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Graduating Class Gift 2018

Congratulations! In just a few short months you will walk across your graduation stage and celebrate all that you have achieved. We hope that you're very proud of your successes, Class of 2018 - we're certainly proud of you.

We hope you have enjoyed your Kingston experience and that your time here will benefit you throughout your career. As you graduate you will become one of our ‘alumni' (graduates of the University), and so will become a member of our Alumni Association. We hold regular professional masterclasses, seminars and offer discounts on further study which you can benefit from no matter the stage of your career. We hope that Kingston will keep opening doors for you well into your future!

Opening the door for those who come after you

In 2016 we launched the Graduating Class Gift; a way for our graduating students to leave a parting gift for those that come after them. Kingston University alumni play a huge role in making life better for Kingston students through the Inspire the Future campaign, through which they provide hundreds of hardship grants, scholarships and bursaries every year. We want to invite you to take part too and celebrate your achievement by giving just £3 to those students who will come after you - we'll even give you an exclusive thank you gift! Every pound you give will be 100% matched by our alumni, turning your £3 into £6.

Giving is simple

Text GRAD18 followed by your K number to 70111 to donate £3, or give through OSIS when you book your graduation tickets. You can also easily give online here. Then visit staff at the Kingston Alumni stand at your reception to collect your thank you gift!".

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The Class of 2016 and the Class of 2017 did great things... What will the Class of 2018 achieve?

For our launch year in 2016, our graduating class gave enough to fund a bursary for a student who has left care for an entire year. Not to be outdone, the Class of 2017 broke records and raised £3,480, all through individual donations of £3. We asked those who gave where they would like their Class Gift to go towards, and they chose the Student Hardship Fund. Thanks to them, PhD candidate Arshia will be able to complete his doctorate into pioneering treatments for cervical cancer.

Just months away from completing his PhD this summer, and having self-funded nearly £40,000 in tuition fees, Arshia was faced with having to drop out as he couldn't afford his final 3 months of accommodation fees. Arshia is Iranian and as the Iranian currency crashed, his tuition and accommodation fees effectively doubled - and his and his family's reserves were finished. The Class of 2017 has ensured that Arshia will be able to finish his PhD and complete life-changing research. Thank you!

What will my donation support?

Every penny donated by alumni is spent on student projects. Your gift will:

  • support students who, through no fault of their own, experience unexpected financial hardship;
  • provide scholarships to the brightest and best postgraduate students; and

And remember, every pound you give will be matched 100% by alumni who have gone before you.

Thank you for being a part of the Graduating Class Gift 2018! If you would like to find out more, please email the Alumni and Supporter Engagement team at alumni@kingston.ac.uk.

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Kingston University
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ
Email us

Giving is simple

Text GRAD18 followed by your K number to 70111 to donate £3.

Why should I participate?

  • You will ensure that future students who need a bit of help can create their own unique Kingston experiences, just like you did.
  • Believe it or not, only a portion of Kingston's annual budget comes from tuition and government funding. The remaining funds must be generated through the loyal support of alumni, friends, businesses and STUDENTS!
  • High giving rates show alumni, recruiters, prospective students and other institutions that our students believe in Kingston, increasing the value of your degree.

Your participation shows your confidence in Kingston's mission and the education you received, setting a powerful example for next year's graduating class; and the one after that.

Thank you for making the Kingston University community even stronger through your generosity.

 

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