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Women's Engineering Society president Dawn Childs awarded honorary degree by Kingston University for work encouraging more females to enter profession

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Women's Engineering Society president Dawn Childs awarded honorary degree by Kingston University for work encouraging more females to enter profession

A leading advocate for engineering, well known for championing the need for more women and girls to enter the profession, has received an honorary degree from Kingston University. Chief Executive Officer of Operations for Pure Data Centre Group and president of the Women's Engineering Society Dawn Childs was named an Honorary Doctor of Science during a graduation ceremony for the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Twickenham Stadium.


Blog: Is it time for the UK to rise rather than crash and burn at this year's Eurovision Song Contest?

Posted Friday 13 May 2022

Blog: Is it time for the UK to rise rather than crash and burn at this year's Eurovision Song Contest?

Self-confessed Eurovision super fan and Kingston University's Head of Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Music, Helen Julia Minors, examines the hidden politics behind the competition, shares the top entries for 2022 and assesses the UK's chances of a sixth win ahead of the final in Turin on Saturday.


Kingston University rises in research power tables in latest Research Excellence Framework

Posted Thursday 12 May 2022

 Kingston University rises in research power tables in latest Research Excellence Framework

Seventy per cent of Kingston University's research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Government's latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results represent a 10 per cent increase in the percentage of Kingston's world-leading or internationally excellent research from the previous assessment, published in 2014, with the University's overall grade point average rising to 2.89, up from 2.7 eight years ago.


New season of Kingston University graduation ceremonies kicks off at Twickenham Stadium

Posted Thursday 12 May 2022

 New season of Kingston University graduation ceremonies kicks off at Twickenham Stadium

Almost 5,000 graduates are gearing up to celebrate their academic achievements at the home of rugby as the first Kingston University graduation ceremonies in more than two years kick off this week at Twickenham Stadium. The undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students are the first in Kingston's history to have their graduation ceremonies at the venue, and will collect their awards in a suite next door to one of the most famous rugby pitches in the world, after the University decided it wanted to honour students who have had their graduations delayed in a special one-off celebration at Twickenham.


Criminology and policing expert Professor Stephen Tong appointed Head of Kingston University's School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

Posted Tuesday 3 May 2022

Criminology and policing expert Professor Stephen Tong appointed Head of Kingston University's School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

Kingston University has appointed criminology and policing expert Professor Stephen Tong to lead its School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. The accomplished academic and policing specialist joins the University with 20 years of experience from Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent where he was involved in developing some of the first police degree programmes in the United Kingdom.


TikTok campaign to inspire environmental action among secondary school pupils unveiled by Kingston School of Art students

Posted Tuesday 3 May 2022

TikTok campaign to inspire environmental action among secondary school pupils unveiled by Kingston School of Art students

Two illustration animation students from Kingston School of Art have produced a TikTok campaign to encourage secondary school pupils to recycle and highlight ways of reducing wasteful habits among their peers.


Kingston University's School of Nursing welcomes new leadership team

Posted Thursday 28 April 2022

Kingston University's School of Nursing welcomes new leadership team

Two highly respected nurses with more than 70 years' combined experience across the profession and nursing education have been appointed to lead Kingston University's School of Nursing.


Kingston University engineering students set to put new racing car through its paces ahead of this year's Formula Student competition

Posted Thursday 28 April 2022

Kingston University engineering students set to put new racing car through its paces ahead of this year's Formula Student competition

Preparations for this year's Formula Student competition are well underway, with student engineers from Kingston University getting ready to take on teams from around the globe at Silverstone in July. Last year, the Kingston Racing team secured the institution's best-ever finish after a fantastic effort in the endurance event at the home of British motorsport. It helped take Kingston University to seventh place overall, a huge improvement on the previous finish of 69th place out of 80 in the 2019 event.

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