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Kingston School of Art graduate Lucy Saunders' collection for River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week after she wins MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition

Posted Tuesday 23 February 2021

Kingston School of Art graduate Lucy Saunders' collection for River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week after she wins MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Lucy Saunders has seen off competition from design students around the globe to win the MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition, with a collection she designed for high street retailer River Island unveiled during London Fashion Week.

The talented 24-year-old triumphed over entrants from 21 fashion schools in the United Kingdom, the United States, Mexico and Australia to carry off top honours in the competition run by MTV in collaboration with the British Fashion Council, River Island and ICEBERG. Lucy was also lucky enough to have her eight-piece River Island clothing collection showcased online at the close of London Fashion Week, accompanied by an exclusive performance by pop star Griff....


Bright Ideas moves online as Kingston University students pitch their pioneering ideas to solve real-life issues

Posted Tuesday 23 February 2021

Bright Ideas moves online as Kingston University students pitch their pioneering ideas to solve real-life issues

Bright Ideas, Kingston University's annual enterprise competition, saw almost 700 entrepreneurial students pitch their innovative ideas at the first ever virtual Grand Final.  Many students harnessed inspiration from the global pandemic as they came up with solutions to help those whose lives have been affected by the virus.

Each year, students aim to win up to £1,000 by pitching ideas that solve real-life issues to a judging panel of renowned l entrepreneurs and notable University alumni. This year the University invited back some of its most successful business alumni in judging the competition. They included Marit Mohn, Chair of The Mohn Westlake Foundation, Albert Roberson, Equal Opportunity & Diversity Officer at Chapman University, and Paule Carine Dao, Digital Project Manager, Bright/Shift and Founder, Daolondon, who was also one of the winners in the competition last year....


Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder reflects on time at university and shares tips for emerging artists

Posted Thursday 11 February 2021

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder reflects on time at university and shares tips for emerging artists

Award-winning artist and Kingston School of Art graduate Curtis Holder has spoken of the importance of enjoying the creative journey, as he credited his time at the University with equipping him with the skills to succeed.

In December, Curtis was revealed as the winner of the seventh series of Sky Arts' annual Portrait Artist of the Year competition. More than 1,000 people applied to take part in the show last year and the 52-year-old from South London triumphed over 72 selected artists to reach the final, where he drew a portrait of comedy star Eddie Izzard and another of Curtis' partner Steve with their dog Freddie....


Broadcaster Emily Maitlis reveals how she navigates pressures of social media at Kingston University Big Read author event

Posted Wednesday 10 February 2021

Broadcaster Emily Maitlis reveals how she navigates pressures of social media at Kingston University Big Read author event

Award-winning broadcast journalist and BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has entralled students, staff, and alumni during a virtual author talk as part of Kingston University's Big Read initiative.


Pioneering educational initiative co-founded by Kingston School of Art design expert Daniel Charny receives prestigious Sir Misha Black Award

Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021

Pioneering educational initiative co-founded by Kingston School of Art design expert Daniel Charny receives prestigious Sir Misha Black Award

A learning organisation that seeks to equip young people with problem-solving skills through a series of award-winning educational programmes has been awarded the prestigious Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education. 

The accolade was awarded to FixEd, a think-and-do tank co-founded by Professor Daniel Charny, Professor of Design at Kingston School of Art, and creative strategist Dee Halligan, for their innovative and exceptional work in design education.  ...


Kingston University goes BIG with its support for local business through partnership with South London boroughs and universities

Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021

Kingston University goes BIG with its support for local business through partnership with South London boroughs and universities

Kingston University is set to share the talents and expertise of its staff and students, research expertise and specialist facilities as part of a new programme of support for businesses across South London.  

BIG (Business, Innovation and Growth) in South London has been launched at a leadership summit attended by the vice-chancellors of partner universities and leaders of partner borough councils, with former Universities Minister Chris Skidmore MP as the keynote speaker.  ...


Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021

Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Kingston University researchers have used a mathematical model known as game theory to explore how the challenge of securing sufficient levels of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been mitigated.

The need to protect frontline staff and key workers from coronavirus created an extraordinary demand for PPE across the globe in early 2020, resulting in inflated prices as countries competed against each other to secure huge orders of surgical masks, goggles, face shields, gowns and gloves. In November, a report from the National Audit Office revealed the UK government spent almost £12.5bn on 32 billion pieces of PPE between February and July 2020 - compared to the purchase of 1.3 billion items bought at a cost of just £28.9m in the same period a year earlier....


Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Posted Monday 18 January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

The experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher will join the University, based in south west London, in mid-April following five years as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University....

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