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Welcome to Kingston Business School

Welcome to Kingston Business School

"Kingston Business School is one of the largest business schools in the UK and we're an accredited member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5 per cent of business schools in the world are AACSB accredited. This major international recognition for Kingston Business School reflects our engagement, innovation, and impact in all we do and that we are committed to providing the best education.

Our lectures are active in professional practice and engaged in research at the cutting-edge of their fields. This means you'll benefit from the latest developments in business, finance, marketing and advertising.

All of us here, your lecturers, student engagement officer and student and course administrators, look forward to your arrival. We will be here to support and guide you - but remember, the hard work has to come from you! I hope that you also find time to engage in extra-curricular activities, clubs and societies. I wish you an excellent time at Kingston Business School ."
Professor Ron Tuninga, Dean of Kingston Business School

Induction

Welcome Week begins on Monday 18 September 2017, 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.

What happens when I arrive?

We hold an induction programme for new students. More information about this, your timetable and your start dates will be available once you've completed the online stage of your enrolment.

Your student office

The Kingston Business School student office will be your first point of contact for most of your day-to-day queries during your time at Kingston. They hold details of timetables and modules and can also provide you with other administrative information (for example, if you need a reference).

The Kingston Business School student office is in room BS0007 on the ground floor of the Business School which is located on the Kingston Hill campus.

You can visit the student office between 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively you can contact your course administrator directly by phone or email during normal working hours.

You will meet your course administrator and be given their contact details during your induction sessions.

Student support and engagement

The student support and engagement officer, is the first point of contact for students who are experiencing problems, need advice or who are just after information. They can help you with:

  • pastoral support, covering non-course related issues (ie personal problems);
  • support if you're feeling homesick or low and would like someone to talk to;
  • advice and guidance for international students;
  • signposting to central services (ie accommodation, finance); and
  • support for care leavers.

Here you can find out more about getting ready to study a business course (view our full list of business courses to check whether this applies to you). You can also chat to other applicants and current students on the Kingston Business School Facebook page.

Please note that this information only relates to courses taught at Kingston University - if you are attending a partner college, they will get in touch with you with the relevant information.

Before you arrive and induction

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Your tutors may ask you to do some reading before your first lecture. If so, you'll get this reading list once you've completed the online stage of your enrolment.

What happens when I arrive?

We hold an induction programme for new students. More information about this, your timetable and your start dates will be available once you've completed the online stage of your enrolment.

How will we support you?

The course and module leaders have set office hours during which you can get one-to-one help and support if you need it. We also have a full-time student support officer who will provide any additional advice and assistance you may need throughout your time at the University. Find out more about student support.

The campus and its resources

Our new business courses are based at our leafy Kingston Hill campus, just three miles from Kingston town centre.
Once part of a country estate, you can still see some of its landscaped gardens and the large Victorian house. Throughout the years a range of modern buildings has gone up on the hillside campus so students also benefit from cutting-edge facilities including our critically-acclaimed £26million Kingston Business School building that opened recently. Kingston Hill has a good community feel thanks to its many on-site facilities, including teaching rooms; learning resources; computer labs; halls of residence; and a bar, restaurant and cafes.

The free university bus connects Kingston Hill with the other campuses, main halls of residence, town centre and railway station.

What resources are available?

The high-tech learning resources centre (LRC) at Kingston Hill houses a wide range of resources and services. The dedicated business library holds major texts, periodicals, journals and computer learning packages, and remote access to the LRC databases means you can access facilities online from anywhere in the world. Known as the Nightingale Centre, after Florence Nightingale who was a regular visitor to Kingston, the LRC boasts a variety of learning spaces, with group study rooms, 638 individual study places and 229 fixed computers. A 60-seat learning cafe provides a place to study and socialise. We further improved the learning resources centre a few years ago with a £5million extension.

Read more about university-wide study resources, such as the library and IT facilities.

Our students can also use the Bloomberg trading room where they can access real-time commodity prices and market information and data. The service is one of a few of its kind in any university, and gives our students a better understanding of the world of stocks, shares and investments.

You will benefit from our fantastic new £26million Kingston Business School building, reaping the benefits of this state-of-the-art building through its dedicated suites, workspaces, social areas and inspiring atrium and cafe.

This building, at the heart of the campus, puts us at the very front with some of the best facilities for teaching in the country. Built with the ethos of enhancing the experience of our students and designed and constructed with sustainability in mind to reflect Kingston's commitment to inspiring, educating and developing students. Read more.

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