Global Citizenship Programme

At Kingston Business School, entrepreneurial thinking is in our DNA and we have been rated the top most successful UK higher education institution for graduate start-ups for a number of years. The Global Citizenship Programme aims to help participants develop skills for global citizenship and empower them to create a positive impact in their lives, communities and businesses around the world.

Aims of the programme:

  • Help participants to tackle some of the major global challenges and develop an understanding on a range of global issues
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to transform their ideas into sustainable social enterprises
  • Support participants to engage in interdisciplinary learning experiences and develop skills for global citizenship
  • Help participants to discover how to apply skills they gain as a global citizen in their future career

Throughout the programme, participants will:

  • Attend workshops and guest speakers – hearing from experts on global issues and social enterprise development
  • Meet with an experienced advisor – an opportunity to get feedback, expert advice and guidance on your social enterprise idea development on a one to one basis
  • Pitch to win – an opportunity to pitch your social enterprise idea to a panel and fellow students. The winning enterprise will win a prize for their idea and presentation.

This year's event will be Thursday 16 March 2023  more information is to follow, so check back soon!

Read more about the 2022 Programme.

Kingston Business School has a strong tradition of inspiring and supporting entrepreneurship, start-up and small business growth. Supporting our students to develop the skills, character strengths and experience to turn their aspirations into action and success is a major part of who we are as a School.

Ian Roberts, Head of Kingston Business School

I thoroughly enjoyed the global citizenship event, and learned and developed a lot of valuable skills that will support me in the future. Working with students you may or may not know in such a short amount of time was challenging, but it has also strengthened my motivation to share more of my insights and collaborate very well with a group of people in seeking solutions.

Level 5, Entrepreneurship student

Loved this initiative! Made me reflect on my actions as a citizen and inspired me to make a change.

Level 5, Entrepreneurship student

Read about the Global Citizenship Programme 2021

In November 2020, Kingston Business School (KBS) launched the KBS Student Start-Up Support plan, which consists of several initiatives and aims to build an international reputation for supporting student start-ups and entrepreneurial activity,and enhance the student experience by equipping students to operate effectively in a global, diverse world.

To address the needs of growing socially driven student community and to create a true international experience, KBS partnered with eight universities around the world to deliver the Global Citizenship Programme, which was launched in March 2021.

Led by an award-wining social entrepreneur and academic, Dr. Yuliana Topazly, and supported by 22 facilitators across eight universities around the world and ten guest speakers, influencers and social shifters, the Global Citizenship Programme welcomed over 170 participants.

Throughout the programme, participants got an opportunity to hear from experts on global issues and social enterprise development, meet with social entrepreneurs and work with students across institutions to solve real social issues. This year's focus was on SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth and SDG 13: Climate Action.

Any questions?

Please email Dr Yuliana Topazly at if you would like more information about the Global Citizenship Programme.

Past events

Global Citizenship Programme Launch

Global Citizenship Programme Launch

Global Citizenship Programme Launch

Thursday 18 March 2021

The Programme will help participants around the world to develop skills for global citizenship and empower them to create a positive impact in their lives, communities and businesses around the world. This event was free to attend and was open to all students and recent graduates (last 3 years) from KBS and partner institutions around the world.