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"Whatever branch of the arts you are in, it takes time to become established and you have to follow your gut, have confidence in yourself and be driven to succeed – talent is only half of it."

Acclaimed novelist, Kingston University alumnus and honorary doctorate recipient, Nick Hornby

#MadeinKingston #makingKUproud #nickhornby

Best-selling author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby named Honorary Doctor of Arts by Kingston University
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01/18/2017 at 18:27. Facebook
It's #graduation week. Check out the highlights from our Class of 2016's ceremonies and celebrations so far. #MadeinKingston
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01/17/2017 at 14:29. Facebook
Award-winning author, Oscar nominated screenwriter and Kingston University alumnus Nick Hornby, accepts his honorary doctorate in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature. #MadeinKingston
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01/17/2017 at 12:53. Facebook
Class of 2016 - It's your day. The auditorium for your #graduation ceremony at the Rose Theatre Kingston awaits you...
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01/17/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
There's still time to register to attend Professor Will Brooker's inaugural lecture on #DavidBowie this Wednesday 18 January.
Professor Brooker undertook a year-long immersive research project to gain insight in to the late pop icon's mind and work.

The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Will Brooker: The Death and Resurrection of David Bowie
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01/16/2017 at 13:59. Facebook
"Kingston University taught me how to write and how to get my message out clearly. It was an important and inspirational part of my life and I would encourage anyone considering going into higher education to go for it."

Roma Hooper, OBE – Criminal justice campaigner and Kingston University alumna

Co-founder of the country's first prison radio station is among Kingston University alumni celebrated in the New Year's Honours List
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01/14/2017 at 10:32. Facebook
Our Open Days are a great way to find out more about our courses, tour our facilities and chat to current students. Book your place now for our next undergraduate Open Day on Sat 18 Feb!

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01/13/2017 at 10:14. Facebook
"We wanted to show our appreciation for his incredible contribution to our culture."
Film and cultural studies expert, Professor Will Brooker

Professor Will Brooker helps Bowie fans celebrate their idol on the eve of the late icon's 70th birthday
Talking Through Internships (TTI) is one of the first programmes to offer students from the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture the chance to take up placements in China, with three undergraduates selected to visit Shanghai in 2016.

Created in partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University, #design students have the opportunity to build their industry expertise and finesse their skills with...
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New design internship programme in China gives Kingston University students unique opportunity to showcase talents on the global stage
Dr Alison Baverstock, from the University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was part of the #FriendsofJoCox choir which recorded a cover of The Rolling Stones' song ‘You can't always get what you want' in memory of the late Member of Parliament Jo Cox.

Associate professor hits the high notes with Rolling Stones cover tribute to former MP Jo Cox
Professor Will Brooker gives an insight into what he learned during his year-long immersive research project on pop icon #DavidBowie via The Conversation UK.

I spent a year as David Bowie – and had some very strange days
A lot happens in the life of a University over the course of a year. Join us as we look back at the highlights of 2016 at Kingston University, including outstanding student achievements, notable improvements to facilities and groundbreaking research. #MakingKUProud

2016 – A year of success, accomplishments and recognition at Kingston University
Professor Will Brooker will be getting ready to perform as David Bowie this evening. Professor Brooker will be playing with Thin White Duke in a sell-out celebration gig to be held in honour of the late music legend David Bowie who would have turned 70 tomorrow.

Thin White Duke and Will Brooker as David Bowie: celebrating David Bowie at 70
Kingston University's professor of organisational behaviour, Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau and professor of psychology Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau have released two new pieces of research into cognitive behaviour.

The first demonstrates that much of our decision making is influenced by the world around us – and how using tools can help us find new solutions to ways of problem solving. The second...
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Thinking with our hands can help find new ways of solving problems, research from Kingston University psychology experts reveals
Kingston University's games creation processes lecturer Hope Caton has developed Cigbreak Free – a new smartphone app aiming to help people quit smoking.

Created alongside academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Cigbreak Free allows smokers to play games during cravings where they have to swipe a certain number of cigarettes to break them within a time limit. The app lets users...
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Smokers keen to break the habit can now play games to help them quit with new smartphone app
Why not start the year on a high note at Rose Theatre Kingston by joining your local choir, The Kingston Singers?

Led by acclaimed and charismatic choir trainer Sam Evans, your local choir is open to Kingston University staff, students and alumni, as well as people from the local community.

There's no need to have a fantastic voice or be able to read music (no auditions) and everyone is...
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The Kingston Singers | What's On | Rose Theatre Kingston
Kingston University drama students teamed up with nurses from Kingston and St George’s Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to produce Careful, a theatrical production inspired by life on a hospital ward.

Nursing students played the part of the patients with drama students performing as nurses highlighting the hustle and bustle of the ward through expressive dance routines.

Play the part: theatre show teaches student nurses compassion
Professor Kym Jarvis' development of the ViridiScreen to help revolutionise the clean-up process at decommissioning nuclear power sites has earned recognition at the 2016 Women in Innovation awards.

Professor Jarvis was one of just 15 women to receive the £50,000 prize towards further developing her design at the inaugural awards - which celebrates the role being played by female innovators...
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Kingston University research associate receives Women in Innovation award for pioneering idea to speed up nuclear decommissioning
Interested in curation? Art & Design History and Practice lecturer Cat Rossi highlights her must-see exhibitions for the start of 2017: [ Link ] #makeitKU