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Maths student bags prize for design of tote bags to be given to all enrolling Kingston University students

Posted Thursday 19 July 2018

Maths student bags prize for design of tote bags to be given to all enrolling Kingston University students

A talented Kingston University maths student will see her design depicting iconic Kingston landmarks adorning hundreds of bags on campus when new students arrive this autumn.

Lucy Spencer, who has just finished her first year, won a bag design competition devised by the University's Directorate for Student Achievement as part of preparations for Welcome Week, when hundreds of new students arrive on campus. Her design, which highlights notable local locations including the Thames and the Bentalls centre, fought off competition from a strong field of submissions. It will now appear on fabric tote bags given to all new students at enrolment in September....


Influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and leading diplomat to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Posted Wednesday 18 July 2018

Influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and leading diplomat to be recognised with honorary awards from Kingston University

Entrepreneurs, public servants and leading figures from the worlds of business and the arts will join more than 2,700 students crossing the stage at the borough's Rose Theatre during the next fortnight when they receive honorary awards at Kingston University graduation ceremonies.

Each year the University recognises honorary graduates for their outstanding contribution to a specific field or society in general. Eight awards are being made during the upcoming ceremonies, which will also celebrate the academic achievements of undergraduate and postgraduate students from four of the University's faculties. Those being applauded across the stage are some of the 3,522 students awarded degrees this summer from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston Business School, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing and Kingston School of Art....


Former hair stylist's Clearing journey prompts new calling to study nursing at Kingston University

Posted Tuesday 17 July 2018

Former hair stylist's Clearing journey prompts new calling to study nursing at Kingston University

Last summer, 24-year-old Emer Harding was sitting through a long coach journey when a disappointing email popped up on her phone letting her know that she hadn't been accepted to study midwifery at Kingston University.

After completing her A-levels, Emer – who is from New Maldon in Surrey – secured an apprenticeship in hair styling. She worked hard and later qualified as a stylist but after five years realised that although she enjoyed being in contact with and helping individuals, the hair care business wasn't for her long-term. She took the decision to train instead for a career in a caring profession that would made the most of her strong people skills....


Clearing call of Destiny provides new international business opportunity for Kingston University student

Posted Tuesday 17 July 2018

Clearing call of Destiny provides new international business opportunity for Kingston University student

When Destiny Fakayode didn't quite secure the A-level grades she needed for her initial nursing degree choices last summer, she didn't despair and instead took it as a sign to think again about what she wanted to study.

While many of her friends had been keen for her to take up the subject, the 19 year old from Hornchurch in Essex had been having a few niggling doubts about whether nursing was really right for her so once she'd opened her results she set about looking at other courses available in Clearing that might better match her entrepreneurial drive....


Kingston University in top 15 in Europe for gender equality of staff and students in new Times Higher Education teaching excellence ranking

Posted Thursday 12 July 2018

Kingston University in top 15 in Europe for gender equality of staff and students in new Times Higher Education teaching excellence ranking

Kingston University has been rated among the top 250 institutions in Europe for teaching excellence in the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings. The University scored particularly highly on gender equality, rated fourteenth best in Europe for the gender balance of its staff and student community.

The table includes universities from eight countries across the continent and is the first international ranking to focus solely on teaching and learning. Overall Kingston University featured in the 151-200 band, alongside 22 other UK institutions....


Kingston School of Art illustration animation students draw high praise from judges to win Royal Television Society student awards

Posted Monday 9 July 2018

Kingston School of Art illustration animation students draw high praise from judges to win Royal Television Society student awards

Two pairs of graduates from Kingston School of Art have won multiple awards at the annual Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards for films examining how the Syrian refugee crisis has affected communities and the lives of family members looking after relatives on the autistic spectrum.

Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn won both the prestigious Judges Award and the Undergraduate Animation Award for their thought-provoking film Laymun, while fellow graduates Martha Halliday and Hannah McNally carried off the Undergraduate Short feature Award for the intimate portrait of family life, Mm-Hmm....


Kingston University students step into the spotlight as International Youth Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

Posted Friday 6 July 2018

Kingston University students step into the spotlight as International Youth Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

The impact of mental health on relationships, issues plaguing working class society and how people deal with conflict are some of the topics Kingston University performing arts students are shining a light on as the borough hosts the 10th anniversary of the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF).

Taking place in venues across Kingston upon Thames, the annual showcase will host more than 200 events across 10 days from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 July, encompassing music, dance, theatre, visual art, comedy, carnival, circus and workshops and providing a platform for rising stars and established performers from across the globe....


Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Posted Thursday 5 July 2018

Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

An eminent business management expert and academic leader has been appointed Dean of Kingston University's new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. Professor Jill Schofield joins the University as Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor on 13 August.

Educated at St Anne's College, Oxford and Manchester University, Professor Schofield completed her postgraduate studies at Manchester Business School, while working as a national administration trainee in the NHS. She subsequently spent 10 years in healthcare management, both in the NHS and as the national operations manager for BUPA Hospitals....

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