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Support for you

Support during your studies

  • Personal tutor – you will be assigned a personal tutor each year to provide one-to-one help with your studies.
  • Module leaders and course directors – all have regular office hours so you can drop in to talk to them about your studies.
  • Course administrator – your course administrator will be your first point of contact. They can support you with requests for extensions or mitigating circumstances and any other non-academic queries.
  • Student office – this will be your first point of contact for most day-to-day queries.
  • Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PAL) – trained final-year students who act as tutors to students in lower years.
  • Academic Skills Centres – provide extra help with your assignments.

English language support

Our English language development programme offers free English language courses throughout the academic year. These focus on academic writing, communication and seminar skills, study skills and project work, and revision and exam techniques.

If you are an international student requiring help before you arrive, you can take one of our pre-sessional language courses, which are specifically designed to prepare you for study at Kingston. The courses will not only develop your English language skills, but also give you experience of the methods and study skills used at a British university. The length of the course will depend on your current English language level.

Disability and mental health advisers

The disability and mental health advisers are based in the Student Life Centre at the Penrhyn Road campus and can provide you with information and support if you have a disability, specific learning difference (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia), long-term illness or mental health condition.

Study a foreign language

All students have the opportunity to study a foreign language through the Kingston Language Scheme (KLS). Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Courses are available at a range of levels to suit your current ability. As a first-year student, you must apply within your your first teaching week – from 26 to 30 September. Availability is limited, so it's best to apply as soon as possible.

Work or study abroad

You might want to consider spending some time working or studying abroad as part of your degree.

The Study Abroad programme facilitates study exchanges with our partners around the world whilst the Erasmus programme enables students to study or work abroad in a choice of 32 countries.

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Get a head start

See our student intranet My Kingston How do I access this page? for full information about the support available.

Plus check out our study resources so you know what to expect when you arrive at Kingston: 

How do I access this page? You'll need your new Kingston University username (KU student ID) and password to be able to log onto some of these sites. These are the same ones that we sent you to log into OSIS.

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