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.
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.
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.
This session will provide guidance about working whilst studying, and introduce you to the range of opportunities available after you graduate.
Monitoring, police registration, Biometric Residence Permits; what 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.
We offer a wide range of courses in academic writing, language and skills, which are open to all students. If you have not studied in the UK before or just want to develop your academic writing, these courses can help you to do even better in your degree programme! This session will introduce you to what we offer, including specific courses for your faculty.
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.
Get some financial hints and tips from our Money Advisors, and learn about the support services available at Kingston University. Next, join the Money Movement to taste test groceries from budget to luxury brands. Can you tell the difference?
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.
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.
*This session will include specific visa and immigration information which may not be relevant to students here on a short-term student visitor visa.
**The content of this seminar is not relevant to visiting students.