Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.
Name: Prashant Negandhi
Course: Pharmacology BSc(Hons)
Level: 2:1 awarded in 2010
"I always had a keen interest in the pharmaceutical field with the long term goal of studying Pharmacy (Mpharm). So what would be better than gaining a detailed knowledge of how chemicals and drug interact with living organisms – not only would a degree in Pharmacology make me look highly attractive to a huge range of employers, but also supplement my learning when I go on to study Pharmacy.
"I found many of the disciplines in Pharmacology interesting. Topics ranged from pharmacovigilance (preventing the risk of adverse effects), to pharmacogenomics (which relates to the genetic variation amongst people which may influence the variation in drug response), to pharmacoeconomics (covering the cost and financial aspects of pharmaceutical products.) This list can go on and on but demonstrates how many overlaps are encountered whilst studying pharmacology ensuring that there is never a dull moment.
"The teaching at Kingston University truly makes lectures a pleasure to attend. The friendly teaching staff always put the student first and are more than happy to go over topics covered outside timetabled lessons.
"Initially, all my assignments were awarded B and C grades, and it was a constant struggle to push past the 70% barrier and start hitting solid As. Taking note of marked feedback sheets given by lectures (which commented and constructively criticised my work) allowed me to mould and perfect the way I answered questions. It was a major reason why at the end of the first year I ended up with six As and two Cs!
"Kingston has a fantastic, electric atmosphere — well-balanced mix of enjoying a fun university life but also learning and educationally performing to the best of your ability means that at the end of the degree you will not want to leave Kingston University!"