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From getting hands-on with the latest virtual reality technology to discovering how to help pre-school children grapple with numbers and maths, visitors to Kingston University's annual civic reception were treated to a taste of how its researchers are playing a pivotal role in addressing real-life issues.

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Construction work on a project to deliver Kingston University's new Town House building will begin in early 2017 after the contract was signed with Willmott Dixon Construction, a national contractor with a track record of delivering multi-million pound public and commercial projects.

The new building has been designed to enhance the teaching experience for students and encourage Kingston residents to make use of the facilities, helping to build stronger ties with the town and bring the public into the University.

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Established in May 2016, the Integrity Research Group at Kingston University Law School aims to identify activity that will make a concrete impact on the policies surrounding corruption.

The group’s membership brings together experts and academics from around the globe and staff and students from a broad range of subject specialisms across Kingston University.

The Integrity Research Group was officially launched at its inaugural symposium in September, and the event was attended by renowned experts in journalism, sociology, law, legal philosophy and economics.

The Integrity Research Group is now launching its inaugural research seminar series. These seminars will provide a platform for existing and new group members who are interested in making a difference to legislation and policies surrounding corruption and anti-corruption.

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Have you heard the story of the first #ArcticConvoy? It was a top-secret mission that shipped supplies to Russia in the Second World War.

The story remained untold for many years and it was only in 2013 that all those involved in the Arctic Convoys were finally recognised and awarded the Arctic Star medal by the British Government.

This year, a prize-winning documentary by MA filmaking lecturer Roy Perkins has been included in the official UK tribute for the 75th anniversary commemoration of the first Arctic Convoy.

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Having left school for university at the age of 15, Angela Medvedeva has since become one of our youngest #PhD students – enrolling when she was only 17.

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Kingston University marked the prestigious career milestone of senior lecturer in law, Professor Umut Turksen with his inaugural professorial lecture.

The lecture was the first in a series launched by the Faculty of Business and Law to honour academics who have recently been awarded the title of professor by the University.

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"We all live with design decisions made by others on our behalf in our everyday lives – it makes me feel optimistic to witness creativity letting us in on those decisions and even empowering us to make them ourselves."

Graphic design graduate Liam Dargan has won a prestigious gold award at the Creative Conscious Awards for his work with the Darwen community.

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Town House building designers Grafton Architects have delivered and explained their vision behind its redevelopment design. The work forms part of a major University project to upgrade facilities and improve teaching and learning experience over the next 10 years.

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Professor Catherine McDermott will receive the 2016 Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education for establishing the University's MA in Curating Contemporary Design.

Professor McDermott, from the School of Communication Design at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, founded the course in partnership with the Design Museum after identifying a growing need for curation professionals.

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Professor Tom Quinn, a leading expert in cardiology care, has become the first nurse to be elected fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
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