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14th September, 2022

The KU Big Read: Parenting Young Adults – Week 3


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14th September, 2022
17:00 - 18:00

Join Kingston University for an exciting talk about the ‘Parenting Young Adults’ and how we can use the characters for 2022 KU Big Read book The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper as a means of looking intently at parent-child relationships.

The main character has to move house in his late teens in order to fit in with his father’s job. He really doesn’t want to go, but has no choice. Once at the space station however, he quickly makes some new friends, and they both observe and reflect on the relationships they see. We will talk about how we view our relationships with parents as we get older, and how all parties need to adapt to keep effective communication going.

The event will feature Mata Ayoub (Director of Learning and Teaching in Creative and Cultural Industries as well as Chair of the BAME Staff Network and BME Alumni Advisory Group), Dr Jo Suchy (KU alumnus and Senior Educational Psychologist at Cognus Limited) and Dr Alison Baverstock (Professor of Publishing at Kingston and founder of the KU Big Read).

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