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Drop-in anytime to attend our exhibition or hear a lightning talk, plus we have live music until 9.00pm.
This October Kingston University staff and students will be heading into Kingston town centre to highlight the key role the University plays within the local community. Our Civic Showcase will take place at the Guildhall on Kingston's High Street. The event is open to the whole community and will celebrate the local and regional impact of our students and staff.
Alongside a short talks programme, those attending will also be able to visit our exhibition area, enjoy live music and dance performances and get involved in activities which demonstrate the exciting opportunities the University brings to residents and businesses.
Whilst our exhibition area is open from 4.00 – 8.00pm (read more below), there are a variety of talks and performances you can also attend during the event. There is no need to book for each talk - just come along during the event.
The Mayor, Councillor Margaret Thompson and Professor Steven Spier, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University
Four talented Music Technology students play live.
This talk will expand upon a Community Engaged Learning project between Kingston's Geography Students and ‘The Community Brain', which contributed to the work redeveloping Tolworth.
Find out about a range of enrichment and enhancement activities available for students and how you could become involved. Hear directly from our students about how opportunities such as mentoring, volunteering and working as an ambassador have enhanced their university experience, while contributing to the wider community.
Kingston Dance believes there is great strength in diversity. We have great pleasure in presenting a small selection of the styles that are either taught on the BA Dance degree or part of the Performing Arts Community Engagement (PACE) activities programme.
Take the opportunity to listen to (and question) a panel of valued members of the borough who will be discussing what it means to be a University town and what the University brings to its community. Panel members include:
A talk from the Students' Union that looks at dispelling the myths and stereotypes of students living in the local community. The union will talk about the positive impact that students make throughout the town, including the positive work of sports teams in the community, how societies contribute to a vibrant and diverse community and how student volunteers give back so much through their university experience.
* Please note: Due to limited capacity in the Queen Anne Suite, places for these activities will be filled on a first come, first served basis on the night, for a mix of seated and some standing space. We cannot guarantee to be able to accommodate all guests for each session. Between each talk and performance, guests will be asked to depart the Queen Anne Suite to allow the room to be reset. Please note we expect the keynote panel session at 6.30pm and the dance showcase at 5.45pm to be particularly busy. There will be limited reserved seating at each event, so if you require a seat for health or other reasons a member of the team will be able to assist you.
At the 2019 Civic Showcase you'll be able to find out about a wide range of the work Kingston University's staff and students do. We're also looking for volunteers to get involved as well – visit each exhibitor at the event to find out more.
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