Our feedback from both undergraduate and postgraduate students gives you a good idea of what it is like to study GIS at Kingston:
"I had a choice of universities so I did some research and found out that Kingston University is a world leader in GIS. I have since discovered that the town has a fantastic choice of restaurants, night life and cafés."
"I really enjoyed my GIS course at Kingston – it opened my eyes to how important GIS is in every day life."
"The course lecturers are very good. They will go to any lengths to help out – suggesting books to read or giving advice about coursework. They are also really enthusiastic and that makes me feel motivated to work harder.
"I decided to do a placement because I felt that I needed to gain as much experience as possible while I was at university. So far it has been the highlight of the course. I was lucky enough to work for Ordnance Survey, which interacts with Kingston University regularly. I worked in one of the main operating system departments, doing research and developing ideas. I learnt so much about how maps are made and how GIS is used in the mapping system."
"Since I have been at Kingston, I have realised that I'd love to do some kind of marine-related work. I am hoping to do a masters degree that will enable me to specialise in this field. At university you are your own person, and this helps you to recognise what you want from life."
"The support of the staff was great, they really helped me and they were always so enthusiastic."
"Feedback on my progress was detailed and rapid, which meant I could take on board comments and progress much more effectively."
"The fieldwork was really enjoyable. I found it helpful to work with other students and to actually use GIS in the real world. The trip to Malta was one of the highlights of the course and gave us an opportunity to develop skills and experience in using all sorts of mobile mapping technology."
"This course gave me a great platform for a career in GIS. I got a terrific job with a major company who had contacted the staff looking for suitable candidates. There was a lot of competition but my Kingston qualification gave me the edge!"
"Kingston is a brilliant place to study. It has everything – shops, nightlife, proximity to London and, to top it all, a first class course in GIS."
"I was really motivated to learn doing the GIS course and was rewarded by securing a top job with Transport for London when I graduated."
"We got to use some really impressive equipment and data during our course, which I know from friends is not available elsewhere. I feel really lucky to have studied GIS at Kingston."
"I really liked the relaxed environment in which we're encouraged to learn. The lecturers are a really helpful and spend a lot of time with you to make sure you understand."
"Right from day one we got going by doing a local treasure hunt using GPS and maps in Kingston. It's a great way to get to know the local area, new students and the lecturers... bring on the rest of the course!"
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