Find out more about the study resources available across the University:
- How many libraries are there at Kingston?
There are four libraries, known as Learning Resources Centres (LRCs), at Kingston. They offer much more than academic text loans – printed/electronic journals, a newspaper archive, CD-ROMs, DVDs and videos are all available.
When you enrol at the University, you automatically become a member of the library. Your Kingston University ID card is your library card and lets you access and borrow from any of the four sites. Read more.
- What about IT resources?
At Kingston University, you'll have access to around 2,000 networked computers, plus specialist software for your own subject area and central support from our technical team. Read more.
- What are the Academic Skills Centres?
You'll find Academic Skills Centres on all five of the University's campuses, including St George's, University of London. Staffed by trained lecturers and students, they give you the opportunity to access one-to-one advice and guidance on your work before you submit it. If you're taking a course with a mathematics component, you can also receive extra maths support in the centres.
- I've heard about StudySpace and My Kingston. What are these?
You can use StudySpace, our online learning resource, from any internet-enabled computer and at any time. This means you can choose when and where you study. It is designed to complement your teaching and provide access to many course-related items, including lecture notes, module guides, audio and video recordings of lectures, reading lists and discussion forums.
My Kingston is our student intranet, which provides everything you need to know about student life at Kingston. It can help you get your bearings in your first few weeks here and keep you plugged into the university community afterwards. You can also buy, sell or swap second-hand textbooks using the BookSmart link on the My Kingston site.
- Will I have a Kingston University email account?
Yes – all students will have a free Kingston University email address. This is a useful way for your tutors and the library service to keep in touch with you, as well as friends of course!
- Is there any English language help available for international students?
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.
- What is the policy on the audio recording of lectures?
All students are allowed to audio record teaching and learning sessions under the circumstances outlined in the enhanced audio recording of lectures by students (PDF) document. If you have any queries or feedback about the policy please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Studyspace/Blackboard – which helps everyone to be organised and know exactly what they need to do in order to prepare for lessons."
"Last minute rushes are never fun – although the 24-hour library helps if it does come to that!"