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Volunteering opportunities at Kingston in 2019

Women's Entrepreneurship Week

Opportunity: Kingston is celebrating Women's Entrepreneurship Week' and we hope that you can join us to share your experience of being a female entrepreneur. If you feel you have relevant experience, there will be a range of opportunities to speak and support students during the day's activities.

  • When: 22 October 2019
  • Where: Kingston Hill campus

Women's Entrepreneurship Week 2019: Networking Event

Event: To celebrate women entrepreneurs in our community, whether they be our alumni, current students or from local businesses, we would like to invite all local or potential female entrepreneurs to join us for an exciting networking reception.

  • When: 22 October 2019, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Book your place for the networking event.

Selected ‘Careers Week' events

Opportunity: Panel speaker - Careers in Journalism, Media and Communications

  • When: 23 October, 1–3pm
  • Where: Knights Park, tbc

Experience required: Alumni with two or more years' experience in Journalism, Media and Communications, Publishing and Creative Writing. Graduated in these disciplines.

Opportunity: Panel speaker – Careers for Performance Degrees

  • When: 30 October 2019, 1–3pm
  • Where: Knights Park, tbc

Experience required: Alumni with two or more years' experience in Music, Dance and Drama industries. Graduated in these disciplines.

Company Insight Days

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

  • When: w/c 9 December 2019

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

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.

  • When:
    21 October 2019 – Elevator pitch interview practice,
    04 November 2019 – Speed interviews,
    11 November 2019 – Assessment centre preparation,
    18 November 2019 – Extra practice of all of the above!
    10 March 2020 – Full interviews.
  • Where: Kingston Hill
  • Opportunity: Getting the dream job

Experience required: work experience of five years

Networking skills

Opportunity: Networking skills

  • 18 November 2019 – Discuss the importance of networking with students and help them put this into practice.
  • 25 November 2019 – Panel discussion and practice session

Experience required: work experience of five years

Negotiation skills

Opportunity: Negotiation skills

  • 20 January 2020 – Negotiation skills speaker
  • 03 February 2020 – Negotiation skills workshop

Experience required: experts in negotiation, ideally skills in negotiation training.

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 at Kate.Davis@kingston.ac.uk / 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.

Enterprise! Our Hackathon programme

Our HackCentre programme brings together students and academics from across disciplines to work together in ‘hackathons' to solve defined challenges. Alumni can help judge and mentor students.

Get in touch

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above opportunities, please email alumni@kingston.ac.uk, 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
KT1 1LQ

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
KT1 1LQ

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

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