"We are delighted that you have chosen to come to study with us and hope you will find your time here enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. The Faculty is recognised as one of the best places in Europe, in some areas in the world, to study art, design or architecture. You will be surrounded by other people who are thinking, making and doing in different subject areas and united in being ambitious, critical professionals and practitioners pushing their areas forward. We look forward to welcoming you personally."
Professor Steven Spier, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Students move into halls of residence between Tuesday 13 to Sunday 18 September 2016.
Students on the Foundation Diploma should note that this course starts earlier than the degree courses, on Tuesday 6 September 2016.
Welcome Week begins on Monday 19 September 2016 and is an essential part of your transition into university life. The week includes a series of important interactive talks and information sessions introducing you to the University. On certain days you will have your timetabled course induction, while on other days you can choose the welcome events and activities that you wish to attend and to tailor your first week with us.
Before your first day of Welcome Week you are required to complete the first stage of enrolment.
Your first week is compulsory and includes your face-to-face enrolment session, when you gain your ID card and key information and workshop and technical inductions. On some courses this will also include choosing studio groups which will inform your timetable. This can only be done once you are here on campus. You will not be able to get confirmation of your enrolment for a bank, landlord, council tax or to release payment of your student loan/tuition fees until you have completed your face-to-face enrolment session. It is therefore very important that you attend your inductions and start your course on time.
If you do arrive late or miss the start day due to an emergency, please ensure you come in person to the student office once you arrive on your campus. Staff and students will be around in the main reception areas and on campus to help and direct you, so do ask if you are lost! The offices will also be open extended hours in the opening weeks from 9.30am to 5.00pm.
Please remember if you are in doubt do not buy expensive technical equipment or software before you arrive. As an enrolled student you will gain additional savings on many things and you can gain advice from tutors and experienced technical and workshop staff during your inductions to help you decide what you need if you are unclear.
International students must attend the international welcome and orientation week, which runs from Wednesday 14 September 2016. This includes many useful events, including a bookable airport meet and greet service, your specific international face-to-face enrolment to gain your ID card and the opportunity to resolve any financial and visa issues all in one place before you start on your course. Find out more.
If your course is delivered by one of our partner institutions, these pages will give you a flavour of life at Kingston University and the facilities you can come here to use. However, your partner college will also contact you with its own induction information and details about its teaching facilities:
I found many courses that suited what I wanted to achieve from going to university, but only Kingston University could offer me both illustration and animation within one course.
Having done my foundation here I knew the teaching environment was suitable for me, the studio space my degree gives is ideal and the people are the best I've ever met!