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Why choose Kingston University

Coming to university for your first degree is an exciting time. We'll help you make the most of the opportunities:

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With London only a few miles away, excellent transport links to the rest of England and three major airports on our doorstep, Kingston is the gateway to the world! We're also close to many major businesses, which gives you the opportunity to gain a work placement in a top company and means that you don't have to travel far to look for a job after you graduate.

Student support

Student support

We want you to have a great experience while you're at Kingston, which is why we offer a range of services to support you.

Innovative learning

Innovative learning

We're always open to new ideas at Kingston, from using the latest technology to make learning fun and enjoyable, to fostering entrepreneurship among our students and staff. We also offer the opportunity to learn one of nine languages, totally free of charge, which will increase your cultural awareness and enhance your employment prospects.

Careers and employabilty

Careers and employability

Having a degree can open doors, but we aim to take you one step further by providing courses that focus on what employers want, giving you the chance to gain workplace skills and work experience and get ahead of the competition. Our teaching is also informed by research that is carried out in the real world, keeping it up to date with the latest developments.

Get involved

Get involved

Getting involved will not only make life at uni more fun, but it will also broaden your horizons, increase your confidence and make you more interesting to future employers. Our diverse student community, the wide range of courses we offer and all the different clubs and societies available to you means that you will have the chance to meet people you might never have met otherwise, learn about subjects you hadn't even considered, and try out new activities.

Study abroad

Study abroad

To further enhance your employabilty, as well as gain new language skills and experience a different country and culture, we offer the opportunity to work or study abroad as part of your degree.

We are Kingston video

Watch the We are Kingston video

BenBen, Drama student Read more about this student

"I chose Kingston because... on the open day the current students on the course seemed passionate and enthusiastic and just generally down to earth. Kingston as a town seemed really nice; like a little microcosm of London."

SherittaSheritta, Journalism student Read more about this student

"I chose Kingston because... it's a very attractive university; calm, peaceful, relaxing and a welcoming place. I loved that it had a good reputation for journalism, which is the course I wanted to study. I also love its location, the scenery of the river, the staff and all the support that I feel surrounded by. Furthermore I love the diversity of the university and how there is a chance to meet different people and have new experiences every day."

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