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Developing Career Potential

Developing your skills and experience

Events

The KU Talent team run many events and training activities across the academic year.
If you are a current student or Kingston University graduate you can book KU Talent event below - log in required.

To view and book onto any KU Talent events, please go to Jobs Central >

Careers Uncovered events series

This series of events will introduce you to employers from specific sectors at a 'careers fair' style event. Find out more about the different organisations and how to secure internships, work-placements, a place on a graduate scheme or a graduate role in your sector.

Spotlight on... careers events series

This series of events will give you the opportunity to hear from a diverse panel of professionals, speaking about a specific subject and the various employment pathways that are available to students. It includes speed-interviewing to help you to gain individual insight into a career path and an opportunity for professional networking and feedback and should help to widen your perspective on the specific subject and gain valuable interviewing and communication skills.

Talent Train

Talent Train is the umbrella name for all of our talent development training and activities. It is accessible to you throughout your time here at Kingston and beyond and will give you the opportunity to tailor your own development, as well as learn some really great skills along the way! Depending on your year of study, there are some more relevant strands of Talent Train you should focus on.
If you are a current student you can find our more details about Talent Train below - log in required.

To find out more about the Talent Train, please go to MyKingston pages >
If you are an employer interested in taking part in any of our events, please visit our Employer pages.

Erasmus

Working or studying abroad can be a great experience, as well as an opportunity to boost your employability. You'll get a chance to travel to new places, integrate into a different culture and community as well as develop language skills and much more.

There are more than 100 university partnerships worldwide for the study abroad programme and the possibilities are endless for the work abroad programme.

Kingston University students can visit the My Kingston intranet site (KU login required) for more information about studying or working abroad.

Becoming a course rep

Being a course representative involves representing others and being that vital connection between your peers and the staff who teach and administer your course, whilst helping you develop skills in areas such as communication, leadership, organisational and influencing skills

To find out more, speak to your personal tutor, your faculty student office or the Union of Kingston Students.

Societies and sports

There are many competitive and non-competitive sports clubs at Kingston, with a range from football and netball to scuba diving and snowboarding and everything in between! There are also lots of established social societies from the Afghan Society all the way through to the Wine Society. And if there isn't a team or society you want to be part of, then why not create your own!

Further information:
www.kingstonstudents.net/societies
www.kingstonstudents.net/sports

Student Ambassador

The Student Ambassador Scheme at Kingston is a great way of building skills whilst earning money.
Ambassadors' main aims are to share their student experiences with prospective students and the community. They take part in open days and higher education fairs, visit schools and colleges to raise aspirations of young people and publish advice, blogs and videos about the University.

The average pay is £9.37 per hour. Recruitment usually starts towards the end of the first term and will be posted on the Jobs Central.

Website: www.kingston.ac.uk/schools-and-colleges/student-ambassadors/
Telephone: 020 8417 3134

 

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