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Kingston Business School remembers eminent entrepreneurship academic Professor David Smallbone

Posted Friday 27 March 2020

 Kingston Business School remembers eminent entrepreneurship academic Professor David Smallbone

Tributes have been paid to a highly respected and popular academic at Kingston Business School. Professor David Smallbone, Associate Director of Kingston University's renowned Small Business Research Centre (SBRC) and an internationally significant scholar on enterprise and small business, has sadly passed away aged 73.

A much admired colleague and friend to many across the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Smallbone was a leading expert on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and SME policy. He joined Kingston Business School's SBRC in July 2004, having previously founded and led the successful development of the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research at Middlesex University....


Coronavirus COVID-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

Posted Friday 27 March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 – latest update on Kingston University's response

The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students and staff remains our top priority as the United Kingdom continues to deal with the ongoing public health implications of the coronavirus pandemic. We have put a number of precautions in place to minimise the risk of infection across our university community, acting in line with the latest advice from the government to help slow the spread of the virus.

Following the Prime Minister's announcement and, as a result of further developments at a national level, we have closed all buildings used for teaching, learning and administration across our campuses with immediate effect. The only exception to this is our halls of residence, which will stay open for those students remaining in Kingston. The More Energy gym at our Penrhyn Road campus is also closed. ...



Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

Posted Wednesday 18 March 2020

Town House opens its doors to Mayor of Kingston and other special guests for inspiring preview event

The Mayor of Kingston Margaret Thompson and Leader of Kingston Council Liz Green joined a host of other key representatives including local councillors, members of Kingston University's board of governors and former staff and students for an exclusive preview event to celebrate the landmark Town House building ahead of its official opening later this year.

Guests were treated to jazz and hip hop performances by the University's dance society in the cathedral-like courtyard space on the ground floor before hearing from Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier on how the building, designed by RIBA Gold Award winning Grafton Architects, is already transforming the lives of those who use it....


Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

Posted Monday 16 March 2020

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

A North London schoolgirl's idea for an automated height-adjusting sink to help her mum during her cancer battle has become a reality thanks to Kingston University staff and students.

Abacus Belsize Primary School pupil Savannagh Dunne, from Camden, has been helping care for her mother Faye Hamilton throughout her five-year fight with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow – and has had to help her get to the bathroom when she is struggling....


Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Posted Friday 13 March 2020

Kingston University shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

Kingston University has been shortlisted in two categories in this year's Guardian University Awards. The awards recognise excellence in the higher education sector and celebrate outstanding achievements, innovation, great student experience and pioneering research and social impact of universities across the United Kingdom. The University's new flagship Town House building, which opened to the students, staff and the community in January, is vying for top honours in the Buildings that Inspire category. The entry submission describes the building as "a place of inspiration, where teaching and learning, dance, performance, lectures, exhibitions and research co-exist under one roof, and where the door is open to everyone".

The submission adds that Town House is an uplifting space where students and staff can study, but also connect in many ways and learn from each another and other disciplines. "Town House is truly a civic beacon – a physical symbol of the importance of shared learning experiences and community in an increasingly digitised world," it adds....


Kingston University fashion course ranked among best in the world in latest Fashionista ranking

Posted Thursday 12 March 2020

Kingston University fashion course ranked among best in the world in latest Fashionista ranking

Kingston University's ground-breaking, innovative and diverse Fashion BA (Hons) course has been ranked in the top 25 fashion schools by influential website Fashionista in their annual worldwide poll. Kingston's course is one of only three representatives from the UK on the list, and one of only ten European fashion schools to have made the grade.

The Fashionista ranking, first established in 2010, is drawn from extensive data analysis and interviews with thousands of students and alumni. The methodology includes looking at successful alumni and the overall cost of study while the interviews provide insight into quality of the academic expertise, the practical and business training on offer, resources, technology, social life, career counselling and financial support....


Kingston University pays tribute to student Niloufar Ebrahim at memorial service

Posted Thursday 5 March 2020

Kingston University pays tribute to student Niloufar Ebrahim at memorial service

Kingston University staff and students have paid tribute to Kingston Business School student Niloufar Ebrahim at a special memorial service attended by friends and family members.

Niloufar was one of the passengers on the Ukraine International Airlines flight that crashed in Iran in January, just three weeks after her wedding celebrations. She was returning with her husband Saeed Tahmasebi Khademasadi to London to start their married life together at the time of the tragedy and had been due to graduate earlier this year after completing an MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology....

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