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Big Read: Alumni Chapter

Join Kingston University students, staff and alumni for the Big Read! The Big Read brings together Kingston's community of students, staff and alumni through a shared reading experience and offers opportunities to learn together to enhance our understanding of the world.

Big Read 2020/21

This year's Kingston University Big Read book is the Sunday Times Bestseller Airhead by award-winning BBC journalist Emily Maitlis. The book offers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of interviews with some of the most influential individuals of our age, including Sir David Attenborough, the Dalai Lama, President Donald Trump and HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Big Read goes digital

For the first time, the Big Read: Alumni Chapter is now available to all alumni in an eBook format for £5.00.

  1. Sign up via the ‘Become a Big Read: Alumni Chapter Member' form below.
  2. You will receive a Big Read: Alumni Chapter welcome email (within three working days) containing your unique Airhead eBook code and download instructions.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at

Student Hardship Fund

Our Student Hardship Fund supports Kingston University students who need financial help to complete their studies. This is needed now more than ever, and if you would like to support the Student Hardship Fund, please use the ‘Additional Donation' option on the membership form below. Thank you.

Become a Big Read: Alumni Chapter Member

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Development, Alumni Relations and Engagement (DARE)
Crescent House
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Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

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