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Upgrade Masterclass: Squiggly Careers

Time: 5.30pm
Price: free

Upgrade Masterclass: Squiggly Careers

Kingston Alumni's Upgrade Masterclasses 2020/21 are going virtual! The series kicks off by exploring ‘squiggly careers' and how a non-linear path can advance your career faster than traditional routes. The session will include a panel of Kingston alumni sharing their career experiences and an expert from our Careers and Employability team.

Meet the panel: 

Shanti Applegate (MSW Social Work) is a senior social worker, author, public speaker and Christian minister. She also founded and leads a charity that works to support young people and adults who are estranged from their families. All profits from her latest book "Fruits of the womb" are kindly being donated to the KU Cares programme at Kingston.

Randle Cowcher (BSc Applied Science) started studying for a degree in electronic engineering and electronics, returned to complete a degree in Applied Science, and has had a career spanning electronics research and development, commanding two Royal Navy ships and an anti-terrorist unit, then heading up cybersecurity for global financial and other organisations.

Lily Vetch (FdA Art & Design) is a London-based photographer and filmmaker working within analogue and digital processes. Over the last two years Lily has spent time with London's South Asian LGBTQi+ community as part of her body of work ‘Our House is Loud,' which has been published by Jameela Jamil's new media company; I Weigh. Lily has partnered with the British-Bengali fashion designer, Rahemur Rahman, to co-direct their first feature documentary around a marginalised community in South Asia.

Tricia Weglarz (BEd, Dip Psych, MSc) is a Careers & Employability Adviser at Kingston University. A registered Occupational Psychologist, Tricia has over 20 years' experience working in various industries in recruitment, training and career development before moving into Higher Education.

Upgrade Masterclasses are run exclusively for Kingston alumni and students, exploring different career topics with the aim of 'upgrading' the skills of everyone who attends.

Please note booking for this event closes at 3.00pm on Monday 21 September.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Alumni team
Email: alumni@kingston.ac.uk