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Civic Reception 2018

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Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018

Time: 5.00 8.30pm

Venue: Kingston University, Penrhyn Road campus, KT1 2EE

Free registration

Kingston is a university town. Kingston University is positioning itself at the heart of the region and is keen to play a valuable and important role in the local community, culture and economy.

As part of this journey, the University will open its doors to people who live and work in the town on Tuesday 12 June. Come inside and join the celebration, for a showcase of the local, regional and global impact of the work of its staff and students.

View the event programme in advance and plan your evening (PDF) >

Join us


  • Take the opportunity to tour the construction site of the University's new landmark building Town House.
  • Attend thought provoking panel sessions featuring expert staff, students and alumni of Kingston University and members of the community.
  • Meet those who will inspire the next generation of graduates, and find out about our life-changing research.
  • Learn about community engagement and outreach activities.
  • Experience a professional fashion show, join a reading group or simply explore the interactive exhibits including bronze casting, honey tasting, voice recording and interactive virtual reality.
  • Kick back, relax and enjoy complimentary drinks and global fusion street food whilst listening to live music provided by University students and alumni.

Some tours and sessions have limited availability so please do book in advance when registering for the event to secure your space. All other exhibits will be open for you to peruse at your leisure between 5.00pm and 8.30pm.


Watch our two minute video of the Civic Reception event in 2017

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3219

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