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Kingston School of Art students bank on their creative talent in designs for local currency the Kingston Pound

Posted Wednesday 15 August 2018

Kingston School of Art students bank on their creative talent in designs for local currency the Kingston Pound

Two graphic design students from Kingston School of Art have showcased the vibrancy, diversity and history of Kingston upon Thames in new designs for local currency the Kingston Pound. The soon-to-be released notes are designed to encourage interactions on social media and spark interest in visiting locations across the London borough.

Chosen by design experts, local business people and University alumni, Molly Dunne and Ella Hilton's bank notes are each adorned with an image of a Kingston landmark - the history-laden Market House Building, art-deco styled Surbiton train station, New Malden's iconic fountain and the sixties-built Tolworth Tower....


From legal eagle to Kingston University music maestro – Clearing hits the right note for former lawyer

Posted Tuesday 14 August 2018

From legal eagle to Kingston University music maestro – Clearing hits the right note for former lawyer

It was a chance conversation on a train which provided the impetus for Ershad Alamgir to finally drum up the courage and give up a secure position in the hospitality industry to pursue his true passion of producing music.

Despite a long-held aspiration to carve out a career in music, 40-year-old Ershad had never imagined he could actually make it happen. Ershad – who was born in Bangladesh but left the country at a young age – trained in Indian classical music from childhood. With a repertoire ranging from Indian classical music to western pop, rock, jazz and blues, he has performed regularly on stage, radio and television initially in Bangladesh but for the past 14 years in Britain, following his move to the United Kingdom....


Students with results' day strategy set to be this year's Clearing winners, according to Kingston University admissions experts

Posted Wednesday 8 August 2018

Students with results' day strategy set to be this year's Clearing winners, according to Kingston University admissions experts

With A-Level and BTEC results just a week away, Kingston University is urging students to have a plan to hand if their grades turn out to be not quite what they expected.

Figures released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show that just under 60,000 students in the United Kingdom found university places through Clearing last year. Director of Admissions Dr Andy Homer, who oversees Kingston University's annual Clearing and confirmation operation, said students who had done some scenario planning would be in a much stronger position to take advantage of the opportunities available in Clearing this year....


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....


It's third time lucky for Kingston University student as Clearing opens the door to a career in marketing

Posted Monday 6 August 2018

It's third time lucky for Kingston University student as Clearing opens the door to a career in marketing

Last autumn when Josh Vince was looking for courses to begin in September this year, little did he know that he'd be at Kingston University less than two weeks later about to take the first step on the ladder to a marketing career.

The 20 year old from Bath in Somerset had applied to university two years ago but a combination of slightly missed grades and a change of heart led to him deciding to work for a year instead. Come September, he once again applied with the same result and had resigned himself to another year in his job before a visit to Kingston University's Clearing page made him sit up and take notice. He discovered there were places still available through Clearing on the BSc(Hons) Marketing and Advertising with business experience course at Kingston Business School....


The power of brass – new animation from Kingston School of Art student examines relationship between music in New Orleans and Yorkshire

Posted Thursday 2 August 2018

The power of brass – new animation from Kingston School of Art student examines relationship between music in New Orleans and Yorkshire

The role brass band music played in the response to traumatic events in New Orleans and Yorkshire has been explored in a striking new animated film by a Kingston School of Art student.

Matt Armitage's three-minute creation draws parallels between the cultural reaction to natural and social disasters that rocked two communities 4,500 miles apart following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the mine closures of the 1980s....


Clearing helps Kingston University computer science student crack the code to turn her hobby in to a career

Posted Wednesday 1 August 2018

Clearing helps Kingston University computer science student crack the code to turn her hobby in to a career

When she gladly put down her pen after completing her final A-level paper three years ago, like many people her age, Jazmine Christie didn't have a clear idea of what she wanted to do next. She was keen to continue studying but unsure what subject she wanted to tackle at university.

While she was considering her options, the now 21 year old from Milton Keynes moved to Kingston to set up home with her boyfriend. "My family was living with my grandmother in Milton Keynes and there was very little space and not many job opportunities in the area which exacerbated some of the mental health challenges I face, including anxiety," she explained. "When I arrived in Kingston, I figured I might as well get some savings under my belt while I was considering what to do at university so I worked in a lot of different roles from human resources administrator and assistant chef to housekeeper and barista."...


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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