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Kingston School of Art graduate paints her way on to Sky Arts television Landscape Artist of the Year competition

Posted Tuesday 13 November 2018

Kingston School of Art graduate paints her way on to Sky Arts television Landscape Artist of the Year competition

A Kingston School of Art graduate has put herself firmly into the picture as a contestant on Sky Arts' Landscape Artist of the Year programme.

Lorna Wheele, who graduated with a first in Illustration Animation BA(Hons)last year, applied to be on the show after avidly viewing the previous series and spotting an appeal for contestants. A few months later, a gym session was interrupted by a phone call from a producer giving her the news that she had made it through to the line-up of artists on the 2018 show....


Kingston Business School celebrates 20 years of internationally respected Moscow MBA programme

Posted Thursday 8 November 2018

Kingston Business School celebrates 20 years of internationally respected Moscow MBA programme

More than 200 people – including students, alumni, current and former teaching staff – joined together at the Marriott Hotel in Moscow recently to celebrate the 20th birthday of Kingston University's highly successful Moscow MBA programme.

In excess of 1,500 students have graduated from the programme since the partnership with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was first launched by Kingston University academics in 1998....


Nursing student from Cork follows family footsteps to pursue studies at Kingston University

Posted Wednesday 7 November 2018

Nursing student from Cork follows family footsteps to pursue studies at Kingston University

When deciding what career path to take after leaving St Mary's Secondary School in Mallow, County Cork, Ellen Fox opted to follow in her cousin's footsteps and study nursing at Kingston University.

Now in the third year of her adult nursing degree in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, the Irish 20 year old is benefiting from the state-of-the-art ward simulation facilities, clinical skills laboratories and top quality teaching that she hopes will give her the edge when it comes to taking her first steps in to the profession when she graduates....


From cell biology to self-identity – Kingston University pharmacy academic has first novel published

Posted Thursday 1 November 2018

From cell biology to self-identity – Kingston University pharmacy academic has first novel published

A Kingston University Associate Professor who uses interactive stories and computer simulations to teach cell biology and physiology, has just had his first novel published.

Dr Mark Carew's novel, The Book of Alexander, was published by Salt Publishing and has been described as a post-modern puzzle about self and identity....


Napoleon called us a nation of shopkeepers but Chancellor's Budget doesn't go far enough to defend this, Kingston University retail expert says

Posted Tuesday 30 October 2018

Napoleon called us a nation of shopkeepers but Chancellor's Budget doesn't go far enough to defend this, Kingston University retail expert says

The announcement of a cut in business rates bills for small high street retailers in this year's Budget is a welcome move, but won't address wider issues affecting national chains and department stores, according to a retailing expert from Kingston University.

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged £900m in rates relief in a bid to tackle issues plaguing Britain's high streets in Monday's Budget, which will see all companies with a rateable value of £51,000 or less have their business rates bill cut by one third....


Kingston University experts share top tips for Halloween horror with five fearsome Gothic novels, films and KPOP music videos

Posted Tuesday 30 October 2018

Kingston University experts share top tips for Halloween horror with five fearsome Gothic novels, films and KPOP music videos

Looking for the best scream-out-loud movies or spine-chilling Gothic horror tales this Halloween? Fancy marking October 31 with some macabre music videos courtesy of Korean phenomenon KPOP? Fear not, Kingston University film, literature and media experts Dr Simon Brown, Professor Fred Botting and Dr Colette Balmain have shared a selection of their top fives to put the frighteners on.

Film and television expert Dr Simon Brown specialises in horror and the work of Stephen King. He revealed his top five Netflix horrors to get your teeth into....


Acclaimed author Gail Honeyman enthrals fans of bestseller Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine during Kingston University Big Read event

Posted Monday 29 October 2018

Acclaimed author Gail Honeyman enthrals fans of bestseller Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine during Kingston University Big Read event

Award-winning author Gail Honeyman captivated hundreds of students, staff and bookworms from across the borough community talking about her debut novel, and Sunday Times bestseller, ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' when visiting Kingston University for a special event as part of its Big Read initiative.

Award-winning author Gail Honeyman...


Kingston University celebrates construction milestone of its flagship Town House building

Posted Tuesday 16 October 2018

Kingston University celebrates construction milestone of its flagship Town House building

Kingston dignitaries, including the Leader of the Council Liz Green and Kingston Mayor Thay Thayalan, have joined with more than 100 other town stakeholders, borough councillors, residents, staff and students at an event to mark one year to go before Kingston University opens its landmark Town House building.

Town House, due to be completed in 2019, has been designed by RIBA award-winning and Stirling Prize-nominated, Grafton Architects. It will provide a new focal point for Kingston University and transform the learning experience for students. It is being built by Willmott Dixon – an award-winning national contractor with a track record of delivering multi-million pound commercial and public projects, particularly for the education sector. At the celebratory event, guests were given the chance to take tours of the building and were able, for the first time, to walk up the main staircase. They were accompanied by University Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier, founding director of Grafton Architects Shelley McNamara and managing director of Willmott Dixon Roger Forsdyke....

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