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KU Big Read Book Club Week 8 - Finding a Job or Pathway You Really Really Want

Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Price: free

KU Big Read Book Club Week 8 - Finding a Job or Pathway You Really Really Want

This summer we will be hosting our second virtual Kingston University Big Read Book Club. We are extremely excited to announce that The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu (winner of a Betty Trask Award) has been chosen as this year's Big Read. During these unique online events, you will be able to hear a wide variety of Kingston staff members and alumni relate their fields of expertise to specific chapters from The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney.

The programme spans a wide range of subjects, from heritage and identity to fashion and art. These talks will be held weekly and will provide a great opportunity to connect with your new KU community before you arrive on campus.


In The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney many of the characters have jobs they find unfulfilling such as Nnenna's part-time job at a fast-food restaurant, Joanie's work on crossword puzzles and Jonathan's ‘boring' job. These characters each desire more from their employment. We will be joined this week by Millie Seaward, the Senior Publicity Manager for Sphere and Dialogue Books and Rosanna Dickinson, partner in Clear View Books and a member of our Kingston Careers Team. Although there is a lot of book-related experience on offer, speakers will be looking much more widely; considering how to find fulfilling work and how to self-sustain in today's highly competitive and pressurized environment.


This week will be hosted by Millie Seaward, Hachette, Rosanna Dickson, Clear View Books and Mandy Lovell, Careers and Employability Advisor, Kingston University


Relevant Chapters: 7, 15, 19

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Alison Baverstock
Email: KUBigRead@kingston.ac.uk