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Kingston University academics appointed to UK Research and Innovation's Future Leaders Peer Review College to help identify top emerging talent

Posted Thursday 6 September 2018

Kingston University academics appointed to UK Research and Innovation's Future Leaders Peer Review College to help identify top emerging talent

Eight Kingston University academics have been selected to play a key role in helping identify the country's brightest emerging research talent as part of a new fellowship set up by national funding agency UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, United Kingdom registered businesses or other research environments. The programme has been designed to grow the supply of talented individuals needed to ensure British research and innovation continues to be world class....


Film showcasing Kingston University's sector-leading work raising educational aspirations unveiled at Universities UK annual conference

Posted Wednesday 5 September 2018

Film showcasing Kingston University's sector-leading work raising educational aspirations unveiled at Universities UK annual conference

Kingston University's innovative work raising the aspirations of young people from a range of backgrounds and inspiring them to consider moving on to higher education has been showcased in a short film unveiled at Universities UK's annual conference. The film forms part of ‘Universities: Improving Futures' – a series of short films made by ITN Productions exploring the impact higher education institutions have on economic growth, prosperity and social mobility in the United Kingdom.Kingston University's film focuses on its work with more than 300 schools and colleges across Greater London and the South East, delivering science, technology, engineering and maths outreach programmes designed to ignite pupils' passion for STEM subjects and encourage them to see university as a way to enhance their career prospects.

The footage features the University's lab in a lorry, which visits school playgrounds across the South East packed with cutting edge equipment to bring STEM subjects to life for pupils through a range of hands-on experiments and team building activities. It also spotlights the University's dedicated outreach centre at its Penrhyn Road campus, which hosts school pupils for sessions specifically tailored for their needs and interests....


Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award

Posted Friday 31 August 2018

Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award

A Kingston School of Art professor has won the Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award for a rubble-filled sleeping bag that was placed on the eminent art institution's main staircase. One of the most significant prizes for art in the United Kingdom, the award is presented to the most distinguished work in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition.

Sculptor and installation artist Professor Mike Nelson was presented with the prize for his work Untitled (public sculpture for a redundant space). He created the prototype ahead of a series of installations for the High Line – a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park in New York....


Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship

Posted Thursday 30 August 2018

Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship

A publishing expert from Kingston University, who pioneered an award-winning shared reading scheme and developed an industry-focused approach to learning, has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Associate professor Dr Alison Baverstock has become one of 54 new National Teaching Fellows announced by Advance HE, as part of an initiative celebrating individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and teaching in higher education....


Leading publication Creative Review picks Kingston School of Art graphic design and illustration animation graduates as rising stars in its annual Gradwatch listing

Posted Wednesday 29 August 2018

Leading publication Creative Review picks Kingston School of Art graphic design and illustration animation graduates as rising stars in its annual Gradwatch listing

Two Kingston School of Art graduates have been listed as rising stars in industry magazine Creative Review's annual Gradwatch showcase. Creative Review is a monthly magazine focused on the commercial arts and design scene looking at content from the UK, USA and Europe - the list spotlights art and design graduates the magazine rates as producing outstanding work.

Illustration animation graduate Matt Armitage won praise for his graduation film Brass, which compares the music created in response to the miners' strike of the 1980s and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The distinctive and emotive film makes use of warm reds, passionate pinks and dramatic purples to showcase New Orleans while earthy greens and murky yellows allude to the Yorkshire mining communities....


Kingston University receives £835,000 donation to help disadvantaged learners thrive in degree studies

Posted Friday 24 August 2018

Kingston University receives £835,000 donation to help disadvantaged learners thrive in degree studies

Students from lower income backgrounds, care leavers and learners who are estranged from their families are set to benefit from an expanded programme of support at Kingston University as a result of a substantial injection of funding from the Mohn Westlake Foundation. The Foundation funds a range of activities tackling poverty and enhancing young people's educational opportunities.

The donation of £835,000, which has been made possible by an alumna, will enable the expansion of Kingston University's successful Head Start programme as well as bolster support specifically aimed at young independent students who do not have backing or financial help from their families....


Eager Kingston University applicants hit the phone lines as race for a course place in Clearing continues

Posted Thursday 16 August 2018

Eager Kingston University applicants hit the phone lines as race for a course place in Clearing continues

Hotline operators at Kingston University's Clearing headquarters have been answering calls from hundreds of eager applicants since A-level results were released. The University's dedicated team of 180 specially trained hotline operators has spoken to nearly 3,000 students looking to snap up one of the remaining degree places for courses starting in September.

Director of Admissions Dr Andy Homer, who oversees the University's annual Clearing and confirmation operation, said hotline operators had been taking calls from students who had narrowly missed out on their predicted grades as well as those who had done better than expected. "There are still some places available in subject areas, including business, law, geography, engineering, journalism and education so students shouldn't delay and should call now – they could be one phone call away from their dream degree place," he said....


Kingston School of Art students bank on their creative talent in designs for local currency the Kingston Pound

Posted Wednesday 15 August 2018

Kingston School of Art students bank on their creative talent in designs for local currency the Kingston Pound

Two graphic design students from Kingston School of Art have showcased the vibrancy, diversity and history of Kingston upon Thames in new designs for local currency the Kingston Pound. The soon-to-be released notes are designed to encourage interactions on social media and spark interest in visiting locations across the London borough.

Chosen by design experts, local business people and University alumni, Molly Dunne and Ella Hilton's bank notes are each adorned with an image of a Kingston landmark - the history-laden Market House Building, art-deco styled Surbiton train station, New Malden's iconic fountain and the sixties-built Tolworth Tower....

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