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Kingston University Alumni e-Letter
Kingston University Alumni e-Letter
April 2006  www.kingston.ac.uk

Welcome to the new look alumni e-letter from
Kingston Alumni. Upcoming worldwide alumni events include Athens, Tokyo, London and Kingston

Congratulations to Commonwealth Games medal-winning alumni Gail Emms (badminton) and Chioma Ezeogu (netball); read about their successes in the forthcoming issue of Source - out in May.

Alumni Offers

New graduates - it's your last chance to win an iPod!  Fill in your postcard/response form/ register your details online www.kingston.ac.uk/alumni by 1st June 2006 and be in with a chance to win.  Good Luck!

Hatch a plan for a Spring break
With 25% off Bed and Breakfast stays at over 300 Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn & Express by Holiday Inn Hotels until 31st May 2006.

Time Out

Petanque pitch Plonk and Petanque Party

Calling all grads from the last five years!  Missing those heady nights in BarZen and Hannafords? Relive those moments and catch up with old friends at Balls Brothers - a KU alumni event exclusively for you!

10th Anniversary Celebrations Party Joint Faculty Celebrations

Join the Faculty of Health & Social Care Sciences as they celebrate 10 years of the unique partnership between Kingston University and St Georges Hospital, London.  All graduates of the faculty and their families are invited to a super fun day...


Here are a small selection of graduate vacancies advertised on the Kingston University Careers Service website; to view more vacancies offered by employers and information on the Careers Service please go to: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/careers

Graduate vacancies advertised on the KU Careers Service website include The Bank of England - Analyst Career Training (ACT),  KPMG - Financial Advisors, and Pearlfinders - Business Development Executive

Verdict (Part of Datamonitor PLC) are recruiting Senior Retail Analyst & Junior Retail Analysts.  Visit www.verdict.co.uk for more information.


Alumni Reception AthensGraduate Reception - Athens

Hosted by HE British Ambassador Mr Simon Gass; we are delighted to invite Greek alumni to a reception at the British Ambassador's residence, Athens.  Invitations are in the post to all alumni residents in Greece. Click here for further details....

Alumni Buffet Reception - Tokyo

Come and join us at the Kingston University annual alumni event in Tokyo, hosted by Kingston University...

Professional Development

Executive Short Courses at Kingston Business School

The Business School is pleased to announce the first two courses in a new series of short courses designed to enhance and support the continuing professional development of business practitioners. 
Creative Leadership: developing the craft of creativity management.  Designed for experienced leaders who are looking for a radical new approach, the series launches with an exciting two-day course that challenges the conventions of traditional business models in creating and developing leadership skills.
Giving career support at work: developing your understanding and skills. Aimed at trainers, HR/line managers, or coaching practitioners, the second course combines an overview of issues critical in supporting career development in the workplace with practical skills training in career coaching.

Business and Law Postgraduate/Post-experience Open Day 20th May 2006, 10.30 am – 2.00 pm
From foundation degrees and diplomas to the Kingston MBA, masters and doctoral programmes, we offer something to suit every career stage.  Whether you're looking for development opportunities for yourself or your staff, why not come along to our postgraduate / post-experience Open Day to check out your options?

Analytical Science for Chemists
22nd - 24th May 2006, Kingston University
A three day workshop style training course covers the important principles and practices underlying 21st Century analytical science... 

RICS Assessment of Professional Competence Courses
Series of courses to support those sitting their APC assessment in Autumn 2006.  Visit www.kingston.ac.uk/surveying for more details

WestFocus Entrepreneurship

WestFocus Innovations Day – 18th May 2006 at Kempton Park Racecourse Conference Centre – FREE Entry
The day has been devised to help enterprises grow.
Enter the 'Pitch Your Business' competition, to be in with a chance of winning 1000!

Left University and thinking about starting your own business?Flying Start is all about making things happen... entrepreneurship in action and actually taking place. The next Flying Start programme is July 2006. 


Upcoming events include:-

  • Human Resource Management for SMEs and Start-Ups
  • Science and Design: Improving the Healthcare Environment
  • Communication Skills Masterclass
  • Health and Design Symposium

    For more information on any of these events, please contact the Designplus office:
    info-designplus@kingston.ac.uk or visit the Designplus website
Kingston University Events

Kingston Readers FestivalKingston Readers' Festival

Authors and speakers include Clare Short MP, Antonio Carluccio, Prunella Scales, John Sergeant and many more...

Kingston University events include the forthcoming Robert Taub Beethoven Piano Sonata Series at Hampton Court Palace.

Art & Design

Faculty of Art Design & Architecture Short Courses
Try your hand at Bronze Casting, Garden Design, or Drawing; at a series of masterclasses at Knights Park.

Dorich House Annual Conference – The Professionalism of Decoration, Design and the Modern Interior: 1870 to the present.

Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture Undergraduate Degree Show
" A Different View"  Venue:  Knights Park – 14th-21st June 2006.  For more details visit www.kingston.ac.uk/design

The RC Sherriff Trust
Journey's Beginning, focuses on the talents of promising new artists by providing them with a platform to develop their careers. Artists of any age who are within 5 years of graduation and living or working within the Borough of Elmbridge are eligible to enter...

And Finally...

Networking Dinner
A dozen alumni networked with over 50 students over dinner at the University. This was a successful event with a real buzz as students and alumni shared experiences and exchanged contact details for future conversations and advice. Ray Harte, Careers Adviser who organised the dinner says that this event was a great success with the alumni acting as professional role models for our students. 
A big thank you to all alumni who participated in the Careers Discovery Fair and Networking Dinner.

CISM Annual Lecture
The Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics held it's 2nd Annual Industry Lecture on 20th March at the Kingston Guildhall.  The lecture this year was delivered by Mike Pilbeam,- Vice President of Worldwide Technical Operations at Cisco Systems....

Save the Planet
Receive Source by email instead of snail mail. Email alumni@kingston.ac.uk with Source in the subject line to register.

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