Resources and facilities
We are currently investing in an ambitious and exciting building programme at Kingston University. For example:
- we spent more than £1 million developing the Penrhyn Road campus during 2009;
- a new £30 million teaching building for the Kingston Hill campus, opened in May 2012;
- the first phase of the Knights Park facelift was recently unveiled – students are now enjoying a new reception gallery with art shop and social space and a new learning resources centre; and
- the facilities at Roehampton Vale were improved in 2010, with the installation of a 190-person lecture theatre; a 60-person computer room; and shower facilities for cyclists.
You can also take advantage of on-site and local social and cultural resources.
We are expanding our library resources with more:
- books and publication subscriptions;
- online database subscriptions;
- AV and media equipment;
- powerful computing facilities; and
- 24 hour access (term time) to the Learning Resource Centres at Kingston Hill and Penrhyn Road
Our close links with external bodies and on-site investments ensure that you also have easy access to subject-specific resources. Past examples include:
- health and social care students working on-site at St George's Hospital;
- the Ivanovic collection providing resources for Yugoslav and south-east European history and politics;
- psychology students having access to specialised labs for participant observation;
- a Learjet 25 aeroplane, two flight simulators, a Lotus Exige and a number of motorbikes being amongst the kit for engineering students.
All Kingston University students have access to excellent electronic resources, including:
- networked computers and specialist software for your subject area;
- the student intranet, My Kingston, an online source of information; and
- central support from our technical team.
There are additional computers for postgraduate use only in the Graduate Centres.
Find out more from Information Services.