Start-up weekend photos

Thank you, all, for your participation and motivation this Friday and Saturday – it was a long Welcome Week for you, but you have achieved many great things that will help kickstart your learning with confidence.

You’ve played and learnt about each other, and made friends, too. From here onwards, I trust you will feel empowered to allow yourselves to continue to play, to take chances, to be wrong, to experiment, and to seek for flow in the things you do. You are all creativity and innovation students and I hope you will know not to take yourselves too seriously and to think like pirates whenever you can. Enjoy the ride.


Dear All,

I am looking forward to meeting you on Friday 29 September for the first class of “Design Thinking for Start-ups”.

In the meantime, I would like to point out an interesting opportunity for you to get to know other (student) entrepreneurs, and to find out more about Kingston University Enterprise!

Kingston University Enterprise! has a mission to “help students like you to turn bright ideas into a reality”. It invites you to their launch event on 27 September.

Launch of Enterprise! on 27 September

Enterprise! is launching this year’s Programme on 27 September in the afternoon (starting as of 3 pm). There will be an exhibition in the Atrium of students and recent graduates in early stages of startup. A sub-set of these will be pitching to a group of our illustrious alumni who are interested in supporting Enterprise. There will be a formal presentation and introduction to the year’s programme, then a reception in the Atrium.

For further details: visit this page.


Welcome MACE17

Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 03.14.22Dear Students,

Welcome to Kingston Business School’s MA in Creative Industries & the Creative Economy (or MACE as it is usually referred to) which is now entering its 10th year. You are now officially a member of the MACE community and as such you are a MACER!

MACE is an enjoyable if challenging programme that offers a genuinely inspiring and innovative learning experience. This unique business degree programme enables you to combine your specific creative practice and skills with a rigorous business education customised for the creative industries. The course encourages high levels of creativity, networking and ‘learning by doing’. It has been developed by academics and creative economy practitioners at Kingston Business School to help you respond to emerging trends and opportunities to realise value in the creative economy.

As always, the true nature of the course will only be revealed through the unique interaction with YOU, the individuals for whom the course has been designed.  We very much look forward to getting to know each one of you, and sharing in a rewarding and happy time whilst you are on the programme.

With our very best wishes,

Janja Song

(On behalf of the MACE Course Team)