Kingston University

4.1 from 208 ratings
Ranking
66/354 Universities
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4.4 / 49 reviews
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4.1 / 49 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.1 / 68 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.6 / 18 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
3.4 / 10 reviews

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Why Study Here

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.

  • Total Students
    23,055
  • Male / Female Students
    56% Female 44% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    81% Full Time 19% Part Time
  • International Students
    19% International 81% UK

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Kingston University Reviews

4.1 / 208 reviews
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25th June 2018
I'm a student at kingston univeristy, i have been there for 4 years. the staff and lecturers are very helpful and nice, the place is very modern and easy to get around after a few weeks.
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3rd February 2018
I love Kingston university! It's a complete contrast to my previous degree. Staff are friendly and really supportive. The facilities are great! I would encourage anyone to apply for the PGCE here.
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
15 Bath
4.3 / 99 reviews
16 Lincoln
4.3 / 87 reviews
17 Norwich
4.4 / 53 reviews
18 Belfast
4.4 / 71 reviews
19 Kingston KUT
4.4 / 49 reviews
20 Swansea
4.3 / 107 reviews
21 Oxford
4.3 / 87 reviews
22 Plymouth
4.3 / 92 reviews
23 Cambridge
4.2 / 93 reviews
24 Aberystwyth
4.5 / 26 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Walkden Hall
4.3 / 7 reviews
2 Chancellors Hall
3.9 / 11 reviews
3 Seething Wells Hall
3.1 / 15 reviews
4 Middle Mill Hall
5.0 / 1 review
5 Kingston Bridge House
2.9 / 8 reviews
6 Clayhill Hall
2.4 / 26 reviews
7 73-77 Penrhyn Road
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 American Football
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Badminton
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Boxing
4.0 / 3 reviews
4 Chemistry Society
5.0 / 1 review
5 Connect UK International Society
5.0 / 1 review
6 Islamic
5.0 / 1 review
7 Kingston University LINKS Unit (First Aid) Society
5.0 / 1 review
8 KU Horse Riding Society
5.0 / 1 review
9 KU Latin American Society
5.0 / 1 review
10 LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and more)
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Pryzm (Kingston)
3.8 / 45 reviews
2 The Viper Rooms (Kingston)
4.2 / 12 reviews
3 Kinght's Park Bar
4.8 / 4 reviews
4 The Hippodrome
4.1 / 7 reviews
5 Hannaford's Bar
4.0 / 3 reviews
6 Space Bar
4.0 / 1 review
7 Banquet Records
0.0 / 0 reviews
8 The Fighting Cocks
0.0 / 0 reviews
9 The Hive
0.0 / 0 reviews
10 The Rewind
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Kingston University
3.4 / 10 reviews
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Location Details

Kingston University
London
Kingston KUT
KT1 1LQ
United Kingdom
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