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Welcome Week events and activities

As part of the compulsory KU Welcome Week, we have a great programme of events and activities which you can tailor to your interests. From information about part time jobs to sports and relaxation; we've got it all covered. All of the activities are open to anyone regardless of your experience.

Tailor your activities and book your place at each event you would like to attend below.

Meanwhile, before KU Welcome Week starts, there is an international arrival and orientation programme for international students to help you with some of the things you will need to settle in.

You can also download a printable pocket-sized Critical Guide (PDF).

Event About the event
Be Your Own Boss Kingston University are known for their successes in helping students/graduates to start their own freelance or business careers. Find out what support is available to you to compliment your studies and help you realise your dreams of being your own boss.
Commuter Life @ KU Join us to find out about all the opportunities we have for commuter students, both on campus and out where you live. Enjoy some food, meet other students, and pose your questions to some KU commuters in the know!
Disabled Students' Allowance and more to support you If you have a disability, specific learning difference such as dyslexia or a mental health condition then you could receive services and equipment to support you in your studies. We can help you apply and answer questions about support.
Discover Volunteering Not sure what all the fuss is about when it comes to volunteering? Whether you're involved in something already or want a new project, this interactive session will give you the chance to find out about volunteering while at Kingston University, whether you live here or in another part of London.
Eat – Sleep – Achieve – Repeat Check out different ways to stay healthy at uni, and get some freebies such as: massage, condoms, student cook books, stress balls, postural checks and more...
Faith & Spirituality at Kingston An opportunity to; meet the University Faith Adviser and other students, and to find out about how faith and spirituality are supported at the University. Drop in at any time during the session for a warm welcome, information, tea and cakes!
Get to Know Kingston Find out all about the hidden gems of the Royal Borough of Kingston, to help you settle in and make the most of your time here!
Keep Calm and be Mindful A relaxation and mindfulness taster session. Take a break from your busy day and learn a skill to compliment your studies and enhance your wellbeing.
Social Action: Skill Up and Make a Difference Make new friends, gain amazing skills, and have fun! Do all of this while making a difference along the way. Come along to this session to find out more about the opportunities we can offer you to get involved in social action. Including paid consultancy for charities, tutoring in schools across London, campaigning about the issues that matter to you and so much more.
Make Your Own and Save Money We know sometimes money can be tight so why not come along to find out how you can 'make your own' and save money at the same time. This session will be hands on, give you the opportunity to meet new people AND you'll take away something you've made.
Technology and Apps to Support Your Studies Find out about the technology on offer to support you with your studies to make reading, writing and research easier for you. Software includes mind-mapping tool 'Inspiration' and reading software 'Text Help Read & Write'.
My Campus Environment An overview of each of the campus sites with a focus on planned developments and how you can get the most out of the local environment.
Part-time Jobs – Earn While You Learn Find out about; paid opportunities on and off campus; how to make the most of recruitment events on campus; support available to help you secure employment; details of upcoming events where you can meet employers.
Pop-Up Sport Pop along to see what the sport and active lifestyles team have to offer. You can join in the fun or simply spectate. We will be running activities such as soft ball tennis; the table tennis pong-bot; boxing pad challenge; golf challenge, along with some active challenges that guarantee the feel-good factor and get you moving.
Postgraduate Ball Join us for the Postgraduate Ball on Friday 23 September 2016 at Glenmore House for a drinks reception, canapés and dancing. Tickets are just £15, so get ready to dress to impress and dance the night away!
Postgraduate Networking sessions Let us help you find your feet! Meet other postgraduate students, ask questions to recent graduates and alumni, and get introduced to the KU Talent (careers) team at these informal sessions.
Student Parents and Carers Network If you are a parent or have caring responsibilities, come along and find out about the support available to you whilst you are here at Kingston. Join our network and meet other students you have something in common with.
Study or Work Abroad Find out about the exciting international opportunities available to KU students, including Study Abroad, Erasmus work placements and the Kingston-Lebara Volunteer in India Project.
The KU Big Read-ing Group Your chance to discuss what you thought of The Humans, the book you were sent before you got to Kingston University. Come along and have a chat with students and staff about your reactions to the book – and what it's like to be part of such a big book group!
The KU Big Read – An Audience with Matt Haig As part of this year's KU Big Read, author Matt Haig, joins us for an evening session to answer your questions, talk about this year's KU Big Read title The Humans and his inspiration as an author as well as signing your books after the event. Copies of Matt's other titles will also be available for purchase.
Uni(Di)versity At Kingston University you will meet and work with people from all walks of life. This hyper-interactive session will help you make the most of your time in a super-diverse environment like Kingston.
US Financial Aid: An Introduction and Meet & Greet Network with other US Financial Aid students and share in your experience. Find out how Kingston will process your loans and what to expect from the team.
What is Academic Writing? Over the course of your degree, you will be asked to complete different types of academic writing. But what is academic writing and can you identify its key features? This interactive session will help you identify the key features of academic writing, and you should have more confidence about your own academic writing and how you can improve it.

Contact us

KU Welcome Week queries (including course induction, enrolment or welcome activities)

  • Tel: 0800 048 2484*
  • Tel: +44 20 7206 4174 (outside the UK)

*Freephone from both mobiles and landlines

The hotline is open from Monday 22 August 2016

Contact us

KU Welcome Week queries (including course induction, enrolment or welcome activities)

  • Tel: 0800 048 2484*
  • Tel: +44 20 7206 4174 (outside the UK)

*Freephone from both mobiles and landlines

The hotline is open from Monday 22 August 2016

Welcome Connectors

Welcome Connectors

Whether you're in need of directions, looking for top tips on uni life or just fancy a chat, our Welcome Connectors are here to help.

They are Kingston University students who are keen to share their knowledge and experience with you, and should be easy to spot in bright green T-shirts.

Contact us

KU Welcome Week queries (including course induction, enrolment or welcome activities)

  • Tel: 0800 048 2484*
  • Tel: +44 20 7206 4174 (outside the UK)

*Freephone from both mobiles and landlines

The hotline is open from Monday 22 August 2016

Welcome Week