those working and learning in institutions in the United Kingdom....


Equipping ambulances with 5G video streaming: Kingston University project with global connectivity provider Pangea set to revolutionise emergency services

Posted Monday 21 January 2019

Equipping ambulances with 5G video streaming: Kingston University project with global connectivity provider Pangea set to revolutionise emergency services

A cutting edge 5G-enabled video streaming system that will allow A&E doctors to make life-saving decisions on patient care by viewing live footage from ambulances is being developed by Kingston University and Internet of Things (IoT) company Pangea Connected.

With accident and emergency services facing ever-increasing demand across the country – NHS ambulance trusts responded to seven million separate incidents in 2017 alone – finding ways to reduce patient turnaround time upon arrival at hospital could play a key role in helping alleviate the pressure....


Kingston University fashion graduate and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey named Dame in New Year's Honours

Posted Thursday 3 January 2019

Kingston University fashion graduate and Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey named Dame in New Year's Honours

Kingston University graduate Glenda Bailey, the longstanding editor-in-chief of acclaimed fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar, has been named a Dame in the New Year's Honours list. The prestigious accolade comes following a distinguished career in journalism and publishing that has seen Bailey much lauded for her role at the helm of a series of iconic style titles.

Originally from Derbyshire, Bailey graduated from Kingston University with a Fashion BA(Hons) degree in 1983, returning to the University to receive an Honorary Master of Design in 1994. After commencing her career in fashion journalism at Honey and Folio magazines, she was appointed launch editor of the British edition of Marie Claire in 1988. Carrying off a string of awards during her seven year tenure, she moved on to serve as Marie Claire's US editor from June 1996 before taking the top job at Harper's Bazaar in 2001....


New textbook showcases Kingston University's management course for scientists across UK and abroad

Posted Wednesday 2 January 2019

New textbook showcases Kingston University's management course for scientists across UK and abroad

An innovative Kingston University scheme to share its business management expertise with postgraduate science students has led to the publication of a new textbook for the wider higher education sector.

For the past five years, all postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing have included a ‘with management' minor field option. This allows students to develop their knowledge of business and management from experts across the University through a cross-disciplinary project....


Politics and international relations students shine spotlight on Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 70th anniversary

Posted Friday 7 December 2018

Politics and international relations students shine spotlight on Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 70th anniversary

Students and academics at Kingston University are marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights by exploring the significant role the landmark manifesto has played in shaping the world since 1948.

Kingston University's head of politics Professor Radu Cinpoes said the anniversary was a momentous occasion as it gave people a chance to reflect on what had happened in the world of human rights since the declaration was signed....


Discover Leveson – Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society

Posted Thursday 6 December 2018

Discover Leveson – Kingston University's new online archive of landmark public inquiry offers unique insight into journalism and society

A cutting-edge online archive of the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press has been launched in a project led by Kingston University. The Discover Leveson website is a comprehensive, fully searchable and freshly curated educational resource, providing the public with easy access to the wealth of evidence from the landmark inquiry, which examined the central role of news and journalism in modern society.

Established by then-Prime Minister David Cameron in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, the public inquiry led by judge Sir Brian Leveson ran from July 2011 to November 2012. Hearing evidence for more than eight months of that time, it explored the media's relationship with the public, politicians and the police....


New partnership with GISMA Business School set to deliver Kingston University postgraduate business programmes for the first time in Germany

Posted Thursday 29 November 2018

New partnership with GISMA Business School set to deliver Kingston University postgraduate business programmes for the first time in Germany

Kingston Business School has announced a new partnership with GISMA Business School in Germany which will see the delivery of British postgraduate degrees at GISMA's Hanover site.

The programmes – among only a small number to be United Kingdom-accredited but taught in Germany – have been designed by Kingston Business School and will be delivered entirely in English at GISMA. Focusing on international business, corporate finance, innovation management and entrepreneurship, the courses will be awarded by Kingston University, allowing students in Hanover to acquire internationally recognised degrees from an AACSB-accredited Business School....

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