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Advice for parents

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

"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

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 25 minutes from central London's art galleries, theatres and world-famous night life.

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

Autumn term
Monday 29 September 2014 – Friday 19 December 2014 (new students from Monday 22 September 2014)

Spring term
Monday 5 January 2015 – Friday 3 April 2015

Summer term
Monday 20 April 2015 – Friday 26 June 2015

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