At Kingston University, we work hard to ensure that students from different backgrounds and circumstances have the opportunity to study, and enjoy their time with us. We offer dedicated access and support services to students with disabilities, mature students, social care leavers and more.
If you have a disability, specific learning difference or long-term health condition, we can make practical adjustments to help you fully benefit from your studies and student life. Disabled students can access a number of facilities and support services including:
Our disabilities advisers are on hand to assist you with any academic, financial or living requirements. For more information please visit our disability web pages.
The Compact Scheme is designed to help people from challenging backgrounds to enter into and thrive at university. You are invited to join the Compact Scheme if you are one of the following:
Under certain circumstances, you may also qualify for a bursary to help with your university fees. Learn about the Compact Scheme support and events.
Kingston University is a popular choice for mature students (aged 25 or over), making up around 22 per cent of the population. From the start of your degree you can join the Mature Students' Society and get involved in the Mature Students' Forum for peer-to-peer support. You can also benefit from:
See our mature students section for more information.
We are one of the first universities to be awarded a Quality Mark by children's charity, Buttle UK for our commitment to helping young people with a background in social care. Care leavers are supported through the Compact Scheme, giving them guidance on the admissions process, transitioning to higher education or just building confidence and making friends through their events. You also receive useful benefits including:
Find more information about our care leaver support.