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Volunteering opportunities at Kingston in 2019

Business Readiness Programme

Our Business Readiness programme supports business students with the skills they need to find their dream job. There are a range of ways to get involved. Please email Ellie Luker to express your interest.

These sessions are for students studying undergraduate degrees in Business Management, Accounting & Finance, International Business and Marketing & Advertising.

Opportunity: We have a number of industry panels focusing on wide ranging business careers and wider industry themes. If you have experience in marketing, advertising, general business (including international business), accounting and finance, HR and real estate, share your experience and explore the themes that are important to your business.

  • When: Monday 13 January to Friday 17 January 2020
  • Where: Kingston Hill Campus
  • Experience required: at least three years industry experience

Kingston Careers

Opportunity: Careers in the public sector

We are looking for alumni guests to be part of our careers panel on working in the public sector and NGO organisations.

  • When: Tuesday 21 January 2020, 1-2pm
  • Where: Penrhyn Road Campus
  • Experience required: Alumni who have two or more years experience working in or running a public body, government organisation or NGO.

Meet the alumni (Law)

Opportunity: An informal round table session with law students. A chance to share an insight of working life in your legal field and valuable career advice.

  • When: Wednesday 26 Feb 2020, 1-2pm
  • Where: Penrhyn Road Campus
  • Experience required: At least two years legal experience since graduating. We will like to highlight a wide range of legal careers.

Offer a work placement to a Kingston Business School student

We are looking for employers to offer a 3 month work placements to an undergraduate students 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

Offer a work placement to 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 January 2020 for periods of between 10-12 months.

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

Enterprise! Our Hackathon programme

Our HackCentre programme brings together students and academics from across disciplines to work together in ‘hackathons' (problem solving workshops) to solve defined challenges. Alumni can help judge and/or mentor students. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved! Please email to express your interest.

Opportunity: On-line judging of our international hackathon, based on UN Sustainable Development goals evaluating ideas by Kingston University students working collaboratively with students from Montpellier University (France) and several HE institutions in Israel.

  • When: Evaluation of ideas during first week in December
  • Where: Online
  • Experience required: Five plus years' experience in any field.

Opportunity: Professional environments prepares students for professional practice, students will be developing project ideas for Internet of Things (IoT) services and this is the judging round

  • When: 13 December 2019, 10am – 3pm (various slots available, judges sit on a panel of 2/3)
  • Where: Penrhyn Road Campus
  • Experience required: Professional environments especially those focused on 'Internet of Things'  projects or future tech environments

Enterprise! Nest

The Nest incubation space supports fledging student and graduate businesses as part of our Enterprise programme.

Opportunity: Come and listen to Nest members give an update on the status of their business (six minutes presentation, followed by a five minutes Q&A). You will have the chance to give feedback, support and advice and the opportunity to get more involved in mentoring the businesses.

  • Tuesday 14 January, 5pm
  • Thursday 5 March, 5pm
  • Tuesday 21 April, 5pm
  • Tuesday 16 May, 5pm
  • Tuesday 28 July, 5pm

Where: Kingston Business School

Experience required: Alumni with successful (and unsuccessful!) entrepreneurial experience.

Company Insight Days

Opportunity: Open your doors to a group of students and show them what it is like to work in your industry. 

When: w/c 9 December (as part of the business readiness programme)

If this week is not suitable for an insight day, please do register your interest with our Careers and Employability Service.

Consultancy in Practice

Opportunity: Students need your business project or problem to solve. This three-month module gives them real-life experience in working with and delivering for clients. Students could work on creating your new marketing strategy, researching business expansion, or designing and implementing staff engagement events. 

  • When: March to July 2020
  • Where: Kingston Hill and remotely
  • Experience required: You will need to have a real-life business project and be available as a client.

If you would like to take part, please contact Kate Davis or contact 020 8417 5022 to discuss the next stages.

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
Kingston University
River House
53–57 High Street
Kingston Upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)208 417 3178
Email us

Contact us

Development, Alumni Relations and Engagement
Kingston University
River House
53–57 High Street
Kingston Upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)208 417 3178
Email us

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