Fola Ademoye (born 1953) studied marketing from 1992-1993.
"I want to leave a legacy to enable women from developing countries to have the opportunity to study at Kingston."
"I chose Kingston University to study for my masters despite that fact that it was miles away from work and home - the Marketing MA at Kingston was by far the most attractive on offer.
"Twice a week I trundled along the A306 for an hour and a half each way. It was well worth the effort. The lecturers and support staff were amazing and helped me to integrate amongst the mainly private sector students (I was the odd one out as I was working for a local authority). Some of the tutors even gave up their spare time at evenings and weekends which I thought was amazing.
"My masters helped me to have a fabulous career within the higher education field. My real passion never left me: I was always an ardent fitness fanatic. I am using my masters to build up my own fitness business, concentrating on working with the senior population, especially as I move that way!
"Looking to the future, I want to leave a legacy to enable women from developing countries to have the opportunity to study at Kingston University. I am fortunate to have travelled to many developing countries during my marketing career. I am inspired by what studying at Kingston could do for young women I have met across Africa, India and Asia who haven't had the same opportunities that I have had. I was born and bred in London and a higher education at Kingston helped me enormously.
"I don't have any children to pass my legacy on to, but knowing that a Kingston education will give women (even one) the opportunity to become independent and ambitious brings a smile to my face."