School:Kingston University Business School
At Kingston University, we are passionate about enhancing our students' life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the future skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century's demanding workplace. https://www.kingston.ac.uk
Kingston University is ranked in the UK's top 60 in the 2023 Guardian University Guide. Also ranked as;
- Top in London for interior design
- Top in London and second in the UK for fashion and textiles and mental health nursing
- Top in London for children's nursing, graphic design and midwifery
- Second in London for architecture, forensic science, general nursing, media and film studies
In terms of Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Kingston University has been ranked number one for graduate start-ups out of all higher education institutions in the United Kingdom in the latest Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey. Kingston Business School also holds the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in recognition of the excellence of its business education. This accreditation has been earned by just 5% of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business degree offering.
Promoting student innovation and entrepreneurship
Hands-on user centred modules in business and tech courses. The most prominent of which would be the Bright Ideas competition at KU which inspires those that may have any 'bright idea' to learn how to structure them into a comprehensive business plan.
Encouraging faculty innovation and entrepreneurship
The KU Innovation Playground is currently an unofficial work-in-progress innovation programme used to connect students together in order to excel them in creating their own start-up ventures, as well as gaining valuable knowledge from a network of small businesses.
Actively supporting the university technology transfer function
Attendance is completed through software on the mobile phones of students, all work is available online as well as the vast majority of assignments needing to be submitted through the online platform canvas.
Facilitating university-industry collaboration
There are currently several career weeks campaigns at KU Business school allowing students to explore the opportunities available from their degree and see what may interest them after or during university.
Engaging with regional and local economic development efforts
The Mayor of London competition is one of many regional development efforts in which students with business plans that will benefit the wider community of London compete in.