Kingston University (informally Kingston) is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, United Kingdom. It was originally founded in 1899 as Kingston Technical Institute, a polytechnic, and became a university in 1992. Campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton. There is a range of undergraduate and postgraduate work spread across seven faculties, as well as some further education provisions. The Kingston Technical Institute opened in 1899. A School of Art in Kingston was founded in the 1890s. In 1970 the two institutions were merged in Kingston Polytechnic, which was granted university status under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. See also A History of Kingston University by Prof. Michael Gibson. This is the main university campus located close to Kingston town centre. In addition to teaching facilities, it features a library, health centre and canteen. Students based here study; Arts and Social Sciences, Civil Engineering, Computing and Information Systems and Mathematics, Earth Sciences and Geography, Statistics, Science, and Radiography.
Children gain benefits from field trips to farms, study shows
Farm visits are dispelling children's deep ignorance about where the food they eat comes from and helping teachers deliver a wide spectrum of the national curriculum, a new study has shown. The trips, set ...
Celebrities may be going bankrupt to avoid tax bills, warns leading researcher
An insolvency expert has warned that celebrities may increasingly be abusing the bankruptcy system in order to maximise their earnings and reduce the amount of tax they pay.
Householders and businesses need to plan long-term flood prevention
Once the clean-up operation for the current flooding is complete, it is vital that the country doesn't go back into 'head in the sand' mode and finds a way to provide householders and businesses with the ...
Research reveals workers' worst inbox sins
Workers obsessed with checking their emails could be damaging their own mental health and that of their colleagues, according to research at London's Kingston University.
Mathematics expert devises festive formula to find the perfect Christmas tree
Take one perplexed shopper, add a veritable forest of festive foliage, multiply by some mathematical ingenuity and what have you got? The perfect family Christmas tree.
Neolithic sinkhole uncovered at archaeological site
An archaeology team led by an academic from London's Kingston University has delved back into a Neolithic site at Damerham, Hampshire, and uncovered a sink hole of material that may hold vital information ...
Disaster management expert warns Australian bush fires will be amongst worst ever seen
New South Wales firefighters could not possibly have done any more to tackle the bushfires engulfing the area around Sydney and are now ultimately at the mercy of the elements, according to a senior Kingston University academic.
Mediocre managers as damaging as the David Brents of the workplace
Not taking responsibility, passing on stress, panicking about deadlines and telling staff what to do rather than consulting them, are some of the worst attributes of bad managers identified in new research by the Chartered ...
Unearthing Seething Wells' secret garden
(Phys.org)—From a clay smoking pipe to Neolithic flint, a 19th Century garden has been revealing some of its secrets to an archaeological team from Kingston University.
Dream Lab project offers taste of food of the future
By 2050 people the world over could be growing food on the walls of their homes and have eco-kitchens - complete with robots to provide nutritional advice.
An underground airport, tube-travelling pigeons and giant locusts: Cultural research into London Underground
Did you know that the London Underground once planned to build its own airport? Or that the creators of the first Underground line originally intended that it would terminate in Paris? Or that pigeons regularly get on at ...
Starting early: A lifetime of successful entrepreneurship begins while still in school
Running a business while still at school or university almost doubles your chances of being your own boss later in life, according to new research carried out by Kingston Business School.