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Welcome to the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (FHSCE)

Here you can find out more about getting ready to study a health, social care or education course taught at Kingston University. This page applies to students enrolling in the following subjects:

  • education;
  • nursing;
  • midwifery; and
  • social work and social care.

Students enrolling onto foundation courses (partner colleges), Healthcare Science, Radiography, Physiotherapy, and Paramedic Science (St George's, University of London) will receive the relevant information separately.

Before you arrive and induction

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Some students may also need to complete a DBS background check and occupational health clearance form – if this applies to you, you would have already have received information on this will be sent to you separately nearer to the start of your programme.

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?

If you need some extra help with your assignments, our site-based Academic Skills Centres can provide support and advice. Find out more about student support.

The campus and its resources

Teaching for nursing, social work and some education courses takes place at the University's Kingston Hill campus, about three miles from Kingston town centre. Leafy Kingston Hill was once part of a country estate. You can still see some of its landscaped gardens and the large Victorian house. The campus has a good community feel thanks to its many on-site facilities, including teaching rooms and computer labs; halls of residence; and a bar, cafe and restaurant. We further improved the learning resources centre in 2008 with a £5million extension and opened a new £26million teaching building in 2012.

Teaching for radiography takes place at the Penrhyn Road campus, which is in the heart of Kingston, about a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Penrhyn Road has a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Students from all campuses converge here as it homes the Students' Union headquarters and central facilities, such as the gym and health centre. The heart of the campus is the £20million John Galsworthy building, which brings lecture theatres, flexible teaching space and information technology suites together around a landscaped courtyard.

Other courses are based at St George's, University of London.

What resources are available?

Facilities at Kingston Hill include well-equipped skills laboratories and clinical teaching facilities, which replicate hospital wards and clinics. Students can use clinical equipment and practice on teaching models and mannequins.

Social work students can benefit from our Practice Learning Suite, a purpose-built facility where students can learn and practise key social work skills.

The suite is divided into several areas including; a seminar/case conference room for a maximum of 20 people; a simulated living-room and front door to assist in developing skills relating to home visits; five interview rooms simulating work environments and a control room with two-way mirror and viewing monitors. All rooms also have fitted cameras and microphones so that activities can be recorded to enable feedback.

Facilities at Penrhyn Road include clinical skills laboratories; a dedicated radiography lecture suite; two X-ray sets with processing facilities; and anatomical models and other materials for supporting your learning.

Remember that you can also access the university-wide study resources, such as the library and IT facilities.

Contact us

Education courses
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5145
Email us

All other courses
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5736
Email us

Contact us

Education courses
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5145
Email us

All other courses
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5736
Email us

Diane, Adult Nursing studentDiane, Adult Nursing student

As part of my course I have undertaken two placements at St Helier Hospital and a placement at Kingston Hospital. At present I am on placement at the hospice and I will be at the eye clinic next.

Eloise, Diagnostic Radiography studentEloise, Diagnostic Radiography student

I chose Kingston because my course is part of a linked Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education with St George's Medical School and therefore we are awarded our degree from the University of London.

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