Summer School students will be housed at one of Kingston University's Seething Wells halls of residence based in Surbiton. Each student will have a single study bedroom with private shower and toilet in a suite of rooms with up to five other students sharing a kitchen.
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You will benefit from:
- a central location, close to transport links, and a leisurely 20-minute walk along the river or short bus ride away from the Penrhyn Road campus (where classes take place);
- internet connection via Ethernet cable in your room – this means you can bring your laptop so check that it is dual voltage;
- non-smoking accommodation; and
- on-site coin-operated laundry facilities.
Bedrooms and the kitchen will be cleaned weekly, although you should keep the kitchens and bathrooms clean and tidy on a daily basis.
We will provide:
- bed linen (changed weekly);
- two sets of towels (changed weekly); and
- pots, pans, crockery and cutlery so you can cook in the shared kitchen, plus cleaning equipment.
Things you may need:
- additional electrical items, (compatible with the UK voltage system) such as desk fans, hairdryers and straighteners. It is a good idea to wait and buy these in the UK, because they must be dual voltage.
Shopping and cooking
We do not offer a meal plan, but you will have access to a shared kitchen so you can prepare your own meals. Learning the British way of shopping and cooking are all part of the cultural benefits of studying at Kingston University for a summer session.
There are supermarkets (grocery stores) in Surbiton and Kingston, plus a daily fruit and vegetable market in Kingston. There are also countless places to eat out.
Computer and internet access
You will be able to use the University's libraries and computing facilities. Wireless internet access is available in the library.
You will have free internet access on campus and in your hall room. This means you can bring your laptop so check that it is dual voltage. You can either buy a new power cable in Kingston or use a plug adaptor to access the electricity supply. You should not use a voltage converter.