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Life as a Kingston student

We know that coming to university can be a big step – whether it's for the first time or you're returning to study – so we do everything we can to support you. And don't forget that the Union of Kingston Students is there to help you out too, whether you want to find a place to play football or need advice about an academic problem.

This short film made by Kingston students features a list of important things we wish we'd known before ever setting foot in a hall of residence or lecture theatre:

What's new on campus?

Check out some of the campus improvements we've been making ready for your arrival:

  • Kingston Business School
    The Kingston Business School at Kingston Hill campus opened in April 2012. This critically acclaimed £26million teaching building is home to the Faculty of Business and Law. The area around the building has been re-landscaped creating new routes around the campus and new spaces for relaxation and informal learning.
  • Knights Park campus
    Studios at the Knights Park campus were relocated and refurbished and the LRC was remodelled in 2012 and renamed the Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll Centre. Students can enjoy more learning space which incorporates a new light-filled atrium space.
  • Knights Park campus
    At Knights Park campus we have also refurbished the first floor of 53 Portland Road – the Avionics building. New studios have been created for architecture, landscape and interior design students.
  • Tolworth Court sports ground
    We have invested £2.6million in building a new pavilion at Tolworth Court sports ground. It includes extensive team changing facilities, a large first floor social area with a cafe and direct access to a roof terrace overlooking the playing fields.

What sporting facilities are there?

Our Sport and Active Lifestyles service provides a range of facilities, including grass pitches, tennis/netball courts, a 65-station gym and a sports pavilion, plus a Sports Performance Programme and volunteering programme to help talented athletes. The University's Fitness Centre also offers a range of aerobic and dance classes.

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Hollie, Forensic Chemistry studentHollie, Forensic Chemistry student

The Penrhyn Road campus is such a good place to study. It's the home of so many different courses that its students are really diverse. The library now has a cafe which makes it a more sociable place to be.

Indie, Music studentIndie, Music student

The atmosphere at the Kingston Hill campus is infectious – the peaceful areas make for a relaxed learning experience and you often find that students from other campuses enjoy spending time here.

Jack, Engineering Astronautics and Space Technology studentJack, Engineering Astronautics and Space Technology student

The Roehampton Vale campus is located next to Wimbledon Common which is great for escaping everyday life. The building has many lecture theatres, classrooms and huge technical laboratories, including a fully working Learjet passenger jet.

Emma, Fine Art studentEmma, Fine Art student

The Knights Park campus is like one big creative platform. It's a fantastic environment to grow and work in. It's a serene campus next to a quaint little river, hidden from distractions. The calm atmosphere makes studying here a joy.

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