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International Orientation

International Orientation will take place on Wednesday 13 September 2017. The International Orientation has been created to introduce you to studying and living in the UK whilst also giving you an opportunity to make friends with other international students as well as completing useful tasks such as collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), if you are required to have this. This event is open to all international students, and we will be running two repeated sessions (with identical content) in the morning and the afternoon. Please only register for one session.

Visiting students should register to attend the afternoon orientation session in addition to their own tailored orientation.

Please note: you must attend your enrolment session as a priority over International Orientation. As such, we advise you to wait until you have received your enrolment slot by email, before registering for an International Orientation session.


  • Welcome and introduction to Kingston University, including talks from a senior member of staff and a representative of the Union of Kingston Students;
  • Optional seminars (these will run one after another, so you will be able to attend them all);
  • Free breakfast or lunch (depending on which session you sign up for);
  • Escorted Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) collections; and
  • Tours of Penrhyn Road campus and Kingston town centre.

Seminar sessions

Adjusting to learning and teaching in the UK

Methods of teaching and assessment in the UK may be quite different from what you are used to in your home country. This academic session will help you understand your new learning environment, what's expected of you and how to get the most out of your studies in the UK.

Tier 4 visas - monitoring and support

Monitoring, police registrations, Biometric Residence Permits; what do do these all mean and what do you need to know? If you're studying here on a Tier 4 visa, this seminar will give you a good overview of this.

Healthcare in the UK

This session aims to give you a brief overview of the UK's National Health Service (NHS). You will find out about your entitlements, and what you must do if you need medical treatment.

Safety and security in the UK

Do you know which phone number to call in an emergency, or where to go if you're very unwell over a weekend? This session will equip you with local knowledge and tips for best practice to keep you safe and ensure you know what to do in case of an emergency.

Improve employability: The Kingston Award and Student Ambassador scheme

Learn about how you can be part of our team of 300 student ambassadors who support the University by working at student recruitment open days and outreach activities with schools and colleges. You will also learn about the Kingston Award; a points-based award which recognises and celebrates your engagement in University life, alongside all of the academic work you've done on your course.

Q&A panel with current students

This is your opportunity to meet current students and ask as many questions as you like! The session is an informal open discussion between new and current Kingston students.

Postgraduate work placements

These sessions will cover the frequently asked questions for students who have applied for our new 12-month postgraduate work placement degrees, including: when will students do the placement, what is the deadline to find the placement, what are the responsibilities of the student and university, when and where should students look for the placement, and what career support sessions will be on offer in the coming months.

Contact us

Visa and CAS enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3645

General international student enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3411

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