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Everything that you need to know now that you've confirmed your place

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

"We offer the opportunity to explore relevant and challenging issues within a varied, stimulating and academically rigorous environment. We provide learning support and guidance to ensure that whatever your educational background, you can develop your full potential. A degree is a major commitment and we want you to do well, which is why we provide strong academic support, a personal tutor and skills modules." Professor Simon Morgan Wortham, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Induction

Induction for all undergraduate FASS courses starts on Monday 19 September 2016, with teaching commencing from Monday 26 September 2016.

To make sure you're ready to begin your studies, the following will be helpful:

  • Student handbook – find out about the administrative and teaching arrangements for your course by checking out your student handbook. We'll give you your handbook during induction.
  • Timetables — you can view your timetable on the KU app, which is available to download from Google Play and Apple.

After you've fulfilled all the conditions of your offer of a place, you'll receive a Welcome Week information pack. 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 student office

The faculty student offices will be your first point of contact for most of your day-to-day queries during your time at Kingston. They're also where you will submit your coursework assignments. They hold details of timetables and modules, plus can provide other administrative information (if you need a reference for example).

  • The music student office is located in the Coombehurst Building (room 504) at Kingston Hill. It is open to students from 10.00am–12.30pm and 2.30pm–4.45pm, Monday to Friday. You can contact them by email at FASSstudentoffice@kingston.ac.uk.
  • The student office for all other FASS courses is located in the Main Building (room 0037) at Penrhyn Road. It is open to students from 10.00am–4.00pm, Monday to Friday. You can contact them by email at FASSstudentoffice@kingston.ac.uk.

You can also call +44 (0)20 8417 2000 and ask to be put through to your relevant student office.

Course administrators

Your course administrator will be your first point of contact during your time at Kingston. They can support you with requests for extensions or mitigating circumstances and any other non-academic queries. Below is the list of FASS course administrators by course:

Field Administrator Telephone number Email address
Business Please contact the course administrator for your other field
Creative Writing Maggie Hughes
020 8417 2202 m.hughes@kingston.ac.uk
Criminology Sally Essery/Melanie Lyall
020 8417 2405 s.essery@kingston.ac.uk
m.lyall@kingston.ac.uk
Dance Rebecca Freer 020 8417 2249 r.freer@kingston.ac.uk
Drama Rebecca Freer 020 8417 2249 r.freer@kingston.ac.uk
Economics Susan Fairn 020 8417 2326 s.fairn@kingston.ac.uk
English Language and Communication Maggie Hughes
020 8417 2202 m.hughes@kingston.ac.uk
English Literature Maggie Hughes
020 8417 2202 m.hughes@kingston.ac.uk
Film Studies Christine Musslmani 020 8417 2319 c.musslmani@kingston.ac.uk
French Rebecca Freer 020 8417 2249 r.freer@kingston.ac.uk
History Michelle Lambert 020 8417 2305 michelle.lambert@kingston.ac.uk
Human Rights / International Relations / Politics Andrew Wright 020 8417 2305 a.wright@kingston.ac.uk
Journalism Michelle Lambert 020 8417 2360 michelle.lambert@kingston.ac.uk
Media and Communication Christine Musslmani 020 8417 2319 c.musslmani@kingston.ac.uk
Media Skills Christine Musslmani 020 8417 2319 c.musslmani@kingston.ac.uk
Music / Creative Music Technologies (based at Kingston Hill) Olga Tylman (based at Kingston Hill) 020 8417 5524 o.tylman@kingston.ac.uk
Publishing Michelle Lambert 020 8417 2360 michelle.lambert@kingston.ac.uk
Psychology William Ogden 020 8417 2355 w.ogden@kingston.ac.uk
Sociology Sally Essery/Melanie Lyall
020 8417 2405 s.essery@kingston.ac.uk
m.lyall@kingston.ac.uk
Spanish Rebecca Freer 020 8417 2249 r.freer@kingston.ac.uk
TV and New Media Broadcasting Christine Musslmani 020 8417 2319 c.musslmani@kingston.ac.uk

Studying at a partner college?

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.

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2378
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Contact us

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2378
Email us

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Contact us

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2378
Email us

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