Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases Latest news from the Kingston University Press Office en-gb Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:01:12 +0100 All content is copyright of Kingston University Kingston University London - Latest news and press releases White Stuff collaborate with Kingston School of Art students as part of their Nurturing Talent Initiative A range of T-shirts inspired by the great outdoors has been designed by creative Kingston School of Art students. The exclusive collection is flying off the shelves at White Stuff stores across the United Kingdom, as the result of a project launched by the leading lifestyle brand to support emerging designers. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:32:00 +0100 Kingston University experts to explore how 5G technology could provide farmers with eye in the sky over their fields as part of and pound;2.1m government-funded 5GRIT project Kingston University's Robot Vision team will explore how 5G could allow intelligent drones to monitor crops and livestock on farms as part of nine-partner initiative trialling innovative uses of the technology across a range of rural applications. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University academics appointed to UK Research and Innovation's Future Leaders Peer Review College to help identify top emerging talent Academics from across Kingston University's four Faculties 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). Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:33:00 +0100 Film showcasing Kingston University's sector-leading work raising educational aspirations unveiled at Universities UK annual conference A film made by ITN Productions for Universities UK highlights Kingston University's success in raising school pupils' educational aspirations and inspiring them to move on to degree studies. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0100 Kingston School of Art Professor Mike Nelson wins Royal Academy of Arts' prestigious Wollaston Award The and pound;25,000 prize was given to sculptor and installation artist Professor Mike Nelson for his rubble-filled sleeping bag which was on display at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:30:00 +0100 Kingston University academic Dr Alison Baverstock's contribution to publishing education recognised with National Teaching Fellowship Associate professor Dr Alison Baverstock from Kingston University has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship having pioneered an award-winning shared reading scheme and developed an industry-focused approach to publishing eductation. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:53:00 +0100 Leading publication Creative Review picks Kingston School of Art graphic design and illustration animation graduates as rising stars in its annual Gradwatch listing The annual list produced by industry bible Creative Review puts the spotlight on fresh art and design graduates producing outstanding work, including two from Kingston School of Art. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:14:00 +0100 Competition explores possibilities of composers using artificial intelligence to create new music Experienced composers and eager beginners are encouraged to experiment with system, which is based around Irish folk music, to produce original music with the winning composition performed at an event in London. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:23:00 +0100 Kingston University receives and pound;835,000 donation to help disadvantaged learners thrive in degree studies A substantial donation made by a Kingston university graduate will help boost support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:15:00 +0100 Eager Kingston University applicants hit the phone lines as race for a course place in Clearing continues Hundreds of eager potential applicants have been calling Kingston University's Clearing hotline in a bid to snap up one of its final few course places. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:20:00 +0100 Kingston School of Art students bank on their creative talent in designs for local currency the Kingston Pound Kingston landmarks form the inspiration for the soon-to-be released notes with images of the Market House Building, Surbiton Station, Tolworth Tower and New Malden's fountain taking centre stage in the designs. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:18:00 +0100 From legal eagle to Kingston University music maestro - Clearing hits the right note for former lawyer Former lawyer Ershad Alamgir is making his music production degrees come true thanks to Clearing. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:51:00 +0100 Students with results' day strategy set to be this year's Clearing winners, according to Kingston University admissions experts Kingston University admissions experts are urging students to have an action plan for if their A-level results are not what they expected. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:04:00 +0100 The Class of 2018 celebrate their graduation and pay it forward We were delighted to welcome our newest graduates to the Kingston University Alumni family in late July at our undergraduate graduation ceremonies, where they celebrated with family and friends in record temperatures. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:44:00 +0100 It's third time lucky for Kingston University student as Clearing opens the door to a career in marketing Josh Vince had given up hope of a career in marketing last year when he saw that Kingston University had places on their marketing and advertising degree with business experience course. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:47:00 +0100 Alumnus Robert Rakison hosts law students ahead of the International Criminal Court Moot competition in The Hague Alumnus Robert Rakison, (LLB,1970), kindly hosted Kingston University students and lecturers at his law firm McGuireWoods whilst they prepared for the ICC Moot Court Competition. Fri, 03 Aug 2018 16:05:00 +0100 The power of brass - new animation from Kingston School of Art student examines relationship between music in New Orleans and Yorkshire Matt Armitage's film, entitled Brass, looks at the cultural fallout from two traumatic events - the Yorkshire mine closures and Hurricane Katrina, and how they affected the music produced. Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:32:00 +0100 Clearing helps Kingston University computer science student crack the code to turn her hobby in to a career Kingston University computer science student Jazmine Christie found the perfect course for her through Clearing. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0100 Kingston University scores 100 per cent for overall satisfaction in social work, sport science and mathematics in National Student Survey. Kingston University's social work, sports science, mathematics and actuarial mathematics and statistics courses have topped the national leader board for student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS). Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0100 Hard work, dedication and success of Kingston University students applauded during week of graduation ceremonies at borough's Rose Theatre Kingston University students have celebrated their achievements during a week of ceremonies at the borough's Rose Theatre, marking the conclusion of their hard-earned degrees. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 16:55:00 +0100 Founders of data science firm behind Tesco Clubcard Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby awarded honorary degrees by Kingston University Following your passions and adapting to change were some of the tips for success shared with students by Tesco Clubcard pioneers Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby, as they were recognised with honorary doctorates by Kingston University. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0100 Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London Ensuring physiotherapists, paramedics, occupational therapists and the other roles that make up the 14 allied health professions have robust, strategic-level leadership in place is key to unlocking their potential to transform patient care across the NHS, new research by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has revealed. Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:32:00 +0100 Kingston Academy, run in partnership with Kingston University, Kingston College and Kingston Council, rated outstanding by Ofsted The secondary school received outstanding grades across all four areas of the Ofsted framework with the rating reflecting the contributions of staff from across the University in helping to deliver an excellent secondary school for the local area. Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:50:00 +0100 Creative school pupils' winning inventions unveiled during Primary Engineer's London Leader Awards at Kingston University Budding young engineers from across London showcased their creative inventions at the final of this year's Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer Leader Awards, hosted by Kingston University. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 12:16:00 +0100 Campaign supported by Kingston University Professor's research leads to extension of HPV vaccine to 400,000 UK boys to protect against certain cancers Research by Kingston Business School professor Giampiero Favato has led to the Joint Committee of Vaccinations and Immunisations advising Government to vaccinate boys against HPV which in turn has led to health ministers in England, Scotland and Wales confirming the HPV vaccine will be extended to all UK boys by September next year. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:58:00 +0100 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. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:48:00 +0100 Maths student bags prize for design of tote bags to be given to all enrolling Kingston University students A talented maths student will see her design depicting iconic local landmarks adorning hundreds of bags being given to all new students enrolling at Kingston University this autumn. Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:40:00 +0100 Former hair stylist's Clearing journey prompts new calling to study nursing at Kingston University A long coach journey provided the impetus for Emer Harding to find a nursing degree place through Clearing. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:36:00 +0100 Clearing call of Destiny provides new international business opportunity for Kingston University student Destiny Fakayode is flying high on her international business course after joining the University through Clearing last year. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:30:00 +0100 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. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:45:00 +0100 Kingston School of Art illustration animation students draw high praise from judges to win Royal Television Society student awards Two pairs of graduates have won Royal Television Society awards for films they made as students at Kingston School of Art. Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn were rewarded for their film Laymun, while Martha Halliday and Hannah McNally picked up a gong for Mm-Hmm. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:09:00 +0100 Kingston University students step into the spotlight as International Youth Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary Kingston University students are tackling a wide range of topical issues as they take part in the 10th anniversary of the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF), taking place across venues in Kingston. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0100 Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences Professor Jill Schofield - an eminent business management expert and academic leader - has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Kingston University's new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:30:00 +0100 Healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London reflect on the challenges facing the NHS at 70 As the NHS turns 70, three experts from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education have highlighted some of the fundamental issues the service needs to navigate as it looks to the future. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:01:00 +0100 Kingston School of Art designer wins Penguin Random House Student Design Award for minimalist Animal Farm book cover inspired by childhood song Kingston School of Art student Raemarie Lee has scooped a prestigious Penguin Random House Student Design Award after creating a minimalist cover design for George Orwell's Animal Farm. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:53:00 +0100 Second World War-era wristwatches could pose cancer risk due to radon exposure, according to new study by experts from Kingston University and University of Northampton Wristwatches such as those worn by soldiers during the Second World War could pose a cancer risk due to potentially dangerous levels of radiation ,emitted from the radon used to make the dials glow in the dark, new research by experts from Kingston University and the University of Northampton has found. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:20:00 +0100 Business Readiness Programme reaches finals of CIPD People Management awards Kingston Business School's Business Readiness Programme has been listed as a finalist in 2018's CIPD People Management awards. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:02:00 +0100 Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students Kingston University's commitment to being at the heart of the community was highlighted at its annual Civic Reception which gave guests the opportunity to come in and see the work of staff and students. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:53:00 +0100 Making maths fun: Estimation games to help nurseries and parents improve pre-schoolers' skills created by Kingston University expert A series of number games proven to boost pre-school children's confidence and ability in maths in just five weeks has been produced for nurseries and parents by a leading child psychologist from Kingston University. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:29:00 +0100 Rose Theatre plays host to festival celebrating Kingston University's drama, dance, film and music emerging talent The best of the year's work by Kingston University drama, dance, film and music students will be on show at a three day event hosted at the town's Rose Theatre. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:00:00 +0100 Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe Kingston University has been named in the world's top 200 young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE) Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:53:00 +0100 Kingston School of Art designer Edie Ashley pays tribute to her trailblazing grandmother Laura Ashley in cowgirl and biker themed Graduate Fashion Week collection Third generation designer Edie Ashley has created a Graduate Fashion Week collection that draws on her life growing up in rural Wales as well as the influences of her fashion designer grandmother Laura Ashley. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 09:18:00 +0100 Kingston School of Art designer's collection inspired by defiant style choices of Namibian tribe wins Considered Design award at Graduate Fashion Week Final year designers from Kingston School of Art unveiled their latest collections, inspired by Disney characters, nature and the defiance of Namibian tribes, at this year's Graduate Fashion Week Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:04:00 +0100 Kingston University alumni break records This May saw the end of our springtime Inspire the Future campaign, where a team of 30 current students had more than 5000 conversations with our alumni. Over the course of 9 weeks our alumni gave an incredible and pound;124,610 to support some of our most talented students - and pound;30,000 more than ever before. This generosity will change the futures of some of our brightest students Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:31:00 +0100 Refugee crisis and energy of music icon Kate Bush among inspiration for exhibits being unveiled at Kingston School of Art's end of year degree show The cream of Kingston School of Art's talented undergraduates has unveiled work marking the culmination of three years of degree studies at its annual end of year show. Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:15:00 +0100 Pitch perfect - Kingston University postgraduate business start-up picks up gong at Young Enterprise national final A team of four MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship students has won the Best Business Pitch award at this year's Young Enterprise National Final after inventing the Tyton Case, a device that protects mobile phones at the gym. Wed, 30 May 2018 10:26:00 +0100 Kingston Business School alumni reunite in Singapore Kingston Business School alumni in Singapore gathered for an evening of drinks and canap and eacute;s on 21 March 2018. Tue, 29 May 2018 16:35:00 +0100 Kingston University leaps 23 places in Guardian University Guide rankings - with sport science, pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design top in London Kingston University has climbed 23 places in the latest Guardian University Guide league tables - with sport science, pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design top in London Tue, 29 May 2018 08:05:00 +0100 More support needed to protect home carers from emotional pressures of supporting people with dementia, report co-authored by Kingston University expert reveals Home carers who provide support to elderly people with dementia need more support to help them cope with the emotional pressures of the job, found a report by Kingston University and Kings College London. Tue, 22 May 2018 10:42:00 +0100 From Hollywood glamour to regal splendour - Kingston School of Art fashion students showcase their own takes on a royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle With speculation mounting as to what Meghan Markle will wear when she walks down the aisle to wed Prince Harry this weekend, Kingston University fashion students have been letting their imaginations run wild to create their own perfect dress for the royal bride. Fri, 18 May 2018 09:44:00 +0100