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Kingston University's landmark Town House and revamped Knights Park campus features of Open House celebration of architecture

Posted Tuesday 15 September 2020

Kingston University's landmark Town House and revamped Knights Park campus features of Open House celebration of architecture

Kingston University will be throwing open its doors in the virtual realm as part of Open House 2020 - a festival celebrating London's most striking architecture. The annual event sees boroughs open up dozens of iconic buildings and hidden gems for the public to explore and learn more about their history and significance in their local communities.

The University's flagship Town House building and Kingston School of Art's newly renovated Mill Street Building at Knights Park will be showcased through free virtual tours during the event on 19 and 20 September....


Tributes flow for renowned fashion photographer and inspirational Kingston School of Art lecturer Michael Woolley

Posted Monday 14 September 2020

Tributes flow for renowned fashion photographer and inspirational Kingston School of Art lecturer Michael Woolley

Kingston School of Art staff and students have paid tribute to lecturer Michael Woolley, who passed away during the summer.

Michael was an internationally renowned fashion photographer, whose work featured in the world's most iconic magazines, including Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire. During the last five years, he shared his knowledge, experience and passion with Kingston School of Art students as a visiting lecturer in fashion photography....


Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

Posted Monday 14 September 2020

Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

From interning with French fashion house Chanel to working on a busy hospital ward, a talented graduate designer from Kingston University has swapped haute couture for scrubs to help support the NHS in the battle against coronavirus.

Two weeks before lockdown, Megan Greenfield had just finished a six month design internship with leading French fashion house Chanel, and was part way through the recruitment process for a design role in men's embroidery with another leading fashion company....


Kingston University named one of top 40 in country and best for design in latest Guardian University Guide league table rankings

Posted Saturday 5 September 2020

Kingston University named one of top 40 in country and best for design in latest Guardian University Guide league table rankings

Kingston University has been named one of the top 40 institutions in the country in the newly released Guardian University Guide league tables for 2021. The University has jumped eight places to be ranked 40 out of 121 institutions featured in the national newspaper's annual listings.

Its continued improvement in the rankings follows a rise of 10 places in last year's Guardian tables, which saw it propelled into the listing of the top 50 institutions in the United Kingdom, up 23 places on the previous year....


International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Thursday 3 September 2020

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Leading critical care nurse and senior lecturer at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Johannes Mellinghoff, has teamed up with nursing and allied health professionals and medical colleagues from around the world to conduct an extensive survey assessing personal protective equipment (PPE) available to medical teams at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The survey saw Mr Mellinghoff and his counterparts, from as far as Australia, Argentina and Libya, question healthcare workers on the availability and use of PPE while caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care....


Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Posted Wednesday 2 September 2020

Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Kingston University, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and a national team of researchers will examine the disproportionate mortality rates from Covid-19 among Black and South Asian communities as part of a government-funded project - which will also see the team develop key health messages to help raise awareness and engage with adversely affected groups.

The year-long study, jointly lead by Professor Aftab Ala of Royal Surrey and Dr Tushna Vandrevala of Kingston University, is one of six projects across the UK that have been allocated a total of £4.3million from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to scrutinise the link between ethnicity and Covid-19....


Kingston University announces appointments of Executive Director of Human Resources and University Clerk

Posted Friday 28 August 2020

Kingston University announces appointments of Executive Director of Human Resources and University Clerk

Kingston University is preparing to welcome two new additions to its Senior Leadership Team during this autumn.

Emily Boynton has been appointed Executive Director of Human Resources, while Andrew Boggs will be taking on the role of University Clerk. Both highly accomplished in their respective fields, they join the University at the start of November....


Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

Posted Thursday 20 August 2020

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

A researcher from Kingston University has developed a powerful new methodology to help victims of violence and trauma through imaginative writing and storytelling, with remarkable results. Her work is now being used to support vulnerable people in Lebanon and Iraq, including women who have been victims of sexual violence, and refugee families.

In recent months these ordeals have been compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has ravaged refugee camps in the region, and the economic crash in Lebanon which has fuelled further discrimination against refugees, and the devastating explosion in Beirut which has left thousands homeless overnight....

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