The University has roots going back more than 100 years. In 1899, Kingston Technical Institute opens, offering courses ranging from Chemistry, Electric Wiring and Building Construction to Nursing, Dressmaking and Clay Modelling.
Kingston University's commitment to high quality teaching, providing an outstanding student experience and supporting its students to achieve successful degree outcomes has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The University has not only received an overall rating of Gold – a significant rise from its previous Bronze status – but has also secured a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
Study at Kingston University is designed with a successful career in mind. Forward-thinking teaching and learning methods are bolstered by the very latest industry insights and in-depth research.
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Research at Kingston University ranges from world leading art and design to philosophy, health, business and groundbreaking science. Discover how our research is making a difference to society, culture and the economy.
We provide careers support to Kingston University students and recent graduates through a blend of hands-on, practical training and events combined with a focus on building strong relationships with major and local employers and alumni.
We provide a range of practical and personal support services to ensure you have the best time learning and living at Kingston University. Our student support services can help you with almost anything in student life, from keeping your health and wealth, to keeping your faith.
All full time postgraduate students are eligible to book a room in Kingston University's halls of residence. Furthermore, for all new full-time first year international postgraduate students we guarantee an offer of accommodation. Booking information will be available from March 2018; once you firmly accept your offer you will be sent an email with further instructions. Please note that we work with a number of approved private providers to ensure alternative accommodation is available, in the unlikely event that our own halls are fully occupied.
Members of the public and visitors who are not in higher education are welcome to make use of the library service on a reference-only basis for free.
As a reference only visitor, you can access print resources, for example, books, journals and use study spaces in the library abiding by the library policies, agreements and regulations.
Most rooms in Kingston University's halls of residence provide between two to four wired network ports and unrestricted wireless connection (maximum five devices) to our Kingston University halls of residence network.
The University Health Centre offers a wide range of services, including sexual health clinics, sports injuries clinics, health advice and vaccinations. You can also access free counselling and stress management workshops. Complementary therapies on offer include: aromatherapy, osteopathy, reflexology, sports massage.
Kingston Business School has been awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
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