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Paul Bishop Design Scholarship launched at Kingston School of Art aims to increase access to design courses for aspiring students

Posted Friday 23 July 2021

Paul Bishop Design Scholarship launched at Kingston School of Art aims to increase access to design courses for aspiring students

An award-winning international designer and Kingston University graduate is funding a new design scholarship aimed at supporting talented young creatives to access higher education.

The Paul Bishop Design Scholarship will offer an opportunity for undergraduate students to study Interior Design BA (Hons) or Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) with three fully funded years of tuition. It is the first philanthropically funded scholarship within the School of Design at Kingston School of Art, aiming to attract students disproportionately affected by the financial pressures of attending university....


Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

Kingston University engineering students take on teams from across the globe in Formula Student competition at Silverstone

A team of student engineers from Kingston University is set to pit its race car against others from around the world after arriving at Silverstone for the annual Formula Student competition.

The University team, supported by academics and technicians from the Faculty of Science, Computing and Engineering, has spent the past 18 months designing and building a single seater race car which it will put to the test in a series of gruelling events at the home of British motorsport....


Double scoop for Kingston School of Art students at prestigious New Designers Awards 2021

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

Double scoop for Kingston School of Art students at prestigious New Designers Awards 2021

Two final year product and furniture design students from Kingston School of Art have won a coveted New Designer Award, beating off stiff competition from thousands of fellow students across the UK.

Ellie Perry has won The John Lewis & Partners Award for Design and Innovation for her sustainable alternative to household fridges, while Cameron Rowley picked up The Conran Shop and The Marandi Foundation Designer of The Future Award for his forward-thinking One Step Ladder....


National Food Strategy: Kingston University nutrition expert outlines value of proposals and potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Posted Thursday 22 July 2021

National Food Strategy: Kingston University nutrition expert outlines value of proposals and potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Last week saw the publication of the government-commissioned National Food Strategy – an independent report led by restaurateur Henry Dimbleby which outlined how the country's food system and our diets need to change to meet health, climate and nature targets. Here, Kingston University associate professor in nutrition Dr Hilda Mulrooney, a member of the British Dietetic Association's specialist obesity group, analyses the findings and sets out the importance of taking forward some of the key recommendations.

The National Food Strategy takes a holistic view of food from the ground up, with one of the headline recommendations being the proposed introduction of a tax on sugar and salt. What's really important to make clear here is that this would not be a tax on individual consumers and families – it is a levy on companies, which would create a level playing field for industry and try to ensure those least well off in our society are not disadvantaged further....


Kingston School of Art postgraduate student wins multiple awards for his illustrations

Posted Tuesday 20 July 2021

Kingston School of Art postgraduate student wins multiple awards for his illustrations

An international masters student from Kingston School of Art has won several coveted awards for his illustration work.

Jiatong Liu's Blue Things picked-up a Bronze Cube in The One Club's global Young Ones Student Awards, one of the world's most critically acclaimed competitions for design students. Blue Things also received a silver medal in the 3x3 Magazine International Illustration Annual Awards, a publication devoted entirely to contemporary illustration....


Research into rehabilitation of long Covid patients to be launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Monday 19 July 2021

Research into rehabilitation of long Covid patients to be launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

A new research project looking at developing personalised rehabilitation programmes for patients with long Covid will be led by a team from Kingston University, St George's, University of London and Cardiff University, after receiving major funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Led by Professor Fiona Jones, from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston and St George's, the project will work in partnership with individuals living with long Covid to design and evaluate a package of self-management support personalised to their needs....


Kingston University's marketing team named team of the year at the Heist Awards

Posted Friday 16 July 2021

Kingston University's marketing team named team of the year at the Heist Awards

Kingston University's marketing team has been named team of the year at the Heist Awards by Havas Education this week, with Swansea University, University of East London and University of Suffolk among the runners-up.

With a new team formed in February 2020, following a restructure, the team had to adapt quickly while working remotely as the UK went into a nationwide lockdown. This included moving to a virtual Open Day platform in just six weeks, creating and editing huge volumes of content, as well as managing the Clearing 2020 campaign, producing new undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses and developing a new undergraduate concept: Bolder. Brighter. Better. Be Part of the Mix. ...


Public invited to experience Kingston School of Art's degree show through innovative new online platform

Posted Thursday 15 July 2021

Public invited to experience Kingston School of Art's degree show through innovative new online platform

The creative work of talented emerging artists, performers and designers from across Kingston School of Art is being showcased through an innovative new online platform which launches this week.

The custom-built website, which allows visitors to visually and aurally explore the range of creative talent on display through a striking colour-wheel and soundtrack concept, will host the final project work from Kingston University's art, design, architecture, performing arts, curation, critical studies and creative industries, culture and communication, and writing students....

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