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Volunteering opportunities at Kingston in 2020

Kingston University careers

Did you graduate in 2008 or 2009?

Careers are supporting students who are graduating this year and are looking to build links with alumni who also graduated into a challenging and uncertain labour market. In the first instance, the team would like to create a bank of support messages for the 2020 graduates from alumni who graduated in the financial crisis. The aim is to show 2020 graduates that while things may look scary now, this is a temporary state and success will still happen, possibly though a somewhat detoured route. Further virtual events and mentoring are also being scheduled.

If you would like to take part in this initiative, please email alumni@kingston.ac.uk.

Share your International student experience

Kingston University has a large international community with students who have join us to study from over 140 countries and many graduates moving on to excel in careers all over the globe. We would love to hear about your experience studying with us and the journey you've taken since graduating to help inspire our current students with the endless possibilities of life after Kingston.

If you are interested in sharing your profile, please email InternationalAdmin@kingston.ac.uk for more details.

Share your Kingston Experience with prospective students

Kingston University is launching its first-ever Virtual Open Day! We are looking for Kingston alumni to share reflections of being a Kingston student and what you have gone on to do since graduating.

We want future Kingston students to hear directly from you about your student experience and feel inspired, via either a pre-recorded video clip or a live online chat on the day.

If you would like to share your story, please email to alumni@kingston.ac.uk before Monday 11 May, and let us know if you would like to send a short pre-recorded video or be part of the live event.

Opportunity: Kingston alumni from any subject area employed in their chosen field to talk about your Kingston University experience and career to date.

Option 1: Live Chat

  • What: One hour live chat to answers questions from prospective students interested in studying a course, either audibly or typing
  • Where: Online from your home
  • When: Wednesday 17 June (Live Chat Time TBC).

Option 2: Pre-recorded Video Clip

  • What: One minute video clip of your Kingston University story (Please follow the Video Clip Tips below)
  • How: Email your video clip to alumni@kingston.ac.uk
  • When: Submit by Tuesday 26 May.

Video Clip Tips

  • Shoot your smartphone video horizontally
  • Make sure things are well lit - especially you if you're the focus of the film (Daylight is great, or if inside, make it extra bright)
  • Short and sweet is great - max one minute please
  • Consider your environment and what will appear behind you!

DISCLAIMER: We will acknowledge all submissions but can't promise to feature all videos submitted as we want to ensure we feature a variety of subjects/disciplines.

Offer a work placement to a Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing Postgraduate student

An MSc placement is an excellent recruitment opportunity for a wide range of companies and would be ideal for a specific work or research project or maternity cover vacancy. We have students available for placements from September 2020 for periods of between 10-12 months.

Please email Karen Ingyon, Professional Placements Coordinator for more information.

Offer a work placement to a Kingston Business School student

We are looking for employers to offer a three month work placement to an undergraduate student studying one of the following programmes: BSc (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance, BSc (Hons) International Business and BSc (Hons) Marketing & Advertising.

Our students will be a significant asset to your organisation and we would love to have you on board for this exciting opportunity.

When: May 2020 - July 2020.

Contact the Business Placements team for more information.

Calling all Economics alumni

The Economics Department will be delivering a programme of employability support for students throughout the year. If you are interested in speaking and sharing your experiences since graduating, please do register your interest.

Calling all Pharmacy/Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Science alumni

Kingston University Pharmacy Students Association are keen to work with alumni on career events and talks of interest. If you are interested in speaking and sharing your experiences since graduating, please do register your interest.

Get in touch

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above opportunities - please email directly the contact listed or email providing details of your experience.

Please note that due to the popularity of some programmes, we may not be able to take every expression of interest forward.

Thank you - your involvement makes the difference to our students' education and careers

 

Contact us

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

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664
Email us

Contact us

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

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664
Email us