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Information for parents

Advice for parents

Find the information you need to support your son or daughter during their undergraduate degree.

Welcome to Kingston

"Coming to university represents a significant stage in the life of every student. It provides a gateway to a number of opportunities: to acquire knowledge, gain new skills, improve employment prospects and, of course, to make new friends – some of whom may remain for life."

Read more from Bruce Armstrong, Dean of Students

The first year

The first year

View our timeline of a typical first year at university. If you're prepared for the challenges your son or daughter may be facing, you'll be better able to support them.

Why choose Kingston?

  • Teaching quality
    The University's innovative attitude gives our students a fresh outlook on the world.
  • Student support
    Our excellent student support and learning facilities will help your son or daughter reach their full potential.
  • London location
    Lively Kingston upon Thames is just 30 minutes from central London's art galleries, theatres and world-famous night life.

Term dates 2016/17

The University's standard academic year runs from September to June, divided into three terms.

  • Autumn term
    Monday 26 September – Friday 16 December 2016 (new students from Monday 19 September 2016)
  • Spring term
    Monday 9 January – Friday 7 April 2017
  • Summer term
    Monday 24 April – Friday 23 June 2017
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