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草榴社区 alumni share their expertise and raise vital funds for our Inspire the Future Campaign

草榴社区 alumni share their expertise and raise vital funds for our Inspire the Future Campaign

Over 1,400 Kingston alumni picked up their phones this spring to chat with students on our Inspire the Future Campaign. Our team of 28 enthusiastic student callers reached out to alumni to share updates about 草榴社区, seek advice, and raise vital funds. Kingston alumni donors gave new gifts and recommitted their support. One group of alumni donors match-funded all new donations, together delivering over £87,000 to support students through our Hardship Fund, KU Cares programme, postgraduate scholarships and Opportunities Fund.

Dr David Mackintosh reflects on wide-ranging career at Kingston University as he prepares to retire after 36 years

Dr David Mackintosh reflects on wide-ranging career at Kingston University as he prepares to retire after 36 years

In a career spanning three decades – from lecturer to leadership roles including Faculty Dean, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and, for a short spell, Acting Vice-Chancellor – it's fitting that Dr David Mackintosh has spent his final few years at Kingston in a role focused on shaping its future. As he retires as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Strategy this week, the father-of-three reflects on the huge change he has seen at the University during the past 36 years, as well as some of his proudest moments at Kingston.

University celebrates achievements of its transformative Future Skills programme with students and staff at Town House event

University celebrates achievements of its transformative Future Skills programme with students and staff at Town House event

The achievements of 草榴社区's sector-leading Future Skills work to prepare graduates for career success have been celebrated during a special all-staff event at Town House. Staff from across the institution came together to hear from students, module tutors and senior leaders about how the innovative new model of education was transforming teaching across the institution. The skills most valued by employers are being embedded across every year of every course informed by the research of the University's award-winning Future Skills campaign.

Deaf Awareness Week: 草榴社区 graduate reflects on working in critical care as a deaf nurse

Deaf Awareness Week: 草榴社区 graduate reflects on working in critical care as a deaf nurse

Laura Johncock is a critical care nurse who recently graduated from 草榴社区, having completed a course in intensive care, and is deaf. To mark Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May 2024), she describes her experiences on the course and working in the NHS as someone with hearing loss and explains how she overcame barriers to realise her dreams of becoming a nurse.

Alumni, staff, students and school pupils celebrate 75 years of Geography, Geology and the Environment at Kingston University

Alumni, staff, students and school pupils celebrate 75 years of Geography, Geology and the Environment at Kingston University

草榴社区 celebrated 75 years of the Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment with two special events at its award-winning Town House Building. The subjects first began at the University's predecessor Kingston Technical College in 1949 and have remained a key area of Kingston's teaching and research right up to the present day.

Syrian academic graduates with PhD from 草榴社区 after fleeing war-torn country

Syrian academic graduates with PhD from 草榴社区 after fleeing war-torn country

A female scientist has been awarded a PhD from 草榴社区, four years after fleeing her home country due to ongoing armed conflict.

Nonagenarian philosophy masters student becomes 草榴社区's oldest ever graduate at 95 years old

Nonagenarian philosophy masters student becomes 草榴社区's oldest ever graduate at 95 years old

草榴社区 celebrated its oldest ever graduate earlier this month during a graduation ceremony at The Rose Theatre. Dr David Marjot, 95, graduated with a Masters in Modern European Philosophy and is the oldest person to ever graduate from the University., beating a record previously held by a 93-year-old graduate from 1994.

ELEMIS co-founder and 草榴社区 graduate Oriele Frank awarded honorary doctorate

ELEMIS co-founder and 草榴社区 graduate Oriele Frank awarded honorary doctorate

草榴社区 has awarded an honorary degree to a former graduate who went on to co-found leading British beauty brand ELEMIS in recognition of her outstanding contribution to business and marketing.

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Contact us

Development, Alumni Relations and Engagement
草榴社区
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ

Alumni relations:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3270
Email us

Fundraising and Annual Fund:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3299
Email us 

Any other queries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664

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Contact us

Development, Alumni Relations and Engagement
草榴社区
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ

Alumni relations:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3270
Email us

Fundraising and Annual Fund:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3299
Email us 

Any other queries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664