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Social events

  • IMPORTANT: Tickets are non-refundable and do not include transportation.
  • We don't sell tickets on the day of the event, so don't delay; we have limited tickets and they do sell out!
  • Always check your timetable before you book, as some of our social events may clash with other important activities at the University.

Here are details of the social events that were available for the September 2016 intake. Information about the January 2017 intake social events will be available soon but, please note, these are usually fewer in number than the September events. 

Welcome reception - free

Join us at one of Kingston's most popular pubs for an enjoyable evening, meeting your fellow international students who have also just arrived. Everyone will receive one free drink, and snacks will be provided.

Day Trip to Brighton- free

Please note: this trip is only open to visiting students.

This day trip is part of the visiting student programme, and all visiting students are invited to attend.

Afternoon tea

Sign up for a very traditional British event, and enjoy tea with scones, cakes and sandwiches!

Halls welcome event – free

There will be a compulsory Halls Induction on Sunday 18 September at your hall of residence. This will give you a chance to meet your Halls Connectors and everyone in your halls that will become your home for the year, and will give you important information regarding living in halls. Don't forget there is a free BBQ after to help celebrate your arrival at your new home for the year.

Bowling social

A great way to get to know some of your fellow students whilst having a bit of fun. Join us for an evening of classic, ten-pin bowling.

Postgraduate networking sessions - free

Let us help you find your feet! These sessions will enable you to meet other postgraduate students, ask questions to recent graduates and alumni, and get introduced to the KU Talent (careers) team.

Walking tour of central London

If you can't wait to go into central London, but don't know where to start, why not sign up for our guided walking tour. We'll take you to some of London's most famous sights, and you'll get to know the city and meet other students.

Hampton Court Palace trip

This magnificent palace set in delightful gardens was famously one of Henry VIII's favourite palaces. Explore his State Apartments and those of King William III where history is brought to life with costumed guides. After an hour's guided tour, you will be free to explore what is really a palace of two stories: a Tudor palace, magnificently developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, alongside a baroque palace built by William III and Mary II.

International Cafe – free

Every month we organise our famous International Cafe, where you can get together with other international students and enjoy a free hot or cold drink. At the Cafe, we'll introduce you to the amazing things the UK has to offer, with quizzes, games and lots more to entertain you.

Sunday lunch

Join us for a traditional roast at a local pub. This delicious meal consists of roast meat with gravy, roast potatoes and vegetables (vegetarian option available).

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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