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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 170 reviews
4.1 / 170 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.1 out of 5 stars based on 54 reviews
3.1 / 54 reviews
Location
Location
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.6 / 14 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.0 / 31 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.3 / 4 reviews

Overview

When you join Kingston University you become part of a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community where you will develop an ongoing passion for your subject. Our students benefit from a practice-based, hands-on education informed by innovative research to ensure our graduates have the skills and knowledge required to work in the industry. We are ranked a top 10 London university by the Guardian League table 2019.

We’re located across four teaching campuses, in and around Kingston upon Thames. It’s a lively, student-friendly riverside town neighbouring Hampton Court Palace and two royal parks, perfect for long walks, deer watching, and quiet study time. Better still, Kingston’s on the doorstep of central London, so you’ll find yourself at the heart of the capital within half an hour of hopping on a train.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as art and design, business, social sciences, computing, healthcare, bio and pharmaceutical sciences, performing arts and engineering. Visit our website to find the right course for you.

Nightlife

With its mix of markets, museums, restaurants and excellent shopping scene, you’ll find plenty to eat, see, drink and do in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. There are also plenty of bars, cafes, clubs and festivals to suit all tastes and budgets, while half an hour on the train will see you arrive in central London, where famous museums, galleries and iconic West End theatre shows await.

Halls of residence

Student life at University is so much more than your bedroom. For most of you, student accommodation will be your first time living independently, and all universities will strive to offer you a welcoming environment so that your new room instantly feels like home. Universities offer a fantastic choice of living, all which provides a safe, secure and sociable start to your university experience. Find out more about this university's accommodation on the link below.

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Location

Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey. Kingston is packed with historic buildings, great shops, bars, restaurants, pubs, leisure venues and open spaces. Half an hour on the train will see you arrive in central London, where famous museums, galleries and iconic West End theatre shows await.

Kingston upon Thames has been consistently reported as the safest borough in London (Metropolitan Police, 2017).

Clubs and societies

At Kingston University, we understand that coming to University is your opportunity to try new things, and with 125 societies and sports clubs and over 140 volunteering opportunities to choose from here, there's always something exciting to get involved in.

Currently, societies include the Music Society, the Drama Society and the Bella Italia Society, where the best of Italian culture is celebrated. Sports fans will be able to join clubs such as American football, cycling, skydiving, rugby and swimming.

Freshers' week

The Union of Kingston Students organises unmissable events and activities throughout the year, including the biggest Freshers' Fayre in the South East of England, where thousands of new students can join societies, sports and student services.

We also provide a great programme of events during the welcome week to help you settle into University life. From information about part-time jobs to sports and relaxation; we've got it all covered.

Student Stats

Number of students23055
Male : Female44 : 56
Fulltime : Part time81 : 19
UK : International81 : 19

Reviews

Kingston University Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 170 reviews
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
25
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Campus/University buildings
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 67 reviews
Learning facilities
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 67 reviews
Sports facilities
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 67 reviews
Student Union
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 67 reviews
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 67 reviews
Organisation
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 67 reviews
Inclusivity
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th August 2018
I go to the Kingston hill campus and I can honestly say it is such a lovely campus, all the members of staff are lovely and so caring! They have many different areas where you can go to study and where you can grab lunch Starbucks or subway and cater for everyone’s nutritional needs! I study adult nursing and it is a fantastic course so much to learn and you also have so much to learn with like fake dummies, they also bring in real people to act out real life situations, the course can be stressful but what couse isn’t.
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Everyone is supportive and all the lectures also so if you need help they are there for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

27th July 2018
It’s quite good but lectures need to be interactive so I can learn more. I don’t like slideshows I can’t learn from them. More help and extra revision.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 05/01/2018

Submitted by isabella rido on

1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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I did a BA honours in Graphic Design and I would not recommend this university at all. 

The tutors obviously have favourites and unless you are one of them or unless you are caucasian you are very likely to receive a low final grade, even if your work is exceptional. How they managed to get away with this is beyond me but lucky you find work based on your portfolio and not your grade for graphic design. 

The building and facilities are very outdated, and there is hardly ever any space in the studio to work, even if there is it is very crammed and noisy and awkward. 

Course review , 06/04/2018

Submitted by Anonymous on

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
1.0 / 1 review

I did a BA honours in Graphic Design and I would not recommend this university at all. 

The tutors obviously have favourites and unless you are one of them or unless you are caucasian you are very likely to receive a low final grade, even if your work is exceptional. How they managed to get away with this is beyond me but lucky you find work based on your portfolio and not your grade for graphic design. 

The building and facilities are very outdated, and there is hardly ever any space in the studio to work, even if there is it is very crammed and noisy and awkward. 

Course review , 22/05/2017

Submitted by Anonymous on

BA (Hons) Illustration Animation
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

I actually would give my degree 4.5 stars, but I've rounded it up to 5 because you can't do halves here!
The tutors are on the whole, very helpful and understanding, they have so much experience and talent themselves and can constantly give ideas which add an edge to a project, or recommend an artist to look up.
The resources on offer are also good, although you must buy a lot of the materials- but the workshops for digital work come with loads of software, and there's an online service if you want to learn something quite niche in your own time, which is super helpful.

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Course module review - Complexities of Service Provision in Nursing (Children's Nursing), 23/05/2016

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Complexities of Service Provision in Nursing (Children's Nursing)
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

This module is the most interesting so far, the focus is on caring for children in the intensive care setting and caring for children with complex needs in and out of hospital. It is a mixture of lectures and seminars and has been very interesting!

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1 Walkden Hall
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
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3.8 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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3 Seething Wells Hall
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
3.3 / 11 reviews
4 Middle Mill Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Kingston Bridge House
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.0 / 7 reviews
6 Clayhill Hall
2.4 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 63 reviews
4.3 / 63 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 80 reviews
4.3 / 80 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 77 reviews
4.3 / 77 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 92 reviews
4.2 / 92 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
4.4 / 31 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 96 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 62 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 65 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 American Football
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Boxing
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
3 Chemistry Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Connect UK International Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Islamic
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Kingston University LINKS Unit (First Aid) Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 KU Horse Riding Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 KU Latin American Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 KU Pharmacy Students Association (KUPSA)
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
10 Law Society
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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3.7 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
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3 Kinght's Park Bar
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
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4 The Hippodrome
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.0 / 6 reviews
5 Space Bar
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
6 Hannaford's Bar
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review
7 Banquet Records
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9 The Hive
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10 The Rewind
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
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Location Details

Kingston University
London
Kingston KUT
KT1 1LQ
United Kingdom