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Where you live while you study can have a direct impact on your university experience. Some students may choose to live in halls, while others may live with family or rent privately. We have a large commuting community at Kingston, with over 50% of our students choosing to live at home or off campus.
We have facilities to support students commuting to university:
Our free intersite bus service connects you to all four of our campuses as well as to Surbiton and Kingston train stations. Free Wi-Fi is also available on all the buses, and we have a live bus tracker on our KU app so you can plan your day around classes and other commitments.
Our libraries offer a free laptop loan service to save you carrying your laptop back and forth on your commute. You can borrow a laptop for a maximum of 4 hours, up to 30 minutes before the library closes.
You can heat up any food from home in our microwaves and eat this in our common spaces.
All our campuses have multi-faith spaces open to students at times that suit their schedules.
If you are travelling from outside of London and studying full time you can get a 16-25 and 26-30 railcard that offers one-third off rail travel.
If you are a full-time student, and live in a London borough, you can apply for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard that enables you to get discounted travel on the Transport for London network. Please note: You must enrol on your university course before you can apply for the discount card.
Our campus maps show our fully equipped shower facilities at Roehampton Vale, Kingston Hill and Penrhyn Road campuses. They are accessible to all university students during campus opening hours.
Please get in touch if you have any queries for the accommodation team at Kingston University.