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Meet Alumni Award winner Julia Pointon-Haas

Julia Pointon

Nominations are now open for the Distinguished Alumni Awards 2024 and we want you to tell us about a student you think deserves recognition.

For some inspiration, let us introduce you to last year’s winner of the Future Alumni Award, Julia Pointon-Haas (Future PhD IoPPN, 2024). The Future Alumni Award is dedicated to a current student who has demonstrated exceptional potential alongside their studies through extracurricular activities.

Julia is currently undertaking a PhD at King’s. She also works as Head of Advice and Wellbeing at KCLSU where she founded and manages a unique, sector-leading student wellbeing service that empowers students to create communities of good wellbeing through health promotion and peer support. Her PhD research builds on this work to explore university peer support as an intervention to improve university student mental health in partnership with the UK’s student mental health charity, student minds.

Of her academic and broader community wellbeing work, Julia says, ‘Hurdles are opportunities. When something is getting in your way, see it as a chance to think innovatively and try something new. If it fails, you’ve learnt and can grow, which is perhaps the most worthwhile.’

Do you know a student working hard to make a meaningful difference in an area that means a lot to them? Let us know by filling out the form and they could be the next Future Alumni Award winner. 

Make your nominations by Sunday 4 February 2024. Visit this webpage for more information.

Winners are chosen by a selections committee, made up of King’s alumni, students and staff. Winners will be announced on our social media channels ahead of an awards ceremony in June 2024.

Browse more stories on the King's alumni webpage