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SEC enrolment

ALL postgraduate research students must attend enrolment and ALL University induction and Faculty induction events as shown below - this is a requirement for all full-time and part-time students.

Please see the separate induction schedules for further information.

Summary of key dates March 2018

Date Event CampusVenue
6 March

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Please ensure that you have completed Stage 1 enrolment online before this event.
International students must have their BRP in order to enrol.
Penrhyn Road Room 8011, Tower Block
7 March

9.15am - 4.00pm

University Graduate School
Induction and Introduction to your Research Degree
Professor Felicity Colman, University Director of Graduate Research Programmes
Penrhyn Road Room 3007, John Galsworthy Building
8 March

All day
Faculty Welcome and Induction
Dr Dimitrios Makris,
Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research Studies
Penrhyn Road Room 1004, John Galsworthy Building

You are advised to use public transport as there is no on-site parking for students, and parking in the surrounding area is very limited.

Postgraduate research student enrolment

ALL postgraduate research students must attend enrolment and BOTH University induction and Faculty induction events - this is a requirement for all full-time and part-time students - please see the separate Summary of Key Dates and Faculty induction schedule for further information.

Please ensure that you read all the information below carefully.


When does enrolment take place?

All postgraduate research students are required to attend an enrolment session on Tuesday 6 March 2018 from 2.00pm - 3.00pm in Tower Block room 8011 at the Penrhyn Road campus 

What must I bring?

  • Your offer letter
  • Your passport
  • Your visa (if applicable)
  • Biometric residence permit (BRP) (if you entering the UK on a visa)*
  • Your original qualification documents (if you are studying on a Tier 4 visa)
  • Your offer letter
  • If your course fees are being sponsored, a letter on company letterhead, confirming the amount (£) being sponsored and details of who the invoice should be sent to

Please note: if you fail to bring any of these documents, you will not be able to complete your enrolment

* International students will not be able to enrol at the University until they have their BRP. See here for further details

International students:  make sure you have looked at pre-arrival information (please note that airport pick service only applies to students starting in September).

How does enrolment work?

Enrolment is made up of two stages:

Stage One (online): you need to register/check your personal details online through the University's Online Student Information System (OSIS) and complete fee assessment. To save time on the day, you should do this at least 48 hours before you arrive at the University. You will receive an email with the link and instructions in advance.

Stage Two (on campus): you must do this part at the University, in person, as stated above

At the enrolment session, we will check that we have all your details, confirm that you have paid the necessary tuition fees that are due (where applicable), and how the balance of your fees are going to be paid (where applicable) as well as issuing you with a Kingston University student ID card.

What happens if I don't do Stage One in advance?

You must complete this stage before you attend your induction/enrolment. If you haven't been able to register online before you arrive, you will be able to do so on the day you complete Stage Two. However, if you want to avoid delays and make your enrolment process faster, we advise you to complete Stage One before you arrive.

What must I do before I arrive?

  • Ensure you have completed the fee assessment questionnaire, even if you have previously studied at Kingston, and/or your fees are being paid by the Faculty or a sponsor, as this is required whenever you start a new course
  • Complete Stage One (online)
  • Collect your BRP (if applicable)
  • Ensure you have all the documents required to enrol (see "what must I bring?")

Please note: until you complete your enrolment Stage Two you won't have an ID card or access to many of the University's resources.

What about tuition fees?

All tuition fees can be paid by direct debit - further information is available on our Money Matters pages. 

All overseas fee-paying students must pay 50 per cent of the full tuition fee amount at the point of enrolment, even if they are sponsored for part of their tuition fee.  The remaining 50 per cent must be paid on receipt of invoice or by instalment in line with the University's payment plan.

If part of your tuition fee is being paid by the Faculty or University, this amount will be deducted from the remaining 50 per cent of the tuition fee. 

Remember to bring your sponsor letter and/or offer letter as applicable.

Postgraduate research student induction

Compulsory attendance for all new starters and those who missed October 2017 induction.

Thursday 8 March 2018

Penrhyn Road campus, John Galsworthy Building room 1004

Time Session
Registration and coffee
Welcome to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Dr Dimitrios Makris, Acting Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research Studies
10.20am - 10.30am Information for SEC postgraduate researchers
10.30am - 11.40am Being a research student
Dr Dimitrios Makris
This is an interactive session thinking about various aspects of doing research
11.40am - 11.50am Postgraduate Researchers Club
Information about social events and networking with other researchers in the Faculty
11.50am - 12.20pm
Health and safety briefing
Kevin Attree, Faculty Technical Officer (Safety)
12.20pm - 1.00pm
Lunch with School PGR Directors 
 1.00pm - 1.45pm
International student briefing session
Kingston University International Student Advisor & KU UKVI Compliance Officer 
All students who are in the UK on a Visa are required to attend this briefing.
 1.00pm - 1.45pm
MSc by Research students briefing session
Dr Dimitrios Makris
 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Ethics briefing for postgraduate researchers - PR JG5013
Dr Alan Seddon, Chairman of Faculty Research Ethics Committee
 3.00pm - 5.00pm
LRC Induction - PR JG5001 Josh Chapman, LRC - this is a hands-on session on the research-specific and other systems
that you will use during your studies.

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