Everyone’s different. Thankfully.
At Kingston, welcoming difference is our greatest strength.
We are committed to ensuring higher education is accessible to everyone and proudly champion alternative routes into university. We work closely with industry to create courses for tomorrow’s future, meaning your career is future-proofed and we help all our students put their academic knowledge into practice. This ensures when you leave, you’ll have the agility and problem solving skills you need to thrive in an ever-changing world.
We were proud to be ranked a top 10 London university and top 50 UK university in the recent Guardian League Table (2020). Many of our courses, such as design, fashion, journalism, pharmacy and sports science also feature in the top 10 nationally.
We constantly strive to provide excellent facilities for you all. Over the past year we have delivered a number of improvement projects to provide a better teaching, learning and working experience for our students, staff and local community.
Our new landmark building, Town House, on our Penrhyn Road campus, is centred on transforming the learning experience for our students. Designed by RIBA award-winning and Stirling Prize nominated Grafton Architects, Town House will provide great new study facilities including a new library with over 1,000 study spaces, flexible learning spaces, a covered courtyard, cafes, dance studios, roof top gardens and an attractive landscape along the front of the campus.
We have also carried out a major refurbishment at Kingston School of Art’s Knights Park campus. Designed by Stirling Prize winning Haworth Tompkins, the refurbishment has provided students with two floors of world-class workshop spaces and four floors of modern design studios.
You’ll find plenty to eat, see, drink and do in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames with its mix of markets, museums, restaurants, shopping and clubs. Better still, Kingston’s on the doorstep of central London, so you’ll find yourself in the heart of the capital within half an hour of hopping on a train.
On campus you can take part in a number of events run by our Union of Kingston Students from charity fundraisers, conferences, themed nights and trips abroad. You’ll have opportunities to share your passion or develop a new one with over 70 societies and 35 sports clubs to choose from, whether you’re passionate about a cause, enjoy playing video games or want to experience the thrill of skydiving.
The best way to find out if Kingston is the place for you, is to meet us in person. We have a range of events throughout the year where you have the opportunity to find out more about us.
Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need to decide if Kingston is the place for you. You will have the opportunity to learn more about your course of interest and meet the lecturers that will teach you, explore our campuses and the facilities and check out where you could potentially live, on an accommodation tour.
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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)
Here at Kingston University, we have been awarded the Bronze certification for delivering teaching, learning and outcomes for our students that meet rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
Our next virtual Open Days take place on:
- Wednesday 11 November 2020
To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.
Almost all of London’s most iconic landmarks are within a 30 minute train ride from Kingston. Each campus at Kingston University has its own unique character. Linked together by the University's free intersite bus service they combine state-of-the-art facilities with a friendly study environment. Buses also run both locally and from other parts of London. Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Kingston station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 28–33 minutes) or Surbiton station (midweek 10 trains per hour, journey times 15–32 minutes) for Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campus sites.
The Dance Society has 7 winning competition teams, in Ballet, Latin, Tap, Hip Hop, Novice Hip Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary.We like to think of ourselves as a family and welcome anyone who wants to become a part of that, and has a passion for dance!
The Bella Italia Society aims to share the best of the Italian culture by focusing on its most interesting traits such as movies, cuisine, and anything that could make its members have fun together. Everyone is welcome to join us during our trip through the beauties of this country.
Whether you're a hardcore film buff, or just want to watch films on the big screen, come along and join them! They screen films from every conceivable genre: foreign language films, animated films, independent, documentaries, comedies, thrillers - anything you can possibly imagine!
To help international students network with each other and UK home students, make new friends from another culture, acclimatise to the Kingston area and to practice language skills.
The society is determined to bring about the full potential of all its members through goal setting, accountability coaching, workshops and peer-to-peer mentoring. This society will help you take those steps that will be crucial to your development and will provide you with opportunities you never knew were available.
Other Contact Details
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Tel: +44 (0)203 510 0106
For general enquiries about applications and admissions:
Email: [email protected]