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What is the King's How to… Series? 

Our How to... series welcomes our brilliant alumni to share their expertise with the next generation of King’s graduates. 

What’s in it for you? 

Hear from brilliant alumni and learn ‘how to’ get ahead and prepare for life after King’s with advice, guidance and practical tools from those within our alumni community.  

Event topics have included How to... start a venture, How to... grow your professional network, How to... make good mistakes, and more. 

Watch recordings of recent events below or view the full playlist on our Youtube channel. 

Upcoming King's How to… events 

Please make sure to check this page to find out more when the next event is announced. You can also subscribe to receiving events, news and fundraising so you never miss the next King’s How to… and further opportunities by updating your details here or emailing at 

Previous How to... events  

780 Professional VoiceHow to... Find your authentic professional voice

In this talk, we heard from experienced career coach, Chair of The Reading Agency, former television producer and alumnus Matthew Littleford MBE (MA Politics and Contemporary History, 2019), who shared his top tips for finding your authentic professional voice.

Matthew summed up his thoughts for us in our alumni blog. You can read this back here.


How to… Change Careers

In this talk, we heard from three alumni who  shared their experiences and advice on transitioning into a different job sector. 


  • Jack Browne (LLB, 2013) 
  • Rolake Segun-Ojo (BSc Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology, 2012; MBBS, 2015)  
  • Mike Wilmot (MA in Military and Security, 2022) 

Here’s a sneak preview of this webinar: 

'Life happens in the present but we spend so much of it planning and predicting our futures. It's a given that changing careers brings uncertainty - stop agonising and just focus on what your next best step is.' - Rolake Segun-Ojo 

'It's important to start building your network early on during your university career. These connections can last a lifetime and benefit you in ways you may not currently foresee or be able to appreciate.' - Jack Browne 




How to… Future-proof with The Goddess of Go-Getting Rita Kakti-Shah 

From starting her career in the financial sector at Goldman Sachs, then to healthcare and now an award-winning Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategist, international speaker and author, King’s distinguished alumna Rita Kakati-Shah has gone through many journeys in her personal and professional life. 

Listen to Rita about her experiences with failure, what it taught her and how it shaped her life. 


  • Rita Kakati-Shah (BSc, M.Sci, Mathematics and Management, 2001)
  • Caroline Klaris (BSc Business Management, 2022) 

How to… Prepare for Your Life after King’s 

From his work as KCLSU President during his studies to the launch of the One Million Meals campaign he co-founded to provide meals to key workers during the pandemic, King’s alumnus, staff member Momin Saqib has never stopped going above and beyond. 

Listen to Momin’s inspiring story and his advice on how you can upskill with King’s and your global community. 


  • Momin Saqib (BSc Computer Science with Management, 2019) 




From networking events to lectures to social events. Find all our alumni events here.